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.