The Serengeti is a plain extending to around 35,000 km2 and straddling the Tanzania-Kenya border. It is regarded as one of the most suggestive destinations in Sub-Saharan Africa on account of its impressive biodiversity and vastness (Serengeti means ‘vast plain’ in the Maasai language). To the north, on the borders of the Serengeti National Park, there is the Singita Sasakwa Lodge, one of the most fascinating lodges in all of Tanzania.
Singita is a prestigious company operating in the field of high-class safaris. It currently possesses twelve camps and lodges in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Of these, Sasakwa Lodge stands out owing to its timeless style and exceptional position, dominating the boundless horizon of the Serengeti.
The building stands on a hill in the Grumeti private game reserve, an area of about 15,000 km2 set aside for Singita’s exclusive use.
The lodge’s Edwardian style brings to mind the colonial mansions built Africa in the XX century. All year round, there is close contact with the fauna of the area, including lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes and many other species typical of the continent.
But Sasakwa Lodge’s privileged position also offers a front-row seat to watch one of nature’s most amazing spectacles: the Serengeti’s great migration. Each year more than a million and a half wildebeest follow the cycle of rains from one side of the plain to the other in search of fresh grazing grounds and better quality water. While this immense migration is in progress, it is possible to observe occurrences of a most disparate nature, ranging from the birth of offspring to the ferocious attacks of predators.
Like most of Singita’s properties, Sasakwa Lodge has received a large number of international awards. Given that Singita has five other residences to offer its guests in this vast unspoilt area, a stay in Sasakwa Lodge can become just one stage of a larger tour of the wonderful Grumeti private nature reserve.
Grumeti Reserve, November 2018