Safari Romance: Singita's Tented Camps in the Serengeti
Tented camps provide a thrilling and intimate way to experience a classic safari. Just a canvas wall divides the comfort and luxury of the stylish interiors from the endless plains outside; lush grassland, riverine forest and acacia woodlands that are criss-crossed by animals all year round. Together, Singita Grumeti and Singita Lamai in Tanzania cover an area of nearly 450,000 acres and give guests private access to a vast and unspoiled slice of Africa.
This contemporary eco-camp is located on the banks of the world-renowned Mara River in the Lamai Triangle; an area at the northernmost tip of the Serengeti National Park that is celebrated for its annual wildebeest migration crossings. The camp itself was built with environmental sustainability front-of-mind, using mainly natural and recycled materials, drawing power from a custom-designed solar system, and prioritising the elimination of unnecessary waste.
The architectural concept combined with the camp's remote location gives guests a sense of closeness with nature in an environment of laid-back luxury. Entirely surrounded by the savannah, Singita Mara River Tented Camp is a vibrant yet serene safari camp that forms the perfect backdrop for those seeking to make a profound connection with nature. With the Mara River just a stone's throw away, guests can experience the thrill of watching wildebeest herds crossing the river from the deck, and fall asleep to the comforting sound of the water as it flows towards Lake Victoria.
The spirit of adventure displayed by the first Western explorers of the Serengeti inspired the look and feel at Singita Sabora Tented Camp. A sense of early 20th-century romance and intrigue permeates the suites and guest areas, which are furnished in 1920s campaign style with a number of artifacts and antiques. The opulence of the interior is in striking contrast with the expansive grassland outside but the close interaction between the two is undeniable. The camp is entirely surrounded by the Serengeti plains and placid herds of wildebeest and zebra are regularly found grazing just steps away from the tents or enjoying a dust bath on the clay tennis court!
The camp is situated in Singita Grumeti - a 350,000-acre reserve whose biodiversity can be directly attributed to the conservation work of the Grumeti Fund - and offers abundant, year-round game viewing. Singita Sabora Tented Camp transports guests to a bygone era and immerses them in the palpable pulse of the wild Serengeti.
The Great Migration is undoubtedly the Serengeti's most iconic wildlife experience; a once-in-a-lifetime safari that humbles even the most seasoned traveller but the grasslands of the Serengeti are filled with abundant wildlife all year-round. Singita Explore is a mobile tented camp that is pitched in areas around the Grumeti Reserve which offer the best possible game viewing. The location of the camp isn't its only flexible feature however - as part of our Singita Private collection, Singita Explore can only be booked on a private-use basis, which ensures guests enjoy complete exclusivity and total control over the rhythm of the day. A dedicated staff and private vehicle ensure that you experience the Serengeti on your own schedule.
Singita Explore encapsulates the adventurous spirit of camping in the African bush - eating meals cooked over an open fire, star-gazing after an evening game drive, sleeping under canvas - but without sacrificing any creature comforts. It is a return to the simplicity and authenticity of safari life but with a thoroughly modern sensibility and freshness about it. The luxury of private space in an endless, grassy plain, the attentive service of Singita's staff and the comfort and beauty of our signature interiors make this tented camp an oasis of calm in the heart of this vast, untouched landscape.
Singita proudly operates 12 lodges and camps, each a unique experience in its own right, in five regions across three countries in Africa. Our concessions, reserves, and properties represent some of the most pristine wilderness areas on the continent and we are dedicated to maintaining these incredible pieces of Earth for future generations. You can learn more about our conservation projects in this blog post: Protecting Wildlife & Wilderness for Future Generations »