March 2022

A seamless journey in East Africa

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A seamless journey in East Africa

At Singita, the ability to intuitively provide the utmost comfort and ease for our guests is a hallmark of our award-winning guest experience – and personal attention to detail is at the heart of every moment of your time with us. From tailor-making personalised guest itineraries to giving wings to their dreams for life-changing African safaris – it’s all about offering world-class service at every touchpoint.

Being in our world and our hands throughout their journey means that Singita’s guests receive the best service throughout, and this includes travelling with our trusted and preferred partners. Grumeti Air – our airline of choice in Tanzania – safely and efficiently connects them to our lodges from Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport, and this world-class airline also provides internal flights within the region to enable effortless connections between lodges in different locations.

Part of a journey with us includes travelling with our trusted and preferred partners - Grumeti Air in Tanzania offers luxury travel and attention to detail

A state-of-the-art service

Of course, flying with this small luxury airline comes with a range of other benefits too – all reminiscent of those quintessential and unhurried African safaris of old, but with every modern comfort you'd expect now. These include landing on secluded airstrips in the wilderness, instead of crowded primary hubs; as well as the flexibility to customise routes and times according to your needs.

As the youngest fleet in East Africa, Grumeti Air offers state-of-the-art aviation. Its beautifully refurbished fleet boast interiors with an elegant safari feel; and a spacious 10-seat configuration (instead of the usual 12) allows for extra legroom and luggage. Provision is made for guests on multi-stop trips, and luggage that may only be needed later in itineraries (for example, for hiking, diving or golfing) can be stored with a premium service in Arusha. Pre-arranged pick-ups and deliveries are available at both Arusha and Kilimanjaro Airports.

Customisable routes and timing, and spacious and comfortable aircrafts are just some of the benefits our preferred travel partners offer

Sharing Singita’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, and also playing an active part in helping to fight climate change, Grumeti Air is a proudly African business that is deeply entrenched in the welfare of these wilderness areas. Since 2019, the carrier’s dedicated carbon-offsetting programme has worked in tandem with Carbon Tanzania* to offset all its fuel emissions.

* Carbon Tanzania works to reduce deforestation and degradation and preserve still-intact forests. Funds are channelled directly to communities who use the revenue to protect the forests, and to fund education and healthcare projects.

Grumeti Air's commitment to sustainability takes the form of a partnership with carbon offsetting organisations in Tanzania

New pathways to exploration

With Africa’s endless possibilities for discovery, Grumeti Air is finely attuned to travellers yearning to explore the continent’s most coveted locations and the most recent addition to the carrier’s offering includes a flight between the Serengeti and Kigali in Rwanda, three times a week.

This exciting extension operates in both directions and gives Singita’s guests the chance to craft an unforgettable and seamless journey that encompasses the best of both worlds – the magic of the savannahs and Great Migration at our lodges and camps in Tanzania, and the peaceful tranquillity and thrill of gorilla-trekking from our private villa and lodge at Singita Volcanoes National Park. Two contrasting and unique destinations that form an incredible East Africa circuit.

"From departure to arrival, every component of a Singita safari features flawless service. Working with dedicated partners who are also committed to a guest-centric approach means that we can deliver beautifully curated and memorable experiences at every stage of your journey.” Kim Anderson, Singita Product Manager

An easy transition from air to road, in the form of Singita Connect - our transfer service - makes your entire journey seamless

On the Ground

Guests arriving in Dar es Salaam and at Kilimanjaro International Airport bound for our lodges in Singita Serengeti will be met by a Singita Host – arranged ahead of time during your booking process – to welcome them and help them through passport and immigration on arrival, allowing for an easy entry into Tanzania. 

Guests travelling to and from Singita through Arusha and Kilimanjaro will have the benefit of private luxury road transfer – suitable for family groups of up to eight – in well-equipped vehicles (with features such as refreshments, preloaded iPads, sunblock, wi-fi and USB chargers) making the transition from air to road as seamless as possible. 

Find out more about Grumeti Air’s first-class aviation service and the seamless travel experience offered by our Tanzanian and Rwanda travel partner here



Julia Freemantle
By Julia Freemantle

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