As seen in our blog about Singita’s properties in Tanzania, Singita offer some of the most lavish and luxurious safari lodges in Africa. As well as their lodges in Tanzania, Singita run a handful of lodges in other African destinations. From Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda in East Africa to the famous Kruger National Park, South Africa.
No matter what Singita lodge you decide on, you can be assured that your time at any of the lodges will fulfil all your travel desires, accompanied by the finest cuisine, the best game viewing and every amenity one could wish for.
Nestled in the Volcanoes National Park, Singita’s Kwitonda and Kataza House are the perfect luxurious lodges to accompany one of the most breath-taking wildlife encounters you could ever have: gorilla trekking.
Putting into words, the emotions of a gorilla trek is impossible, so we won’t even try to – the best way is to go an experience it yourself! The options are between Uganda and Rwanda, with Rwanda catering for the higher end of the market, and Singita encompass this spectacularly.
With the theme of a sustainable luxury eco experience, Kwitonda Lodge prides itself on its farm-to-table garden ensuring you enjoy delicious home-grown food. The lodge provides every amenity one could wish for including a spa, wine cellar and much more. Each of the seven one-bedroom suites comes with its own heated plunge pool and the four-sleeper, two-bedroom suite is great for families.
For bigger families or groups then the use Kataza House is a must. With two heated pools, the use of Kwitonda’s facilities as well as a cinema room, gym and spa, there won’t be one bored moment!
Aside from the gorilla trekking which rightly grabs the headlines, you can also go hiking, walking, visit local villages and trek to see the golden monkeys. With great accessibility, Kwitonda also makes the perfect combination with any of Singita’s properties in the Serengeti so if you want to combine primates with some excellent game viewing, it is very possible!
Singita South Africa
In South Africa, Singita have five properties located throughout the Kruger. In the National Park itself is Sweni and Lebombo, whilst in the Sabi Sands are Castleton, Boulders and Ebony.
Lebombo is aptly named after the Lebombo Mountains that can be seen in the distance whilst the lodge also has a cliffside setting. With fifteen contemporary glass-walled suites, the views across the N’wantesi River are second to none. Each of the fifteen suites have a private plunge pool, with a bigger pool at the main lodge.
Sweni also exudes glamour and subtle sophistication but is smaller in size and is tucked into the banks of the Sweni River. With only seven luxury suites there is a more intimate and private feel here. The photographic suite is a great addition for one-on-one postproduction sessions, and camera equipment can be hired should you forget a vital piece of gear or want to try a new lens!
Both Sweni and Lebombo share a 33,000 acre private concession within the National Park whilst also having access to the National Park’s roads which gives a great variety for game drives.
Heading South West, the Sabi Sands is possibly the most famous game reserve in South Africa. With unfenced boundaries to the Kruger, the game viewing is some of the best on the planet, especially for leopards!
On the banks of the Sand River is Ebony Lodge. With twelve luxurious suites, a spa, fitness centre and swimming pool time in between game drives will surely fly by. Further along the river is Boulders Lodge. Built around the huge rocks that are strewn across the Sand River, the lodge also comprises of twelve glass-fronted suites that give unparalleled views.
Reminiscent of an old farmhouse, Castleton is the exclusive use lodge of Singita in the Sabi Sands. With six double ensuite, a tennis court, a boule green as well as a tv room, a private boma with a beautiful view over a watering hold and a wine cellar, your every need will be catered for. With your own private guide, chef, housekeeper and host you can tailor make your days to exactly how you want them. There are also babysitting services available should you need them.
All three lodges are located in the heart of the Sabi Sands in a 45,000 acre private concession. With only Singita vehicles in the area, sightings are guaranteed to be intimate and special!
Singita Pamushana Lodge in Zimbabwe
Elsewhere in Southern Africa Singita have built one of the most opulent lodges in the untouched wilderness of Malilangwe Reserve, Zimbabwe. Not a normal destination for most travellers, staying here really is a very special experience. Here you can go on game drives, walks, community visits as well as sunset cruises – it really can offer everything.
Singita have an eight-room lodge, with four of the rooms set up for families or groups. Pamushana combines the rich tribal tradition of the area with an ultra-luxurious interior.
Their exclusive use Malilangwe House sits alongside Pamushana and is made of five beautiful bedrooms. With expansive decks, an interactive kitchen, an infinity pool and beautiful panoramic landscape views, your time here won’t be forgotten quickly. Your days can be tailor made to how you want, with a private chef, guide and host to make sure every one of your needs are met.
No matter your needs, make sure you contact us to find out more about Singita’s properties and the other options available to you.