Singita Faru Faru Lodge (Grumeti, Serengeti)

Singita Faru Faru Lodge in Grumeti Game Reserve

Singita Faru Faru Lodge sits in front of a busy waterhole alongside the Grumeti River. In the heart of the Serengeti National Park. Inviting continuous connections with its breathtaking surrounds. Set within Singita’s 350,000-acre private reserve in northern Tanzania, Faru Faru embodies a fresh take on African bush appeal. And ushers in a new era of luxury wilderness safaris.

This riverside lodge is built on a gently sloping hill. Perfectly positioned on the renowned migratory route. A place where you can quite literally, expect the unexpected.

A relaxed approach to luxury forms a golden thread throughout this contemporary African lodge. And allows guests to experience the deeply restorative power of nature. Shaped organically with its main focus on the waterhole, the architecture makes a bold, but magical statement. Enhanced by the creative use of locally sourced natural materials. The lodge boasts a back-to-basics color palette of bone, ivory, nude and clay. And perfectly combines rustic elements with bush appeal. While a fresh and clean-lined modernity allows the prolific wildlife to take center stage.

Vast outdoor decks and multiple airy enclaves allow for intimate dining and drinks. An interactive kitchen adds an interesting dynamic to the dining experience. While the café-style bar at the heart of the lodge hums with a subtle sparkle. Spilling over to the pool area and fire pit, and making for magical evenings under starlit skies.

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Overview of your safari stay at Singita Faru Faru Lodge

Singita Faru Faru Lodge Accommodation

A pale-on-pale color palette is beautifully offset by the soothing hues of winter grasses and pink river clay. While wide, oversized windows open up to welcome the natural surrounds inside.

There are a total of 9 airy suites where every creature comfort is catered for with intuitive ease. 7 x 1-bedroom suites, 1 x family suite (2 x adults and 2 x children). And 1 x 2-bedroom suite (4 adults) with a private pool. In total the lodge can sleep 22 guests.

Luxury accommodation in Grumeti, Serengeti
Suite interior
Singita Faru Faru Lodge Family Safari ↓

Serengeti Family Safari

Children of all ages are welcome at Singita Faru Faru Lodge. Encountering Africa’s magnificent wildlife is a truly life-changing experience. No matter what one’s age. Time spent at Singita Faru Faru 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.

Whether standing in awe of the Great Migration, experiencing the African wilderness with loved ones. Or finding relief and escape from everyday life. This epic landscape and the astonishing diversity of animals within it will leave you humbled and restored.

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Family safari – they don’t get much better than Singita!

Singita’s Mini Game Rangers’ Course confirms that nothing compares to nature’s ability to inspire, excite and transform. And the value of giving the next generation the freedom to learn more about the environment in the heart of the wilderness is simply immeasurable. This specially crafted, fun-filled course teaches young explorers everything from outdoor survival and animal tracking skills. To more about the wonders of astronomy and the secrets of tree and bird identification.

Children’s activities offered at the lodge include:

Cooking interactions
Board games
Bush walks (minimum age 16)
Activity booklets with a variety of games, quizzes and games
Arts & crafts
Hot Air Balloon (minimum age is 7).

* Children’s participatation in game drives and bush walks are at the discretion of dedicated Field Guides. In the interest of safety. Therefore, the lodge also offers childminding services. As well as an array of activities to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Singita Faru Faru Lodge Activities

Singita Grumeti offers visitors a front-row seat to the Great Migration. As well as countless other wildlife experiences all year round. With a landscape that combines grassy plains with riverine forests and thorny scrubland. The area is home to a huge variety and vast number of big game and other iconic African animals.

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

Things to do at Singita Faru Faru Lodge incl sustainability and community ↓

Game Drives

Daily morning and afternoon game drives with your guide. Afternoon drives conclude with a spot-lit evening return to reveal the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. Game drives are in state-of-the-art safari vehicles, each accommodating a maximum of six guests.

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Elephants on game drive

Guided Safari Walks

Walks from Faru Faru along the Grumeti River are an incredible way to experience the bush up close and personal. Your expert guide and tracker will accompany you as you track animals on foot. Through the wilderness and explore the magnificent plants and landscapes around you.

Serengeti Guided Safari Walks
Guided Safari Walks

Birding Safari

There is a variety different of bird species at Singita Serengeti and the area is a bird watcher’s dream. Guests can engage with the Field Guides at the lodge to learn more about the birds in the area. Including the Black-billed barbet, African fish eagle, Lappet faced vulture, Saddle-billed stork and Grey crowned crane.

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Secretary Bird

Hot Air Balloon Safari

Singita Grumeti guests have the opportunity to experience the Serengeti from the air aboard a hot air balloon. This experience offers guests a unique way to experience the vastness of the Serengeti at sunrise. Flights are approximately one hour, subject to wind speed and direction.

Flights are conducted daily, throughout the year (weather permitting). Children over the age of 7 are welcome. There is no upper age limit.

