Tanzania


NORTHERN SERENGETI

Singita Grumeti lodges – Sasakwa Lodge

 

  

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Singita Sasakwa Lodge is one of three Singita lodges in this enormous private concession (340 000 acres), which means that you’ll have this wild stretch of Africa all to yourself. Sasakwa Lodge is built in the style of an Edwardian manor house. Stone walls, deep verandas, high ceilings, stately furniture, silverware and ornamental pieces complete the picture. Each cottage has a private infinity-edge pool overlooking ‘where the land stretches to forever’. The bedrooms with inviting four-posters are beautifully appointed, displaying typical African influences with touches of wood, leather and grass, alongside crisp linens, imported chandeliers and hand-crafted furniture.

• Nine luxurious cottages and a private retreat.
• At any one time Sasakwa can accommodate a total of 34 guests.
• Cottage configurations: 6 x 1 bedroom, 2 x 2 bedrooms, 1 x 3 bedrooms, 1 x 4 bedrooms (private retreat).
• The Private Retreat(4 bedrooms) contains a basement nanny flat, which has two twin bedrooms, both en-suite
• Each air-conditioned cottage features a bedroom, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, lounge with fireplace, dressing area, a guest toilet, veranda with a Swarovski spotting scope and a heated infinity plunge pool.
• Cottages have a personal bar and fridge, electronic safe, direct dial telephone (US lines) and wireless internet access.
• There is wheelchair access to certain cottages.
• Tariffs include all-suite accommodation, three meals per day, all drinks, including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs (excluding vintage champagne, champagne, and vintage wines on the connoisseurs wine list) and open Land Rover safaris accompanied by an experienced guide.
• With the exception of Singita Sabora Tented Camp and Singita Lebombo Lodge, children of all ages are welcomeat our lodges and bookings are subject to availability. In the interest of safety, participation of children in any game activities (drives/walks/bike rides) is at the discretion of their guide. At Singita Sabora Tented Camp and Singita Lebombo Lodge children over the age of 10 are welcome.

Other available services include:
• Spa, yoga and gym facilities.
• Shopping – The Singita Shop stocks a range of African artifacts and curios.
• Wireless internet access.
• Satellite television in the main lodge.
• Fun activities such as archery, lawn croquet, stargazing safaris, mountain biking and tennis are all available.
• The Equestrian Centre is situated adjacent to Sasakwa Lodge and is home to eighteen horses. Experienced riders can enjoy out-rides on the Serengeti Plains.
• A balloon safari across the plains of the Serengeti

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Singita Grumeti lodges – Sabora Lodge

  

  

  

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Reminiscent of a bygone era, Sabora Tented Camp dishes up lavish doses of romance, exploration and intrigue. Creating the feel of a lavish tent, each canvas cocoon offers opulent luxury complete with antique mahogany travel chests, Persian rugs and silk curtains.
Sip sundowners on the deck and gaze over the waterhole – you never know what you might see. At Sabora, we delight in creating delicious feasts using locally grown organic produce, coupled with vintage wines, in surprise settings. Imagine dining beneath a lamp-lit acacia or under the boughs of a large ‘Sausage’ tree, with starlit skies and the distant chorus of nocturnal creatures.

• Nine luxury air-conditioned tents each featuring an en suite bathroom with a bath and outdoor shower, dressing area, reading area, viewing deck with Swarovski spotting scope and a library lounge tent.
• Sabora Tented Camp accommodates 18 guests.
• Each tent has an electronic safe, standing fan, hairdryer, direct dial telephone (US lines) and wireless internet access.
• The main area of the camp offers a dining room, bar lounge with satellite television, DVD player and library, elevated viewing deck and a swimming pool.
• Tariffs include all-suite accommodation, three meals per day, all drinks, including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs (excluding vintage champagne, champagne, and vintage wines on the connoisseurs wine list) and open Land Rover safaris accompanied by an experienced guide.
• With the exception of Singita Sabora Tented Camp and Singita Lebombo Lodge, children of all ages are welcome at our lodges and bookings are subject to availability. In the interest of safety, participation of children in any game activities (drives/walks/bike rides) is at the discretion of their guide. At Singita Sabora Tented Camp and Singita Lebombo Lodge children over the age of 10 are welcome.

