Sasakwa Lodge Information

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Accommodation & Amenities

A sense of grandeur is woven throughout the turn-of-the-century manor house and private cottages through a blend of authentic European style and East African influences.

Cottages

  • 6 x 1-bedroom cottages, each with a private plunge pool
  • 2 x 2-bedroom cottages, each with a private plunge pool
  • 1 x 3-bedroom cottage with a private plunge pool
  • 1 x 4-bedroom cottage with a private plunge pool

Hillside Suite

  • 1 x 1-bedroom dual-level Suite with a private swimming pool (Includes dedicated butler and private game drive vehicle and Field Guide).

Amenities

  • There is a swimming pool in the main lodge area.
  • A fitness centre with state-of-the-art fitness equipment.
  • Pamper treatments available at the spa or in your room.
  • Singita Boutique & Gallery store.
  • Television in the main area of the lodge.
  • Dependent upon area coverage, there is mobile phone signal available.
  • 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, children’s participation in game activities is at the discretion of your guide.
  • Halaal food is available – please book in advance. Tour our Guest Suites
Cottage2 Bedroom Cottage3 Bedroom Cottage4 Bedroom CottageHillside Suite

Rates

Units
2024
16 May - 30 Sep & 15 Dec - 5 Jan 2025
2024
1 - 31 Oct
2024
6 Jan - 15 May & 1 Nov - 14 Dec
Cottage
Double
6
USD 3 260.00 per adult per night
USD 1 630.00 per child per night
USD 2 920.00 per adult per night
USD 1 460.00 per child per night
USD 2 360.00 per adult per night
USD 1 180.00 per child per night
Hillside Suite
1 Double; Maximum 2 guests
1
USD 8 990.00 per suite per night
USD 7 920.00 per suite per night
USD 6 405.00 per suite per night
Two-Bedroom Cottage
1 Double & 1 Double/Twin; Maximum 4 guests
2
USD 8 150.00 per cottage per night (1-3 guests)
USD 3 260.00 per additional adult per night
USD 1 630.00 per additional child per night
USD 7 300.00 per cottage per night (1-3 guests)
USD 2 920.00 per additional adult per night
USD 1 460.00 per additional child per night
USD 5 900.00 per cottage per night (1-3 guests)
USD 2 360.00 per additional adult per night
USD 1 180.00 per additional child per night
Three-Bedroom Cottage
2 Doubles & 1 Double/Twin; Maximum 6 guests
1
USD 9 780.00 per cottage per night (1-3 guests)
USD 3 260.00 per additional adult per night
USD 1 630.00 per additional child per night
USD 8 760 per cottage per night (1-3 guests)
USD 2 920 per additional adult per night
USD 1 460 per additional child per night
USD 7 080.00 per cottage per night (1-3 guests)
USD 2 360.00 per additional adult per night
USD 1 180.00 per additional child per night
Four-Bedroom Cottage
2 Doubles & 2 Double/Twins; Maximum 8 guests
1
USD 13 040.00 per cottage per night (1-4 guests)
USD 3 260.00 per additional adult per night
USD 1 630.00 per additional child per night
USD 11 680.00 per cottage per night (1-4 guests)
USD 2 920.00 per additional adult per night
USD 1 460.00 per additional child per night
USD 9 440.00 per cottage per night (1-4 guests)
USD 2 360.00 per additional adult per night
USD 1 180.00 per additional child per night

Rates are:

  • quoted in US Dollars (USD / $),
  • inclusive of tax, and
  • subject to change without prior notice as a result of periodic notifications from the relevant authorities.

