Singita Serengeti House is one of 12 properties presently listed in the highly impressive Singita portfolio. This company provides top-quality accommodation within pristine areas, all the while conserving and preserving the wild surrounds. The accommodation is booked on a full-board basis, including all meals, a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, private staff, expertly guided game drives, road transfers between the house and the Sasakwa airstrip, telephone calls, a valet service, and a laundry service. The house is open all year round.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The house is accessed via 10 minutes’ road transfer from the Sasakwa airstrip. Flight times from Arusha and Kilimanjaro are, respectively, 2 hours and 2 hours 15 minutes. Serengeti House is situated on the south-east slopes of the Singita Grumeti Reserves’ Sasakwa Hill. It has amazing views of a popular waterhole!
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
There are four bedrooms – two suites within the house and two in cottages within the grounds. All are exquisitely furnished, and the palette of beige, blonde, and grey bestows a soothing effect while also mirroring the colours of the sprawling grasses. Each house suite contains a four-poster double bed with mosquito netting, bedside cabinets and lighting, smart storage furniture, and a separate seating area. Wildlife artwork adorns the walls, and a few well-placed artefacts contribute to the authentic safari vibe. The en-suite facilities are beautifully appointed, with flush toilet, twin washbasins, walk-in shower, and big bathtub. There’s an outdoor shower too! The garden suites are approached from the house along neat stone pathways, and both benefit from all the amenities of the house suites as well as a pleasant private veranda.
The house contains some seriously sumptuous communal areas. Also clad in a neutral palette, the lounge has comfortable sofas and armchairs, a central coffee table piled with reading material, numerous occasional tables for drinks and snacks, a standing fan, and a cosy fireplace – and all under the twinkling lights of glamorous chandeliers! Adjoining this space is the dining room, featuring one large table and elegant upright chairs. This is one setting offered for meals – guests can also tuck in to delicious breakfast buffets, light lunches, afternoon teas, and lavish three-course dinners in the property’s eat-in kitchen and on its dining deck. There’s a sala too, as well as a fully equipped gym and a tented spa suite offering a range of relaxing massages and other revitalising treatments. Guests have access to the boutique and gallery at nearby Singita Sasakwa Lodge. Serengeti House has a fire-pit as well, where guests tend to gather for pre-dinner drinks and sharing stories of their safari day! And there’s a 25-metre lap pool, which is ideal for a relaxing dip in between activities.
An astonishing variety of activities is available here. As the house is serviced by private staff including a full-time guide with a dedicated vehicle, there’s a very flexible approach to your safari schedule. Game drives are possible every morning and afternoon, and they offer lots of opportunities to observe the local wildlife! The Singita Grumeti Reserves are home to all Big Five species – lion, rhino, leopard, elephant, and buffalo. Smaller predators and herbivores abound, including cheetah, hyenas, jackals, wild dog, giraffe, eland, and kudus. Safarists visiting during May or June can expect to see the huge herds of the Great Migration, comprising wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles in their thousands! But the reserves are a top choice for wildlife viewing outside these months too. Keen birders can enjoy spotting hundreds of feathery friends, and the house’s safari walks are highly recommended for birdwatchers as well as anyone interested in insect life and plant life. A minimum age requirement of 15 years usually applies to walks, but this can change at your guide’s discretion. Travellers of all ages can take part in community visits and trips to an anti-poaching observation post to find out about the work of the reserves’ game scouts. Back at the house, there’s a tennis court for guest use, and staff can also arrange archery sessions. And children can get stuck into Singita’s Mini Rangers’ Course, which involves animal tracking, bush survival techniques, frogging, and more!