Singita Sasakwa Lodge
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
At a Glance
Incredible views over the plains
One of the most luxurious safari lodges in Africa
Each air-conditioned cottage features a heated infinity plunge pool
Incredibly private game viewing
Spa, yoga and gym facilities
Game drives are on and off road for excellent game sightings
Best time to Visit
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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.
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Singita Sasakwa Lodge is the ultimate safari luxury in the style of an Edwardian manor house. Set in the private Grumeti Reserve, part of the Serengeti ecosystem, it sits in the path of the great wildebeest migration, providing excellent game viewing.
Singita Sasakwa Lodge is one of five Singita lodges in this enormous private concession (340 000 acres), which means that you will have this wild stretch of Africa all to yourself. Singita Sasakwa Lodge is built in the style of an Edwardian manor house. Stone walls, deep verandas, high ceilings, stately furniture, silverware and ornamental pieces complete the picture. Each cottage has a private infinity-edge pool overlooking ‘where the land stretches to forever’. The bedrooms with inviting four-posters are beautifully appointed, displaying typical African influences with touches of wood, leather and glass, alongside crisp linens, imported chandeliers and hand-crafted furniture.
It is part of the greater Serengeti ecosystem and sits in the path of the great wildebeest migration, providing excellent game viewing.
Sitting atop a hill with awe-inspiring views of the plain below, Singita Sasakwa Lodge is the pinnacle of safari luxury in the style of an English manor house. Managed by Singita, the service and attention to detail here are impeccable. No expense has been spared in furnishing the seven individual cottages, which sit along the ridge of the hill and offer panoramic views for miles around. Each cottage is set in its own secluded garden, the perfect place for guests to relax and forget the world. Choose between your heated infinity edged plunge pool, one of your terraces (equipped with Swarovski telescope), or the opulent drawing room. Each cottage has between one and four bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom (with large shower and roll top bath) attached to each.
When you are feeling refreshed, there is an array of activities to choose from, as well as excellent day and night game drives. Guests can also try their hand at archery, have a relaxing massage in the spa, or set up a tennis tournament on the two outdoor courts.
There are a total of 10 luxurious cottages; six one-bedroom, two two-bedroom, one three-bedroom and one four-bedroom (private retreat). Each air-conditioned cottage features a bedroom, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, lounge with fireplace, dressing area, a guest toilet, veranda with a Swarovski spotting scope and a heated infinity plunge pool. There is also one Hillside Suite boasting infinity views over the open plains.
|One Bedroom Cottage||
There are 6 cottages with one double, en-suite bedroom. All the cottages are air-conditioned with a lounge with fire place and wireless internet.
|Two Bedroom Cottage||
There are 2 cottages with two double bedrooms each of these cottages has air-conditioning, a lounge area with fireplace and wireless internet. The bedrooms are all en-suite with a bath and shower.
|Three Bedroom Cottage||
There is one cottage that has 3 double bedrooms all the bedrooms are en-suite with a bath and shower. The cottage has air-conditioning, wireless internet as well as a lounge area with fireplace.
|Four Bedroom Cottage||
The luxurious private retreat has 4 en-suite bedrooms and a nanny flat in the basement. All the bedrooms are en-suite, air-conditioned and have wireless internet.
There is one one-bedroom Hillside dual level Suite with a private swimming pool, a dedicated butler, private game vehicle and field guide and in-room dinning. Set away from the main lodge this suite offers ultimate privacy.
Children of all ages are welcome at Singita Sasakwa 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.
Each cottage has its own plunge pool, there is an equestrian centre right next door offering riding safaris for experienced riders. Singita Sasakwa Lodge also has a fantastic spa offering relaxing massage and other treatments as well as an archery pavilion, two tennis courts, gym, a library and games room.
There are many activities to keep everyone entertained from daily game drives and walks with professional guides to activities such as archery, lawn croquet, badminton, star-gazing safaris and mountain biking. The lodge has two tennis courts, a spa and yoga and gym facilities are also available at Singita Sasakwa Lodge. Hot air balloon trips can be arranged prior to arrival for an additional cost.
Best for ambience & design - With a choice of four places to stay, Singita Grumeti Reserves is on a 340,000 acre private concession created by US billionaire Paul Tudor Jones II on the edge of the Serengeti National Park. The nine-cottage Sasakwa Lodge provides the most luxurious accommodation, with beautiful, colonial-style decor, private infinity pools, four-poster beds and claw-footed bathtubs. Sabora Tented Camp comprises nine sumptuous Bedouin-style tents on an open plain; the more cutting-edge Faru Faru Lodge has nine stone, canvas and thatched suites in shady woodland on the Grumeti River. An exclusive new mobile camp, Singita Explore, was launched in June 2011.
X-factor 'The South African design group Cecile & Boyd's has created four wonderfully evocative worlds at Singita Grumeti,' says Gold List contributor Peter Browne. 'Each is distinctive, multi-layered and lavishly attended to. The detailing is just sensational.'
Louisa Verney (Staff)
I knew I had arrived somewhere rather special when we landed at a dusty airstrip equipped with a smart bathroom and Penhaligon toiletries (not something you find on many African airstrips I can assure you). Of course this was only the start and we were yet to be blown away by our stunning ‘room’ (actually a cottage) complete with living room, dressing room, infinity plunge pool (with stunning views of the vast plain below), personal Swarovski telescope and fully-stocked fridge.
I have honestly never met more charming managers but then I wouldn’t expect anything les form a Singita property. The staff were equally attentive and we had a fantastically knowledgeable private guide.
Even by safari standards we were well fed and the huge afternoon tea laid out for us almost removed the need for supper.
The game here is fantastic but Sasakwa Hill Lodge has so much else to offer including a stable of 16 horses (riding gear provided), tennis courts, huge pool and croquet lawn. Coming back late from a game drive, we really just wanted to be on our own and dinner was swiftly arranged on our private terrace by candlelight.
The reserve has great game viewing all year round and also sits right in the path of the wildebeest migration, which passes through in June and July.
Game drive in the Serengeti
Explore the vast grasslands of the Serengeti with your safari guide on game drives in the early morning and late afternoon. This is one of the most famous national parks in Africa, and it's easy to see why.
Hot air ballooning over the Serengeti
Soar over the Serengeti's savannah plains in a hot air balloon at dawn, watching wildlife beneath you & finishing with a champagne bush breakfast.
Mobile safaris in the Serengeti
Head to Singita Grumeti Reserve in Northern Tanzania and try the new ''Singita Explore". This new mobile safari experience is situated in one of the most pristine wilderness areas of the world and offers an exclusive camp with spectacular game-viewing.
Search for the migration herds
One of Africa's most iconic moments - the migration of two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles around the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem.
Location & directions
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Singita Sasakwa Lodge is located in northern Tanzania and forms part of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, bordering on the Serengeti National Park. The Singita Grumeti Reserves concession spans a vast 350,000 acres (140,000 hectares) of relatively untouched wilderness.
How to get there
Singita Sasakwa Lodge is close to the Sasakwa airstrip, where scheduled flights arrive regularly from major airports via the Tanzanian city of Arusha. For guests who prefer to drive, Arusha is your recommended start location at approximately an 8-hour drive away.