We stayed at Sabora for 2 nights in September 2012 during our 12 day African safari across Northern Tanzania. We stayed at several luxury camps, including Singita Sasakwa, and Sabora was our favorite of them all. It gave us the feeling of being in Africa we were looking for.
We flew from Kogatende airstrip to Sasakwa airstrip where we were greeted immediately by one of the Singita guides. He drove us directly to the Sabora tented camp. What a place! We were greeted at Sabora with cool towels, a refreshing drink, and plenty of smiles. We were introduced to our waiter, Jeremiah, who was 100% dedicated to us during our 2 night stay. We were also introduced to Wilson, the camp manager.
Overall the food at Sabora was excellent – a good variety of 3 course meals at lunch and dinner along with your typical, breakfast choices. We were never disappointed with the food and consider ourselves leaning toward the “foodie” end of the scale.
I must say that Jeremiah played a key role in making us 100% satisfied in our stay at Sabora. For example, one evening for dinner we were setup in the library, which also contains the camp’s single desktop computer (WiFi also available throughout). There were several other guests at the computer who were creating a different kind of atmosphere than we were looking for during dinner; we asked Jeremiah if we could move to the next tent (believe it is the living room) – he and his staff quickly setup another table for us without hesitation. We ended up having a fantastic meal and evening. Asante sana!
The level of customer service was simply fantastic. As we were celebrating my wife’s birthday, the next evening the staff setup a bubble bath and champagne in our tent to greet us after our afternoon game drive. Following that, they had a special table setup under a tree with lanterns hanging from it. Fantastic! Sabora provided a really nice mix of interaction with other guests (during happy hour in front of a bonfire) and privacy (during dinner). They really got it right. As many others have written, the service at Sabora (and Singita overall) is truly superb, attentive, and friendly – Wilson and his team really did a fantastic job for us.
We stayed 2 nights at Sabora followed by 4 at Sasakwa; we were introduced to our guide, Braya, at Sabora, who would be with us during our entire Singita stay. I cannot say enough about Braya – he truly made our game drive experience productive and entertaining. We saw so many animals.. lions, leopards, cheetah, elephants, buffalo, giraffes, etc. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable about the animals (there was no question he could not answer), but he was very laid back and a pleasure with whom to spend our days. In addition to showing us the animals, he wowed us with excellent spots for “sundowners” – a place to enjoy a beer or glass of wine while watching the African sun set!
Sabora has a tennis court – we took advantage of it on our second day in order to get some much needed exercise! Jeremiah even joined us to hit some balls – it was surreal playing tennis in the middle of wide-open African plains. There was also a small gym which was perfect!
Other than the occasional annoying fellow guest, the only other item I would note is that during the low season, do not expect to see animals roaming around the camp; though they are all out in the park, they are not roaming around the tents in droves unless you go during the high season (believe it is June/July timeframe) when the migration is in this area. When we go back, we’d lean towards timing the high season.
We loved Sabora and would not hesitate to go back – GO FOR IT if you are thinking about staying here – you will not be disappointed.
A huge Asante Sana to Wilson, Jeremiah, Braya and the rest of the Singita family,
Jonathan & Marwa
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