TOP SAFARI RESORTS!
The Sabi Sand is a privately owned game reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park, and together the two areas make up some of South Africa’s most incredible and pristine land. Guests have shared the privilege of experiencing this carefully protected part of South Africa since the opening of the first lodge. Spanning more than 45,000 acres, Singita Sabi Sand is renowned for high concentrations of big game and frequent leopard sightings. Lodges at Sabi Sand include, Ebony Lodge, Boulders Lodge, Sweni Lodge Kruger National Park, Lebombo Lodge Kruger National Park, and Castleton.
Credit: Singita Sabi Sand
The untamed wilderness and magnificent wildlife of Africa is a truly life changing experience no matter one’s age.
A safari makes for an unforgettable family holiday, with exhilarating activities for the entire family to enjoy, memories made together that will last a lifetime, and opportunities to learn and grow together.
Safari can open a child’s eyes to the beauty of the natural world. With various accommodation options to choose from, Singita Sabi Sand is an ideal destination for families of all shapes, sizes and ages. Singita Boulders Lodge is the perfect option for a family with older children, accommodating children 10 years and older.
Activities at the lodges are tailored specifically to suit the interests and desires of each family and babysitting services are available. In the interest of safety, participation of children in any game activities is at the discretion of their guide.
Perhaps Africa’s greatest beauty is its people and, as part of Singita’s deep commitment to community development and upliftment, guests are invited to visit the nearby communities of Justicia and Lillydale that border the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The Singita Community Development Trust works in partnership with the READ Educational Trust and their Growing to Read programe to initiate Early Childhood Development practices in pre-schools. Guests can meet the children in the playrooms and learn about this vital programe, as well as witness many other areas of interest and cultural significance on the community visit.
Mini Rangers' Course: Our exciting Mini Rangers’ Course opens up a whole new world to young explorers. This programme includes: tracking animals; a cosmic safari (astronomy); learning bush survival techniques; flower-pressing (in summer); frogging; butterfly capture and release; game, tree and bird-spotting competitions; nature quizzes and a Ranger’s test. Upon completion of the course, these proud achievers are awarded a certificate to recognize their new-found knowledge and accomplishments.
Baking with chefs (pizza/cookie making)
Arts and crafts
Astronomy and stargazing
Bush walks around camp
Mountain biking for older children
Without a doubt this is the most authentic “roughing-it in great style” experience the Serengeti has to offer. A private use camp on the plains of the Serengeti, it is a return to the simplicity and authenticity of safari life but with a thoroughly modern sensibility and freshness about it.
It’s camping but without having to forfeit the creature comforts or attentive service that are intrinsic to a Singita experience. Singita Explore is particularly appealing to those in search of an opportunity to connect up-close with the earth and wildlife in a way they have never done before.
With a private guide, chef, camp host and camp staff, activities can be arranged on a whim, game drives may be as long or as short as you choose and intimate experiences await.
Credit: andBeyond Matetsi River Lodge
Best Time to Go on Safari
East Africa is equatorial so the climate is fairly constant and it is a year-round destination. Tanzania has a light rain season from November to March. This period is known as the ‘short rains’, often no more than a quick downpour each day, followed by clear sunshine.
From December to March the weather becomes increasingly warmer with the ‘long rains’ occurring between April and May.
Health & Travel
The lodge is in a malarial zone so it is essential to consider taking appropriate prophylactics.
We recommend that you adhere to the advice of your doctor regarding prophylactics. Insect repellent (spray or wipes), is provided in your suite and on game drive vehicles.
Vaccinations: Guests are strongly advised to check the latest information with regard to vaccinations for Travel to Tanzania with their local travel clinic or travel agent.
WHITE WATER RAFTING
With names like Judgement Day, The Terminator and Stairway to Heaven, the rapids on the mighty Zambezi River are guaranteed to offer one of the greatest white water rafting experiences on the planet. Just downriver of the plunging torrent of the Victoria Falls, the rushing waters of the Zambezi are compressed between the rocky walls of Batoka Gorge, resulting in some of the best white water action in the world. Descend deep into the craggy canyon and hang on for a wild ride as you set off on a fully guided river rafting adventure in the domain of the river god Nyaminyami.
&Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas is a luxurious semi-permanent tented camp that moves around the Serengeti bringing guests within range of the massive herds of the Great Migration.
Using only private campsites, these mobile camps are entirely intimate and exclusive, featuring just nine spacious safari tents at each of its two campsites.
The guest areas include a dedicated sitting and dining tent, which provides deep sofas from which to contemplate the vastness and peace of the surrounding landscape. Custom made Indian rugs and polished brass samovars add a touch of elegance and romance.
Relax under the dark velvet night sky and sample hearty cuisine served on sparkling crystal and silver that reflects the twinkling light of millions of shining stars. Cluster around a roaring campfire to share stories of the day’s magic and listen to the African night come alive. anzania’s most spectacular treasures lie spread before you on this exceptional luxury Tanzania Safari adventure.
Credit: andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas
Contact: +27 11-809-4300 (South Africa)
Location: Serengeti, Tanzania
Dar es Salaam
The Ngorongoro Crater
Despite its name, which means “abode of peace” in Arabic, Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s largest and busiest city. It is the country’s most important business and commercial hub and is situated right on the Indian Ocean. Dar es Salaam is the main port of call for most visitors, as it is an ideal location from which to access both the wilderness areas and the beaches of Tanzania and Zanzibar.
The Ngorongoro Crater in Northern Tanzania, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 m deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth.
The attractive little town of Arusha is situated beneath the towering peaks of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. Renowned as the safari capital of Tanzania, it offers a plethora of attractions and adventures. The town has numerous first-class restaurants, bars and markets, and is the ideal place to spend a few relaxing days before embarking on a safari or attempting to scale Kilimanjaro. Highlights include the Arusha National Park in Ngurdoto Crater, the National Natural History Museum and the ancient Laetoli Footprint, set in volcanic ash, as well as the beautiful coffee plantations that dot the landscape.