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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:      Honeymoon Safari: A Match Made in Heaven
12 Aug 2015

Wedding preparations can be as stressful as they are enjoyable, and yet nothing can prepare you for the blissful whirlwind of that special day. A luxurious and extraordinary honeymoon is the perfect way to reflect, unwind and celebrate the beginning of a new life together. The romance and ...   Show me more >

Singita Faru Faru:      Art on a Plate: Food Design at Singita Grumeti & Singita Lamai
3 Mar 2015

Singita has six different camps and lodges in Tanzania with a common design philosophy but each with a unique style which is complemented by the food design. From the cool neutral palette of Singita Serengeti House and contemporary, organic style of Singita Faru Faru Lodge to the nostalgic ...   Show me more >

Singita Faru Faru:      Daily Diary: Singita Grumeti Horseback Safari
9 Feb 2015

The rumble of hooves across the Serengeti isn’t always the result of millions of animals moving across the plains during the annual migration; often it is our guests enjoying an outride from the stables at The Singita Equestrian Centre. The horseback safari at Singita Grumeti is an ...   Show me more >

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 >

 

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