Luxury – (Noun) ‘a state of great comfort or elegance, especially when involving great expense’, or -‘luxurious or of the nature of a luxury.’
Well now we can really get stuck into pure luxury with these camps in Tanzania’s Serengeti. The majority of which are located in the Grumeti and most are linked with the luxurious Singita brand. BUT I wanted to continue from our last blog with Mwiba Lodge, this incredibly comfortable lodge is unbelievable. The location of this camp is perfect for travelling between November – May. Located on the banks of the Arugusinyai River in the Southern Serengeti and consists of 8 luxury suites all with incredible views of the river and the surrounding landscape. Morning and evening game drives are the norm, but it is beyond perfect because you have 51,000 acres of complete privacy. Which makes the fly camping under the stars even more appealing, wild and magical.
Head on over to the Grumeti region of the Serengeti – known for its incredible ‘big cat’ sightings from huge prides of lion, stunning leopards, and perhaps the odd cheetah! If you are seeking to get back in touch with those from centuries gone, the white mischief crowd for example, the Dennis Finch Hattons among you, then Singita Sabora is the place for you. Your rooms are luxury canvas tents, raised up on wooden decking, with your own personal hammock slung elegantly within the shadow of a nearby acacia. The rooms are all en-suite, with hot running water, flushing look, a bath and outside shower. the rooms have elegant four poster beds, writing desk, sofa and endless supply of decanted spirits and wines.
The main area of this camp has an open front deck beneath the canopy of canvas, with adjoining private rooms with small nooks and crannies for secret escapes to read a book surrounded by Persian rugs, crystal glass, old binoculars in their original leather cases as well as photographs from years gone by. Or perhaps a spot of tennis with a zebra on its grass court? Singita Sabora is pure magic.
If you are wanting to witness the migration crossing then look no further than Singita Mara River, which is located, right on the banks of the Mara River, looking into Kenya. Singita Mara River’s location is in between 2 very impressive and usually busy crossings whilst the migration is in full flow – all the while you will be sitting in your tented room, or main area, gin and tonic in hand, serenely watching the drama unfold before your eyes.
If views is what you are after, then Singita Sasakwa is the largest property out of the Singita banner within the Grumeti. It may be slightly larger in size, but it still does make you feel like you are the only ones staying there, plus the views over the Serengeti plains is utterly incredible.
Something more modern, look no further than Singita Faru Faru. Faru translates as Rhino in Swahili. This camp has recently been refurbished to the highest of standards as well. The style of this lodge is African, modern chic – if there is such a thing! Its a clash of everything local as well as keeping it to a minimum, practical and oozing with Singita style. The main area could almost relate to a beach in the bush feel surrounding its pool looking over a small running river.
Final thoughts on all of these Singita properties are the food, staff and guides are incredible. You will rarely have to lift a finger – genuinely! Often or not, the thing you wanted done has already been done. The food is beyond anything you would have sampled before – this is a holiday for your tastebuds as well as for you too!