- Stunning elevated location
- Private reserve
- Luxurious, extensive facilities
- Premium service
Singita Sasakwa Lodge is a deluxe property in a stunning hilltop location overlooking the vast, rolling plains of the Serengeti National Park, Northern Tanzania. Situated within the 350,000 acre privately owned Singita Grumeti Reserve, there’s a dense concentration of wildlife to see including vast herds of wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, cheetah and the famed ‘Big 5’.
From its elevated setting on Sasakwa Hill, the main house blends opulence and comfort in a traditional colonial style, with its spacious veranda boasting unrivalled views of the Serengeti plains below. Extensive communal areas include a large swimming pool, luxury spa, gym with superb views and tennis courts. There’s also a gift shop, library and television room, billiard room, lounge and bar. The cuisine at Sasakwa Lodge is excellent and fine wines are served from the property’s award-winning cellars (private tastings can be arranged).
Activities include daily game drives, guided safari walks, and the private nature of the reserve means that night drives are also possible. Note that the lodge operates communal rather than private safari activities, with guests sharing vehicles. However, private vehicles can be arranged, albeit at additional cost. Sasakwa’s equestrian centre offers horseback safari for experienced riders; archery and badminton are also available and cultural visits to local communities are encouraged.
The accommodation comprises nine private, luxuriously appointed cottages with one, two or three bedrooms, and one four bedroom villa. Every bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. All cottages have their own veranda, private infinity pool and lounge area. Facilities are comprehensive and include air conditioning, fans, direct dial telephone, safe and CD player.
Children of all ages are welcome, with a children’s playroom and babysitting service available. For safety reasons, participation of children below 15 years of age in game activities is at the discretion of the guide. There is plenty to keep younger family members busy on site, including swimming, archery, tennis, baking with chefs, guided walks around camp, face painting, and arts and crafts. The Mini Rangers Course teaches children more about their surroundings, introducing them to butterfly identification, animal tracking, flower pressing, astronomy and bush survival techniques.
Singita Sasakwa Lodge’s spectacular setting, excellent facilities and premium service are reflected in its high end prices. However, for those looking for a sophisticated safari experience with luxury and comfort a priority, a stay at Singita Sasakwa Lodge is hard to surpass.
The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!
William Kearns reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018
The Namibia trip was fantastic!
Self-driving was brilliant, and the chronology of the itinerary was perfect (against the flow/direction most other travelers took).
As for specifics:
This place was the best!
Best service, best staff, best food, best experiences, best facilities.
We saw a cheetah kill, leopards, and white rhino (which we were not expecting).
If you’ve never been you should go...If I ever go back to Namibia I will revisit.
The only (slight) disappointment.
Maybe because it was right after Okonjima, but the service was lacking, the facilities were a bit run down, it was the only place with mosquitoes in the room with no net and no spray. Food was marginal. Not sure if there are better options in the area, though.
Etosha Park was amazing. There was so much wildlife with so little crowds.
The Okaukeujo Camp had the best watering hole with animals coming in at all times of the night. A great experience exclusive to the camp.
Beautiful place. Very private. Food and service excellent.
A nice stopping point on the drive.
An amazing place...How they laid out and built it.
Enjoyed exploring the grounds and the local area/sights.
The staff was on par with Okonjima.
2 days were perfect.
Ivin provided us with good advice/information/recommendations along the route, along with a cell phone and cooler for the trip. The car was perfect.
They represent Tourdust well!
Again, another great trip you put together...Thank you!
Earl Wong reviewing Northern Namibia Highlights - Self Drive on 17 October 2018
We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.
Jonathan Bailey reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018