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Sasakwa Lodge
Sasakwa Lodge
Sasakwa Lodge
Sasakwa Lodge
Sasakwa Lodge
Sasakwa Lodge
Sasakwa Lodge
Sasakwa Lodge
Sasakwa Lodge
Sasakwa Lodge
Sasakwa Lodge
Sasakwa Lodge
Sasakwa Lodge
Sasakwa Lodge

Sasakwa Lodge: Information from the owner

General information

Type
Safari Lodge
No. of rooms
10
Check-in time
13h00
Check-out time
11h00

About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Sasakwa Lodge, which contains our own observations and views.


Last updated by Owner
26 Jul 2023
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Facilities at Sasakwa Lodge

Property facilities
24-hour Security, Eco Friendly, Gym, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Meal on Request, Pool, Restaurant, Spa
Room facilities
Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee
Activities on site
Big 5, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, High Tea, Massages, Safaris, Tennis Court, Walks (Guided)
Nearby activities
Bird Watching, Hot-air Ballooning, Safaris, Walks (Guided)
Languages
English, Swahili

Room types at Sasakwa Lodge

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Four bedroom cottage

One master bedroom (double) with en-suite bathroom (shower & bath) and separate dressing area.

One double and two twins each with en-suite bathroom (shower & bath).

All the rooms are different.

The rooms share a private plunge pool, a large lounge / dining room and a small satellite kitchen.

All suites are equipped with air-conditioning, overhead fans, minibar & fridge, tea/coffee station, digital safe, hairdryer, bathroom amenities, direct dial telephone, veranda, plunge pool.

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Hillside Suite

Set alongside Singita Sasakwa Lodge is Hillside Suite, a luxurious oversized suite with private vehicle access. Here, guests can revel in endless views over the Serengeti and enjoy the barefoot beauty of a private escape for two. Dramatic frameless glass doors and windows, two wooden outdoor decks and a private rim-flow pool ensure continuous engagements with nature and this butler-serviced suite includes a private game vehicle, Field Guide, “bar-deli” and exclusive in-room dining.

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One bedroom cottage

One bedroom cottages en-suite bathroom with inside shower & bath, separate lounge, separate dressing area and private plunge pool.

The cottages are very private and can only be made up as a king beds.

All suites are equipped with air-conditioning, overhead fans, minibar & fridge, tea/coffee station, digital safe, hairdryer, bathroom amenities, direct dial telephone, veranda & plunge pool.

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Three bedroom cottage

One double with en-suite bathroom (shower & bath) & separate dressing area.

One double and one twin each with en-suite bathroom (shower & bath).

The bedrooms share a central lounge and private plunge pool.

All suites are equipped with air-conditioning, overhead fans, minibar & fridge, tea/coffee station, digital safe, hairdryer, bathroom amenities, direct dial telephone, veranda, plunge pool.

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Two bedroom cottage

One double with en-suite bathroom (shower & bath) & separate dressing area and one twin with en-suite bathroom (shower & bath).

The two bedrooms share a central lounge and private plunge pool.

All suites are equipped with air-conditioning, overhead fans, minibar & fridge, tea/coffee station, digital safe, hairdryer, bathroom amenities, direct dial telephone, veranda, plunge pool.

Activities at Sasakwa Lodge

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Anti-poaching Observation Post Visit

The Singita Grumeti Fund anti-poaching team is made up of 120 dedicated scouts. These scouts patrol the 350,000-acre private concession and are based in 12 scout camps and in 12 observation posts (OP) dotted across the reserve. Each OP is manned by two scouts who are constantly surveying the area for any unusual activity. This could be poachers coming through the protected area or vehicles that do not belong to the company or a herd of cattle entering the area or an animal in distress.

The scouts are responsible for quickly identifying any incursions and reporting them to the rest of the anti-poaching team who can then act accordingly. Two scouts are stationed at the OP for one week at a time. They share responsibilities of cooking, cleaning and most importantly making sure that one person is on the look-out at all times.

