This was the favourite of the 4 camps/lodges we stayed at during a recent Kenya & Tanzania Safari. The property is beautiful, we watched Zebra's and Elephants while having lunch, and the ability to drive off road in the Grumeti reserve and the low density of guests to acres is a terrific luxury. Consisting of 350,000 acres, there's 4 camps (including a new mobile camp), about 35 rooms, a maximum of 70 or so guests on the entire reserve - do the math! When there is a game sighting, the guides adhere to a strict maximum of 3 vehicles at one location -- compare that to a dozen or more that often piled up in the Ngorongoro Crater....
The rooms themselves were very modern, with an entire wall made of glass facing a couple of watering holes. Each room has a Swarovski telescope as well for game viewing .Free international long distance, two fully stocked mini-bars, and air-con were nice to have, though perhaps a bit too modern. Thankfully the only place that we saw a TV was in the common room/library. Brad, Kate, Peter, Vincent, William, Eugene, and the rest of the staff that we encountered were all absolutely terrific.
The food & wine was the best of the four camps that we stayed at, the open Land Rovers were new and in top-notch condition, and the ability to visit the other two Singita properties was a nice add-on as well (we had breakfast at Sasakwa one morning and took a tour of the property with one of the managers there).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Singita Faru Faru Lodge is set in Grumeti in northern Tanzania, forming part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. Built on a gently sloping hill, this riverine lodge, positioned on the renowned migratory route, is a place where you can quite literally expect the unexpected. Informal, unconventional and surprising at every turn, Singita Faru Faru Lodge is a mix of contemporary, organic style and the quirky practicality of a traditional botanist's camp. With such close proximity to the river and plains, guests have the unique opportunity to experience a very close connection with the wilderness. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Singita Faru Faru Hotel Serengeti National Park