DAY 4 - Departure: Singita to Arusha
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Special sightings here at Grumeti will include 2 of the primate species – the Colobus Monkeys down on the Grumeti River and the Pata’s Monkeys, out on the plains. The Roan Antelope, a shy and seldom seen large horse antelope, can sometimes be spotted. The birds to really keep a look out for include the endemic Fischer’s Lovebird, Grey Breasted Spurfowl, Rufous Tailed Weaver, Grey Crested Helmet Shrike and if you’re really lucky the Karamoja Apalis. All 5 of these birds have very small distributions and can be seen nowhere else in the world.
There can be very large breeding herds of Elephants, at certain times of year more than 450 strong. There are big numbers of Buffalo and large resident herds of plains game (including huge herds of up to 3000 Topi – unheard of in this ecosystem).
The large predators seldom disappoint and the Lions and Cheetahs head the cat sightings table while large clans of Spotted Hyena are common on the plains. Exciting spotlit night drives in certain areas of the concession reveal a myriad of shy, seldom seen nocturnal animals and birds. Bat-eared Foxes, Bush Babies, Spring Hares, Civets, Genets, Porcupines and Owls are often spotted and more rare sightings include Aardwolf, Caracal, Serval and Striped Hyena.
Situated in North Western Tanzania, bordered by the World Heritage Site of the Serengeti National Park, Singita Grumeti Reserves is a private concession of 140 000 ha (350 000 acres) of pristine wilderness. Singita Grumeti Reserves is on the famous migration route of nearly 2 million ungulates, and the resident herds of game ensure excellent year round game viewing.
The diverse habitats within the concession include the forested thickets along the Grumeti River and other smaller river systems, the far reaching Acacia/Balanites woodlands and quintessential short grass open plains. This great variety in habitat ensures an enormous diversity of plants, birds and mammals. With a bird count of approximately 400 species, no fewer than 75 mammals and wide variety of tree and plant species guests can expect an exciting safari.
The next couple of days are completely at your wish as each day is catered to your specific needs and requirements. Guides and camp staff are at your call to make sure that you have the most incredible safari experience Africa has on offer.
Overnight: Explore Mobile Camp
Transfer from Arusha by scheduled flight to arrive at Singita airstrip where you'll be met by your guide. Game drive to your mobile camp in time to settle in and discuss activities for the following days.
Overnight: Explore Mobile Camp
6 Nights / 7 Days
Early morning game activity and a hearty breakfast brings and end to your mobile adventure. You will be transferred back to Singita airstrip for the scheduled flight back to Arusha.
Explore Mobile Tented Camp
Luxurious en-suite accommodation in 6 x 1-bedroom tents configued to suit each individual group of travellers
This is a private-use camp so it is pitched and setup based on the requirements of each group.
There is no swimming pool as this is a mobile camp.
Spa treatments can be pre-arranged.
Electricity/power available: 240 VAC in the main lounge tent only. This is suitable for charging electronic devices.
DAY 2 & 3 - Grumeti Reserves, Serengeti
DAY 1 - Arrival: Arusha to Singita
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.