Situated on a slope, basking in the abundance of animal species and birdlife around it, Singita Faru Faru Lodge lends a contemporary signature style to safari. Inspired by botanical themes, this riverside lodge offers barefoot elegance in a laid-back rustic setting. The organic lines of two rim-flow swimming pools echo those of the watering hole that lies just below. The elevated viewing decks over the watering hole allow guests to view game without even leaving their lodge, and a Swahili-inspired ‘beach’ offers the opportunity for some serious rest and relaxation. The contrast of natural elements against cutting-edge design and comfortable furnishings is integrated in six open-style suites, each with an outdoor shower or bath.
Each suite has a reading area, a huge picture window, personal bar and fridge, and a deck with Swarovski spotting scope. Additionally, direct dial telephones with US lines and wireless internet access are available for those that need them. In true East African style, the laid back atmosphere induces one to unwind, celebrating every moment of open-air living.
The lodge sits low on the wide Grumeti River bed, where guests enjoy frequent sightings of animals as they come down to drink from the waterholes in front of the lodge. The immediate surrounds occasionally host the larger animals and big cats; although you’re more likely to see those regal kings and queens of the ‘jungle’ deep in the bush during one of your safaris.
Photos courtesy of Singita Grumeti Reserves