From arrival at the air strip to the final send off, the Singita experience has been thought out and executed to perfection.
A place where everyone knows your name, what you had for dinner last night, your favorite bottle of wine or cocktail you want at sundowner(s), to the custom mini bar in the room. The service goes above and beyond the cold eucalyptus scented hand towel. You always feel taken care of at Singita.
Oh the food. The food is non stop. From the 6:00am pre-game drive continental breakfast of assorted fresh fruit, yogurts, muesli, pastries, and fresh juices; to brunch after returning from the game drive with another massive spread of fruits, muesli and pastries with a a menu of brunch items to pick from, followed by lunch which usually includes about 5-7 items to choose from, 3:00pm tea time with tea sandwiches, baked goods and finger foods, to a 3-4 course fine dining experience.
The Attention to Detail
It wasn’t just about remembering our names, every Singita staff makes a point to know your favorit beverage, your favorite food, where you like to sit, what you are hoping to see on the game drives, and how you would like to spend your day. They even go a step further to personalize everything. From your own stainless steal water bottle for game drives, to your custom dinner menu with your name on it and with only items you would or can eat, makes the experience at Singita that much more a cut above the rest.
The Game Drives
The saying holds true “you get what you pay for.” Singita not only has its own private game reserve, but they have the best safari guides to assure your experience is full of action and animal sightings. Having an amazing guide will make or break your game drive experience. Our biggest mistake was visiting Singita first. No other safari camp lived up to our Singita experience.
The Price and Why its Worth it?
Most inclusive safari camps range from $500-$1500pp per night and Singita falls at the top of that range. What is the difference between a $500 safari camp and $1500 safari camp? Everything!! For most, an African Safari is a bucket list vacation that you have planned and saved for that "once in a life time experience," so why make your decision based on price? At one of those $500 safari camps we barely saw any animals. What's the point of going on safari if you are going to see the same lion over and over again? The food and beverages are all included, but if you are particular about your wine or want a variety of options to choose from and food available to you all day, then you will be disappointed with a $500 safari camp. You may be limited to 3 meals a day with one option for your meals and although wine and spirits are included, with the lower end safari camps they are limited to a very small selection. And the service, if you want to spend a few days in a place where everyone knows your name and genuinely wants you to have the most memorable time, then spend the extra money and have that experience you dreamt about.