Singita Grumeti Safari and Fregate Island
Untamed nature and unmatched luxury in Tanzania and the Seychelles
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- Six nights in Tanzania's exclusive Singita Grumeti Reserve
- Four nights on the Seychelle's private Fregate Island
- One night in Nairobi
- Round trip helicopter transfer from Mahé to Fregate Island Private
- All meals and drinks while on safari
- All meals and selection of fine wines and local beers on Fregate Island
- Half day deep sea fishing excursion, introduction to scuba diving, yoga class and welcome massage on Fregate Island
- Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
- Does not include flights between Nairobi and Mahe
At a glance
Discover Tanzania and the Seychelles on this incredible 12-day trip, staying at a some of the finest, most exclusive safari properties on the Serengeti before a final four nights on the private Fregate Island.
This journey combines unmatched luxury and pristine wilderness, while supporting pioneering conservation in two of the world’s most beautiful settings.
Begin in Singita’s Grumeti Reserve, a vast protected area that encompasses the iconic game viewing of the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem – home of the Great Migration – sustainably protecting it through low impact tourism and community partnerships. Spend six nights on safari here, with three nights in a luxury lodge before a further three nights under canvas at romantic camp, ‘roughing it’ in the utmost style. Explore the plains on foot or game drives accompanied by expert guides, its 350,000 acres shared with just handful of other guests.
Then, after a night in Kenya’s capital at either the famous Giraffe Manor or historic Fairmont Norfolk, fly out to the Seychelles and a helicopter flip across to Fregate Island. This private paradise resort has seven beaches and just sixteen private pool villas, as well as a wonderfully laid-back atmosphere. Enjoy some spa time, try out some scuba diving or deep sea fishing, sail, dine in unforgettable sorroundings and learn about the incredible conservation work here while seeking out the giant tortoises that roam the interior.
Example Trip Itinerary
Singita Grumeti Reserve
Light aircraft flight to the Grumeti
Transfer from the airstrip to your Grumeti lodge
Accommodation in Singita Grumeti Reserve
- 10 Opulent Cottages
- Tennis Courts
- Spa and Gym
- Singita Shop
- Wireless Internet Access
Nominated as the Best Luxury Lodge in the world many times over, Singita Sasakwa is just that. Astounding luxury in a remarkably exclusive game reserve just on the fringes of the Serengeti National Park. Singita Sasakwa has 10 opulent cottages where you can totally relax and feel rather like royalty. Each cottage has a private heated plunge pool with views spanning across the stunning reserve and a private lounge with a fireplace to keep you warm on those chilly nights. Varying between one and four rooms, you will be able to enjoy your own little bit of class on this stunning reserve regardless of your numbers. Swarovski telescopes give you the chance to do some serious game spotting from the comfort of your own room, and with game roaming so freely around the lodge, you’ll have a zoom big enough to count eyelashes. The main house is built in a remarkable likeness to an Edwardian manor house with grand furniture, silverware and high ceilings. As you walk in you will feel quite regal and as the staff do their magic, you don’t have to worry about anything whatsoever. You can simply relax and make the most of your time either out with the game or reading a book by the open fire.
- 8 Luxury Suites
- Luxury Villa
- Luxury Family Suite
- Two Infinity Swimming Pools
- Wireless Internet Access
- Singita Shop
- Spa and Gym
Absolute luxury. Absolutely sublime service. An absolutely unforgettable experience. Faru Faru Lodge is an exceptional place to enjoy some quality time being pampered and with your own concession area of some 350,000 acres of untouched wilderness, your experience will be a special one. It is perfectly placed for you to simply sit back and relax as the migrations come to you and during the months that the wildebeest and zebra have moved on, you will still have a rich variety of game on your doorstep to marvel at. There are 8 pristine and divinely luxurious suites, a Villa Suite that can accommodate two couples travelling together and a dedicated family suite or four. Each of these stunning rooms have their own reading area, picturesque window wall with lovely views and to increase the quality of the game you see, a Swarovki Telescope. The main dining area is unbelievably gorgeous and a great space to share your game experiences. All the modern facilities are available such as a gym and spa, as well a sweet shop stocked full with some perfect souvenirs to take back home. Unusual activities including archery, mountain biking and stargazing are also possible from this unbelievably beautiful lodge.
Bordering the west of the Serengeti National Park this private concession has all the big game highlights of the park in a more intimate and exclusive wilderness shared between only three lodges. This means your daily game drives here are almost guaranteed to be private and without another vehicle in sight. Balloon rides over the bush are a particularly memorable way to explore the area.
