The Serengeti’s vast plains of pale gold, the artistry of African design and the simple, clean lines that form the basis of its sacred geometry have inspired a new look at the recently reopened Singita Faru Faru Lodge in Tanzania. This much-loved property is a showcase of exquisite workmanship in an atmosphere of total serenity, providing a subtle backdrop for the awe-inspiring wildlife experience for which the region is famous.
The lodge first opened in 2007 and offered guests a fresh take on the classic safari aesthetic. Just over a decade later, Singita Faru Faru Lodge has undergone a striking redesign that further elevates its comfort and beauty. Now bigger, lighter and brighter, the reimagined look and feel is streamlined and restrained without losing any of the lodge’s signature personality.
Subdued, earthy tones paired with raw timber, natural clay and screeded floors find balance with touches of traditional African craft in an environment of contemporary simplicity. The unique work of local artisans, from handcrafted furniture to custom fittings and bespoke objects, are on display throughout and complement the striking decor and sophisticated African design. Vast windows and sliding glass doors bring Singita Faru Faru Lodge’s incredible wilderness setting into the rooms, allowing the Serengeti and its wildlife to take centre stage.
Structural work has also taken place to expand the main living and dining areas, while a new interactive kitchen – which is something of a trademark of the culinary experience at Singita – adds a new dynamic to every meal. The food offering is further enhanced with the addition of a bar-deli which encourages guests to enjoy drinks together, share a snack and marvel at the riverine landscape. New enclosed dining and lounge areas create places of shaded retreat in summer and cosy quietude in cooler months. Open seating areas have been pulled forward, bringing guests closer to the waterhole around which the lodge is built and the passing wildlife that enjoy it.
Built on a gently sloping hill with spectacular views of the 350,000-acre Singita Grumeti reserve in western Tanzania, Singita Faru Faru Lodge is one of five lodges and camps in this location. The protected area is home to a thriving and diverse wildlife population which makes for fascinating game drives all year round. Huge herds of antelope and gazelle, and of course the Great Migration which passes through every year, attract predators in the form of Africa’s most iconic big cats while the lush plains bring elephants by the hundreds. The flora and fauna of the reserve are managed by Singita’ conservation partner, the Grumeti Fund; a team of 165 dedicated conservationists responsible for preserving the indigenous biodiversity of this important ecosystem. The astonishing wildlife experience afforded to our guests is thanks to their tireless work caring for this extraordinary corner of the Serengeti.
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