Singita’s Sabora Tented Camp

21st January 2011

Singita’s Sabora Tented Camp in the Grumeti Reserves (Tanzania), has undergone a number of new developments to expand the accommodation offering. This will meet continued high demand by affluent travellers seeking a quintessential ‘Out of Africa’ Serengeti safari experience.

Singita Sabora is one of three distinct, luxurious lodges that form part of the Singita stable of iconic, low-impact, high-end lodges in East-Africa. Located in one of the most pristine wilderness locations on the Western corridor of the Serengeti, it is also the scene of Africa’s thrilling annual wildebeest migration.

Three luxurious, 1920’s-styled tented suites have been added to the six existing elegant tented suites, increasing guest capacity from 12 to 18 guests. Fitted from soft canvas and furnished with theatrical flair, complete with European finery and ethnic artefacts, the new tented suites are air-conditioned and offer all modern luxuries emulating the style of the existing suites. Meticulously designed, each is en-suite with a fully equipped bathroom, boasting newly designed open-air showers, period baths and larger viewing decks with panoramic, uninterrupted views of the Serengeti plains.

A second, spacious tented lounge has also been constructed to ensure that guests have abundant room to relax, recline and enjoy the well-equipped library and other facilities. Adjacent to the existing lounge, it is conveniently independently accessible, furnished with antique mahogany travel chests, Persian rugs and silk curtains reminiscent of a bygone era. With its own wrap-around deck, here sundowners can be sipped while gazing at game ambling by – almost within arms’ reach.

An integrated ‘health and fitness’ facility has been added at Singita Sabora. The new guest gymnasium is designed to provide guests with unobstructed vistas of the African wilderness while training. It is conveniently close to the well-equipped, intimate Spa and heated plunge pool with its ‘walk-in’ stairs. The pool deck has been extended to offer breathtaking views of the glorious sunrise, while providing abundant space to engage in poolside activities, or to enjoy a leisurely poolside brunch or dinner. In addition, an unfenced clay tennis court has been constructed on the western corner of the camp, where guests may engage in this age-old ‘gentleman’s game’ on one of the most comfortable surfaces imaginable.

The mild, temperate climate lends itself to lazy afternoons in the main camp with lavish tented dining room, where gourmet cuisine and exceptional wines can be savoured, or in the adjacent bar lounge, where sunset drinks are a stylish, cherished affair.

Exhilarating outdoor adventures and relaxing leisure pursuits augment the luxurious accommodation and world-class facilities and service offered here. Guests may indulge in superb game viewing or adventurous hot-air ballooning, or simply relax while reclining on a shaded daybed overlooking the plains – the charming ambience of this authentic olde world safari lodge will leave guests hard-pressed to depart.

More About Singita Grumeti Reserves:

Singita Grumeti Reserves spans over 340 000 acres of untouched wilderness, offering a quintessential ‘Out of Africa’ experience. It comprises three spectacular lodges: the flagship Singita Sasakwa Lodge, Singita Sabora Tented Camp and Singita Faru Faru Lodge – each with its own unique charm and ambience, and set in a private concession almost the size of Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.

The Singita Grumeti experience presents a fine, and tangible example of the new African eco-philanthropy that ‘gives back’ through tourism. Offering low-density tourism and a dense concentration of game, thus providing up-close, intimate experiences for guests, Singita Grumeti Reserves embraces the Singita philosophy of ‘touching the earth lightly’. This ethos underscores the approach of low impact and high value tourism, based on the philosophy that a minimal number of guests will have little impact on the land and its fauna and flora, thus benefiting the environment.

In addition to superb game viewing, other activities offered at Singita Grumeti include: archery, tennis, hot-air ballooning, horseback game viewing, a fully equipped spa and gym and a jogging track, as well as community tours to various projects initiated and supported by the Singita Grumeti Community and Wildlife Conservation Fund.

Recognised internationally as providing ‘the best safari experience in Africa’, the Singita product offering further includes six other iconic, low-impact, high-end lodges in three additional destinations: the Kruger National Park and Sabi Sand in South Africa, and in South Eastern Zimbabwe.

Multi-award winner of virtually every hotel and travel award both locally and globally, the focus of Singita is not only game viewing, cuisine, wine, high design and luxury, but also an uncompromising dedication to conservation and sustainability, which includes several significant community projects.