Overlooking the endless plains of Tanzania’s Serengeti, Singita Sasakwa sits in the perfect location to watch the dramatic scenes of the Great Migration unfurl before your eyes. Perched on a hill in a protected parcel of land called the Grumeti, this coveted spot is a huge draw for wildlife lovers who can witness over a million wildebeest as well as gazelle and zebra thunder through annually from May to early July, grazing from one swathe of grass to the next, heedless of the dangers and predators in their wake.
The Edwardian manor-styled Sasakwa Lodge overlooks Grumeti’s 350,000 acres, used exclusively by Singita, and makes for unparalleled safari all year round. Other than huge herds of migrating animals, this is a great place to see the Big Five on the vast, flat plains far from any signs of crowds.
The lodge's nine air-conditioned cottages ranging from one to four rooms are all decorated opulently with four-poster beds, deep-sinking bathtubs and French doors that fling open to views of the Serengeti. There is also an additional Hillside Suite with floor-to-ceiling windows and elevated privacy.
Lodge interiors evoke a Downton Abbey meets African savannah theme with chandeliers and silver candelabras cleverly mixed with local tribal art. Polished parquet floors, antique furniture and Persian rugs offer a timeless setting with plenty of outdoor space to absorb the extensive views; these include the dining area, the wraparound verandahs, and immaculate lawns for picnics. The permanent nature of this grand structure has allowed the owners to invest heavily into facilities such as the spa, clay tennis court and an infinity pool that seemingly drops into the horizon.
Couples & families
Those seeking a classic safari with all the creature comforts
THINGS TO DO AT THE LODGE:
Admire the enchanting Serengeti panoramas from your verandah
Work off the lodge’s opulent high tea with a game of tennis on the clay court
Retreat to the spa for a restorative massage
Enroll the children in a Mini Rangers’ course where they can learn about wildlife identification, outdoor survival skills, animal tracking and astronomy
Take in the sweeping views from the lodge’s expansive, infinity-edge swimming pool
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Immerse yourself in the flora and fauna of the bush on a walking safari with an expert guide and tracker
Set out on a game drive in search of elephant, leopard, cheetah and lion
Call in at the anti-poaching observation post and meet the inspiring resident game scouts
Witness the drama of thundering wildebeest and zebra during the Great Migration between May and early July
Learn about some of the inspiring development work being carried out in one of the Grumeti communities
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