Singita Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania
About Singita Sasakwa Game Reserve
Singita Sasakwa Lodge is one of three Singita lodges in this enormous private concession (340 000 acres), which means that you’ll have this wild stretch of Africa all to yourself.
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 grass, alongside crisp linens, imported chandeliers and hand-crafted furniture.
- Nine luxurious cottages and a private retreat.
- At any one time Sasakwa can accommodate a total of 34 guests.
- Cottage configurations: 6 x 1 bedroom, 2 x 2 bedrooms, 1 x 3 bedrooms, 1 x 4 bedrooms (private retreat).
- The Private Retreat(4 bedrooms) contains a basement nanny flat, which has two twin bedrooms, both en-suite
- 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.
- Cottages have a personal bar and fridge, electronic safe, direct dial telephone (US lines) and wireless internet access.
- There is wheelchair access to certain cottages.
- Tariffs include all-suite accommodation, three meals per day, all drinks, including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs (excluding vintage champagne, champagne, and vintage wines on the connoisseurs wine list) and open Land Rover safaris accompanied by an experienced guide.
- With the exception of Singita Sabora Tented Camp and Singita Lebombo Lodge, children of all ages are welcome at our lodges and bookings are subject to availability. In the interest of safety, participation of children in any game activities (drives/walks/bike rides) is at the discretion of their guide. At Singita Sabora Tented Camp and Singita Lebombo Lodge children over the age of 10 are welcome.
The untouched wilderness of Singita Grumeti Reserves is located in northern Tanzania and forms part of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, on the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park – Africa’s No. 1 World Heritage Site. The word ‘Serengeti’ comes from the Masai word ‘Siringit’, which means ’the place where the land stretches to forever.”
The famous Great Migration, an annual trek of 2 million animals through the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, bisects our reserve annually. Called The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth it has, since time immemorial, been the dramatic backbone of this enormous wilderness.
The successes of conservation as well as diverse habitats have ensured that, since its inception in 2003, Singita Grumeti Reserves has a well-established resident game population that inhabit the area throughout the year. In addition to the annual wildebeest migration some notable highlights include: large mixed herds of impala, zebra, topi, eland, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle. Good numbers of reedbuck, waterbuck, dik dik, klipspinger, oribi and Coke’s hartebeest are to be found and large breeding herds of buffalo, up to 400 strong, compliment the abundant small bachelor groups of bulls. Herds of elephants number up to 450 – concentrations seldom seen elsewhere in Africa.
Large carnivore regulars such as lion, hyena, cheetah and leopard top the predator pile while the smaller aardwolf, jackal, mongoose species, serval, caracal, civet, genet, porcupine, pangolin and aardvark top a total of about 70 mammal species found in the area.
The migration movements can expect to be witnessed in June, July and August as the herds move northwards. However, in September and October some large wildebeest herds remain, along with inflated numbers of topi, zebra, Thomson’s gazelle and eland – really the best time of year. In November, southbound wildebeest, returning from the Masai Mara in Kenya, move back into the reserves along with the onset of the first light rains followed by fresh new grazing.
Extra special year round highlights on the Grumeti River include the beautiful black and white Colobus monkeys. Continuing the special primate theme there is a chance to spot the world’s fasted primate – the rare Patas monkey, out in the open woodlands. A herd of Roan antelope can be seen as well.
For birders special endemic highlights include the Grey Crested Helmet-shrike, Fischer’s Lovebird, Rufus-Tailed Weaver, Karamoja Apalis and the Grey-breasted Spurfowl. They head up an impressive bird list of 400 species on the concession
No matter what your age, the untamed wilderness and magnificent wildlife of Africa will leave a lasting impression. A safari makes for an unforgettable family holiday, which is why we offer guests with children a number of convenient options.
With the exception of Singita Sabora Tented Camp and Singita Lebombo Lodge, children of all ages are welcome at our lodges and bookings are subject to availability. In the interest of safety, participation of children in any game activities (drives/walks/bike rides) is at the discretion of their guide. At Singita Sabora Tented Camp and Singita Lebombo Lodge children over the age of 10 are welcome.
Family suite at Faru Faru Lodge
The family suite at Faru Faru Lodge includes two en suite bedrooms with twin beds. It is perfectly suited to families of friends travelling together. The suite has a private viewing deck with a heated plunge pool, a lounge area and a stone fireplace.
Rates for families
- Adults occupying the master bedroom pay the full per person rate. Alternatively the second room can accommodate 1 adult and 50% of the full per person rate applies.
- Children occupying the second room (max 2 children) pay 50% of the full per person rate.
Fun activities for children
A variety of entertaining activities for children:
- Board games
- Wildlife shows
- Cooking and baking with chefs
- Poolside fun
MINI RANGERS’ COURSE
Our exciting Mini Rangers’ Course opens up a whole new world to young explorers. This programme includes:
- Tracking animals
- Butterfly capture & release
- A cosmic safari (astronomy)
- Survival in the bush
- Game-spotting competitions
- Nature quizzes
- Ranger’s Test
On completion of the course, these proud achievers are awarded certificates to recognise their new-found knowledge.