Singita Sabora – Grumeti, Serengeti – Tanzania

You know when you stay at a property that has been voted as the best in the world by Condé Naste that you are in for something special, and Singita Sabora Tented Camp will not disappoint. Luxurious modern comforts have been beautifully blended into 1920s style glamour and bygone elegance. All of this set in a scene straight from a wildlife documentary.

Singita Sabora is ideal for those who are seeking a very special experience, at a slower pace reminiscent to the early age of exploration into Africa, without compromising on comfort in any way.

Sumptuous Serengeti

The 9 super luxury tented suites at Sabora offer you every creature comfort including sumptuous ensuite bathrooms. The tents are lavished with Persian carpets, Zanzibari chests, antique furniture, fine linens, polished brass and crystal, all combining to whisk you away to another place in time. All tents offer sweeping views out onto the plains of the Serengeti.

Stepping out of your tent onto the rolling plains beyond you will find scattered bad beds, just waiting for you to kick back under the shade of an acacia and watch the wildlife amble past.

If all the relaxing gets too much maybe a game of lawn tennis? Or if that sounds like too much effort perhaps a spa treatment is the answer.

While not revelling in the luxury of your tent or out on safari savour the amazing and inventive menu that is characteristic of all Singita camps.

Singita Sabora Tent Interior

Safaris

Singita Sabora is located on an open plain in the Grumeti Reserve, a 350,000 acre wilderness that forms part of the Serenegti ecosystem. The area is home to the annual wildebeest migration that passes through the area while travelling en route from the breeding grounds in the south to the Maasai Mara in the north. However, thanks to some of the most well equipped anti-poaching units in Africa, the area has abundant wildlife year round.

Twice daily safaris with experienced guides take place in open 4×4 vehicles in search of Africa’s big game. In addition to being home to one of the greatest wildlife migrations on earth the area is home to large number of predators year round, with sightings of cheetah, lion and leopard a regular occurrence.

Lions Singita Grumeti

A little extra…

There is nothing quite like soaring above the plains of Africa in a hot air balloon. The silence is broken only by the occasional roar of flames lifting the balloon higher. The open nature of the plains below means that spotting wildlife is easy as you glide overhead. Ballooning above the Serengeti is definitely something not to be missed (this activity does incur a surcharge – ask us about prices).

Singita Serengeti ballooning

Prices:

Contact us for the best rates for Singita Sabora Tented Camp

  • From 01 November to 19 December 2019 stay 3 nights at Singita Sabora and the 4th night is FREE
  • Until the 19th December 2019 stay at a combination of Singita Tanzania lodges/camps for 5 nights and the 6th night is FREE

What’s included:

  • Accommodation in luxury tented suites

  • All meals

  • Selection of hand picked local and imported drinks and fine wines

  • Twice daily safaris in open 4×4 vehicles with expert guides

  • Return transfers to and from the Sasakwa landing strip if arriving by air

  • Laundry

What’s Excluded:

  • Travel to and from Sasakwa

  • Park and conservation fees

  • French champagnes

  • Items of personal expense – i.e. spa treatments, curio purchases

Wildlife highlights:

  • Wildebeest Migration (usually June-July)

  • Cheetah

  • Lion

  • Elephants

  • Leopard

When to visit:

  • January – March: The bush is generally lush, migratory birds are present and there is good year round game

  • April – May: The main rains. Downpours can be heavy, but rarely persistent. Bush is very lush. Resident game still plentiful, and tourist numbers at their lowest.

  • June – July: this is the peak period for Singita Sabora, a time when traditionally the plains are filled with the great wildebeest migration as they head from the breeding grounds in the south en route to the Maasai Mara. With the vast numbers of plains game come lots of predators. Bookings for this time of year are often booked out at least a year in advance.

  • August – October: Late dry season, and the grasses are shorter, making for great visibility. Although the main migration has passed, resident game is still plentiful.

  • November – December: Usually marks the arrival of short rains with higher temperatures. The bush starts turning green, migratory birds return and many animals give birth to their young.

  • Singita Sabora is in an area that experiences malaria and yellow fever – please consult your doctor regarding anti-malaria prophylactics. Please note it is also an area that experiences tsetse flies so we strong recommend not wearing any blue or very dark clothing.

Getting there:

  • Daily flight from Arusha and Kilimanjaro to Singita Sasakwa airstrip on Grumeti Air (flight time approximately 1 hour)

  • Daily air service from Arusha and Kilimanjaro on various scheduled light aircraft flights to Singita Sasakwa – these services are likely to make stops at other airstrips en route – flying time from 1h30mins to 2hours.

  • Drive time from Arusha approximately 7 hours

  • Drive time from Kilimanjaro approximately 8 hours

  • Closest airstrip – Singita Sasakwa/Singita Grumeti

  • Closest main international airport – Kilimanjaro International Airport

Weather:

  • January – Average High 35ºC (95ºF) / Average Low 23ºC (73ºF) / Average days with rain 14

  • April – Average High 26ºC (79ºF) / Average Low 12ºC (54ºF) / Average days with rain 22

  • July – Average High 22ºC (71ºF) / Average Low 9ºC (48ºF) / Average days with rain 6

  • October – Average High 30ºC (86ºF) / Average Low 18ºC (64ºF) / Average days with rain 10