Game drives, though incredible, can also become incredibly sedentary. For those adventurers on the go, here’s how to break it up:
-Play tennis in the bush at Singita Sabora. Then shoot archery and visit an anti-poaching observation point with Singita Explore.
-Fly in an open cockpit biplane in Kenya. A former crop-dusting pilot, local aviator Will Craig takes two passengers over forests, herds of game, and ravines otherwise virtually inaccessible.
-Take a Wild Overnight Hiking Safari with Lewa Wilderness, with local Maasai moran as guides and camels as support.
– Mountain bike through the bush and move camp each night.
Run with the Maasai Warriors. Upon request (and conditions allowing), run with Maasai warriors and local staff at Alex Walker’s Serian Camp in Kenya. With a support vehicle trailing for safety, pass hyena, elephant, and giraffe on foot—a serious adrenaline fix!
JetSet curates itineraries specific to The Great Migration. Visitors to East Africa often pay top dollar to experience the magic of catching thousands of wildebeest during the annual migration. We know when to go, where to go, and the best vantage points for witnessing this majestic sight. Wildebeest crossing the Serengeti under a double rainbow? Check!
Singita Explore (Tanzania, Grumeti Game Reserve) is glamping on steroids. This private mobile camp traverses a 350,000-acre private concession in the Serengeti and can pack up when appropriate in tracking The Great Migration.
Singita’s Faru Faru Lodge is perfectly positioned near a drinking hole and river—which means you may spy an action-packed river crossing during The Great Migration. Plus, the lodge’s contemporary design (bush meets Zanzibar) and incredible cuisine is tried and trending.
While you certainly won’t be “roughing it” at any of the safari camps we partner with, considerations include a preference for soft-sided, tented camps, or more permanent brick- and-mortar resorts. We suggest a mix of both. Glamping in the bush ensures you’re up close and personal to wildlife, with nighttime acoustics as proof. Alternatively, after several days on safari, a massage, air conditioning, and infinity edge pool at an upscale resort are all the more decadent.
Sabora Tented Camp (Grumeti) was one of our favorites. Located on the plains of Kenya, wake up with a private outdoor shower, sweeping views, and wildlife sightings. Classic 1920s décor includes antique cars on the lawn, a safari-inspired colonial library, and a tented spa.
The quintessential safari gem is Sasakwa Lodge. Set high up on a scenic ridge in the Serengeti, old-world elegance includes a posh bar, intuitive service, and an infinity pool with arguably the best view in Tanzania. Private cottages are perfect for families or traveling couples, and don’t miss a visit to the Singita Cooking School, which grooms local talent into skilled chefs. Another trip highlight was visiting the JOC (Joint Operations Center)—the anchor to Singita Grumeti Fund’s tireless conservation and anti-poaching efforts. Click here to discover the famous anti-poacher we met, Gotera Gamba. Under the helm of British soldier Wesley Gold, 5,000 poachers have been captured.
Book a night game drive at Sasakwa for the ultimate safari buzz. Sunset sundowners with Singita are a must, followed by a search at dusk for lions on the prowl.