Celebrating the holiday season in Africa means all kinds of exquisite and rustic innovations to create festive cheer. The Singita team gathers all of its creative resources to magically transform the Singita lodges into places of holiday celebration. From skillfully crafted ornaments, to Christmas trees in the most natural style, to table decorations inspiried by each unique, local setting – and the result is beauty not found in many places on earth. No snow to worry about or flight delays, December in our part of the world is serene, calmly lulled by the sounds of the African bush and plains.
We wish you a warm and wonderful holiday season.
Bjorn Annegarn – Singita Faru Faru Lodge Manager – talks about the experience of creating Christmas on the plains of the Serengeti.
As you can imagine sourcing all the traditional readymade decorations or even materials to make your own Christmas decorations out in the Serengeti can be a challenge. Singita believes in touching the earth lightly and holds this as a core value. We at Faru Faru wanted to remain true to this philosophy and create an environmentally friendly Christmas tree.
We tried to work with some readily available materials that we have within the camp and also use items that have been recycled. After much deliberation and some serious brainstorming sessions we decided on the best ideas and got to work in creating our 2010 recycled Christmas tree.
Beautifully recycled ornaments, created with care.
A Christmas cake snow man, a Christmas tree ginger biscuit, chocolate truffles and biscuit candy canes – our surprises this week for our guests… Father Christmas will just have to share.
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