 

Accommodation in the Singita Sasakwa Lodge cottages includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs)
  • Twice-daily game drives in open game-viewing vehicles
  • Tennis at Sasakwa Lodge
  • Return road transfers between the Sasakwa airstrip and the lodges
  • Telephone calls
  • Laundry service
  • WiFi access where applicable

Accommodation in the Hillside Suite at Singita Sasakwa Lodge includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs)
  • Private Guide, dedicated host/butler
  • Private game drives in open game-viewing vehicles
  • Tennis
  • Return road transfers from the Sasakwa airstrip and the Hillside Suite with private road access
  • Telephone calls
  • Laundry service
  • WiFi access where applicable

4-bedroom cottage at Singita Sasakwa Lodge includes:

  • Accommodation All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs)
  • Private Guide
  • Private game drives in open game-viewing vehicles (one vehicle for up to 8 guests)
  • Tennis Return road transfers between the Sasakwa airstrip and the lodge
  • Telephone calls
  • Laundry service
  • WiFi access where applicable

Excludes

  • Wildlife Fee, Park Fee, Concession Fee, Tourism Development Levy
  • Carbon Offset Levy
  • Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery
  • Massage treatments
  • Any additional activities not mentioned above
  • Transport to and from Singita Grumeti or Singita Lamai.

Payment Options

We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards.

Check-in / out Times

Open Year-Round

  • Check-in time: 13h00
  • Check-out time: 11h00

Children

Encountering Africa’s magnificent wildlife is a truly life-changing experience, no matter what one’s age, and time spent at Singita Sasakwa Lodge makes for an unforgettable family holiday. Filled with discovery and shared connections within nature, it’s an ideal opportunity to open children’s eyes to the wonders of an untouched wilderness.

All activities at the lodge are tailored to specifically suit the interests of each family. In the interest of safety, children may participate in game drives and bush walks at the discretion of dedicated Field Guides. The lodge also offers childminding services as well as an array of activities to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Our exciting Mini Rangers Course is a customised, fun-filled programme that opens up a whole new world to young explorers. It includes learning how to track animals; astronomy; bush survival techniques; game-, tree- and bird-spotting competitions, as well as nature quizzes.

Children of all ages are welcome at Singita Sasakwa Lodge.

More children’s activities offered:

  • Cooking interactions
  • Board games
  • Stargazing
  • Bush walks (minimum age 16)
  • Activity booklets with a variety of games, quizzes and games
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Swimming
  • Movies
  • Tennis

Singita Reservations
For booking enquiries, please reach out to our reservations team in Cape Town, South Africa.

Contact the Lodge
Please phone our Serengeti reception and you will be redirected to the lodge, camp or villa you wish to contact.
Tel: +1 770 947 7049/98 

Seasons in the Serengeti

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.

To ensure your comfort you may want to tailor your clothing choices to the time of year:

October – April:

Casual summer clothing (shorts and lightweight shirts) with a warm jersey or sweater for the cooler morning and evening temperatures.

May – September:

Casual lightweight clothing with a very warm parka or windbreaker jacket for the very cold mornings and nights.


WHAT TO PACK

*Our airline partners require that you travel with soft-sided luggage (max 15kg/33lb per person).

To ensure a comfortable safari experience, we recommend that you bring the following:

  • Cotton clothing in neutral colours is recommended for all game drives and bush walks. It is best to avoid white clothing and dark colours for bush activities, as they tend to attract certain bugs. Formal wear is not required at any of our lodges.
  • Comfortable walking or track shoes, or hiking boots for walks as well as sandals to wear around the lodge.
  • Activewear if you plan on using the facilities at the fitness centre or your private in-room fitness area.
  • A swimming costume or bathing suit, sun block, sun hat, sunglasses, lip balm, mosquito repellent. (Lip balm and insect repellent will be provided, but if you prefer a particular brand, you are welcome to bring it along.)
  • Video camera, camera, binoculars and extra memory cards.
  • Please note that in the event of rain during a game drive, waterproof ponchos will be provided.
  • All of our lodges are located in remote areas and therefore guests should remember to bring an extra pair of correction glasses (if required), contact lens solution and an extra set of contact lenses (if required) as well as a sufficient supply of any prescription medication.

Luggage Restrictions - Grumeti Air

  • Hand luggage: 5 kg (11lb)
  • Only soft-sided luggage is accepted (duffel bag)
  • A swimming costume or bathing suit, sun block, sun hat, sunglasses, lip balm, mosquito repellent. (Lip balm and insect repellent will be provided, but if you prefer a particular brand, you are welcome to bring it along.)
  • Video camera, camera, binoculars and extra memory cards.
  • Please note that in the event of rain during a game drive, waterproof ponchos will be provided.
  • All of our lodges are located in remote areas and therefore guests should remember to bring an extra pair of correction glasses (if required), contact lens solution and an extra set of contact lenses (if required) as well as a sufficient supply of any prescription medication.