Serengeti Hot air balloon safari
Hot air balloon safari

Fitness and Yoga

You will find a dedicated yoga mat in your suite. As well as a card to guide you through a relaxing sequence in the privacy of your room. Or on your deck. All Singita lodges also offer Vinyasa and Yin yoga practices with trained practitioners. Simply ask the front-of-house staff to book and join a session.

Known for seamlessly synchronizing movement with breath, Vinyasa is a flowing style of yoga. That moves from one posture to the next using muscular engagement. Yin is a meditative practice focusing on passive, long-held poses. Often with the support of props like blocks and bolsters. It helps to improve flexibility, reduce stress, quieten the mind and foster mindfulness.

A fully equipped fitness center is available for guests’ convenience. Not only that, Pamushana Lodge also offers tennis! Enjoy your time on court. Whilst being surrounded by the beauty of the African wilderness. Cool down with rewarding refreshments and a dip in the swimming pool.


Singita’s purpose to restore the land and its wildlife extends to healing experiences too. At every touch point. The dedicated treatments in the massage spaces tap into the profound benefits of indigenous wisdom. And essential oils that relax, replenish and revive. Each tailor-made therapy can be customized and timed to preference. Ensuring a completely personalized experience.

The massage menu intends to immerse guests into their beautiful surroundings. All treatments incorporate that peace and vibrant energy to revitalize and nourish the soul.

Sustainability, Community and Conservation Experiences

Singita, is the Shangaan word for ‘Place of Miracles’. This is a conservation and ecotourism brand that has been preserving the African wilderness for many years. Offering guests an exceptional safari experience with 15 x luxury, award-winning lodges, and camps across four countries in Africa. Singita is also helping to create economic independence within local communities surrounding the reserves.

In Tanzania, Singita partners with the Grumeti Fund. A non-profit organization carrying out wildlife conservation and community development work in the western corridor of the Serengeti ecosystem. The Grumeti Fund works tirelessly to ensure the long-term sustainability of the 350,000 acre Singita Grumeti. And their vision is a world in which people and wildlife live together sustainably. Forever.

Visit the Research & Innovation for the Serengeti Ecosystem – RISE

Rise’s mission is to create innovative tools and solutions. To combat the most pressing conservation issues and challenges of our time. RISE aims to provide tangible and resilient solutions to benefit the people and wildlife of the Serengeti ecosystem and beyond.

Visit the Grumeti Fund Environmental Education Center

Local secondary school students and teachers learn about the critical role each individual plays in minimizing their impact on the earth’s limited resources. If a class is in session, there may be an opportunity to engage with the students. During school term.

Grumeti Horticultural & Marketing Cooperative Society – GHOMACOS

Guests will experience various other projects pioneered by the Grumeti Fund in the surrounding community. GHOMACOS is the agricultural cooperative which the Grumeti Fund helped local farmers to establish. It supplies the lodge with a constant flow of high-quality, locally grown, organic vegetables, fruits and herbs.

Anti-poaching Observation Post Visit

Guests have the opportunity to visit OP 7. This is situated atop a hill with an incredible sunset view over the vast grassy plains below.

The experience for Singita guests includes meeting the Singita Grumeti Fund game scouts and seeing how they live and work. At the OP there is an infographic board which your guide can talk you through. It shows the main areas of focus for the Singita Grumeti Fund. As well as specific facts and figures associated with the success of protecting this area. The combination of a morning coffee. Or late afternoon drinks stop makes it a great location to truly absorb the beauty of the landscape. But also take in the scale and importance of the work of the Singita Grumeti Fund anti-poaching unit.

Note: The walk up to OP7 is on a steep dirt path. Good walking shoes are recommended.

Canine Unit

Visit the Canine Unit to interact with the handlers. Learn more about anti-poaching and how the Grumeti Fund is committed to preventing poaching.

Wining and Dining

Singita offers the ultimate culinary safari. Their motto is providing healthier dishes with a variety of flavors, using local produce. About 80% of their fresh produce is provided by the local co-op, GHOMACOS. Using what is available to you in remote locations can sometimes be a challenge. However this really pushes the chefs to be creative, flexible and learn to work with what they have.

Culinary safari

A new kind of culinary safari experience, the interactive kitchen brings guests closer to the food journey. Guests love being able to watch and interact with the chefs and students.

The Serengeti School of Cooking promises to give students the best education in the art of food (and wine). Graduates from the Serengeti School of Cooking gain a nationally recognised Professional Cookery qualification. After which they can commence work as a Commis Chef level within a Singita lodge kitchen. Or any other lodge or hotel within Tanzania. This positively impacts the lives of the communities within the Serengeti and surrounding districts.

Singita’s experienced sommeliers are happy to guide guests through a personalised wine-tasting experience. Showcasing a variety of wine styles, vintages and cultivars. Orders can be placed for shipping selected wines back home.

Best time to visit the Serengeti

East Africa is equatorial so the climate is fairly constant. Therefore, 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.

When Is the Peak Time to See the Wildebeest Migration?

The wildebeest migration is the biggest draw card to East Africa. This natural phenomenon occurs annually between Tanzania and Kenya. They migrate throughout the year, constantly seeking fresh grazing. The wildebeest are accompanied by large numbers of zebra and smaller numbers of Thomson’s gazelle, eland and impala. Naturally attracting the predators who follow their path.

