Singita, which means ‘Place of miracles’, is synonymous with top-notch safaris and their Faru Faru River Lodge is no different. Built on a gently-sloping hill that overlooks the Grumeti River in the Serengeti National Park, this stone-and-canvas lodge reflects the classic style and colonial elegance of traditional East African safari camps.

With its riverine location, is it perfectly positioned to catch herds of game and predators as they come to drink and offers thrilling proximity to the Great Migration, when millions of wildebeest and other game hurtle from southern Tanzania across the country and into Kenya in search of fresh grazing.

In addition to excellent game viewing, Singita Faru Faru River Lodge also provides guests with myriad other activities, such as archery, croquet, mountain biking and dawn hot-air ballooning, which allows you to drift silently over the plains as they slowly come to life. Add stargazing, a beautiful spa, swimming in the incredible stone-clad infinity pool that overlooks the Grumeti River and personalised service to each of the only eight suites, and it immediately becomes clear that this is a lodge for safari goers who would like the best of both nature and nurture.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Condé Nast Traveler - #3 in Top 20 Safari Lodges & Camps in Africa: Readers' Choice Awards 2014
  •  Condé Nast Traveler - #7 in Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World: Readers' Choice Awards 2014


  • Great Migration sightings in season
  • Only 8 air-conditioned suites
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Wi-Fi, spa & satellite TV
  • Hot-air ballooning
  • Croquet & archery
  • 2-bedroom Villa Suite

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Sensitively designed to blend in with its beautiful natural surroundings, Singita Faru Faru River Lodge makes the most of its riverside position by ensuring that the dining area, bar, decks and shady lawn have views of the popular waterhole and rumbling Grumeti River.

Head to the spa for a jetlag-zapping massage and, once revived, try your hand at the historic sports of archery or croquet. If you prefer more of a thrill, head out on a mountain bike, or take to the skies in colourful hot-air balloon, one of the best ways to appreciate the enormity of the undulating landscape before you.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Computer facilities
    Laundry Service
    Tennis Court
    Wi-fi available


‘Elegant simplicity’ is possibility the best description of the menu at Singita Faru Faru River Lodge. Fresh local produce, spices from Zanzibar, creative cooks and a dedicated pastry chef come together to conjure up vegetarian sushi, fresh tomato salsa, succulent kebabs, homemade pastel-coloured sorbets with granadilla sauce and from-scratch pineapple relish that adds a sweet tropical tang. Accompany your meals with a thoughtful selection from the international wine and champagne list.


Each of the eight air-conditioned suites at Singita Faru Faru River Lodge is elegantly furnished with simple, comfortable finishes in calm, earthy tones.  A large panoramic window allows you to take in the view without leaving the comfort of your bed while each room is also equipped with a mini bar and viewing deck with a Swarovski spotting scope. Each suite has a reading area, Wi-Fi and is en suite with a bathtub-with-a-view and a stone-packed outdoor shower. Should you feel inspired, paint or sketch with the watercolours and pencils that have been thoughtfully provided for a once-in-a-lifetime memento of your travels.


    Air conditioning
    En-suite bath only
    Outdoor shower
    Outdoor area
    Safe in room
    Wi-fi available in room

Other Room Types

Faru Faru has one Villa Suite which can accommodate four guests in elegance and privacy. Comprising two spacious rooms and a shared lounge and dining area, these suites offer the perfect retreat for families and couples travelling together.


  • Biking
  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Specialist guides
  • Tennis
  • Star gazing
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $1545 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017 $1270 Fully Inclusive
  • 20 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $1545 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2018 $1670 Fully Inclusive
  • 16 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2018 $1375 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $1670 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 $1375 Fully Inclusive
  • 20 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $1670 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Suite,Two Bedroom Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Faru Faru went above and beyond even the 5 star expectations - we will definitely be back.

    Zoltan Bathory, August 2015
  • Singita Grumeti Reserve was truly first class. I have to mention Singita who handled every aspect of our stay, and our engagement, exceptionally.

    Carl Tyler, June 2015
  • Faru Faru makes you think "Can it get better? I don't think so!" Excellent service, food, wonderful lodge, lots of smiles - we were pampered like crazy.

    Hulya Taneri, November 2011

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Anja Naude

Anja Naude

Africa Safari Expert

"I personally find the rooms and public areas at Faru Faru simply amazing! The public areas invite to just sit down and relax and enjoy the views and the rooms have sliding windows onto the plains with permanent busy water holes. There is so much attention to detail: the rooms even have a knitting basket and a paint set in case any of these tickle your fancy!"



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Faru Faru makes you think "Can it get better? I don't think so!" Excellent service, food, wonderful lodge, lots of smiles - we were pampered like crazy.

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