Luggage Restrictions - Grumeti Air

  • Checked luggage: 15kg (33lb)
  • Hand luggage: 5 kg (11lb)

Please consult your doctor or physician before travelling to Singita.  

  • Malaria: Singita Grumeti is situated in a malaria-risk area. It is therefore essential that you consult your medical practitioner regarding anti-malaria requirements prior to your trip.
  • Vaccinations: Guests are strongly advised to check the latest information with regard to vaccinations for travel to Tanzania with their local travel clinic or travel agent.

PLEASE NOTE: Requirements change from time to time. Although we endeavour to stay updated, Singita cannot be held liable for any incorrect or outdated information and we strongly advise guests to always consult their GP and/or travel clinic regarding the latest requirements prior to departure.

Passport Requirements
All travellers require a passport valid for 6 months after arrival as well as at least 2 blank visa pages in your passport for travel.

While it is possible to drive to our lodges and camps in Singita Grumeti and Lamai, we strongly recommend flying for a more efficient and enjoyable travel experience.

By Air

  • We can arrange scheduled flights or private charters for your trip.
  • All flights land at the Singita Sasakwa airstrip in the Grumeti Reserve. On arrival, guests are met by a Singita staff member and driven to their lodge or camp.
  • On scheduled flights, the weight of luggage is restricted to 15kg (33lb) for checked baggage. Only soft-sided luggage is permitted.
  • Kilimanjaro – Singita: approximately 1 hr 15 minutes (if direct)
  • Arusha – Singita: approximately 1 hr (if direct)
  • Private aircraft pilots land at their own risk and must adhere to strict aviation protocols.

Grumeti Air makes it quicker, easier and safer than ever before for Singita’s guests to seamlessly connect to one of Africa’s most iconic wilderness areas. The airline allows the renowned Singita experience to commence as soon as your journey across Tanzania begins, putting you in the hands of our expert team from start to finish.

Added benefits for those travelling with our partner airline include the convenience and time-saving offered by Grumeti Air. With daily direct flights from Arusha to Singita Sasakwa via Kilimanjaro, guests don’t experience the usual delay of stopping off at other airstrips along the way.

The uninterrupted journey to Singita’s 350,000-acre concession in Grumeti from Tanzania’s main travel hubs means less time in the air and more time enjoying the expansive plains of the Serengeti. For guests travelling further north to Singita Mara River Tented Camp, it’s just a scenic, 15-minute hop to the spectacular Lamai Triangle from there.

  • The Grumeti Air fleet comprises two turboprop Cessna Grand Caravans, each carrying up to 12 passengers and flown by a team of two highly qualified and experienced pilots.
  • With 30,000 hours of flying time under the belts of our captains and their co-pilots, as well as impeccable safety records throughout, every aspect of the journey to and from your Singita safari can be enjoyed in complete comfort.
  • Every flight also comes with the warm, personalised service that Singita is known for, making you feel right at home as you take to the skies.

Private charter flights are also available.

Being committed to conservation, Grumeti Air is now offsetting its aviation fuel carbon emissions. In April 2019, the airline signed a carbon-reduction agreement with social enterprise Carbon Tanzania. Grumeti Air submits monthly flying hours enabling Carbon Tanzania to calculate the related carbon emissions. Grumeti Air is then billed and these funds are reinvested in carbon-reducing projects run by Carbon Tanzania. Carbon Tanzania is certified by Plan Vivo, a third party organisation that certifies the offsets are real, measurable, permanent and benefit indigenous communities. A Carbon Smart certification is awarded to Grumeti Air in recognition of this commitment. Visit www.carbontanzania.com for more information.
* The carbon off-set fees are borne by Grumeti Air, and not recharged to guests on GA tickets or invoices.