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A Haven for Hippo

The place to be in winter when looking for game in the bush is along a watercourse, as these areas are always teeming with a variety of wildlife who visit from miles around. We set out on foot on a lovely, cool morning with the hope of finding a large pod of hippo and some…

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An Elephant’s Playground

Dumbana Pools is a well-known pool situated along the N’wanetsi River in Singita’s private concession in the Kruger National Park, and treasured by all the animals that inhabit the area. It’s a refuge for hippos throughout the year and a source of life for the animals during the dry and unforgiving winters. While driving in…

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Singita Lamai

Singita Mara River Tented Camp is located on the northern banks of the world-renowned Mara River in the Lamai triangle. Lamai, an area celebrated for its annual wildebeest migration crossings, covers 98,000 acres of the northern-most tip of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Wildebeest cross the Mara River at various points and the camp’s…

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Singita Sabi Sand

The early morning silence is often shattered by a sound so foreign one would think it came from a creature resembling a dinosaur.  Upon closer investigation you would find something looking like this. Hippos return to the rivers and dams early in the morning after an evening of grazing. They leave early evening in search…

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Singita Pamushana

This month there are many characters in the stories I’ve chosen – there are the lead animals as always and, in addition, other creatures and props that are integral to the plot such as eagles, deadwood, flowers, a wasps’ nest and even dung-loving mushrooms! The photograph on this page is a detail of the Singita…

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Taking the Family to Singita Sweni

Increasingly, families are seeking meaningful travel excursions that incorporate the whole family.  People want to interact with local cultures and celebrate the distinctiveness of a destination.  No longer is the travel experience just about seeing a new place. What is important, is to learn a new skill or gain a new understanding about how the…

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Singita Kruger National Park

Like liquid gold the first rays of sunlight pour over the surface of the waterhole. A flicking ear betrays the presence of a hippo on the far-bank and an African fish-eagle calls proudly from a dead Leadwood on the waters edge. The fever trees along the bank served as a safe house for the local…

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Teeming with Grey Giants

Written by Marlon du Toit, Singita Guide, Singita Kruger National Park Elephant, Cape buffalo, White Rhino and Hippo are plentiful on the concession. There are two prominent water sources within the concession during the dry season: the Nwanetsi River system and Gudzane Dam.  As the last remaining water holes dry up west of the concession,…

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Getting to know Malilangwe

Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, home to Singita Pamushana Lodge, presents a unique sanctuary for wildlife conservation in Africa.  The reserve’s core objective is to provide a naturally functioning ecosystem, where the full spectrum of wild species native to the area are protected, and where these species can live as they have for thousands of years. Located…

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Sweni – Spirit of the River

Singita’s private concession in the Kruger National Park is one of the most pristine wildnerness areas in Africa and where a unique wildlife population thrive within an astounding diversity of flora and landscapes. Sitting low on the Sweni River, Singita Sweni Lodge is a tranquil sanctuary built on stilts with decks of dark timber, giving…

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