Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park Area, Tanzania
South Africa’s pioneering Singita tourism group revamped a pair of lavish lodges and a tented camp in the Grumeti Reserves of Serengeti National Park in 2009. The breakdown: Sabora Tented Camp is accessorized with antique mahogany chests, worn-leather folding chairs, and thick Persian rugs. Faru Faru, with six eight suites and one two-bedroom villa overlooking the Grumeti River, channels a Swahili beach resort; a swimming pool curves in front of an open-air lounge, where guests sip sunset cocktails as elephants gather at the watering hole below. The reserve’s flagship is Sasakwa Lodge, an East African ranch house set on a hill with panoramic views of the Serengeti plains. The lodge’s wood-paneled libraries have an English country club feel, and there are nine cottage residences and one private retreat, each with a garden and plunge pool. Also at Sasakwa are tennis courts, a spa, and a yoga center to occupy guests between twice-daily game drives, where sightings include wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles. The recent news from Singita is its mobile tented camp, Singita Explore, which provides travelers access to the 340,000-acre concession.
Recommended by Mary Ann Ramsey in 2010, one of T+L's 2010 A-List travel agents, and a member of T+L’s Travel Agent Advisory Board, 2011 and 2012.
Room to Book:Get the best of old world and new by splitting your vacation between Singita Explore and Faru Faru's airy whimsical suites.
Insider Tip:Capture your memories using the in-room sketchpad and watercolors.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Family Friendly
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Handicapped Accessible
- Safari Lodge
Number of Rooms: 28
Number of Suites: 9 tents, 8 luxury suites, 1 villa suite, 9 cottages, 1 private villa retreat
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Number of Pools: 3