Singita Grumeti, Serengeti National Park
Sasakwa Lodge rambles along a rocky promontory perched above the rolling plains. It is among the most deluxe accommodations ever built in East Africa. The entrancing view from on high is an ever-changing tapestry of grasslands, clouds and wildlife as they move across the landscape. The view within of long elegant hallways and inviting sitting rooms is faithful to the architecture and furnishings of the most splendid colonial era homes. Were Karen Blixen, the author of Out of Africa, to arrive at Sasakwa today, she would recognise a spot imbued with the same aesthetic that she lavished on her beloved home in the Ngong hills outside Nairobi.
The lodge consists nine luxurious cottages and one villa. At any one time the lodge can accommodate 34 guests. Cottage configurations: 6 x 1 bedroom, 2 x 2 bedrooms, 1 x 3 bedrooms, 1 x 4 bedrooms (villa).
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.
The Villa at Sasakwa Lodge: Perched on a hilltop with awe-inspiring views of the Serengeti plains, the villa has been built in the style of an 1900’s East African ranch house with dramatic chandeliers, leather and sparkling crystal adding plush opulence to the villa. The grand bedrooms with inviting four-poster are spacious and beautifully appointed and the enormous bathrooms offer wrap-around views of the Serengeti. The villa has 4 en-suite bedrooms, a living room, dining room, small kitchen, a nanny flat and a private infinity plunge pool in the garden. The Villa sleeps a maximum of 8 people and is booked out exclusively.
Nine luxurious cottages and a villa
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 (villa).
The Villa(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.
Children under 10 years old can be accommodated if the lodge is booked on an exclusive use basis.
Singita Sasakwa Lodge rates include:
Twice daily game drives with professional guides.
Luxurious all-suite accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, teas, coffees. All drinks, including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs (excluding champagnes & vintage wines).
Laundry & valet services.
Other available services at Sasakwa Lodge include:
Spa, yoga and gym facilities.
Shopping - The Singita Shop stocks a range of African artifacts and curios.
Wireless internet access.
Satellite television in the main lodge.
Fun activities such as archery, lawn croquet, stargazing safaris, mountain biking and tennis are all available.
The Equestrian Centre is situated adjacent to Sasakwa Lodge and is home to sixteen horses. Experienced riders can enjoy out-rides on the Serengeti Plains. Tack is English style and guests have the choice of English or Western saddles.
A balloon safari across the plains of the Serengeti - the cost of the balloon safari is not included in the rate. Please contact us for more information or to book.
Singita Grumeti Reserves is located in northern Tanzania and forms part of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, bordering on the Serengeti National Park. The Singita Grumeti Reserves concession spans a vast 350,000 acres (140,000 hectares) of relatively untouched wilderness.
Road transfer from Arusha is approximately 8 hours.
Daily flights are available from Arusha, please contact us for more information
Private air charters are available on request.
Singita Grumeti Reserves is located in northern Tanzania and forms part of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, bordering on the Serengeti National Park. The Singita Grumeti Reserves concession spans a vast 350,000 acres (140,000 hectares) of relatively untouched wilderness. The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is well-known for the great wildlife and home to the Big Five of Africa: Elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. You also can see wildebeests, zebras and antelopes. Discover this large and wild game park. In Tanzania, more land is devoted by law to preserve the unique eco-system than within any other wildlife observation destination on the globe. Remote reserves, untouched coral reefs, crater highlands and world-famous national parks are to be sheltered for future generations. One travels the East African country with astonishment and reverence for this magnificent natural scenery.
Tanzania can be translated - snow-covered peaks in the Kilimanjaro massif with Africa's highest mountain, the Kibo (5895 meters), "endless plain", the Serengeti, which extends into the south of Kenia, huge craters as Ngorongoro, vulcanos, three of the largest lakes - Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Malawi - on the Dark Continent and of course 16 national parks.
Acacia umbrellas and baobab trees, the beguiling scent of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and turmeric on the Arab-influenced island of Zanzibar, tropical rainforests, endless savannahs and bush land, anchored dhows on the coasts and snow-white powder sand beaches on Pemba - this too means Tanzania.
Are you looking for the best dive sites on the Swahili coast? Would you like to learn more about trekking tours through the Ngorongoro Highlands? Or are you looking for your very own individual safari adventure? Then Tanzania is the place to be - the colours and sounds of Africa come alive in Tanzania. Lose your heart in the boundless plains of the country's oldest national park, the Serengeti, one of Africa's most beloved safari destinations, where horizons know no ends are and discover the spectacular landscape and breathtaking wildlife on an exclusive safari designed to your personal perceptions, perfect for observing the annually recurring natural spectacle, animal migration. Witness the legendary herds of elephants, tree-climbing lions, the lush birdlife, wander through the smaller reserves on a trek or a day trip - accompanied by experienced trackers - and immerse yourself in the year-round wildlife paradise.
Top 10 destinations to visit in Tanzania
1. Ngorongoro Crater
2. Serengeti National Park
3. Zanzibar and Pemba
4. Tarangire National Park
5. Lake Manyara National Park
6. Mt. Kilimanjaro
7. Selous Game Reserve
8. Ruaha National Park
9. Mafia Island
10. Mt. Meru
Besides the obvious natural attractions Tanzania has to offer, the country’s towns and cities also make pleasant stops, with plenty to do and see. Many of Tanzania’s coastal cities were founded as port towns from which valuable goods were transported across the Indian Ocean by sailing dhow. On the mainland, many inland towns were important rest stops for trade caravans on their way to Central Africa or Lake Victoria, or returning back to the East African coast. In the northern highlands, many small towns were founded by the Germans as centres of colonial administration and agriculture. Today, Tanzania’s towns and cities still specialize in trade and agriculture, and are the centres of economic activity in their regions. Besides their obvious importance for the country’s local economy, the towns and cities of Tanzania have many historical and cultural sites of interest to visitors.