Other available services include:
• Spa and gym facilities.
• Shopping – The Singita Shop stocks a range of African artefacts and curios.
• Wireless internet access.
• Satellite television in the main tents.
• Fun activities such as archery, stargazing safaris, mountain biking and tennis are all available.
• The Equestrian Centre is situated adjacent to Sasakwa Lodge and is home to sixteen horses. Experienced riders can enjoy out-rides on the Serengeti Plains. Tack is English style and guests have the choice of English or Western saddles.
• A balloon safari across the plains of the Serengeti

Other facilities available at Sabora Lodge (10km):
• The Equestrian Centre is situated adjacent to Sasakwa Lodge and is home to sixteen horses. Experienced riders can enjoy out-rides on the Serengeti Plains. Tack is English style and guests have the choice of English or Western saddles.
• Yoga facilities.

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LAMAI SERENGETI

Singita Mara River Tented Camp

  

 

  

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Situated in the northern most tip of the Serengeti National Park, Lamai Triangle, Tanzania, Singita Mara River Tented Camp offers guests the chance to spend time in this stunning yet remote area, with one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the Serengeti National Park.

With endless views of the Mara River, and with the camp built to have a minimal impact on the environment, it provides guests with an intense closeness to nature.

The camp accommodates up to 16 guests between 6 luxury tents. Two of these, known as the family tents, consist of two tents joined by a short covered walkway with shared deck. The tents are being designed in a bohemian-chic style incorporating lots of light and natural materials, with all the quality you would expect from a ‘Singita’ property. Design features include en-suite outdoor bathrooms with a viewing section in the screen wall to allow for beautiful views from the bathtub.

The camp is closed in March & April when there are long rains (good grass and game viewing after this). Otherwise this area is superb throughout the rest of the year. There is prolific game viewing in the Serengeti National Park from June until March with the best months for the migration being July to November.

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SOUTHERN SERENGETI

Mwiba lodge 

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Mwiba Lodge, the newest addition to the Legendary Expeditions’ portfolio, is set among massive stone boulders, ancient coral trees and acacias, overlooking the Arugusinyai River cascading down its rocky gorge. Vast and privately controlled, this exquisite 126,000 acre wildlife reserve is lush with color-infused botanicals, saturated with wildlife and features 33 freshwater springs.

The interiors are an artful combination of both traditional and modern design elements, and the architecture breathes life into the landscape’s behemoth boulders.

The lounge invites relaxation with ease and style, and looks over the riches of the undulating landscape beyond. One level below from the cool respite of the infinity pool, guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of a constant parade of wildlife coming to drink from the valley’s springs.

The ten double suites all give way to a wide-open layout, conceived with the aim of making the most of each spectacular vantage point. Inside, traditional canvas accented with copper features, vast soaking tubs, private outdoor showers and hardwood decks conspire to offer an experience of the wilderness unlike any before.

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Greystoke Mahale – Walking with Chimpanzees

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Greystoke Mahale has just 6 wood and thatch bandas set on the edge of the forest line at the base of the mountains. Each one has an en-suite bathroom – accessible by a short boardwalk – with hot and cold running water, strong showers and flush toilets. Dressing room and upstairs chill-out deck. Dine in the main mess banda on the beach and enjoy sundowners in the bar on the rocks at the end of the beach. The rooms are almost entirely made from sustainable materials sourced on Lake Tanganyika. The main mess is the only structure on the beach and it’s the focal point of camp.  Here is where you can look out over the lake to the mountains of the Congo in the haze beyond.

Your days can start there, eating breakfast whilst waiting to hear news of the chimps and deciding what to do with your day. Evenings end with sundowners on the rocks of the headland, where drinks are served around the lamp-lit bar whilst the mountains,  rising behind  camp, disappear into the darkness. Once the chimps have been located, you will start you hike and then start the magical experience that will change your life! A once in a lifetime experience that cannot be explained, only experienced. Greystoke affects you in a way that no other place does; we think it’s because of its remoteness, and because of the mountains rising from the beach at our backs, the wide lake with its many different moods and the feeling that we are the only ones here.

In term of activities besides the chimps, hike the forest paths looking for birds and butterflies, as well as the other shy mammals who quietly live there. Swim in ice-cold pools up in the mountain waterfalls, take a kayak out for a dawn paddle towards the middle of the lake; drink your morning coffee there and enjoy the sunrise coming up over the mountains. Go for sundowners on the old wooden dhow,  lazily following the shoreline and stopping to fish along the way, or just relax on the warm sands of the beach with a drink in hand.

