Faru Faru Lodge in the Serengeti
Situated on a slope, basking in the abundance of animal species and birdlife around it, Singita 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. The contrast of natural elements against cutting-edge design and comfortable furnishings is integrated in six open-style suites, each with an outdoor shower or bath.
Accommodation comprises six air-conditioned en-suite suites, with a bath and outdoor shower. There is a dedicated family suite suitable for a family of four. Faru Faru Lodge can accommodate 14 guests. 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. The main lodge area offers a dining room, bar lounge with satellite television, DVD player and library, outdoor barbeque area and Colonial Trading post. Viewing decks overlooking the waterhole are positioned alongside the heated swimming pool. Children over 10 years old, sharing with 2 full paying adults, in a family suite, are accommodated at 50% of the rate. Children under 10 years old can be accommodated if the lodge is booked on an exclusive use basis.
Guests have access to a wide range of activities, including:
- Game drives and walks with professional guides.
- Fun activities such as archery, lawn croquet, badminton, star-gazing safaris and mountain biking are all available.
- There are tennis courts at Sabora Tented Camp and Sasakwa Lodge with a choice of surfaces.
- Spa facilities are available at all three lodges. Yoga and gym facilities are available at Sasakwa Lodge and Faru Faru.
- Wireless internet access and satellite television at all three lodges.
All activities listed are subject to the regulations and charges imposed by the Tanzanian government, Tanzanian National Parks Department and the Tanzanian Department of Wildlife in force at the time of guests’ stay.
Singita Grumeti Reserves forms part of the world-famous migratory route. The Great Migration traditionally moves through Grumeti Reserves between June and August. However, there is an abundance of wildlife year-round. The Serengeti, which is Africa’s No. 1 World Heritage Site, is also home to 25 species of large carnivores, 40 herbivore species and over 600 types of bird – including five endemic species, with an impressively large number of raptors that form the highest concentration on the continent. This is also where you’ll find a wide range of primates, such as the rare Patas and Colobus monkeys and prolific plant life and species.
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