Singita Serengeti House

Serengeti National Park, Serengeti and northern Tanzania, Tanzania

At a Glance

  • The waterhole in front of the house is frequented by all the famous inhabitants of the Serengeti

  • Dawn starts to explore the Serengeti followed by 'breakfast in the bush'; hot coffee and pastries fresh from the oven

  • Enjoy a post lunch tennis match, then cool off in the pool before afternoon tea is served on the deck

  • Singita's guiding is famed, the private guides here are Serengeti specialists, they don't miss a thing

  • The ultimate exclusive-use property in the ultimate location

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East Africa is equatorial so the climate is fairly constant and it is a year-round destination. Tanzania has a light rain season from November to March. This period is known as the ‘short rains’, often no more than a quick downpour each day, followed by clear sunshine. From December to March the weather becomes increasingly warmer with the ‘long rains’ occurring between April and May. June to August is migration season which is a wonderful time to visit. Equestrian safaris do not run from November to mid December or in April and May.

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Insider's View

Singita Serengeti is a house of low-key grandeur in the center of all the action

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Singita Serengeti House or take a look at our itineraries to Serengeti and northern Tanzania

Description

Set on the Western corridor of Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, with access to 350,000 acres of private land. Singita Serengeti House is an exclusive-use property, designed specifically for private groups after an unparalleled safari experience.

Situated in the Grumeti Reserve in Northern Tanzania. Singita Serengeti House sits on the slopes of Sasakwa Hill with commanding views over the vast open plains of the Serengeti.

The house was built in response to the growing demand for privacy and flexibility within this beautiful, game rich area of East Africa. As such, Serengeti House is available on an exclusive-use basis only. The staff and private guides at Serengeti House work closely with guests to come up with a tailored itinerary, guaranteed to create lifelong memories.

The main house stands at the center of the property. Large indoor and outdoor dining and lounge areas enable space to flow out to an expansive deck and 25m swimming pool. There are two spacious suites in the main house and a further two garden suites close by.

The property has been finished to the highest specifications. Renowned Cape Town based designers Cecile & Boyd's continue their collaboration with Singita, and have created a stylish but extremely comfortable and relaxed environment for families and friends to enjoy.

A waterhole in front of the house is a popular spot for resident plains game and is frequented by breeding herds of elephant, offering exceptional game viewing from the deck of the house.

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Accommodation

Singita Serengeti House accommodates eight guests in the four suites. Two of the suites are based in the main house, as described, the garden suites are linked to the pool deck by connected pathways, one suite either side of the main house. All suites feature private terraces with outdoor showers.

It is possible to rearrange some of the suites into triple rooms by adding a bed for children.

Childcare

Children's Activities include: the Mini Ranger's Course, tennis, archery, swimming, baking with chefs, arts and crafts, wildlife DVDs, board games, butterfly capture identification and release, spa face painting

Facilities

A private chef, based at Singita Serengeti House, provides fantastic flexibility to ensure guests get the most out of their experience. He interacts directly with the guests throughout their stay and meals are discussed. Where possible, food is locally sourced and emphasis is on classic, healthy recipes. Picnics can be packed, bush lunches set up and dinner held back to ensure that nothing is missed whilst out exploring. The team aims to make every meal something to remember.

There is a wonderful Bush Spa that offers a holistic and healing approach to treatments.

Activities

Guests can enjoy thrilling game viewing on morning and evening game drives. A professional guide and exclusive vehicle is based at Singita Serengeti House, always on standby to catch the best sightings. For those keen to explore away from the vehicle; guided walks are also available.

The 25 meter rim-flow lap pool forms the central focus of the house, and a private tennis court is available for guests to use throughout their stay.

The house benefits from being only 1.5km from Singita Sasakwa Lodge where a fully equipped gym, yoga room and spa are available for use by Serengeti House guests.

Floorplans

Main House - Singita Serengeti House

Main House - Singita Serengeti House

Outside Suite - Singita Serengeti House

Outside Suite - Singita Serengeti House

Reviews

5

(Press)

Looking out over the extraordinary 350,000-acre concession of Singita Grumeti, it's impossible to imagine that just 10 years ago this place was so overrun by poachers the thought of game viewing was laughable. But the philanthropic efforts of owner Paul Tudor Jones II, teamed with the Grumeti effect, have performed wonders, a miracle perhaps best appreciated from the reserve's new Serengeti House, the cleverly converted former manager's home now let for exclusive use with private staff. It sits proudly in the African landscape, a two-bedroom house, flanked by two guest villas, with vast sitting and dining rooms (an open fire in each), white-paper buffalo heads, leather drums, raffia lights and clay urns. Baths are lagoon-deep and beds billow with crisp white sheets. Long, lazy lunches of salads and charcuterie are regularly interrupted by sightings of elephant at the nearby watering hole and herds of impala and zebra across the browning landscape.

Experiences

  • 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.

  • 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, Serengeti and northern Tanzania, Tanzania

Situated on the western corridor of the world famous Serengeti National Park, Singita Serengeti House offers guests exclusive-use accommodation and access to 350,000 acres of private land.

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