Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti
Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti is a fantastically luxurious property situated in the heart of Tanzania's most famous safari area. Perfectly placed for the Great Migration, the lodge has 77 rooms and the full facilities of a Four Seasons property.
At a Glance
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Serengeti from your private terrace
Take a trip out into the National Park in search of the Big 5
Watch the wildlife come to the waterhole from the lip of the infinity pool
Spoil yourself with one of the specially crafted Serengeti treatments in the spa
Sip an expertly mixed cocktail in the Sundowner Bar and watch the sun fall below the horizon
The watering hole in front of the pool is fitted with night a vision camera so you can watch what is going on from your tv in your room.Louisa Ross-Taylor
This luxurious 77 room lodge is in the heart of one of the planet's greatest safari areas, the Serengeti National Park. Four Seasons have created a unique property, blending complete comfort for its guests with the opportunity to have an unforgettable safari experience.
Take the opportunity to get out and experience the wildlife and local Maasai culture in the day, and retreat to the lodge in the evening to relax. The setting of the lodge is such that you may want to stay by the swimming pool. From here you can take in the dramatic views over the open savannah and bush, keeping an eye on the waterhole below as animals come down to drink throughout the day.
The facilities of the lodge offer everything a guest could want from a Four Seasons experience: a fully equipped fitness center, business center and spa are some of the options to explore within the lodge. A range of activities out in the bush and with professional guides at the lodge will add memories to the experience.
There are 77 guest rooms throughout the property, all enjoying fantastic views out over the Serengeti. The rooms have been decorated in a fresh contemporary style, whilst keeping in mind the African context. All feature four-poster beds with draped mosquito netting, as well as local textures and artwork.
All rooms also have a private outside space, the suites and villas also have fantastic pools from which to take in the views. There is high speed internet and air conditioning throughout the property, flat-screen tvs and and a private refrigerated bar provide added comfort.
Four Seasons provide a full pillow menu, and can even organize for black-out drapes to be fitted to the windows if needed.
1 king or 2 twin beds, accommodating up to 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.
All Rooms, either 'Savannah' or 'Horizon' rooms are on the upper floor of the lodge and enjoy private balconies.
1 king and 2 twin beds, accommodation up to 4 adults, or 2 adults, 2 children.
Located on the first floor and with 2 en-suite bedrooms.
All suites enjoy their own private plunge pools, outdoor showers and spacious sitting room.
The One-Bedroom Suites have a king bed and a sofa bed, they can accommodate up to either 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.
Each comes complete with a kitchen and optional full butler service.
All have an elevated Serengeti view, large deck with infinity-edge private swimming pool. indoor and outdoor showers, a fully separate bedroom.
The vast Presidential VIlla provides accommodation for up to 6 adults, or 4 adults and 2 children in 3 bedrroms, 2 kings and 1 sleeper sofa. There are 3 full en-suite bathrooms, 2 with baths, and a large dressing room.
The views from throughout the villa are fantastic, an added highlights is the waterhole below which attracts game throughout the day.
The Presidential Villa also enjoys a 24 hour butler service, a large private deck with private infinity pool and a kitchen.
Each Two-Bedroom villa provides accommodation for upto 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children in either 2 king beds, or 1 king and 2 twin beds.
Both villas enjoy fantastic, elevated Serengeti views from the large terrace with private infinity-edge swimming pool. There is a butler service, available if desired.
There are two comfortable bedrooms, a full kitchen as well as a spacious living room, en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers.
The unique nature of the lodge, and its positioning within a wildlife area such as the Serengeti National Park means that the lodge are only able to welcome children over the age of 8 years old.
The lodge welcomes children over the age of 8 and provides a whole range of special amenities, menus and fun activities to suit children through to teenagers.
The complimentary Kijana Klup welcomes children from 8 to 17 throughout the day, providing fun and lasting experiences at the lodge and in the bush. It is housed in a dedicated area of the lodge and features an arts & crafts room and a special area for games and movies. Professionally trained supervisors and guides organize activities with a focus on the Serengeti, with opportunities to learn about the animal kingdom, plants and insects of the area.
Four Seasons have created a range of dining experiences at Safari Lodge, each adds something special to the experience of staying here: whether it be a meal around the fire at the Boma, or a picnic breakfast in the bush.
Kula's restaurant focuses on contemporary international and local dishes, representing the diversity of cultures that have contributed to this area of Africa. Particular influence is taken from Cape Malay and Indian cuisine. Kula's offers buffet dining combined with theater-style cooking in the restaurant. In a separate room within the restaurant is the wine cellar, the focus is on South African wines, tours and tasting are regularly organized.
The Boma Grill is a great dining experience, blending traditional and contemporary culinary approaches. There is a unique circular seating plan around a central open fire-pit. The menu focuses on grilled items and the Maasai will ensure a memorable evening.
In the evening you would be foolish to miss the opportunity to watch the sun set from the sundowner bar. There is an informal bar where you can mix your own drinks, alternatively order from an extensive cocktail and beverage list.
Maji Bar is set on the first floor, overlooking the pool and the waterhole beyond. It's a great location for a cocktail and a simply prepared fresh meal. The menu focuses on items such as homemade pizza, pasta, sandwiches and African tapas.
Four Seasons provides half or full-day game drives with an experienced local guide and driver. The knowledge of your guide will allow you to experience the full glory of this magnificent wilderness area, and to get up close to some of the fantastic wildlife living here. An obvious highlight comes during the annual migration when the area fills with the migrating wildebeest and zebra.
The lodge can also organize trips to the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken cladera in the world and home to a huge density and diversity of wildlife. There are charges for the safari experiences at the lodge.
Back at the lodge itself, the Discovery Center is a fantastic facility, providing the opportunity to learn more about the local Maasai people and become involved in some of the social-responsibility programs operated by the Four Seasons in the area.
There is a fully equipped fitness center, situated near the pool, the fitness center has incredible views over the plains. For more of a relaxing option, head to the pool. The 25 meter, free-form infinity pool is set in an idyllic location with views over the waterhole below. There is full pool service from sunrise to sunset.
Make use of the celebrated spa to energize after a long journey from overseas, or to refresh after a dusty game drive. Four Seasons have created a list of treatments inspired by the Serengeti. Skincare and massage treatment tap into the benefits of local plants, minerals and healing rituals.
There are 6 free-standing pavilions, all large enough for couples, some have an outdoor bathtubs and all feature steam showers. It is also possible to have a treatment in your room.
Location & Directions
Four Seasons Safari Lodge is located in the center of the world famous Serengeti National Park, an area that covers nearly 6,000 square miles of grassland, savannah, riverine forest and granite outcrops. The Serengeti is most famous for its annual migration of 1.5 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra, as well as large populations of other game including a healthy predator population.
When to go
Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.