In May, 2013, my wife and I, joined with two other couples and journeyed to Tanzania for a week with the Singita Safari folks. Andy Biggs organized the trip and there were a total of 12 of us, including Andy.
Our destination was the Grumeti Reserve area which is a private concession contiguous to the Serengeti National Park. I prefer private concessions as it is possible to take the safari vehicles off road, meaning we get closer to the wildlife. In this week we stayed at two locations: the Singita Explore tented camp, and Singita Faru Faru.
This post is a short description of our Singita Explore experience and some photos and videos to give you a flavor for the experience. Given the number of avid photographers in this party, there wasn't as much time in camp as might be expected in a less "photographic" group. A typical day would go as follows: Up at 5:30 a.m. Dressed and at the lounge by 6. A quick breakfast, a cup of coffee and then in the trucks so we can be on safari for first light. Searching for interesting encounters until around 10 at which time we stop for coffee. Back on safari until lunch time. Back to camp if we are near, or lunch in the bush if not. A couple of hours of downtime and then back on safari around 3:30. We stop for sundowners at, you guessed it, sundown, which is usually a spectacular sight in Africa. Back to camp to clean up, enjoy conversation around the fire and dinner. In bed around 9 or 10 and do it all again tomorrow.
Here are some images from our camp followed by a video of the camp staff entertaining the group with local songs and dances on our last night in camp. (Note: if you are viewing this on a pad or phone, you may need to swipe through the slide show)