Transfer to you next camp
Accommodation in Singita Grumeti Reserve
- Nine luxury tents
- Dining tent and library
- Swimming Pool
- Spa and gym facilities are available
- Tennis court
With just nine tents that reflect a time when Ernest Hemingway might have wandered through these beautiful lands, Sabora is a rather romantic place to explore the Grumeti Reserve from with some staggeringly good service to compliment the game. A real explorer’s camp, you have access to huge numbers of birds, healthy packs of lions and, for a few months a year, the famous wildebeest and zebra migration. It isn’t uncommon for the wildlife to stroll casually through the camp and bring you some extra special close encounters that you will remember for life. Canvas tents hark back to the early 20th century, with antique campaign furniture, warm rugs, brass lamps and fabulous four-poster beds making you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Of course there are a few subtle modern comforts, including air conditioning, en suite bathroom and outdoor shower. The colonial theme continues into the dining tent with its large communal table and silver tableware. You can also dine out under the stars, a lovely way to spend your evening. As well as the incredible safari for which the Grumeti is renowned for, you can explore on guided walks and bird watching trips, visit the local community and anti poaching unit, play tennis, cool off in the pool, enjoy wine tasting (Singita is recognised as one of Africa’s most influential collectors of wine) or simply relax on the plains where day beds are scattered to provide spots for afternoon naps and incredible game-viewing.
- Completely private camp
- 6 Luxury Canvas Tents (maximum 12 guests)
- Private guide, camp host, chef and camp staff
- Spa treatments upon request
- Laundry and valet services
Singita Explore is a return to the very essence of safari. This exclusive mobile camp treads lightly on 350,000 private acres of Tanzania’s majestic Serengeti, offering completely private, en-suite canvas hideaways that restore true adventure to days in the wilderness. Luxurious yet uncomplicated, a safari with Singita Explore is pure, distilled Africa. Singita Explore is sold on an exclusive use basis and available all year round. The best location is selected for the camp site in terms of game viewing and scenery for the time of year. Remote parts of Singita Grumeti Reserves have been identified to offer you a true wilderness experience in confident luxury. Singita Explore offers a total of 6 tents and 2 mess areas. This means that two individual mobile camps may be run at the same time.
- Plunge pool
- Childminding services
- Laundry services
Singita Mara River Tented Camp is located on the northern banks of the world-renowned Mara River in the Lamai triangle and is celebrated for its annual wildebeest migration crossings. The Lamai triangle covers 40,000 hectares (98,000 acres) of the northern most tip of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, neatly slotted between the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya in the north, and the Mara River in the south. The Lamai triangle is a unique area of Tanzania due to its distinctive soil composition resulting in one of the highest year round concentrations of wildlife in the Serengeti National Park. Singita Mara River Tented Camp consciously seeks to eliminate the use of unnecessary energy and non-biodegradable materials. In keeping with this concept, the camp is truly ‘off the grid’ and relies entirely on a custom designed solar power array and uses recycled and natural materials.
Spend three more nights at a luxurious Singita camp, tracking the great array of game and wildlife that this vast area offers. If you're there at the right time for the great migration (depending on the season), this is the region where the herds are at their most concentrated as they seek to cross the Mara River to reach the open grasslands beyond, and it’s where (if you’re lucky) you’ll see iconic river crossings. It’s also an area of untamed natural beauty, of rolling hills, rivers, forests and open plains.
Transfer to Grumeti Airstrip
Light aircraft flight to Nairobi
Private transfer to your hotel in Nairobi
Accommodation in Nairobi
- 10 Luxury Manor Bedrooms
- Wireless Internet Access
Originally build in the 1930s, Giraffe Manor is ideally located in south west Nairobi, just 20 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Situated in one of Nairobi’s most beautiful suburbs, this beautiful Manor House is located on 140 acres of pristine sanctuary land. Perfect for a quick stopover in the capital city, with an extra quirkiness to add to the convenience. What’s more, each guest’s stay directly benefits projects in some of the city’s poorest areas. This lovely Manor is home to eight endangered Rothschild giraffes that make daily visits to the house and politely ask guests for snacks! This up-close experience is remarkably enchanting and a great way to begin or finish your safari in Kenya. The opportunity to visit a handful of local attractions such as the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Nyumbani Children’s Orphanage and the Karen Blixen museum (among others) are also available and a great way to explore Nairobi in more detail. The style of this boutique hotel is modelled on a Scottish hunting lodge with a modern touch. The main Manor house has just six en-suite luxury bedrooms, each with its own character and very tastefully decorated. Four brand new luxury bedrooms have just opened in the garden manor and allow for a different view of these pretty grounds. Each room is very comfortable, with subtle warm colours that give a very homely feel. Grand, four poster beds and large windows give an airy quality that allows you to simply relax and enjoy your time in Nairobi without the hustle and bustle of city life. Giraffe Manor is well known for the excellent cuisine offered, with meals taken in the wood panelled dining room overlooking the gardens. Breakfast is the most important part of your experience here, as this is when the Giraffe are their most inquisitive!
