Singita Sasakwa Lodge is situated within the magnificent 350 000 acre Singita Grumeti Reserves, in Northern Tanzania. The Grumeti concession was created to preserve the vast biodiversity of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem, and protect the path of the annual wildebeest migration. Singita now manages this concession, with the objective of ensuring long-term sustainability through low-impact tourism.
The lodge stands grandly atop Sasakwa Hill, offering panoramic views of the expansive, game-filled Serengeti plains. Sasakwa offers a spectacular vantage point for guests to witness the world’s largest animal migration. Annually about two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle make their way north into Kenya’s Masai Mara.
The majestic turn of the century manor house and private cottages have a sense of grandeur and refined splendour. The lodge exudes old world elegance, and ensures luxurious accommodation and impeccable service. The flagship Singita Sasakwa Lodge is the only member of Relais and Chateaux in East Africa.
Sasakwa offers nine sumptuously luxurious cottages, and the opulent four-bedroomed Tanzania Villa, all with spectacular views of the seemingly endless plains. The spacious cottages have either one, two, or three en-suite bedrooms, all with four-poster beds lavishly draped with mosquito netting. Thick stone walls, high ceilings, stately furniture, crystal chandeliers and landscaped gardens give the cottages the ambience of an Edwardian manor house.
Both the cottages and the villa feature a spacious lounge with fireplace, a deep verandah with a Swarovski spotting telescope, and heated infinity plunge pools, with views stretching across the panoramic Serengeti. The Tanzania Villa is a spacious private retreat, with wrap-around views of the game-filled plains. This lavish four-bedroomed space has an additional basement nanny flat, which comes with two en-suite twin bedrooms.
The Serengeti is renowned for the annual wildebeest migration, when two million ungulates move across the plains in search of grazing and water. The predators closely follow the wildebeest and zebra, looking for easy pickings.
The best time to see the Great Annual is February through to March, when the wildebeest and zebra have their young. Not only will guests enjoy seeing baby animals, but the predators are at the highest number too. The migration usually moves out of the Serengeti area by the end of June and does not return until December.
However, the reserve teems with wildlife throughout the year. This includes impalas, Masai giraffe, warthogs, topi, gazelles, hyenas, lions, leopards, cheetahs and caracals. Guests are treated to frequent sightings of the Big Five during their stay, as well as the rare Colobus monkey. Bat-eared fox and serval are among regularly seen smaller carnivores.
Bird life is prolific, with over 450 species recorded in the region ranging from the huge ostrich to the little spotted woodpecker. Specialties include the Red-capped robin chat and Black-headed gonolek. Other notable sightings include Kori bustards, Secretary birds, Marabou storks, lovebirds, Martial eagles and a variety of vulture species.
- Child Friendly
- Game Drives
- Swimming Pool
- Wellness & Spa
- Walking safaris
- Game drives
- Horse riding
Please check the visa requirements before your visit.
Children of all ages are welcome and will be accommodated.
Children younger than two years will stay for free.
Children must be between six and twelve years old to join in on game drives, and then solely at the manager’s discretion.
Child minders are available at the lodge.
• Malaria occurs throughout Tanzania, right through the year.
• Malaria prophylaxis is recommended for all travellers to Tanzania.
• Inoculation against Hepatitis A and typhoid is also recommended.
• A Yellow Fever vaccination is often compulsory.
The lodge welcomes children of all ages. Baby-sitting services are available and staff will tailor-make activities to suit each family. Children under the age of 18 pay 50% of the rate if sharing a room with an adult. Families of four or more, with children under the age of 10, are guaranteed a private Land Rover at no extra cost.
Rates include all meals and drinks (excluding French Champagne), road transfers, and standard safari activities.