Singita Explore

Rustic-chic tented camp

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At a Glance

Rounding out the options at Singita’s Grumeti Reserves is a takeover-only tented mobile option so you can camp out in the private concession.

Indagare Loves

  • The consciously low-key design of the camp, allowing the vast, striking landscape of the 350,000-acre wilderness reserve to take center stage
  • The tented accommodations that allow nature lovers to get a camping fix without sacrificing a hot shower
  • The exclusive-use nature of the property, which includes a private guide, chef, camp host and staff for a fully personalized stay


The most back-to-basics of Singita’s offerings at Grumeti Reserves is this tented mobile camp, which offers an incredible way to connect with nature and wildlife up close. As with any of the conservation-minded brand’s lodgings within their untouched private concession, the surrounding landscape is home to terrific game, including cheetah, lion, elephant, giraffe, leopard and wildebeest. But what separates Explore from its sister properties nearby—such as the lavish manor house at Sasakwa and the sumptuous tents at Sabora—is the rustic, subdued aesthetic of the camp, which lets the endless Serengeti grasslands speak for themselves.

Both functional and comfortable, the camp features pole- and canvas-built tents, each outfitted with hot water bottles and thermal blankets to stay cozy, en-suite bathrooms with a hot bucket-shower setup and a veranda with director chairs from which to take in those memorable East African sunsets. In keeping with the at-one-with-nature theme, all furnishings have been rendered in the classic safari color palette: khaki, olive, chocolate and so on. Meals are taken under the stars around the campfire, or in case of bad weather, in the dining and lounge tent (which, in typical Singita style, features gorgeous African art books laid about on vintage-style leather trunks).

As Explore was configured to be booked by only one group at a time, it can be set up with anywhere from two to six double tents, and can accommodate up to 12 guests at once. The entire operation moves seasonally in order to give patrons the best possible wildlife experience for the time of year. Those wanting to play tennis, enjoy a spa treatment, connect to WiFi or swim in a pool will benefit from the easy access to Singita’s permanent lodges nearby.

Private guides are on hand to ferry guests through the animal-rich reserve in open-air vehicles, and other activities include walking safaris, community visits, archery, hot-air balloon rides and more.

Who Should Stay

Intrepid travelers seeking to rough it in style, commune with nature and experience the magic of Tanzania in a raw, authentic manner. As with any Singita property, the service, guides and food are superb, but Explore is a deliberately stripped-down version of its more opulent counterparts in Grumeti. Travelers seeking an incredibly luxurious tented lodge should book at Sabora instead.

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