- 170 rooms
- Heated swimming pool
- Health club with gym, sauna and steam room
- Range of restaurants and bars
Built in 1904, Fairmont The Norfolk has long been a Nairobi landmark and the start or end point for countless safaris over the decades, and remains something of an urban oasis at the city has grown around it. 170 guest rooms and suites have been restored over the years to offer luxurious modern facilities, but maintain their historic charm and unique personality. The hotel hosts a range of dining options, including the award-winning Tatu, the Lord Delamere Terrace and The Tea Room. There is also bar by the heated swimming pool and refined Cin Cin Wine Bar for evening drinks. Some of Nairobi’s best attractions, including the home of Karen Blixen and Sheldrick’s Elephant Sanctuary, are nearby, and there are city tours on offer for those looking to explore the capital.
The capital city of Kenya is a busy one, and can be slightly overwhelming to behold. While the centre is hectic, suburbs such as Karen, named after Karen Blixen, is a wonderful place and there are attractions such as The Daphine Sheldrick Rhino and Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre, and the Nairobi National Park just outside the city.
Flight from Nairobi to the Seychelles (Mahe Island)
Take a very scenic, 15-minute helicopter flight from Mahe Island to Fregate Island over the Indian Ocean.
Accommodation in Fregate Island
- 16 private pool villas
- The Banyan Hill Estate on a secluded peninsula (sleeps 6)
- Fregate House: reception, boutique, main restaurant, a collection of old rums and whiskies, a wine-tasting cellar in the basement and, just outside, the charming Pirates Bar beach hut.
- Plantation house and museum: restaurant and historical exhibition
- Yacht Club
- Kids Club
- Rock Spa
The feel on Fregate, thanks in part to the total privacy the hotel gives guests that stay here, is wonderfully informal with a very natural, low key Creole vibe blended with superb luxury. Sixteen private thatch residences sit spaced out amongst the palms that crowd the island’s shorelines each complete with private infinity pool, Jacuzzi, daybed, dining pavilion, personal island buggy, and immediate views of the Indian Ocean waves. There are several categories of residences to suit couples or families, and some come with direct beach access. Or you can hire your very own private hill estate (Banyan) of three villas (sleeping six) which comes with private chef, butler, and maid. Mind you, you can go one step further and hire out the entire island to yourself… A long list of activities and services are totally dedicated to every guest during their stay. From almost every sort of water sport to PADI diving courses, star gazing, mountain biking and yoga classes. Despite it being an island, the dining is by no means a small affair. There are three different restaurants, but Fregate prides itself on being able to offering dining experiences almost anywhere on the island. Lunch in a treehouse, take high tea on a look out point, sink some sundowners on a sunset cruise, to private dining in your residence and sashimi picnics on the beach. Take your pick.
With its palm-fringed beaches, indigenous forests and brilliant turquoise waters, Fregate Island is a true tropical paradise. Relax at your luxury hotel, making use of of your private infinity pool or explore the island enjoying water sports, diving, star gazing, mountain biking and yoga classes. And when it comes to food and drink you're spoiled for choice - enjoy lunch in a treehouse, high tea on a look out point, sashimi picnics on the beach, and then sink some sundowners on a sunset cruise.
For deep sea fishing enthusiasts, there is a great game bank nearby. If you wish to sample an authentic taste of Seychellois lifestyle, you can also go on a trip with one of the local fishermen
The marine environment around Fregate Island is truly diverse and unspoiled, teeming with color, dramatic topography and excitement. The expert diving staff know all the best spots and there are PADI certified diving courses for all levels.
Take a very scenic, 15-minute helicopter flight from Fregate Island to Mahe Island over the Indian Ocean.
Flight from Mahe to Nairobi
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Each time you travel with us, you preserve an acre of precious rainforest through our partnerships.
From in-depth private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your journey.