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Singita Faru Faru,

Serengeti, West
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Singita Faru Faru

Singita Faru Faru: What we think


Singita Faru Faru is one of our very favourite lodges. Run by Singita, the lodge is the lovechild of Paul Tudor Jones (a billionaire who runs them as his playthings!) and Faru Faru can be counted as probably the best safari lodge in Tanzania.  One of three of their supreme properties (Sasakwa and Sabora being the others) it forms part of the private Grumeti Reserves, situated in the west of the Serengeti. 

Yet because it’s a private park you can night drive, horse-ride and walk.  A modern interpretation of a classic safari lodge, it has intimacy, luxury and excellent guiding in spades.  Awesome in the migration season, but the resident game here is so strong that it makes for a great place to visit all year around. All three properties in Grumeti Reserves are faultless, but Faru Faru is probably our favourite due to its intimacy.

There is no doubt that Faru Faru gets 5 paws. If we had a 6 paw rating it would be in that category.
Guide Price: $1,353 per person
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Singita Faru Faru: Interesting Facts


  • supreme luxury and a wine cellar to rival Versailles
  • 9 tents with air-con, phones and wireless internet access
  • 2 swimming pools
  • great for migration from June to August
  • SPECIAL OFFER: Stay 6, pay 5. Combinable with all Singita Lodges in the Grumeti

Singita Faru Faru: In depth


Singita Faru Faru is located in the private Grumeti Reserve in the western Serengeti and is home to Sasakwa and Sabora Tented Camp also owned by Singita. This area of the Serengeti is accessible on schedule flights from Arusha and other areas in Tanzania. The reserve is private, meaning the only vehicles you will see on your Tanzania safari are from one of the 3 Singita properties and is thus a wonderful lodge from which to take a Serengeti Safari                        .

The main area of the lodge is set in the open, with views down onto an open grass land area with a watering hole, which often attracts herd of elephants in the dry season. There are different lounge areas, steeped in wooden decking, dropping onto a beautiful plunge pool, there are also many intimate areas where private dining can be set up.

Singita Faru Faru has 9 modern and incredibly spacious suites with views onto the river bed. The front of the rooms are completely made of glass and it’s possible, at a touch of a button, to slide these windows open. There is an indoor and outdoor shower and the rooms are fully air conditioned. There is a 2 bed villas as well as a family villa.

The main activity here is game driving in open sided land rovers; however, in the private reserve there is one of the best horse riding safari operations in Tanzania, best suited to intermediate to experienced riders.

Singita Faru Faru: Breaking news


Singita Faru Faru:      Sunrise in the Serengeti
12 Dec 2014

For some people, the day begins when the train passes by in the distance or a high-pitched alarm pierces the early morning quiet. They get moving with a cup of takeaway coffee, absent-mindedly scanning the morning paper, getting stuck into their email inbox or dodging traffic on the way to the ...   Show me more >

Singita Faru Faru:      Tanzania’s Serengeti – A Year-Round Destination
22 Oct 2014

The Serengeti in Tanzania is inextricably associated with the annual wildebeest migration in the imagination of most travellers in search of the ultimate African safari. However, once the wildebeest have moved on in their perpetual search for grazing, the Serengeti offers diverse and fascinating ...   Show me more >

Singita Faru Faru:      Wonderful Wildlife Videos with James Suter
26 Aug 2014

If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you will no doubt have seen field guide James Suter’s incredible series of reports from our twelve lodges and camps in Africa. His stories from the bush were accompanied by spectacular photographs and expert descriptions of the animals and ...   Show me more >

Singita Faru Faru:      The Story of Peter Andrew
16 Jul 2014

Sitting poolside at Singita Faru Faru Lodge at tea time, in the dappled shade of the acacia trees, our guests are treated to a feast of sweet and savoury delights before their afternoon game drive. It is a wonderfully indulgent spread; all manner of cakes, candies and confections are on offer, ...   Show me more >

Singita Faru Faru:      A Cheetah Kill at Singita Faru Faru Lodge
25 Nov 2013

Photographer and Singita Field Guide, Marlon du Toit, is traveling through Tanzania, visiting Singita’s lodges and camps in the area. Most recently, he has been at Singita Faru Faru Lodge where he was fortunate enough to spot a cheetah in action on the plains of the Serengeti: “We ...   Show me more >

 

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