First Look: Singita Serengeti House

Singita Serengeti House Singita
Singita Serengeti House


Singita Serengeti House
Singita Serengeti House has a central deck with an 82-foot lap pool.



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The Main House
The Main House has two suites and there are two others on either side of the house.

Looks like the Serengeti just got a bit more swank: Singita Serengeti House, a retreat designed for group travel (multigenerational trip, anyone?), has opened in the 350,000-acre Grumeti Reserves in the heart of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. Situated on the slopes of Sasakwa Hill with views of the plains of the Serengeti (which literally means “endless plains” in Swahili), we hear the lodge is Singita’s response to a growing demand from VIP travelers looking for bespoke experiences.

Speaking of bespoke, itineraries, activities and meals are customized to each guest according to their interests and needs. Early-morning and late-afternoon game drives may be interspersed with swimming or lazing around the pool with a good book, a game of tennis, a cooking lesson in the private kitchen from the resident chef, spa treatments or mountain biking. And don’t forget about the nature sightings: There is a waterhole right in front of the house, which is a known meeting spot for general plains game as well as a breeding herd of elephants. Tip: The best time to witness herd migration is June, July and August.

The house accommodates eight people in two suites in the main house and two further guest suites on either side of the main house, connected by pathways from a central deck with an 82-foot lap pool. There is also a private tennis court, and areas reserved for mountain biking and archery. All the suites have spacious bathrooms designed as extensions to the bedroom and living areas, with outdoor showers and terraces. Nice touch: A private kitchen and resident chef bring further bespoke options to the safari experience.


Outdoor Terraces
Outdoor Terraces afford views of the endless plains of the Serengeti.

The house may only be booked on an exclusive-use basis and includes all staff, a private vehicle and a safari guide. Besides guided game drives in an open-sided 4x4 vehicle, guests can also do guided walks and horseback safaris. At Singita Sasakwa Lodge, situated less than a mile away, there is also a fully equipped gym, yoga room, spa and the Singita Boutique & Gallery. Singita Sasakwa Lodge has nine cottages and one private retreat. Cool touch: Each cottage has its own private, infinity-edge pool.

Reach out to Reservations Manager Linda Jean ([email protected]).

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