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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, horse riding, 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

  •  Conde' Nast Traveler Gold List 2012 - Best for Ambience & Design
  •  Conde' Nast Traveler Gold List 2012 - South Africa Hotels & Resorts - Readers Choice Rating
  •  No. 1 on the 2011 World's Best Awards list of Top 100 Hotels Overall
  •  The Safari Awards 2013 - Best Safari Property in Africa - Runner Up
  •  The Safari Awards 2013 - Best Safari Property in East Africa - Winner
  •  The Safari Awards 2013 - Best Safari Spa in Africa - Runner Up
  •  The Safari Awards 2013 - Best Safari Cuisine in Africa - Runner Up
  •  Conde' Nast Traveler - Readers' Travel Awards 2013 – The Middle East, Africa & the Indian Ocean category - Ranked 3rd
  •  Condé Nast Traveler - #3 in Top 20 Safari Lodges & Camps in Africa: Readers' Choice Awards 2014

highlights

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

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Facilities

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 horseback or 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

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    Spa
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    Swimming Pool
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    Internet facilities
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    Laundry Service
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    Bar
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    Gym
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    Tennis Court
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    Wi-fi available

Dining

‘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.

Suite

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.

Suite AMENITIES

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    Air-conditioning
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    Ceiling fan
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    En-suite bath only
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    Hairdryer
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    Outdoor shower
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    Outside area
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    Safe
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    Telephone
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    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.

Activities

  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Horse-riding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Specialist guides
  • Tennis
  • Star-gazing
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jun 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $1300 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014 $995 Fully Inclusive
  • 20 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $1300 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 31 Jan 2015 $1425 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Feb 2015 - 31 May 2015 $1150 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $1425 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015 $1150 Fully Inclusive
  • 20 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $1425 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 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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Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

"My favourite Grumeti lodge - modern and contemporary with huge glass windows overlooking a waterhole. The private breakfast on the deck was the perfect end to our stay!"

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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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