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Re Faru Faru This is by far the nicest of the three Singita lodges that we visited for honemooners. Sasakwa is extremely impressive, but less ‘safari’ feel and very formal. The tented camp (Sambora from memory) is not in the same league (I’m sure it’s much cheaper, and probably wonderful for the price).
There is a lodge on the Mara river (Lamai) that a number of Faru guests were complaining about. Unfortunately I think a large number of wilderbeast fall into the river during the migration (800+ apparently!) and it is impossible to remove them. As a result there is rather a bad smell in the camp. Clearly this is not something that Singita are in control of and thus extremely unfortunate for them.
The riding is based at Sasakwa but available to guests at all Singita lodges. It is included in the price (I was very positively surprised by this) and they test your ability before you are able to ride out. You need to be a pretty decent standard.
Faru Faru food has an Asian fusion touch (we loved this) whereas Sasakwa is more French/fine dining.
Rooms 1-4 have the view of the watering holes and in my opinion are the best (we were room 3). We saw a baby elephant (which thought it was drowning!) being saved by its mother and the whole herd, whilst eating our lunch, which was remarkable.
A lot of guests were very envious of our direct route to Zanzibar from Faru – thank you for arranging those flights!!
There is no shop (at least not for anything practical). But…We forgot our sunscreen – don’t worry, they have it and of course you don’t need to pay ;) ! they have thought of everything.
- J Cameron
I would probably give all 3 main lodges 5stars, but faru faru really stood out in terms of attention to detail, variation and quality of food and accommodation.
- K Belyanchikova
As for Faru Faru, I’m really glad that we did fly in the end – thanks so much for re-fixing it at short notice. We had seen huge herds of wildebeest and the rain enroute ensured that the driving that we did do to the airstrip was mainly sideways – so a longer journey could have been difficult. Anyway, we didn’t want to miss a moment of Faru Faru, it totally lived up to your description 5*******! The lodge was amazing, the food was absolutely superb, even better than the top vineyard meals that we had had in South Africa. Also Aloyce was totally on our wave length, even more enthusiastic than me! We had a fantastic time discussing every bird and animal; my bird list was pages long, he really made a huge effort.
- D. Summers
Faru, Faru in Tanzania was a perfect end to a dream trip. What could be better than cantering on the plains of the Serengeti up to a dazzle of zebra and herd of Topi? We had a guide to ourselves during our stay. Elephants were in camp when we left to go on a game ride one morning (sometimes I wondered why we ever bothered to leave these camps as animals constantly came around) and provided a bit of excitement. The plains were glorious and we saw a leopard and a cheetah as well as herds of Cape buffalo, and huge amounts of animals of every kind.
- C Lazare
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