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Singita Sasakwa Lodge is a turn-of-the-century-style manor house steeped in the grandeur of a bygone age. Located on the unfenced slopes of Sasakwa Hill in the 141 000-hectare Grumeti Reserve in Tanzania, it enjoys sweeping views over the endless plains of the Serengeti to the blue hills on the distant horizon.

The Serengeti is the scene of one of nature’s greatest spectacles when in excess of a million wildebeest, zebra and gazelles migrate through the region on their endless quest in search of fresh grazing and water. Undeterred by a host of predators that lie in wait or perilous river crossings teeming with crocodiles, blind instinct drives the herds forward in a relentless dance of life and death. At Singita Sasakwa you are able to ride on horseback to witness the herds, revelling in the absolute freedom of the wind and the pounding of hooves all around you. Year-round game drives both in and out of the Migration season consistently produce excellent Big 5 sightings, not to mention other lesser-seen creatures such as bat-eared foxes.

There are 10 private cottages at Singita Sasakwa Lodge in 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom configurations, each with their own infinity plunge pool overlooking the plains. Your butler will ensure impeccable service, right down to keeping your favourite white wine on ice for you to enjoy in the wood-panelled bar while playing a game of snooker. Adults can unwind in the gym and spa or on the tennis and archery courts while children have a special programme that includes a mini ranger course and baking with the skilled chefs. Stately, gracious and refined, Singita Sasakwa Lodge provides only the very best in service, accommodation and game viewing.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Conde' Nast Traveler Gold List 2011
  •  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
  •  Member of Relais & Chateaux
  •  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
  •  Condé Nast Traveler - #7 in Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World: Readers' Choice Awards 2014

highlights

  • Excellent Great Migration viewing
  • Year-round Big 5 sightings
  • Equestrian safaris & day rides
  • Guided safari walks
  • Butler service & Internet connectivity
  • Children’s programme & babysitting service
  • Private cottages with plunge pools
  • Tennis, gym, spa, Jacuzzi & archery

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Facilities

Based around a stone manor house atop Sasakwa Hill (which has the dual benefits of spectacular vistas and minimizing the presence of flies and mosquitoes), Singita Sasakwa feels timeless. Patinated antiques shine while glittering chandeliers send a kaleidoscopic scattering of light across the spacious rooms. Plush sofas and divans invite you to sink into them and gaze out across the plains. The wide terrace leads off to the main swimming pool, which is adjacent to the Bush Spa, itself the serene setting for signature therapies like the Serengeti Stress Relief Ceremony and the Njozi za Africa (‘Dreams of Africa’) Body Ritual using Dermalogica products.

Those wanting to work up a sweat and an appetite can take to the tennis and archery courts or gym. The stables house 18 thorough- and cross-bred African boerperd horses, an indigenous breed ideally suited to the heat and terrain. Whether on a day ride or equestrian safari that sees riders in the saddle for up to five hours a day, each rider is perfectly matched to a suitable steed.

For a magnificent view of the Serengeti plains, take to the cool dawn mists in a hot-air balloon or reserve a private 4x4 game viewing vehicle for your party’s exclusive use.

Children are especially welcome at Singita Sasakwa, where staff enjoy delighting the littlest safari-goers. In addition to a professional babysitting service, the lodge offers a well-rounded children’s programme that allows them to have fun baking with the chefs, stretching their creativity at Arts & Crafts, learning from wildlife DVDs, visiting the Environmental Education Centre or getting messy with face painting in the Bush Spa. The mini rangers’ course is particularly engaging with tracking, frogging, butterfly capture-and-release, beginner’s astronomy and flower pressing among the many education activities included.

Singita Sasakwa Lodge also has a boutique and library as well as butler, laundry, Internet and international telephone services.

General Facilities

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    Spa
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    Swimming Pool
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    Gym
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    Tennis Court
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    Laundry service
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    Wi-fi available
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    Library

Dining

Every meal at Singita Sasakwa is an event: from the early breakfast table groaning with fresh pastries, breads and fluffy crepes, piled with luscious fruits and other temptations, to the refined elegance of candlelit dinners either in dining room warmed by a log fire or out under the stars. Served on starched white linens with crystal glasses glinting in the firelight, this must be one of the most romantic places on earth to indulge in world-class cuisine and the finest wines, listening to the sounds of the Serengeti echoing up the hill toward you.

Singita maintains a carefully collated cellar of 222 different fine wines and prides itself on pairing each vintage with guests’ preferences and meals. Afternoon tea is a decadent repast of airy macaroons and perfect petit fours.

Cottages

Nine guest cottages offer between one and three bedrooms for guests. Each has its own verandah and garden with an infinity plunge pool that positioned to maximise the stupendous views. Elegantly furnished in the same comfortably refined style as the main house, the suites feature enormous 4-poster beds draped in mosquito netting and separate sitting rooms with televisions. The spacious en suite bathrooms have rain showers and claw-foot bathtubs positioned near enormous windows, allowing you to enjoy a blissful soak while soaking in the view of the Serengeti. Suites are furnished with all the creature comforts, including fireplaces for chilly evenings, wood-panelled dressing rooms and beautiful chandeliers and wingback chairs.

Cottages AMENITIES

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    Air-conditioning
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    En-suite bath and shower
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    Fireplace
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    Mini Bar
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    Outside area
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    Private plunge pools
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    Safe
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    Telephone
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    Wi-fi available in room

Other Room Types

The most opulent accommodation at Sasakwa Lodge is the four-bedroom Tanzania Villa, which sits atop a hill with wrap-around views of the vast Serengeti Plains.

Activities

  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Horse-riding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Specialist guides
  • Star-gazing
  • Tennis
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 20 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $1850 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 31 Jan 2015 $1950 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Feb 2015 - 31 May 2015 $1425 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $1950 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015 $1425 Fully Inclusive
  • 20 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $1950 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Two Bedroom Cottage,Three Bedroom Cottage,Four Bedroom Villa 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.

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Emma Harrop

Emma Harrop

Africa Safari Expert

"What a gorgeous lodge! Singita Sasakwa takes your breath away with the views and extra touches offered! The staff are so hospitable and make you feel completely at home. Gorgeous leather furniture and even crystal chandeliers will make you question if you are even in the middle of the Serengeti!"

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