Guests have the opportunity to visit OP 7, situated atop a hill with an incredible sunset view over the vast grassy plains below.

The experience for Singita guests includes meeting the Singita Grumeti Fund game scouts and seeing how they live and work. At the OP there is an infographic board which your guide can talk you through. It shows the main areas of focus for the Singita Grumeti Fund, as well as specific facts and figures associated with the success of protecting this area. The combination of a morning coffee or late afternoon drinks stop makes it a great location to truly absorb the beauty of the landscape but also take in the scale and importance of the work of the Singita Grumeti Fund anti-poaching unit.

Note: The walk up to OP7 is on a steep dirt path. Good walking shoes are recommended.

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Boutique and Gallery

Not your regular curio shop, you will find original treasures that have been gathered from all corners of the African continent. A range of collectable sculptures, home-ware and furnishings will allow you to recreate ‘the safari dream’ within your own home.

Artefacts, as well as authentic carvings and jewellery created by local craftsmen are just a few of the treasures you may find to take home as gifts.

Amongst beautiful museum quality, fine-art prints and works by some of the most respected artists on the continent, there are many pieces especially designed for Singita. Here too you can find a range of quality branded Singita safari wear.

Browse the selection of items available in the Faru Faru boutique, if you would like to see more, we can happily arrange a visit to the Sasakwa Lodge boutique.

We offer a worldwide shipping service so you may make your purchases at the lodges with the option to send them straight home.

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Community Visit

Perhaps Africa’s greatest beauty is its people and, as part of Singita’s deep commitment to community development, guests are invited to visit the nearby
communities.

The Grumeti Fund Community Outreach Program works with residents of the 21 villages bordering Singita Grumeti to realise their development goals.
We partner with these communities to address issues of education, natural resource management, enterprise development and water management. We encourage guests to visit these communities to experience the success of these projects firsthand.

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Fitness Centre and Tennis Court

Fully equipped gyms are available for guests’ convenience. Each facility provides picturesque views of the plains, allowing you to keep an eye on the action outside while you work out.

Experience a game of tennis as you never would have before.

Enjoy your time on court whilst being surrounded by the beauty of the African wilderness. Cool down with rewarding refreshments and a dip in the nearby swimming pool.

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Game Drives

Journeying into the heart of Africa’s most untouched and remote wilderness areas, Singita’s twice-daily game drives present the opportunity for intimate connections with nature and discovering the raw beauty of the continent’s most magnificent creatures up close.

Each tailormade exploration with your personal Field Guide celebrates the freedom to spend unfiltered time in wide-open spaces and while no two Singita game drives are ever the same, you are bound to be enchanted by vivid encounters with Africa’s most iconic wildlife – which flourish and thrive through the tireless efforts of Singita’s non-profit conservation Funds & Trusts.

From rolling grasslands where giraffe and elephant meander in peace to riverine woodlands where shy creatures suddenly appear from lush foliage; and from rocky outcrops favoured by big cats to hidden valleys where large herds of antelope roam and graze, each game drive traverses landscapes that are as rich in scenery as they are in wildlife.

As the warmth of the African sun slowly starts to light up the treetops and grasslands, our early morning game drives are filled with an energy that’s simultaneously exciting and soothing. Never knowing what’s around the next corner, the sense of adventure for what lies ahead for the rest of the day welcomes a continuous unfolding of magic as the bush wakes up to reveal its secrets.

And when the sun dips on the horizon, bringing the day to a close with a brightly painted sky, idyllic sundowner stops in exclusive settings encapsulate the romance of safaris deep into the bush. Accompanied by a cool evening breeze and the beauty of the clear night sky above, the tranquil journey back to the lodge often reveals the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa, making for a fitting finale.

