June 2023

Singita Milele – unsurpassed exclusivity & privacy in the Serengeti

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Singita Milele – unsurpassed exclusivity & privacy in the Serengeti

Opening in May 2024, Singita Milele, an exclusive-use villa situated high on the slopes on Sasakwa Hill in the heart of the Serengeti, is the latest addition to Singita’s portfolio of remarkable African properties. Offering unsurpassed scenery and spectacular views, it will allow guests to experience the wonders of this wilderness in luxury and seclusion.

The consistent and enduring shift in travel over the last few years to privacy has seen guests increasingly seek out space and personal service. And while Singita’s approach has always been to create one-of-a-kind experiences across our portfolio, the demand for exclusive-use properties has prompted the creation of this exciting new offering – which will form part of the Singita Private Villa Collection.

Offering privacy, scenery, and a front-row seat to the Great Migration, this astounding destination is situated within the 350,000 acres of pristine wilderness that make up Singita Grumeti in northern Tanzania.

A secluded haven with panoramic views of the iconic Serengeti scenery, Singita Milele is the epitome of personal and private luxury

Sweeping views of the Serengeti

Meaning ‘forever’ in Swahili, Milele’s name perfectly encapsulates and celebrates its remarkable setting – and the vast expanses of unspoilt savanna that surround this sophisticated and luxurious, yet endlessly comfortable villa.

The villa's spacious and versatile configuration accommodates up to 10 guests in five individually designed suites inspired by the region’s most iconic species. Each with a unique identity and energy, each suite includes a large terrace and deck, dressing rooms, and panoramic views of the landscape below, while three of the suites have private jacuzzis.

Intentionally designed to minimise the barriers between guests and nature – visually, acoustically and physically – all of the suites have features like outdoor showers and floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto expansive decks, which facilitate constant engagement with the wilderness beyond. 

Milele's design celebrates the scenery through expansive spaces that engage with their spectacular surroundings

Design that celebrates Africa

The superlative property celebrates Africa’s creative energy and wildlife through locally sourced design and craftsmanship and setting-inspired spaces. The Milele experience is curated to offer guests the epitome of spacious Serengeti luxury underpinned by a natural palette and soothing tones and textures.

Weaving a contemporary take on the iconic motifs of African safari into every aspect of the villa’s design, Milele’s five individually designed suites draw inspiration from the region's wildlife and scenery. Named for the collective nouns for giraffe, lion, cheetah, zebra and rhino (Journey, Pride, Coalition, Dazzle and Crash) each offers an immersive visual and sensory experience.

The master suite, Journey, as well as the Pride and Coalition Suites are located in the main villa; while the Dazzle and Crash Suites are set alongside, connected by wooden walkways. Comprising a two-bedroom family suite, Pride and Coalition are ideal for adults with children.

Each of the five individually designed suites celebrates an iconic African species

A spacious retreat to connect & unwind

Featuring the highest levels of personalised service, a full staff complement and private game vehicles to explore the plains of the Serengeti, this remote and ultra-exclusive villa is the pinnacle of luxury. Guests benefit from a private host, dedicated Field Guides, personal chef, and full housekeeping team on hand to create a life-changing safari entirely tailored to their daily needs and desires. 

Perfect for a family (children of all ages will be welcome) or friends travelling together – and to mark special celebrations in an intimate setting with the space and time to truly connect – Singita Milele features multiple spaces to gather, and every conceivable convenience and comfort. The many outdoor spaces include a boma, outdoor sala and an infinity pool with an adjacent jacuzzi, while a traditional boma and firepit ensure enchanted starlit evenings to recount the adventures of the day. 

As a fully immersive stay, the Milele experience encompasses personalised activities – from exploring the bush on foot or in an open-air vehicle, to wellness treatments and a fully equipped fitness centre, or for laidback days, a 10-person movie room. Private fine dining, fully stocked ‘bar-delis’ with freshly made delicacies all day and tailormade wine tastings (the cellar will be stocked with an extensive collection of award-winning wines) remain true to Singita’s renowned food experience. 

A full staff complement and total freedom to craft your day's activities allow you to experience the African wilderness exactly as you choose

Explore Singita’s new horizons

With Singita Grumeti’s private landing strip just a 10-minute drive from the villa, guests will be able to easily access this remarkable hilltop retreat. Get in touch to find out more about making it your next bucket-list destination.

Click here to read more about Singita Milele here.

By Julia Freemantle
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