Mara River Tented Camp

Alive with the textures & tones of Africa

Mara River Luxury Tented Camp & Safari

Lamai, Tanzania

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.

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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.

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Meet some of our team members

Hamisi Abdi
Assistant Lodge Manager
Bernard Hosea
Field Guide
Calson Luka
Field Guide
Edward Ayo
Field Guide
Edward Sawe Kaaya
Head Guide
Francis Amos Gagiri
Field Guide
Gadmel S. Kimaro
Field Guide
George David Tolchard
Head Guide
Godson Emanuel Nyiti
Field Guide
Grant Telfer
Head of Guide Training
James Ikamba
Field Guide
Japhet Robert Mwenura
Field Guide
Jeremiah Morris
Field Guide
John Ngowi
Field Guide
Medard Fundi
Field Guide
Mishi Danstan Mtili
Field Guide
Nicodemus Temu
Field Guide
Peter Chatama
Field Guide
Peterlis Kibwana
Field Guide
Robert Kibwana
Field Guide
Aron Madafa
Lodge Manager
Saitoti Lekudayo Laizer
Chef de Partie
Musa Magaroma
Demi Chef de Partie
Jacqueline Gregory Msula
Lodge Anchor
Herman Lameck Okware
Hamis Moses
Commis Chef
Betnasia "Betty" Magessa
Lodge Anchor

“The small but mighty Singita Mara River Tented Camp is a bold statement in African safari camp design for curious and dynamic explorers.”

– Media Guest