- More about your oliver guide: Marnie Williamson
- Trip type: Adult, Family, Group getaway, Solo
- Activity level: moderate
- Ideal length of trip: 4-6 days. Ideal to split your time between two camps and be sure to try a tented camp for the ultimate "up close" safari experience (i.e. Singita Sabora Tented Camp for 2 nights + Singita Sasakwa for 3 nights)
to & from
Singita owns Grumeti Air, which makes logistics for arriving to The Serengeti from other East African countries super simple!
All of the Singita Grumetei camps are within a 40 min. max drive of each other (complimentary lodge transfers).
Where to Stay
Where to Eat and Drink
All meals are included. Food is wonderfully farm to table fresh and absolutely delicious!
What to Do
Game drives of course!
Attend a morning training with the anti-poaching scouts
Meeting the dogs from the canine unit and taking part in a mock training operation
Enjoy a picnic at Sabora Tented Camp under a tree on the plains of the Serengeti
Book a wellness treatment on Sasakwa Hill overlooking the vast plains of the Serengeti for miles
Visit the Grumeti Fund and learn about the impactful community outreach programs in place that educate, empower and bring environmental awareness to the surrounding communities.
- Get to know the staff at the lodges-they are the best part of the experience!
- Visas are required for US citizens traveling to Tanzania. These can be obtained online or upon arrival at the airport in Tanzania. The cost is $100 USD. Be prepared to pay in cash in case connectivity issues make electronic transactions impossible.
- Yellow fever vaccination is required only if arriving from, or having transited through, countries where yellow fever is endemic.
- Be sure to bring a variety of small USD bills for unexpected tipping for guides, porters, airport assistance, etc…I brought about a dozen baseball caps that I gave to our Gorilla Trek porters, which they loved!
What to Pack
Luggage: soft sided duffel (can have wheels). Lodges supply tote bags for game drives.
Pack lots of neutral, earthy layers-morning game drives can be chilly but lodges supply ponchos, hats and blankets, so keep that in mind when utilizing the space in your small duffel! Mosquitoes like black so stay away from dark clothing. Dining at most lodges is casual so totally up to you if you feel like dressing up a bit. *Pro styling tip: take multiple scarves/bandanas for changing up your look!
- Lodges will have bug spray and sunscreen, so no need to waste space with those items.
- Invest in a card reader like Promaster Trifecta Card Reader SD & Micro USD (https://www.amazon.com/ProMaster-Trifecta-Card-Reader-Micro/dp/B08KJPTFBV )so you can transfer your amazing safari photos to your laptop or mobile phone in between game drives.