Singita Explore
Information

Accommodation & AmenitiesRatesCheck-in / out TimesChildrenContact InfoWeather & What to PackHealth & TravelMaps & DirectionsAir Access

Accommodation & Amenities

A private-use camp on the Serengeti plains, offering six 1-bedroom tents configured to suit each individual group of travelers.

This is an exclusive-use camp so it is pitched and set-up based on the requirements of each booking.

Amenities

  • There is a refreshing plunge pool at the camp
  • Wellness treatments can be pre-arranged.
  • Dependent upon area coverage, there is mobile phone signal.
  • Electricity/power available: 240 VAC in the main lounge tent only. This is suitable for charging electronic devices.
  • Children of all ages are welcome as this is an exclusive-use experience. Activities are tailored to suit each family. In the interest of safety, children’s participation in game activities is at the discretion of your guide.

Tour our Guest Suites

Rates

Units
Peak Season
2021
1 Jun - 31 Aug 2021 & 15 Dec 2021 -5 Jan 2022
Shoulder Season
2021
1 Sep - 31 Oct 2021
Off-Peak Season
2021
6 Jan - 31 May 2021 & 1 Nov - 14 Dec 2021
Singita Explore
6 Doubles/Twins; Maximum 12 guests
1
USD 9 950 per camp per night (1-4 guests)
USD 16 250 per camp per night (5-8 guests)
USD 1 250 per additional guest per night
USD 6 450 per camp per night (1-4 guests)
USD 13 950 per camp per night (5-8 guests)
USD 1 075 per additional guest per night
USD 5 050 per camp per night (1-4 guests)
USD 10 950 per camp per night (5-8 guests)
USD 850 per additional guest per night

*Singita Explore is closed 15 March - 15 May annually.

Rates are:

  • Quoted in US Dollars (USD / $),
  • Inclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT) at 15%, and subject to change.

 

Includes

  • Accommodation
  • All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)
  • Private Guide, camp host, chef and camp staff
  • Private game drives in open game-viewing vehicles (one vehicle for up to 6 guests; 2 vehicles for 7-12 guests)
  • Return road transfers between the Sasakwa airstrip and the camp
  • Limited laundry service (expect a 24-hour turnaround)
  • WiFi access where applicable

 Excludes

  • Wildlife Fee, Park Fee, Concession Fee, Tourism Development Levy
  • Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery
  • French Champagne
  • Massage treatments
  • Any additional activities not mentioned above
  • Singita Serengeti House: Day Use Rate (applicable for early check-in & late check-out)
  • Transport to and from Singita Grumeti or Singita Lamai.

Check-in / out Times

Open Year-Round

Check-in time: 13h00
Check-out time: 11h00

Children

Encountering Africa’s magnificent wildlife is a truly life-changing experience, no matter what one’s age, and time spent at Singita Explore makes for an unforgettable family holiday. Filled with discovery and shared connections within nature, it’s an ideal opportunity to open children’s eyes to the wonders of an untouched wilderness.

All activities at the camp are tailored to specifically suit the interests of each family. In the interest of safety, children may participate in game drives and bush walks at the discretion of dedicated Field Guides. The camp also offers childminding services, as well as an array of activities to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Our exciting Mini Rangers Course is a customised, fun-filled programme that opens up a whole new world to young explorers. It includes learning how to track animals; astronomy; bush survival techniques; game-, tree- and bird-spotting competitions as well as nature quizzes.

Children of all ages are welcome at Singita Explore.

More children’s activities offered:

  • Cooking interactions
  • Board games
  • Stargazing
  • Bush walks (minimum age 16)
  • Activity booklets with a variety of games, quizzes and games
  • Arts & crafts
  • Swimming
  • Archery (minimum age 12)

Contact Info

Please phone our Serengeti reception and you will be redirected to the lodge or camp you wish to contact.
Tel: +1 770 947 7049/98 

Singita Reservations

For booking enquiries, please reach out to our reservations team in cape Town, South Africa.

  • Tel: +27 (0)21 683 3424
  • Direct Guests: enquiries@singita.com
  • Agents: reservations@singita.com

Weather & What to Pack

Seasons in the Serengeti

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.

To ensure your comfort you may want to tailor your clothing choices to the time of year:

October – April:

Casual summer clothing (shorts and lightweight shirts) with a warm jersey or sweater for the cooler morning and evening temperatures.

May – September:

Casual lightweight clothing with a very warm parka or windbreaker jacket for the very cold mornings and nights.


WHAT TO PACK

Your safari bag, packed properly, will ensure that you have everything you need for the ultimate African bush experience. Cotton clothing in neutral colours such as green, khaki and grey is recommended for game drives and bush walks. It is advisable to avoid white and dark colours as they tend to attract bugs. If it rains during a game drive, waterproof ponchos will be provided. No formal wear is required at any of our lodges


To ensure a comfortable safari experience, we recommend that you bring the following:

  • Comfortable walking or track shoes, or hiking boots for walks as well as sandals to wear around the lodge.
  • Activewear if you plan on using the facilities at the fitness centre or your private in-room fitness area.
  • A swimming costume or bathing suit, sun block, sun hat, sunglasses, lip balm, mosquito repellent. (Lip balm and insect repellent will be provided, but if you prefer a particular brand, you are welcome to bring it along.)
  • Video camera, camera, binoculars and extra memory cards.
  • Please note that in the event of rain during a game drive, waterproof ponchos will be provided.
  • All of our lodges are located in remote areas and therefore guests should remember to bring an extra pair of correction glasses (if required), contact lens solution and an extra set of contact lenses (if required) as well as a sufficient supply of any prescription medication.

