Singita Faru Faru is situated within the magnificent Singita Grumeti Reserves, in Northern Tanzania. The reserves cover 350 000 acres of pristine wilderness, which is adjoined to the Western Corridor of the Serengeti. As there is no fencing, the wildlife migrates freely between the National Park and the reserve. The Grumeti concession was created to preserve the vast biodiversity of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem, and protect the path of the annual wildebeest migration. Singita now manages this concession, with the objective of ensuring long-term sustainability through low-impact tourism.
Perched low on the Grumeti River, overlooking a natural waterhole, Singita Faru Faru Lodge offers a spectacular vantage point for guests to witness the world’s largest animal migration. Annually about two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle make their way north into Kenya’s Masai Mara.
Styled as a colonial era African safari camp, Faru Faru exudes a graceful charm and elegance. Luxurious accommodation coupled with flawless service, ensures an unforgettable safari experience.
Singita Faru Faru offers eight fabulous suites and one spacious Villa suite, all decorated with 1950s botanist’s camp theme. The open-style stone and canvas suites have expansive picture windows, providing guests with magnificent views both from within the suites, and from their secluded timber decks. All of the suites have full en-suite bathrooms, with an additional outdoor shower, as well as a reading area and Swarovski spotting scope. The two-bedroomed suite is ideal for families, whilst the Villa, with its two en-suite bedrooms and expansive shared lounge and dining area, is perfect for two couples travelling together. In addition, the Villa suite boasts a private plunge pool.
The Serengeti is renowned for the annual wildebeest migration, when two million ungulates move across the plains in search of grazing and water. The predators closely follow the wildebeest and zebra, looking for easy pickings.
The best time to see the Great Annual Migration is February through to March, when the wildebeest and zebra have their young. Not only will guests enjoy seeing baby animals, but the predators are at the highest number too. The migration usually moves out of the Serengeti area by the end of June and does not return until December.
However, the reserve teems with wildlife throughout the year. This includes impalas, Masai giraffe, warthogs, topi, gazelles, hyenas, lions, leopards, cheetahs and caracals. Guests are treated to frequent sightings of the Big Five during their stay, as well as the rare Colobus monkey. Bat-eared fox and serval are among regularly seen smaller carnivores.
Bird life is prolific, with over 450 species recorded in the region ranging from the huge ostrich to the little spotted woodpecker. Specialties include the Red-capped robin chat and Black-headed gonolek. Other notable sightings include Kori bustard, Secretary birds, Marabou storks, lovebirds, Martial eagle and a variety of vulture species.
- Child Friendly
- Game Drives
- Swimming Pool
- Wellness & Spa
- Horse riding
- Guided walks
Please check the visa requirements before your visit.
• Malaria occurs throughout Tanzania, right through the year.
• Malaria prophylaxis is recommended for all travellers to Tanzania.
• Inoculation against Hepatitis A and typhoid is also recommended.
• A Yellow Fever vaccination is often compulsory
The lodge welcomes children of all ages. Baby-sitting services are available and staff will tailor-make activities to suit each family. Children under the age of 18 pay 50% of the rate if sharing a room with an adult. Families of four or more, with children under the age of 10, are guaranteed a private Land Rover at no extra cost.
Rates include all meals and drinks (excluding French Champagne), road transfers, and standard safari activities.