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Singita Faru Faru Lodge
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Alexandria, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
267 reviews
120 hotel reviews
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“Singita continues to set the standard!”
Reviewed September 1, 2011

Imagine this! You can call anywhere in the US or Europe for free from your room. Just pick your phone and dial the number direct on their dedicated line! Faru Faru is the mid priced lodge of three Singita is managing in the Grumeti. It compares well with Boulders in South Africa which Singita owns and originally set the standard for safari lodging and experience in South Africa. The managers Brad and Kate are models for what managers should be , but rarely are! The desgn of the suites and the magnificent glass wall are a delight, though it would be helpful to have extra rack for luggage. The clothing storage area needs a bit of tinkering...not quite space enough to put stuff. The free laundry is done well! The chef is extremely good and accomodating to special needs such as low salt requests. And , oh yes the traversing area and and game drives are great. Because the area borders on the Serengeti, if the migration is down there, you have the option driving there to see it. There appears to be nothing they will not try to do to make your trip perect.!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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sydney
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33 reviews
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

As part of our African honeymoon we indulged in the experience that is Faru Faru. We spent 2 days at the resort but it was worth every penny. From the moment our plane touched down until the moment we were forced to leave we were absolutely blown away by the hospitality and the little touches. Absolutely everything was thought of and available and delivered with a smile. Being greeted by Brad and Kate (the managers) was lovely and we were put at ease straight away and encouraged to ask for anything we wanted. Everything was up to us, we could do as much or as little as we wanted - and whenever we wanted. We felt that it was all about us the whole time! Our waiter was fantastic and was happy to recommend wine for dinner and make suggestions based on what we liked - it was like having your own personal sommelier & chef!
Meded was our brilliant guide, he went above and beyond the call of duty for us. There's something extra special about doing your own private game drives, it enables you to look for the animals you really want to see. We saw cheetah, elephant, zebra, buffalo, giraffe, baboon, warthog, lions, lion cubs and even lions in a tree! . The Singita Group owns the area therefore you rarely see other vehicles, it truly is a very exclusive adventure.
We also HAVE to mention our butler Saguda. He was so friendly and genuine and wanted us to have the most amazing time and took it upon himself to spoil us. He would leave us special messages on the bed or on our bath matt made out of seeds, run us massive bubble baths, arrange candles around the room and always be on hand to pick us up with a golf cart and nothing was ever too much.
The room was amazing, overlooking a riverbed and with the huge great glass wall we could observe black and white colobus monkeys, water buck - and even a huge bull elephant who was intent on knocking down a tree metres away from our window.
The main lodge itself is located behind a watering hole so you get to see game come and drink without even leaving your chair. Faru Faru is the newest of the three Singita lodges in this area, we were told it has a more South African feel & has a beautifully relaxed & friendly atmosphere . The decor has natural tones combined with environmentally friendly textures, with no expense spared on luxury.
The food was out of this world, you can have anything you want however we decided to stick with the recommended rather generous and delightful daily menus, the strawberry, basil and balsamic desert was one of the best we have ever had. This, combined with the Serengetti backdrop, the noises of nature and the African sun made meal times and all time very memorable indeed.
We loved every minute of it and would go back in a heart beat.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

Stay here. We stayed 2 nights and had a wonderful experience. Our room/ lodge was wonderful and so comfortable. The staff was amazing and sooo attentive. The food was superb. I can't say enough good things. It was very special. It was our honeymoon. And it was unforgettable. Our guide, Eugene was wonderful. He arranged a walk though the bush for us which was amazing. And the host and hostess - the sweet couple from Durbin were so kind. I just hope we can go back!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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los angeles
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6 reviews
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

There's really no need to review this place. It's AMAZING which is why it is Travel and Leisure's #1 hotel. I stayed for 3 wonderful nights at Faru Faru and stayed at Boulder Lodge in Sabi Sand several years ago. If you can.......... you must go. It's truly spectacular. And, for me, the staff is the icing on the cake. They are wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed May 30, 2011

We stayed three nights at Faru Faru and really had a wonderful experience. From the moment of arrival and being greeted by the managers, Brad and Kate we felt right at home. The rooms are amongst the best we have ever had and we have been to some great lodges as we are travel agents that specialise in Africa. The entire front is glass, they are well decorated and not cluttered but lots of room for everything. The only thing I wish they had was some drawer space rather than just shelving. The wireless interenet in the room worked well and that was a pure delight. Lunches were excellent with a large plate of food offered with great variety. The setting is delightful it was a true pleasure to stay at Faru Faru and I would recommend this property without hestiation if you are going to Grumeti.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed May 29, 2011

The food, the service, the wildlife were all first-class. We went for our honeymoon and we had an amazing time. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay there special and memorable. I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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JanalynF, Guest Relations Manager at Singita Faru Faru Lodge, responded to this review, May 30, 2011
We are delighted that your honeymoon was so special with us. Thank you for the wonderful feedback.
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San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed April 7, 2011

The attention to detail at Faru Faru is totally amazing. The staff is on the ball, friendly and fabulous. The surprises never end and the facilities are out of this world. Your stay will be an unforgettable experience!

  • Stayed March 2011
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Property: Singita Faru Faru Lodge
Address: Grumeti Reserves, Serengeti National Park 0, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #35 of 117 Specialty Lodging in Serengeti National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Singita Faru Faru Lodge is set in Grumeti in northern Tanzania, forming part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. Built on a gently sloping hill, this riverine lodge, positioned on the renowned migratory route, is a place where you can quite literally expect the unexpected. Informal, unconventional and surprising at every turn, Singita Faru Faru Lodge is a mix of contemporary, organic style and the quirky practicality of a traditional botanist's camp. With such close proximity to the river and plains, guests have the unique opportunity to experience a very close connection with the wilderness. ... more   less 
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