Singita Mara River Tented Camp

Singita Mara River Tented Camp: Our full report

Rooms
6 tents
Children
Best for children aged 12+
Open
1 May to 28 Feb

Set in the beautiful Lamai triangle (an area of land north of the Mara River, but south of the Kenyan border), Singita Mara River Tented Camp is a new tented camp with just six tents spread along the banks of the river, all very well equipped.

We haven’t yet had a chance to see this new camp, but it’s the sister camp to Faru Faru, Sasakwa and Sabora, and here’s what we know about it:

Each of the tents has hair-dryers (powered by solarpower), safes, plug sockets and fans. They all have an en-suite bathroom with toilet, hot shower and sinks, which leads out to a private open-air bath.

Two of these tents are “family tents" – essentially two tents joined by a covered walkway, and a shared deck, making them a good option for families. They tell us the tents are all stylishly designed in a bohemian-chic style.

The main lounge area faces onto the Mara River and apparently has plenty of space to sit and watch the river. There is also a pool with a seating area and sun-deck. There is also Wi-Fi access available in the main lounge area.

Our view

We’re confident that Singita Mara River Tented Camp will be run to the same excellent standards as its sister camps. It will certainly be very comfortable and luxurious in feel – perhaps a little too much for people who prefer very simple bush camps, however during the months of July, August and September, it will offer some excellent game viewing of the wildebeest migration.

Geographics

Location: Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

Ideal length of stay: Stay here for 2 - 3 nights to enjoy the game viewing of the area.

Directions: Singita Mara is about 1½ hour’s game drive from Kogatende airstrip.

Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer

Key personnel

Owner: Singita

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Full Board

Food quality: Although we haven’t tasted the food here, we’ve sampled it at Singita Mara’s sister camps and we’re sure it will be of the same very high quality – and plenty of it!

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Drinks included: Most drinks are included apart from premium wines and spirits.

Infrastructure

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes

Dangerous animals: High Risk

Extras

Laundry facilities: Full Laundry Service - Included

Accepted payment on location: Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards are accepted.