March 2020 – Set in a 350,000-acre concession in the Serengeti in Northern Tanzania, Singita Sabora Tented Camp has captivated guests for more than a decade with its inimitable setting. Reopening this June, Singita Sabora’s extensive redesign is a modern interpretation of a classic African safari, while retaining the quintessential elements of a romantic experience under canvas. The new forward-thinking design features sophisticated details such as hand-stitched leather finishes, as well as durable canvas and campaign furniture and it echoes the unmistakable energy of the African continent coming into its own with contemporary art, design and style.

With added comforts in the tented suites such as private meditation decks, salas with shaded daybeds, in-room fitness areas and pantries, the new camp is now set even closer to the ground. Guests can spend languid afternoons reading on their decks, or watch game passing by to the nearby waterhole.  The design allows guests to immerse themselves in Sabora’s unrivalled setting maximising the adventure of sleeping under canvas on the Serengeti plains, where every sound and smell is amplified.

Singita’s design partners, Cécile & Boyd and GAPP Architects, collaborated on the camp’s architecture and interiors, which echo a bush colour palette – muted taupe, tan and earthy beige – while introducing an elegant aesthetic with touches of brown leather, cream canvas and thick beige stitching. Exquisite craftsmanship of the custom-designed tents is evident in every chosen piece, while the placement of the camp has been subtly reorganised to capture the best views.

Nine immaculate spacious tents will each feature verandas as well as a meditation deck, private fitness area and a ‘lifestyle unit’ with a beautifully curated pantry for guests to snack from.

In the main lodge area, a unique “Guest Deli” offers wicker baskets and fridges filled with gourmet bites, allowing guests to pick and choose treats to enjoy in their suites, or any private retreat they choose. There’s also a separate pool area, with two intimate dining spaces and an open-plan bar and lounge – all adding to Sabora’s new understated look, which emphasises tailored luxury. Mesh, canvas and weave finishes throughout provide a rich combination of textures and layers of sophisticated comfort.

The tents rest lightly above the ground, with minimal impact on the landscape and with the use of sustainable materials, natural light, cross ventilation, energy-efficient lighting and solar power this off-the-grid design wholly embraces the One Planet Living sustainability framework adopted by Singita.

In addition to a classic Serengeti safari, Singita Sabora Tented Camp’s proximity to Singita Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda enables guests to experience a circuit with easy direct flights from Singita Grumeti to Kigali – combining the best of Tanzania’s wildlife and wilderness with transformative encounters with Rwanda’s endangered mountain gorillas.

Set in the western corridor of Tanzania, Singita Grumeti gives guests exclusive access to the Serengeti Mara ecosystem – the renowned migratory route of the Great Migration. It is protected by the dedicated conservation team at the Grumeti Fund, Singita’s conservation partner in the region, who spearheads projects like the Anti-Poaching Canine Unit, black rhino relocations and the Serengeti Girls Run, which benefits the empowerment of girls in rural communities. This partnership applies the best of tourism and conservation to create programmes that benefit the local communities, wildlife and the natural landscape.

Singita Sabora Tented Camp reopens on 1 June 2020. Rates start from $1,650 per person per night in off-peak season to $2,400 per person per night in peak season.

 

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Note to Editors:

Singita

Singita is a conservation and ecotourism brand that has been preserving African wilderness for the past 27 years, offering guests exceptional safari experiences at 15 luxury, award-winning lodges and camps across six regions. In partnership with non-profit Funds & Trusts who implement strategic conservation projects in each region, Singita’s 100-year purpose is to protect and preserve large areas of African wilderness for future generations.

 

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Email: enquiries@singita.com, www.singita.com

Press Release issued by:  Singita Public Relations

Email:  lisa.c@singita.com


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