The only beginning is when calves are born around the Southern Serengeti plains. Almost 400,000 wildebeest calves are born during a 6-week period. This is usually between late January and mid-March. The migration path varies from year to year and they can go in different directions. With a group moving through the more central Serengeti and another via Grumeti Game Reserve etc. It all depends on weather and other environmental factors. This makes it difficult to predict exactly where the migrating wildebeest will be in a given month.

See our more detailed explanation on the Wildebeest Migration.

Usually, they can be in the Grumeti area around May/June – July crossing over the Grumeti River. They then move northward towards Kenya. This is the time to stay at sister lodge, Singita Mara River Tented Camp in Lamai. The migration crosses the Mara River several times so they are usually around here for August and September. Returning again for the southwards journey in November / December. Singita Mara River Tented Camp will definitely see the mega herds. Some may return to Singita Grumeti as they make their way south too.

Getting to Singita Faru Faru Lodge

Grumeti Air makes it quicker, easier and safer than ever before. Singita’s guests can 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 Singita’s expert team from start to finish. Plus, being committed to conservation, Grumeti Air is now offsetting its aviation fuel carbon emissions. They have a carbon-reduction agreement with social enterprise Carbon Tanzania.

There are daily direct flights from Arusha via Kilimanjaro. The big bonus is guests don’t experience the usual delay of stopping off at other airstrips along the way. The uninterrupted journey to Singita Grumeti from Tanzania’s main travel hubs means less time in the air. And more time enjoying the expansive plains of the Serengeti.

On scheduled flights, the weight of luggage is restricted to 15 kg (44 lb) for checked baggage.
On arrival, guests are met by a Singita staff member and driven to Faru Faru Lodge.

From Kilimanjaro International Airport – Singita Sasakwa airstrip is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes (if direct)
From Arusha Airport – Singita Sasakwa airstrip is approximately 1 hour (if direct)

Private charter flights are also available.

Singita Faru Faru Lodge Accommodation Rates


Suite, and Family Suite

Family Suite

Two-Bedroom Suite

Per AdultPer Child or Additional Person in Family SuitePer AdultPer suite (1-4 guests)
Off-Peak Season:
1st November – 14th December 2023
US$ 1,910US$ 955US$ 4,775US$ 8,404
Peak Season:
15th December 2023 – 5th January 2024
US$ 2,785US$ 1,393US$ 6,963US$ 12,254
Off-Peak Season:
6th January – 15th May 2024 and 1st November – 14th December 2024
US$ 2,045US$ 1,022.50US$ 5,112.50US$ 8,995
Peak Season:
16th May – 30th September 2024 and 15th December 2024 – 5th January 2025
US$ 2,975US$ 1,487.50US$ 7,437.50US$ 13,110
Shoulder Season:
1st – 31st October 2024
US$ 2,585US$ 1,292.50US$ 6,462.50US$ 11,370

Singita Faru Faru Lodge Rates Include:
All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)
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

Singita Faru Faru Lodge Rates Exclude:
Wildlife Fee, Park Fee, Concession Fee, Tourism Development Levy
Carbon Offset Levy
Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery
French Champagne
Massage treatments
Any additional activities not mentioned above

Singita Faru Faru Lodge Accommodation Special Offers

Stay 4 / Pay 3 – Singita Serengeti Green Season Special

Book 4 nights at any Singita Serengeti Lodge or Camp and receive one of the nights complimentary.
Plus a 50% discount on private vehicle hire (subject to availability)
A minimum of four nights is required
The complimentary night is applied to the lowest-rated night
Valid until to 14th December 2023 and 6th January to 15th May & 1st October to 14th December 2024

Stay 6 / Pay 5 – Singita Serengeti

Book six nights at a combination of any Singita Serengeti Lodges or Camps and receive one of the nights complimentary.
PLUS a complimentary private vehicle (subject to availability).
A minimum of six nights is required
The complimentary night is applied to the lowest-rated night
Valid until to 14th December 2023 and 6th January to 15th May & 1st October to 14th December 2024

Long Stay Promotion Stay 10, Pay 8

Book a combination of 10 nights at any 3 Singita Lodges in any 2 regions. And receive 1 night per region FREE!

Valid until 14th December 2023 and 6th January to 14th December 2024
The complimentary nights apply to the lowest rated night per region

A minimum 3 nights required per lodge in any of the following properties:
Singita Castleton Exclusive Use Lodge | Singita Ebony | Boulders Lodges (Sabi Sand), Singita Sweni or Lebombo Lodge (Kruger National Park)
Singita Pamushana Lodge or Malilangwe House in Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe OR
Serengeti (Tanzania):
Singita Faru Faru and Sasakwa Lodges | Mara River Tented Camp | Sabora Tented Camp | Singita Explore Mobile Tented Camp.
And exclusive-use villas, Serengeti House and Singita Milele.

A minimum 4 nights required at Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Singita Kataza House (Volcanoes National Park) in Rwanda

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