Lodge Details

Singita Faru Faru Lodge is set in Grumeti in northern Tanzania, forming part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. Built on a gently sloping hill, this riverine lodge, positioned on the renowned migratory route, is a place where you can quite literally expect the unexpected. Informal, unconventional and surprising at every turn, Singita Faru Faru Lodge is a mix of contemporary, organic style and the quirky practicality of a traditional botanist’s camp. With such close proximity to the river and plains, guests have the unique opportunity to experience a very close connection with the wilderness.


Located in northern Tanzania, a part of the Serengeti.

Located in northern Tanzania, a part of the Serengeti.

Spanning over 350,000 acres of untouched wilderness, Singita Grumeti is located in northern Tanzania, forming part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. Singita Faru Faru Lodge is ideally positioned on the renowned migratory route traversed annually by more than a million wildebeest.

Learn more about Singita Grumeti

Lodge Details

Health Requirements

Singita Faru Faru Lodge is in a malarial zone so it is essential to consider taking appropriate prophylactics. Yellow fever is present in Tanzania and inoculations are compulsory prior to entering East Africa. We recommended that you consult your doctor/physician before travelling.

Accommodation

  • 7 x 1-bedroom suites
  • 1 x family suite (2 adults and 2 children)
  • 1 x 2-bedroom villa suite (4 adults) with a private infinity pool

Amenities & Services

  • There are two swimming pools in the main lodge area
  • Spa and gym facilities are available
  • Singita Boutique & Gallery
  • There is a television in the lounge
  • This area does not have mobile phone signal
  • There is complimentary internet (WiFi) access, however due to the remote location of the lodge, the wireless connection can be slow and intermittent
  • Electricity/power available: 220V. Converters are also available and hair dryers are supplied in each suite
  • Children of all ages are welcome. There are babysitting services available and tailor-made activities to suit each family. In the interest of safety participation of children in game activities is at the discretion of your guide

Our Rates Include

  • Luxurious en-suite accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, all drinks (excluding connoisseur wines and French Champagne)
  • Land Rover safaris accompanied by an experienced guide
  • Laundry and valet services
  • Telephone calls
  • Road transfers to and from Singita airstrip

Our Rates Exclude

  • Government of Tanzania Wildlife Fees of US$50 per person per night
  • Air transfers to and from the lodge
  • Spa treatments
  • Use of a private Land Rover
  • Certain special meal requests
  • Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery

Your Journey To Reach Us - By Air

  • We can arrange scheduled flights or private charters for your trip. All flights land at the Singita airstrip located 10 minutes from the lodge
  • On scheduled flights, the weight of luggage is restricted to 15kg (33lb) for checked baggage and 5kg (11lb) for hand luggage
  • Kilimanjaro - Singita: approximately 2 hrs15minutes
  • Arusha – Singita : approximately 2hrs

Private aircraft pilots land at their own risk and are advised to broadcast their intentions on frequency VHF channel 118.45.

Planes that can land at Singita’s airstrip: Beechcraft 1900; King Air; Cessna 406, 402, 404; Twin Otter and Grand Caravan.

  • Latitude: 02° 04” 36’ S
  • Longitude: 34° 30” 56’ E
  • Elevation: 4 400ft
  • Surface: Compacted Murram
  • Length: 1 410m for take off AMSL
  • Direction: 120° 300° (12/30)
  • Your Journey To Reach Us - By Road

    • From Arusha: approximately 7 hours (+/- 300km)
    • From Kilimanjaro: 8 hours (+/- 350km)

    Payment Options

    We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards

    Check-in/Check-out times & Lodge Closure

    The lodge is open year-round
    Check-in time: 13h00
    Check-out time: 11h00

    Key species you are likely to see

    During your stay at Singita Faru Faru Lodge, you are likely to spot a great variety of wildlife, including cheetah, bearded wildebeest, Bat Eared fox, black rhino, Maasai giraffe, lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and the rare Colobus monkey.

    When is the peak time to see the wildebeest migration?

    There is no real beginning or end to the wildebeest’s constant search for food and water. The only beginning is when calves are born – almost 400,000 wildebeest calves are born during a 6-week period usually between late January and mid-March. The migration path varies from year to year depending on weather and other environmental factors.

    What time of year can we see the wildebeest migration and in which area?

    It's difficult to predict exactly where the migrating wildebeest will be in a given month because movements depend so much on weather patterns. But generally over the year the animals move from the wet southern and eastern plains of the Serengeti from November to March and to the dryer north of the Serengeti National Park, both north and south of the Mara River, from the end of May through October.

Temperatures & Climate

Seasons Dictate Comfort - Comfort Dictates Clothing

Best time to go on safari

East Africa is equatorial so the climate is fairly constant and it is a year-round destination. Tanzania has a light rain season from November to March. This period is known as the ‘short rains’, often no more than a quick downpour each day, followed by clear sunshine. From December to March the weather becomes increasingly warmer with the ‘long rains’ occurring between April and May.

Time of Year Average Minimum Average Maximum
Spring
Sept – Nov
20°c / 68°f 30°c / 86°f
Summer
Dec – Feb
23°c / 73°f 31°c / 88°f
Autumn
Mar – May
22°c / 72°f 31°c / 88°f
Winter
June – Aug
18c / 64°f 29°c / 84°f

Sign up to receive the Singita newsletter

×