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Singita Mara River Tented Camp opens in Serengeti

The new camp has opened in the Lamai triangle, the northernmost tip of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. With six guest tents – a contemporary take on the classic East African safari – the new camp offers a pared-down approach to the quintessential Singita experience without compromising on creature comforts. Run entirely on solar power, it reflects the company’s commitment to greater sustainability.

Singita Mara River Tented Camp’s remote location epitomises the company’s eco-driven philosophy of preserving iconic locations by offering ‘fewer beds in larger areas’. The camp is strategically located on a sharp bend in the Mara River, providing unsurpassed viewing of the wildebeest river crossings during the annual migration. With 16 beds surrounded by 40,000 hectares (98,000 acres), it is one of very few permanent camps in the northern corner of the Serengeti.

In keeping with a sustainable living concept, the camp is built from natural and recycled materials including wood, stone, canvas and raw leather. It is 100% ‘off the grid’, relying entirely on a central, custom-designed solar power array using photovoltaic technology – a system that uses solar panels to convert sunlight into electricity. The solar array comprises a quarter-acre of solar panels capable of generating power efficiently even on cloudy days.

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