Warmth & wisdom

Imparting a wealth of knowledge and intuitively responding to each guest and group’s interests, Singita’s expert Field Guides and Trackers exude an unlimited passion for Africa’s wildlife and wilderness. Their in-depth knowledge of the area – and the inherent role of every plant, insect, bird, mammal, predator and season in its unique ecology – makes every encounter and sighting all the more meaningful, and elevates each connection with nature.

Key Species You Are Likely to See

During your stay at Singita, you are likely to spot a great variety of wildlife, including cheetah, bearded wildebeest, Bat Eared fox, Maasai giraffe, lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and the rare Colobus monkey.

When Is the Peak Time to See the Wildebeest Migration?

There is no real beginning or end to the wildebeest’s constant search for food and water. The only beginning is when calves are born – almost 400,000 wildebeest calves are born during a 6-week period usually between late January and mid-March. The migration path varies from year to year depending on weather and other environmental factors.

What Time of Year Can We See the Wildebeest Migration and in Which Area?

It's difficult to predict exactly where the migrating wildebeest will be in a given month because movements depend so much on weather patterns. Generally over the year the animals move from the wet southern and eastern plains of the Serengeti from November to March through the western and central region to the dryer north of the Serengeti National Park, both north and south of the Mara River, from the end of May through October.

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Premier Wine Boutique

As one of South Africa’s most influential buyers of wine, Singita’s cellars are home to some of the most sought-after private reserves and vintage wines the country has to offer. Whether you are a connoisseur or just enjoy the occasional glass of wine, our experienced sommeliers delight in introducing guests to a vast selection of varietals from all over the world.

Through Singita Premier Wine Direct guests may purchase wines from our cellars: either to be taken home at the end of their trip or conveniently delivered to their door.

As an addition to cellar purchases, we have secured allocations of highly limited, sought-after wines, including ‘Icons’, ‘Single Vineyard’ and ‘Limited Release’ wines, directly from leading wineries in South Africa. Stored in temperature-controlled cellars, these wines are unlikely to be available anywhere else.

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Singita Balloon Safari

Visitors to Singita Grumeti in Tanzania have the unique opportunity of chartering a hot air balloon for an unforgettable ride over the treetops of the Serengeti. This once-in-a-lifetime experience takes game viewing to new heights and gives photography buffs an amazing new perspective on the world below. You’ll skim above the grasslands and acacia forests, and at other times ascend to 1 000 feet to see the enormity of the reserve. The Singita Balloon Safari is a romantic and evocative way of experiencing the wilderness as you gracefully and silently glide over the plains, observing the wide variety of wildlife below.

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Swimming

Singita Sasakwa Lodge offers an expansive swimming pool next to the main house in addition to private infinity pools at each cottage and at the private villa.

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Wellness

Offering the luxury of unfiltered time and space, the African wilderness is the ultimate setting for complete unwinding, while the continent’s healing energies are encapsulated in rituals that nourish and nurture.

At Singita, our enduring purpose to restore the land and its wildlife extends to offering healing experiences to our guests at every touchpoint. The dedicated treatments in our massage spaces tap into the profound benefits of indigenous wisdoms and essential oils that relax, replenish and revive. Each tailor-made therapy can be customised and timed to preference, ensuring a completely personalised experience.

The massage menu has been designed to immerse guests into their beautiful surroundings, and all treatments incorporate that peace and vibrant energy to revitalise and nourish the soul.

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Yoga

You will find a dedicated yoga mat in your suite as well as a card to guide you through a relaxing sequence in the privacy of your room or on your deck. All our lodges also offer Vinyasa and Yin yoga practices with trained practitioners – simply ask our front-of-house staff to check availability, then book and join a session.

Known for seamlessly synchronising movement with breath, Vinyasa is a flowing style of yoga that moves from one posture to the next using muscular engagement. Yin is a meditative practice focusing on passive, long-held poses – often with the support of props like blocks and bolsters. It helps to improve flexibility, reduce stress, quieten the mind and foster mindfulness.

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