Singita Faru Faru Lodge
Greater Serengeti, Northern Tanzania
Set on the banks of the Grumeti River, Singita's Faru Faru is a small and intimate lodge with just eight beautiful rooms. The lodge is located in the path of the annual great wildebeest migration in the Grumeti Reserve, to the west of the Serengeti.
At a Glance
Beautifully designed lodge
Perfect mix of luxury and rustic
Relax by the pool whilst the migration thunders past below
Fantastic setting overlooking a water hole
Incredible food and service
Game drives are on and off road for excellent game sightings
Have an amazing lunch in the middle of the Serengeti plains under an Acacia tree and watch the huge herds of animals all around you!Camilla Whitworth
Relax in the infinity pool and watch animals gather around the waterhole below.Camilla Whitworth
Meet our specialists
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Situated on a slope, basking in the abundance of animal species and birdlife around it, Singita's Faru Faru Lodge lends a contemporary signature style to safari. Inspired by a botanical theme, this riverside lodge offers barefoot elegance in a laid-back rustic setting.
The organic lines of two rim-flow swimming pools echo those of a watering hole that lies just below. The elevated viewing decks over the watering hole allow guests to view game without even leaving their lodge, and a Swahili-inspired ‘beach’ offers the opportunity for some serious rest and relaxation.
Grumeti Reserves is a private 340,000 acre (140,000 hectare) safari destination bordering the Serengeti National Park to the northeast. As part of the greater Serengeti ecozystem it sits in the path of the great wildebeest migration providing excellent game viewing.
In addition to day and night game drives, guests can make full use of the facilities at Sasakwa Hill Lodge, including tennis and horse riding. Faru Faru Lodge is completely unfenced so that animals are free to wander close to the lodge as well as coming to drink at the nearby watering hole, which it overlooks. Ideal for couples and families with just nine safari vehicles (for three camps) covering an area almost the size of the Masaai Mara.
Singita Faru Faru Lodge has eight open-style suites and one Villa Suite. The Villa Suite is made up of two identical double bedrooms and a large shared open space lounge/dining area. The bedrooms are all en-suite with a bath and outdoor shower.
Each suite has a reading area, a huge picture window, personal bar and fridge, and a deck with Swarovski spotting scope. Suites have electronic safes, overhead fans, hairdryers, direct dial telephones with US lines and wireless internet access.
There are 7 open-style suites which have air conditioning, a reading area and wireless internet. Each suite has a bathroom with bath and outdoor shower.
The family suite has 2 bedrooms, air-conditioning, reading area, wireless internet and en-suite bathroom with bath and outdoor shower.
The villa suite has two double rooms and a large lounge/dining area. The rooms are air-conditioned and have wireless internet and en-suite bathrooms with bath and outdoor shower.
Children of all ages are welcome at Faru Faru Lodge, although there are no specific childcare facilities. It should also be noted that in the interest of safety, participation of children in any game activities (drives/walks/bike rides) is at the discretion of their guide. Babysitting can be arranged for those that require it.
The main lodge area offers a dining room, bar lounge, library with satellite television, DVD player, outdoor barbecue area, spa and The Singita Shop. It is possible to go horse riding around Faru Faru.
Viewing decks overlooking the waterhole are positioned alongside the heated swimming pool.
(It's also possible to make use of facilities at Singita Sasakwa which include tennis and yoga).
Activities from Singita Faru Faru Lodge include twice daily game drives into the reserve to spot wildlife and to experience the migration. Balloon safaris can be arranged prior to arrival at an extra cost. Tennis is also offered to guests at the nearby Sasakwa Hill Lodge.
Location & Directions
Greater Serengeti, Northern Tanzania
Singita Grumeti Reserves is located in northern Tanzania and forms part of the Serengeti-Mara ecozystem, bordering on the Serengeti National Park. The Singita Grumeti Reserves concession spans a vast 350,000 acres (140,000 hectares) of relatively untouched wilderness.
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.