This Singita Sabora Tented Camp Review, in the Serengeti, Tanzania, is from our African safari there. Stay tuned for a forthcoming review of Singita Sasakwa Lodge, one of Singita's three lodges on the Singita Grumeti Reserve.
Singita has been operating the Grumeti Reserve, a conservation area of 350,000 acres since 2006. The reserve is a key part of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, where the Great Migration takes place. Unlike many safari camps, where game drives can result in several vehicles from different safari lodges all congregating in the same spot, the vast acreage of Singita and the intimate size of the safari lodges means that typically you don't see any other guests during any of your game drives. It's a very private experience just for you, with your guide pointing out and answering your questions about the animals you're most interested in, helping you make the most of your safari experience.
While Singita rates already include all meals and drinks (excluding French champagne and rare vintages) TravelSort Clients enjoy these additional benefits:
- Ability to use TravelSort's paid Award Booking Service, with Singita stays of 3 or more nights
- Virtuoso gift worth $100 during the stay
- Priority for early check-in and late check-out, based on availability
Singita Sabora Tented Camp Location, Getting There, Arrival
Singita Sabora Tented Camp is located about a 45 minute drive from the Singita Sasakwa airstrip, which serves all three of the Singita Grumeti lodges: Singita Sasakwa, Singita Faru Faru, and Singita Sabora Tented Camp.
Singita does have its own Grumeti Air, although it only flies from Arusha and Kilmanjaro, with a daily flight departing Arusha and Kilmanjaro in the morning, typically ~9:20 or 10am, and the flight from Singita Grumeti departing in the afternoon, typically ~2pm. Expect to pay ~$300-360 per person each way.
Since this wasn't practical for us, coming from Zanzibar, we flew Coastal Aviation in a Cessna 208.
After arriving on our Coastal Aviation flight, we were greeted by our guide and driver, Jeremiah, brought to Singita's open air lounge, and offered chilled drinks (we opted for water).
As there's no bathroom on the Cessna 208, we also appreciated that there's a stand alone wash room nearby.
Then it was time to join our guide in the Land Rover for our drive to Sabora Tented Camp.
Just on the drive to Sabora, we enjoyed some great game viewing, including this herd of elephants. See more of them, plus other animals, in the video review below.
Once we arrived at Sabora, the team welcomed us and ceremonially washed our hands.
We enjoyed a very refreshing pomegranate welcome drink while completing our check-in formalities on the deck.
Singita Sabora Tented Camp Main Camp Deck and Lounge
Singita Sabora has just 9 stand alone luxury tents for guests, so the main camp deck isn't huge, but does offer ample space and seats to relax, and tables for al fresco dining.
Take in the plains, or use the telescope to view the wild game, often zebras, that congregate at the nearby watering hole.
Here is our Singita Sabora Tented Camp YouTube Video Review:
We greatly enjoyed our stay at Sabora Tented Camp, especially its location right on the plains, excellent dining and South African wines, and great game drives (particularly our early morning game drive, when we saw buffalo, a lion feeding on a kill, a hyena make off with the wildebeest skull, giraffes, elands and other antelopes, a Secretary Bird and more).
Review: Coastal Aviation Cessna 208
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Thanks for the review! We are considering Sabora and Sasakwa Lodge for our next safari. My biggest concern with Sabora is the air con in the tent during the daytime heat…and how cold it might get in the evenings. When were you there and what were the temps/air con conditions like during the day and evening? Thanks!!!
We were there in November, and since evening lows are in the mid-50s sleeping was no problem without AC. But due to the strong sun, it can be quite warm in the tent during the day, and you’ll want to have the AC on if you’re trying to take a daytime nap, which is what we did. I’d say that if you intend to spend much time in the tent during the day (we did not, apart from our nap), and you need it to be quite cool during that time, you shouldn’t stay at Sasakwa. But if you can,… Read more »