Sabora Tented Camp

Location

Singita Sabora is a luxury tented camp located in front of a waterhole on the Serengeti Plains in Northern Tanzania. The Reserve was established by the Tanzanian government in 1994 in order to protect the path of the Wildebeest Migration and the indigenous biodiversity of this vast and important part of the Ecosystem. This expansive 350,000 acres of wilderness forms part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem and since 2002 has been managed by the Singita Grumeti Fund.

Accessibility Information

Minimum Age for Children: 10 years
Disabled Access: No
Mobile, internet and WiFi: Yes (limited)
Opening Dates: All year

Amenities & Highlights

  • Luxury tented camp in Tanzania.
  • Exceptional wildlife viewing in the Serengeti Plains.
  • Fine dining and expansive wine collection.
  • Specialised horse-back safaris.
  • Ideal honeymoon destination.

Property Features

The antique colonial style of décor using dark furniture, leather, brass and silk evokes the atmospherics of a bygone era of traders and explorers. Persian rugs throughout complemented with Zanzibar chests, chandeliers, artifacts and art enhance a feeling of opulence.

There is an expansive deck with a plunge pool and jacuzzi. Additionally, there is a red clay tennis court, a place where it would not be unusual to see a zebra having a good roll. A full gym and luxury spa facilities with African aromatherapy treatments are also available to guests. The cuisine is inspired and delicious and Sabora boasts an expansive wine cellar. Whether it be full silver service afternoon tea, or wine tasting in the finest of crystal glasses, this level of quality combined with the magnificence of the setting truly makes for a magical experience for guests at Sabora. Dining is both indoor and outdoor, with private dining at individual tables available during your stay.

Members of the team are first aid trained and there is basic first aid equipment on site, for more serious cases the camp has links to the flying doctors in Nairobi. Malarial protection is recommended when travelling in this region.

Accommodation

Sabora provides tented accommodation unlike any other. There are nine lavishly appointed tents in addition to the main body of the camp which has dining, lounge and library facilities all with free WiFi and US dial phone lines. Every tent boasts a private veranda with views across the expanse of the Sabora Plains.

Nine spacioius air conditioned tents with a dedicated reading area, en suite bathroom and outdoor shower and deck. Each tent is appointed with a Swarovski spotting scope and volumes of African literature. A full laundry service is included with your stay.

There are askaris, or guards to escort guests between the tents and the main areas at night – just in case there is some wildlife around the camp! There are safes in each tent for the storage of guest valuables.

Wildlife  

The sheer magnificence of the Sabora Tented Camp location in the midst of the Serengeti Plains means that guests can expect plentiful encounters with the prolific population of game. Zebra and wildebeest frequently wander right up to the edge of guest tents.

Both daytime and night time custom game drives are offered and animals to be seen include but are not limited to cheetah, wildebeest, bat eared foxes, black rhino, Maasai giraffe, lion, elephant, buffalo and leopard. Wildlife is prevalent year round, however, the Great Migration is a particular feature of the area, as over two million animals make their way from Tanzania to Kenya from September to October each year. Remarked as one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World’, this is truly a spectacle to behold.

Activity Highlights

  • Safari Drives
  • ‘Great Migration’ Wildebeest viewing (seasonal)
  • Horse-back Safaris: The stables are located on Sasakwa Hill. From there you can do day rides or even longer riding safaris in Tanzania within the Singita Grumeti Reserve – which has lots of magical vast open plains to offer.
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Wine Tasting
  • Local Village Tour: A two-hour tour of the nearby village is available, led by the head of the “Community Development Department” for guests to see local projects and work within the local community.

There are a number of children’s actitivities available at Sabora, including:

  • The Mini Rangers’ Course: tracking animals, frogging, butterfly capture and release, a cosmic safari (astronomy), learning bush survival techniques, flower-pressing, game-spotting competitions, nature quizzes and a Ranger’s test.
  • Tennis
  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Baking with chefs
  • Board games
  • Arts and crafts
  • Wildlife DVDs
  • Astronomy & star gazing
  • Bush walks around camp
  • Spa Face Painting

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