The Singita story first began in 1993 with the opening of the Singita Ebony Lodge and then the Singita Boulders Lodge. It is from this beginning in South Africa, on the privately owned land now known as the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, that Singita has worked to bring a balance between luxury tourism, conservation and community.
With Kruger National Park lodges Singita Lebombo and Sweni following as well as lodges now in Zimbabwe, Pamushana Lodge and Tanzania in the Grumeti Game Reserve, Singita Sasakwa Lodge , Singita Safari Lodges offers an unparalleled safari experience!
Half a million acres, three countries, five regions, and twelve deluxe eco-lodges and camps combine to bring ‘the place of miracles’, Singita, to life. Each region represents a different African eco-system, filled with extensive indigenous plant and wildlife that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
2001 saw Singita expand into the Kruger National Park, where its two luxury lodges, Singita Lembombo and Sweni, have been erected on 33 000 acres of untouched wilderness. Both of these lodges have integrated the ‘touch the earth lightly’ philosophy into their daily operations.
The Singita Pamushana Lodge has played a fundamental role in the sustainability of the 135 000 acre Malilangwe Wildlife reserve. Set-up in 1994, by the non-profit Malilangwe Trust, the reserve protects the incredible wilderness area next to Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou National Park. The trust is also deeply involved in community upliftment and development within the area.
Three Singita lodges and tented camps are found in Tanzania, spread out over 448 000 acres and two wildlife reserves, both bordering on the Serengeti. The larger of the two, the Grumeti reserve, was established to protect the animals passing through in the migration season, and has been run by Singita since 2006. The three lodges and two camps, situated on the 350 000 acre reserve, all practice low-impact policies and philosophies that ensure the only effect guests have on the area, are positive. The funds generated from these first class facilities are used to ensure the long-term sustainability of the reserve.
The Singita Mara River Camp is situated on the smaller reserve and is the only Singita property situated in the Lamai triangle, along the Mara River. The 98 000 acre concession is the ideal location for watching the annual migration, although it is rich in wildlife year-round. The Singita Mara River Camp is the epitome of eco-tourism having being built completely ‘off-the-grid’. The camp is powered by solar power and only uses natural and recycled materials.