Mara River Tented Camp
Located on a dramatic riverbend in the remote Lamai triangle in the Serengeti, this permanent tented camp celebrates a unique sense of place & cultural inspiration
Created for travellers longing for rare adventures, the romance of tented luxury, and a remote location with heightened opportunities to experience Africa’s wilderness and wildlife in full, Singita Mara River Tented Camp also vividly mirrors local culture in various forms. Eye-catching designs inspired by vibrant Maasai geometrics add touches of colour to the relaxed and unfussy atmosphere, while locally made furniture and accessories ensure comfort, an element of surprise, and the light-hearted style at the heart of Mara’s free spirit.
Alive with the textures & tones of Africa
Overlooking a spectacular riverbend in the northernmost corner of the Serengeti, the camp is located in the Lamai Triangle – close to awe-inspiring wildebeest crossings during the Great Migration. Fitting seamlessly into its magnificent natural surrounds, Mara’s six suites cater for every modern need and whim – featuring utilitarian, lightweight and modular elements as well as clean, curved lines in spacious tented sanctuaries; and exude contemporary luxury while being light-filled, functional, and fresh.
Transformed by a truly immersive experience
In the main lodge area, the pool sala invites al fresco dining, while a signature bar-deli provides fresh and healthy snacks for guests to help themselves whenever they want. Embracing new African flavours, Mara’s food journey emphasises dishes that contain locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, while also offering a taste of East African culinary traditions. With a focus on refreshing and light meals, mezze boards poolside, fireside snacks, and tapas align perfectly with the camp’s intimate atmosphere and playful spirit.
In step with nature
With a range of other Wholeness experiences seamlessly woven into every stay, guests can ease into everything from wellness treatments to yoga or meditation while soaking up the privacy of their suites or private decks. There are also personal gym-in-a-bag kits, as well as the complete tranquillity of long & leisurely soaks in private bathtubs overlooking the breathtaking Mara River below.
As the epitome of sustainable tourism, Mara operates off the grid and relies entirely on a custom-designed solar system for its power, while LED lights throughout result in a lower load. The camp is set in 98,000 acres of untouched wilderness in northern Tanzania. Inspiring intrepid explorers to make the most of their time in this coveted wilderness, each stay encompasses access to some of the world’s most prized and private game-viewing opportunities, including the renowned migratory route traversed annually by more than a million wildebeest.
Conservation at Singita Serengeti
The Serengeti plains teem with wildlife, including vast herds of plains game, a plethora of predators and the spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration.
As the custodian of more than 350,000 acres of the world-renowned Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania, Singita’s partnership with Grumeti Fund has had a profound impact on the Serengeti ecosystem. The non-profit Grumeti Fund carries out wildlife conservation and community development programs in and around the Singita Grumeti Reserve.
Faced with challenges including uncontrolled illegal hunting, rampant wildfires and spreading strands of invasive alien vegetation when they took over the management of the area in 2003, the Fund dedicated itself to transform severely depleted wildlife numbers into thriving populations once more. Restoring this once barren and highly degraded region to a flourishing wilderness, their successes include the remarkable recovery of many species – including buffalo, wildebeest and elephant populations, and in 2019, the Fund carried out the largest single relocation and reintroduction of 9 critically endangered Eastern Black Rhino.
The non-profit Fund is fiscally independent in its conservation and community project operations. Funds are derived in the form of donations from Singita guests, NGOs and philanthropists seeking to make a lasting contribution to the sustainability of conservation work in Africa.