Often lauded as one of the best hotels in the world, Singita Grumeti is where one comes to see where the wild things are. Located in the Grumeti Reserves in northern Tanzania, part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem, this is where one comes to witness one of the greatest natural spectacle on earth – the annual migration of wildebeests and zebras across the Great Plains. Singita Grumeti is comprised of four permanent properties and one mobile camp, the most sumptuous of which is the Singita Sasakwa Lodge. The flagship lodge is built in classical Edwardian manor house style with East African influences in the nine cottage suites and a villa that each come with a private infinity pool.
From game drives, community visits and guided safari walks, guests are active participants of Singita’s 100-year purpose to preserve and protect large areas of African wilderness for future generations. The 350,000 acre Singita Grumeti is a reserve set up in 1994 by the Tanzanian government to protect the path of the annual wildebeest migration and the indigenous biodiversity of the ecosystem. Through low-impact tourism, Singita Grumeti procures the finances needed for this mission. The Singita Grumeti Fund is used to employ a team of 120 game scouts who form a formidable anti-poaching unit to eradicate illegal hunting within the concession.
The fund is also used for investment in research and monitoring programmes, working closely with Tanzanian universities to gather data on climate, vegetation, the animals as well as human-wildlife conflict. The fund also has significant success in its wildlife reintroduction programme to increase numbers of endangered and locally extinct wildlife species such as the Grumeti Black Rhino and African Wild Dogs. The latest reintroduction project, expected to take place in late 2017, involves returning the locally extinct Greater Kudu to Grumeti.
Learn more of Singita’s conservation efforts at conservation.singita.com