Introducing Singita Sabora, Tanzania's newest luxury safari hideaway

By Tempus | 23 Feb 2021 | Travel

The newest addition to the Singita collection, this stunning property offers tented camping unmatched for luxury

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If you're looking for the ultimate in isolation and luxury for your first post-lockdown trip, there's a new kid on the block: experience tented camping like never before with Singita Sabora Tented Camp, a next-generation camp pushing the boundaries of safari style to the limit, situated in the private 350,000 acre Singita Grumeti Reserve, Tanzania.

This restorative sanctuary under canvas strikes the perfect balance between classic safari adventures and timeless modernity. Singita’s design partners, Cécile & Boyd and GAPP Architects, collaborated to bring the architecture and décor of the camp to life, echoing the earthy colour palette of the bush and balancing this with modern interpretations of furniture which evoke the spirit of East African adventures.

Leading the charge for a bold new breed of safari design, finishes containing mesh, canvas and weave feature throughout Sabora’s nine tented suites, providing a rich combination of textures and layers of sophisticated comfort, while the exquisite craftsmanship of the custom-designed tents is extended to every chosen piece.

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The placement of the camp has also been carefully chosen, with each suite enjoying breathtaking views of one of the two nearby waterholes. This location at eye level with wildlife rewrites the script on sustainable experiences in the wilderness, and being even closer to the ground means every sight, sound and smell of the bush is amplified.

Added comforts include private meditation decks and secluded outdoor salas with shaded daybeds, allowing guests to spend languid afternoons reading on their decks, idly watch game passing by and immersing themselves in Sabora’s unrivalled setting.

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The tents rest lightly above the ground, with minimal impact on the landscape and with the use of sustainable materials, natural light, cross ventilation, energy-efficient lighting and solar power, the off-grid design wholly embraces the One Planet Living sustainability framework. 

The camp’s food experience is also a key aspect of the property and is built on a farm-to-table philosophy. Sabora draws on traditional African ingredients or influences translated in a modern and exciting Singita way; mchicha (spinach), Sukuma wiki, green bananas, baobab and ugali (corn meal) are used.

However, seasonal locally-sourced ingredients are only the beginning. Guests can also fill wicker picnic baskets with gourmet treats from the lodge’s all-day, self-service ‘Guest Deli’ – a signature feature of this new camp – to be enjoyed on their suite’s private deck, or at any number of secluded dining locations scattered throughout the property. Each tented suite even features an in-room pantry for effortless snacking; with mouthwatering bites best enjoyed on their secluded shaded daybeds.

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