Lodge Details

Singita Mara River Tented Camp is the epitome of sustainable tourism and consciously seeks to eliminate the unnecessary use of energy and non-biodegradable materials. In keeping with this philosophy, the camp operates “off-the-grid” and relies entirely on a custom designed solar system for its power and the use of recycled and natural materials wherever possible. Inside the camp, bohemian chic sets the tone for cool relaxation, where spun natural fabrics, canvas, stone and raw leather blend with Maasai primary colours and elegant art pieces by young African designers and craftsmen. The functional East African design encourages guests to embrace the outdoors and connect with nature.


LOCATED ON THE NORTHERN BANKS OF THE MARA RIVER

LOCATED ON THE NORTHERN BANKS OF THE MARA RIVER

The Lamai triangle is celebrated for its annual wildebeest migration crossings. It covers 98,000 acres of the northern-most tip of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, slotted between the Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya in the north and the Mara River in the south. Distinctive soil composition results in one of the highest year-round concentrations of wildlife in the Serengeti National Park.

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Lodge Details

Health Requirements

Singita Mara River Tented Camp is in a malarial zone so it is essential to consider taking appropriate prophylactics. Yellow fever is present in Tanzania and inoculations are compulsory prior to entering East Africa. We recommended that you consult your doctor/physician before travelling.

Accommodation

  • 4 x 1-bedroom en-suite tents
  • 2 x family tents (2 adults and 2 children)

Amenities and Services

  • There is a plunge pool in the main camp
  • There is no television at this camp
  • There is complimentary internet (WiFi) access, however due to the remote location of the lodge, the wireless connection can be slow and intermittent
  • Electricity/power available: Solar-powered, with international plug points and gently-powered cordless hair dryers in each room
  • Children aged 10 and over are welcome. There are baby-sitting services available and tailor-made activities to suit each family. Children’s participation in game activities is at the discretion of your guide.
  • Please note that due to its remote location, we are unable to offer Kosher or Halaal facilities at this camp

Our Rates Include

  • Luxurious en-suite accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, all drinks (excluding connoisseur wines and French Champagne).
  • Land Rover safaris accompanied by an experienced guide
  • Laundry services
  • Road transfers to and from Serengeti Lamai airstrip

Our Rates Exclude

  • Serengeti National Park Fees of US$50 per person per night (US$60 from 1 July 2013)
  • Air transfers to and from the camp
  • Certain special meal requests

Your Journey To Reach Us

  • We can arrange scheduled flights or private charters for your trip. All flights land at Serengeti Lamai airstrip approximately a 45 minute game drive from the camp.
  • On scheduled flights, the weight of luggage is restricted to 15kg (33lb) for checked baggage and 5kg (11lb) for hand luggage).

Payment Options

We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards

Check-in/Check-out times & Lodge Closure

The camp is open for 10 months of the year and is closed in March and April
Check-in time: 13h00
Check-out time: 11h00

Key species you are likely to see

The annual wildebeest migration crosses the Mara River at various points and the camp’s location provides excellent opportunities to view the crossings. As the Lamai triangle forms part of the Mara eco- system, you will experience year-round concentrations of resident plains game, big cats, elephant and enormous populations of crocodile and hippo in the Mara river.

Please note that when the migration herds are in the camp vicinity there may at times be an unpleasant odour caused by the immense number of wildebeest crossing the Mara River.

When is the peak time to see the wildebeest migration?

There is no real beginning or end to the wildebeest’s constant search for food and water. The only beginning is when calves are born – almost 400,000 wildebeest calves are born during a 6-week period usually between late January and mid-March. The migration path varies from year to year depending on weather and other environmental factors.

What time of year can we see the wildebeest migration and in which area?

It's difficult to predict exactly where the migrating wildebeest will be in a given month because movements depend so much on weather patterns. But generally over the year the animals move from the wet southern and eastern plains of the Serengeti from November to March and to the dryer north of the Serengeti National Park, both north and south of the Mara River, from the end of May through October.

Temperatures & Climate

Seasons Dictate Comfort - Comfort Dictates Clothing

Best time to go on safari

East Africa is equatorial so the climate is fairly constant and it is a year-round destination. Tanzania has a light rain season from November to March. This period is known as the ‘short rains’, often no more than a quick downpour each day, followed by clear sunshine. From December to March the weather becomes increasingly warmer with the ‘long rains’ occurring between April and May.

Time of Year Average Minimum Average Maximum
Spring
Sept – Nov
18°c / 64°f 30°c / 86°f
Summer
Dec – Feb
23°c / 73°f 35°c / 95°f
Autumn
Mar – May
12°c / 54°f 26°c / 79°f
Winter
June – Aug
9°c / 48°f 22°c / 72°f

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