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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

 

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The Ngorongoro Crater in Northern Tanzania, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 m deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Endangered black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingoes crowd the soda lakes. An estimated 25 000 large mammals are resident in this bowl of plenty, including a population of approximately 6 000 resident wildebeest, 16 highly endangered black rhino and around 70 lions. Cheetah move in and out of the Crater, while leopard are most often encountered in the spectacular Lerai Forest. &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, consistently recognised as one of the world’s most luxurious and elegant places to stay, sits right on the edge of the Crater, offering unbeatable views of one of the natural travel wonders of the world.

Perched above cool swirling mists on the edge of the Crater, &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge’s sumptuous safari suites offer breathtaking views. Inspired in design by the Maasai mud and stick manyatta (homestead), this is without doubt one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa. Three separate and intimate camps totalling just 30 suites in all are reminiscent of a bygone era. Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted mud and thatch suite is adorned with graceful antiques, grand chandeliers and elegant African treasures. The bedroom, sitting room and ensuite bathroom boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows, overlooking the magnificent Crater below. Beaded chandeliers hang above large gilt mirrors, and antiques, billowing raw silk curtains and leatherbacked chairs blend harmoniously with African art elements. Ensuite bathrooms, with a centrepiece of red roses, feature huge showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs. Personal butlers discreetly tend to guests’ every need, bringing tea in bed, stoking fireplaces and drawing luxurious baths. Described as “Maasai meets Versailles”, each camp has its own guest sitting and dining areas and viewing decks. The domed dining room, with its fireplace, crystal, silver and massive wooden platters, turns every meal into a special occasion.

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Mnemba Island – Zanzibar

 

  

  

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More than 1 200 years ago, the silhouettes of three-cornered Arab dhows were first spotted across the horizon of the Indian Ocean waters washing Africa’s eastern shores. These traders had happened upon an island of such exquisite beauty that they filled their parchment manuscripts with tales detailing the picturesque sights. This scented land of coconuts and spices was so idyllic that the Sultan of Oman decided to move the seat of his empire to these shores they named Zayn Zal Barr, meaning “fair is the island.” Today the Zanzibar Archipelago is still bathed in the heady scents of cloves and cinnamon, and traditional dhows still drift across the horizon. Off the northeastern tip of Zanzibar lies the private &Beyond Mnemba Island – an island inhabited only by guests and the staff taking care of them. Just 1.5 km in circumference, Mnemba is surrounded by an atoll of breathtaking coral reefs, and boasts some of Africa’s most magnificent dive sites. The calm, azure seas surrounding Mnemba offer irresistible snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, fly fishing, windsurfing and permanent swimming directly from the beach. Turtle season occurs between April and August (however layings can occur year round), and these prehistoric creatures can be seen laying their eggs on the beaches. Within nine weeks, the beaches are filled with tiny turtle hatchlings. This exquisite, private island with its white coral sand beaches and spectacular coral reefs is renowned as one of the most romantic ocean destinations in the world, offering a privacy and rustic exclusivity unparalleled on the African coastline.

A mere 90-minute drive from Stone Town across the main Zanzibar Island, through the lush spice plantations, are the inviting shores of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Guests wade knee-deep to an awaiting boat for a 20-minute crossing and a warm reception. Pure unfettered bliss is the allure of &Beyond Mnemba, where the dawn is greeted by dove song and the smell of coconut bread baking in a woodstove. &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge offers a sheer unpretentious paradise – just ten rustic palm-frond bandas are tucked in a tropical forest fringed by a white coral sand beach. A covered walkway leads to a shuttered ensuite bathroom with huge glass beaded shower. Zanzibar is famous for its intricate, detailed woodcarvings and the scrolled headboards adorning the beds are created by some of the Island’s most skilled artisans. Built-in barazas on the veranda are perfect for afternoon siestas, and private beach salas feature traditional Zanzibari loungers for languid hours. Thatched dining and sitting/bar areas have beautiful open views of the beach and spectacular vistas of Zanzibar beyond. Baskets of fresh fruit, fish, lobsters, crabs and prawns are sailed into Mnemba daily on traditional ngalawa outriggers. Lunch is often served on large wooden carved Zanzibar platters heaped with delicious mezze. Romantic candlelit dinners are served on the beach with the waves gently lapping at guests’ feet. Private beach dinners delight newlyweds and not-so newlyweds alike.

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