User Reviews – Singita GR
Email Kelly in Dallas, TX | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
The accommodations are the most amazing in Singita. Guests stay in "tree houses" that are luxuriously appointed. And it's close to Mozambique so you can step over into yet another country while here. The most memorable moment on this trip was stopping in the open air Jeep to look up at the stars while our guide pointed out the constellations. The stars felt so close you could reach out and touch them. Then we were told to close our eyes and listen to the silence. A very unique experience in the bush. We also saw a hippopotamus here up close which was very rare.
This was by far the greatest travel experience of my life and probably the most incredible hotel I've ever stayed in. The staff were very friendly and extra accommodating, the early morning safaris were out of this world. From what I understand, this is one of the only places on earth that you can get this close to the animals.
20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Both Exeter and Singita were excellent in their own areas of expertise. Exeter puts extra focus on the game drives and is much more aggressive in tracking down animals so if your main goal is to get in touch with animals, I'd recommend Exeter. Also the lodges are closer together so its better if your going with a large group of friends and you want to hang out. Exeter is definitely more suited for the younger crowd. Singita focuses more on luxury and catering to your any whim (i made the chef make me chicken nuggets). The lodges are further apart so its more suited for privacy/intimacy so accordingly, so the game drives were much more relaxed. My dad loves Singita because he enjoys calmer game drives and just wants to sit somewhere and be pampered.