Singita Faru Faru Lodge
Top of Class
$ 1,375 (Pps)
Situated in the western corridor of the legendary Serengeti, Singita Faru Faru overlooks a natural waterhole and the tree line of the Grumeti River. Due to the natural watering hole in front of Faru Faru, guests needn’t ever leave as here the safari comes to you. The surrounding grassland is so full of wildlife that you can lounge in the swimming pool overlooking the waterhole, recline in the Lodge's elevated viewing decks or unwind in the comfort of your luxurious room and watch as predators and prey are drawn right up to the lodge.
The lodge is in the 350,000 acre Grumeti Reserves in Northern Tanzania. There are daily game drives with professional guides and trackers. This is just the perfect place to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals day and night. The wide open spaces teem with game of all sizes and spot-lit night time drives reveal the elusive magic of Africa after dark. The game drives are in carefully modified Land Cruisers, each accommodating a maximum of six guests. During your stay at Singita Faru Faru, you are likely to spot a great variety of wildlife including cheetah, bearded wildebeest, bat eared fox, black rhino, Maasai giraffe, lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, zebra and the rare Colobus monkey. There is also a gym and a spa.
The nine stone, canvas and thatched suites (including a family suite and a two-bedroom villa) have the air of a classic safari camp, yet the interiors offer the ultimate in contemporary chic with panoramic glass windows, mirrored room dividers and freestanding baths. The result is very atmospheric. The wall facing the riverine bush is largely glazed and gives superb bush views. The suites have air conditioning and some have a choice of interior or exterior showers.
Kids at Singita Faru Faru
Children are welcome at Faru Faru and there is plenty to keep them entertained from archery to baking with the chefs. Most notably, there is a very cool Mini Rangers' Course for kids. This program includes: tracking animals; a cosmic safari (astronomy); learning bush survival techniques; flower-pressing (in summer); frogging; butterfly capture and release; game, tree and bird-spotting competitions; nature quizzes and a Ranger's test. On completion of the course, these proud achievers are awarded a certificate to recognise their new-found knowledge and accomplishments.
Singita Faru Faru Lodge on the map
One bedroom suites with en suite bathrooms with an inside bath and outside shower.
Each suite has air-conditioning, overhead fans, minibar and fridge, tea/coffee station, digital safe, hairdryer, bathroom amenities, direct dial telephone and small game-viewing deck.
A master bedroom (double or twin) and en suite bathroom with inside bath and outside shower. The smaller second bedroom (twin split) en suite with outside bath and shower can only accommodate children. The rooms are not inter-leading but separated by a small passage each with own entrance. The rooms share an outside deck area.
The suites have air-conditioning, overhead fans, minibar & fridge, tea/coffee station, digital safe, hairdryer, bathroom amenities, direct dial telephone and small game-viewing deck.
Two regular suites that are river facing and can be made into either a double or twin. They share a central lounge, spacious deck, both have en suite with inside bath and outside shower, and a private plunge pool. The unit is under one big canvas roof with stone walls.
Each suite has air-conditioning, overhead fans, minibar & fridge, tea/coffee station, digital safe, hairdryer, bathroom amenities, direct dial telephone and small game-viewing deck.