Africa: Singita Grumeti Scoops Best Safari Lodge Award

Singita Grumeti Tanzania has once again affirmed its status as one of Africa's leading safari resorts after winning an award at the top spot in Travel and Leisure publication, as the "Best Safari Lodges in Africa". The announcement was made last week in New York.

The award is a great recognition for Singita Grumeti after readers and visitors voted it the best in terms of its majestic location adjacent to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, the home of the Great Migration. Every year, Travel and Leisure asks readers to vote based on their travel experiences around the world.

According to a statement which copied to East African Business Week, the voters rating was in accordance to facilities in their rooms, food, service and overall experience from the time of booking through to departure from the property.

Singita Grumeti was voted no.1 in the Private Lodges and Camps category. Readers loved the breathtaking vastness and beauty of the 350,000 acre reserve.

The serenity and solitude amidst the splendour can only be experienced in order to be believed. Guests also valued Singita's environmentally conscious hospitality and sustainable conservation which plays a big part in preserving Tanzania's heritage for future generations.

The award winning staff at Singita Grumeti consistently delivers personalised service that leaves one in utmost awe. "Nowhere delivers the safari experience quite like Singita Grumeti," quotes a reader's comments.

Commenting on the award, Singita Chief Operations Officer (COO) Mark Witney said: "The Travel +Leisure Awards are particularly prestigious in the world of travel because they are the result of a readers' poll."

Readers of the magazine are asked to rate hotels and lodges they may recently have stayed in. However, the outcome does not reflect the personal preferences of a travel writers but the real experiences of guests.

In 2015 Singita Sabi Sand in South Africa was voted "Best in Africa and the Middle East" and it is a source of great pride to us that our Tanzanian lodges receive the award for 2016"

"As a group, Singita aspires to become the foremost conservation company in Africa, protecting important wildlife areas for future generations. To achieve sustainable conservation and community projects we need to have a successful tourism product and the Travel + Leisure Award is an incredible endorsement.

Tanzania too should be proud of how this positions tourism in the country" Mr Witney added. This is particularly good news for Tanzania as this is the kind of standard that will benefit tourism in the country.

Singita Grumeti has been the recipient of several awards in the past such as rated No.1 in the world in the 2015 Conde Nast Traveler USA Readers' Choice Awards, Best Hotel in the World for Service in 2015 by Conde Nast Traveler UK and the World's Best Hotel overall in the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2011 & 2012 lists of top 100 Hotels.

Furthermore, a Travel and Leisure award recognizes the companies in the travel and tourism industry which have shown outstanding service standards and overall customer experience.

The world's most influential travel brand, Travel and leisure offers insiders' access to destinations around the globe with a signature mix of smart advice, expert reporting and award winning coverage of hotels. With a global reach of more than 5.8 million readers, presence in the publication exposes brands to an extensive audience.

Singita is dedicated to environmentally conscious hospitality, sustainable conservation and the empowerment of local communities, Singita, meaning "place of miracles," was founded in 1993 with a single lodge, Singita Ebony Lodge in South Africa in a magnificent piece of family land and the brand has been growing ever since.

Source: East African Business Week.