Luggage Restrictions - Grumeti Air

  • Checked luggage: 15kg (33lb)
  • Hand luggage: 5 kg (11lb)
  • Only soft-sided luggage is accepted (duffel bag)

Please consult your doctor or physician before travelling to Singita.  

  • Malaria: Singita Grumeti is situated in a malaria-risk area. It is therefore essential that you consult your medical practitioner regarding anti-malaria requirements prior to your trip.
  • Vaccinations: Guests are strongly advised to check the latest information with regard to vaccinations for travel to Tanzania with their local travel clinic or travel agent.
  • COVID-19: Your health is our top priority and Singita’s well-informed measures address all concerns travellers may have surrounding COVID-19. In line with the latest recommendations from leading authorities like the World Health Organization, our protocols ensure safe environments and experiences throughout your stay. Please check the latest travel advisory to ensure that you are prepared for all special COVID-19 travel requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: Requirements change from time to time. Although we endeavour to stay updated, Singita cannot be held liable for any incorrect or outdated information and we strongly advise guests to always consult their GP and/or travel clinic regarding the latest requirements prior to departure.

Passport Requirements
All travellers require a passport valid for 6 months after arrival as well as at least 2 blank visa pages in your passport for travel.

Maps & Directions

While it is possible to drive to our lodges and camps in Singita Grumeti and Lamai, we strongly recommend flying for a more efficient and enjoyable travel experience.

By Air

  • We can arrange scheduled flights or private charters for your trip. All flights land at the Singita Sasakwa airstrip located 40 minutes from Faru Faru Lodge.
  • On scheduled flights, the weight of luggage is restricted to 15kg (33lb) for checked baggage. Only soft-sided luggage is permitted.
  • Kilimanjaro – Singita: approximately 1 hr 15 minutes (if direct)
  • Arusha – Singita : approximately 1 hr (if direct)
  • Private aircraft pilots land at their own risk and are advised to broadcast their intentions on frequency VHF channel 118.45.
  • Planes that can land at Singita’s airstrip: Beechcraft 1900; King Air; Cessna 406, 402, 404; Twin Otter and Grand Caravan.
    • Latitude: 02° 04” 36’ S
    • Longitude: 34° 30” 56’ E
    • Elevation: 4 400ft
    • Surface: Compacted Murram
    • Length: 1 410m for take off AMSL
    • Direction: 120° 300° (12/30)

By Road

  • From Arusha: approximately 7 hours (+/- 300km).
  • From Kilimanjaro: 8 hours (+/- 350km).

Grumeti Air makes it quicker, easier and safer than ever before for Singita’s guests to seamlessly connect to one of Africa’s most iconic wilderness areas. The airline allows the renowned Singita experience to commence as soon as your journey across Tanzania begins, putting you in the hands of our expert team from start to finish.

Added benefits for those travelling with our partner airline include the convenience and time-saving offered by Grumeti Air. With daily direct flights from Arusha to Singita Sasakwa via Kilimanjaro, guests don’t experience the usual delay of stopping off at other airstrips along the way.

The uninterrupted journey to Singita’s 350,000-acre concession in Grumeti from Tanzania’s main travel hubs means less time in the air and more time enjoying the expansive plains of the Serengeti. For guests travelling further north to Singita Mara River Tented Camp, it’s just a scenic, 15-minute hop to the spectacular Lamai Triangle from there.

  • The Grumeti Air fleet comprises two turboprop Cessna Grand Caravans, each carrying up to 12 passengers and flown by a team of two highly qualified and experienced pilots.
  • With 30,000 hours of flying time under the belts of our captains and their co-pilots, as well as impeccable safety records throughout, every aspect of the journey to and from your Singita safari can be enjoyed in complete comfort.
  • Every flight also comes with the warm, personalised service that Singita is known for, making you feel right at home as you take to the skies.

Private charter flights are also available.

Being committed to conservation, Grumeti Air is now offsetting its aviation fuel carbon emissions. In April 2019, the airline signed a carbon-reduction agreement with social enterprise Carbon Tanzania. Grumeti Air submits monthly flying hours enabling Carbon Tanzania to calculate the related carbon emissions. Grumeti Air is then billed and these funds are reinvested in carbon-reducing projects run by Carbon Tanzania. Carbon Tanzania is certified by Plan Vivo, a third party organisation that certifies the offsets are real, measurable, permanent and benefit indigenous communities. A Carbon Smart certification is awarded to Grumeti Air in recognition of this commitment. Visit www.carbontanzania.com for more information.
* The carbon off-set fees are borne by Grumeti Air, and not recharged to guests on GA tickets or invoices.