A huge valley bordered by hills that ends in Lake Victoria, the Western Corridor of the Serengeti is made up of open savanna, woodlands, floodplains and riverine forest which are home to a great diversity of year-round wildlife. The wide-open spaces of this remote wilderness, in what is arguably Africa’s most iconic landscape, are a tonic for the unsettled soul. Singita Faru Faru Lodge, which sits on a gently sloping hill with sweeping views of these idyllic surroundings, provides the perfect environment in which to fully recharge.
A contemporary take on geometric African décor and sophisticated design set the tone for this well-loved safari retreat located within Singita’s 350,000-acre private concession in Tanzania. Designed to draw guests towards the landscape at every opportunity, suites come complete with oversized windows that open up to welcome the restorative natural surrounds inside, while the outdoor deck encourages time spent under the big, African sky. The ethereal natural light is reflected in a pale-on-pale palette of bone, ivory and nude, offset by hues of winter grasses and pink river clay, giving every room a sense of uncluttered brightness.
An infinity pool perched at the front edge of the deck sits above a waterhole popular with the local plains game and offers moments of quiet reflection while soaking in the panoramic view. A second, more secluded pool sits in a shady spot along the side of the main lodge and presents a different perspective on the grasslands below. Peaceful solitude is easily found; from the privacy of each suite, where guests can enjoy in-room yoga while overlooking the Grumeti River, to the tranquil spa which offers rejuvenating massages and other soothing treatments. The lodge is equipped with a state-of-the-art fitness centre, nestled among lush trees, provides picturesque views of the bush, allowing guests to keep an eye on the action outside while working out. Bush walks in the company of your field guide are also a wonderful way to stretch your legs while experiencing the landscape up close.
Being immersed in the wilderness, whether on foot or on one of twice-daily game drives, is profoundly grounding and further enhances the connection with nature. Guests are encouraged to be completely present in the bush, using all of their senses to absorb the experience. Identifying animal tracks in the dry earth, listening to the alarm calls of antelope and zebra and breathing in the unique smell of an advancing rainstorm are guaranteed to plant you firmly in the moment.
Singita’s unique wellness journey features prominently on Faru Faru’s menus and plant-based dishes take centre stage with combinations that are simple, nourishing and in step with the lodge’s contemporary style and design. Light lunchtime mezze platters include fresh health bowls and a selection of mouthwatering accompaniments, while dinners – served poolside or in the elegant dining spaces – celebrate modern interpretations of classic favourites. The emphasis throughout is on unique flavour profiles, plated in refreshing ways.
The relaxed approach to luxury at Singita Faru Faru Lodge, combined with ample opportunities for contemplation and stillness, make an escape to this remote corner of the Serengeti a truly soul-restoring experience; a sanctuary for the effortless unravelling of life’s twists and turns.
Singita Faru Faru Lodge, along with the other four Singita lodges and camps in the Grumeti reserve, was recently honoured by the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine in The World’s Best Awards 2019. The property achieved third place in The Top 10 Safari Lodges in Africa and No. 8 on the coveted list of The Top 100 Hotels in the World.
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