Evoking thoughts of Hemingway and Out of Africa, this luxury tented camp, designed in the spirit of 1920s safaris, is a serene oasis on the vast Sabora plains with wraparound views of the unspoiled Serengeti.
Hosting just 18 pampered guests at a time, each of the tents is decorated in European finery, offering the epitome of gracious living in the midst of natural splendor.
This sumptuous, safari camp offers the finest in 21st-century services on the edge of the vast, game-rich savannah of the famous Serengeti — a World Heritage Site. Air-conditioned tents, bedrooms, lounges and libraries are all decorated with rich fabrics, glorious antiques, Persian rugs, wind-up gramophones and campaign furnishings. Fresh-cut roses in silver vases perfume the air. The entire camp may be booked for groups or families. Children over age 10 are welcome.
The dining tent, observation deck and main living room at Sabora are the center of daily life, where guests may relax and take in the view when they return from morning and evening game drives. Spend bright afternoons languishing behind curtains of silk in the shade of your private tent. A satellite TV and a collection of DVDs can be found in the main tent’s library. WiFi is available.
The main attractions of each day are the wildlife drives in open Land Rovers led by experienced guides. Every time you leave the camp, you’re sure to see wildlife beyond numbering. During June and July, guests can enjoy the annual wildebeest migration that passes right through Singita Grumeti. No matter the time of year, guests can always enjoy the reserve’s teeming wildlife, including wildebeests, zebras, impalas, warthogs, topi, gazelles, hyenas, lions, leopards and cheetahs. In the evenings, enjoy quiet pursuits such as reading, writing, chess, stargazing or trading stories around the campfire as you listen to the call of jackals or the distant roll of thunder.
Attentive waiters serve hearty, healthy, well-balanced meals — from fresh range-fed beef, lamb, chicken and pork to vegetarian and African-influenced dishes — beneath elegant awnings, your table set with crisp, white Irish linen, the finest porcelain, crystal glassware and silver. World-class wines are available from the vast Singita cellars and a fine Havana cigar after dinner will complete the Serengeti dining experience in grand Out of Africa style.
Singita Grumeti plays an active role in conserving the wildlife that make this part of the Serengeti home. Environmental education has been identified as a top priority in helping the country address the effects of climate change and the destruction of biodiversity. The Environmental Education Centre was opened on the reserve to educate young school children and to ensure that local communities experience the benefits of preserving the wildlife and natural environment of the reserves that they border, and are so encouraged to play a role in their preservation. They’ve also taken the lead in creating programs to support the local community, establishing a number of sustainable agricultural projects including vegetable gardens, bee keeping, fish farming, a piggery and a sunflower oil initiative. The Grumeti Fund Scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to disadvantaged individuals in neighboring communities.
Singita Sabora is located in Singita Grumeti in the Serengeti, Tanzania. The best route from the US is to Nairobi via Europe, then to Kilimanjaro (KLM flies this route daily through Amsterdam). The closest airport to Singita Grumeti is Kilimanjaro International Airport, about 60 miles from Arusha, where most visitors overnight before continuing by scheduled plane to Singita Grumeti. From Kilimanjaro or Nairobi, local charter companies can also provide short flights to Singita Grumeti.