Our most important criteria when choosing a lodge or camp in Africa, is always the area that it is situated in (Location, location,location) The best areas are typically privately owned or on private concessions, this gives you a lot more freedom, there are less vehicles, you can off-road and often the sightings are just far superior.
This is definitely true of the Singita Grumeti property, bordering the western section of the Serengeti National Park. The 350 000 acre concession gives you unparalleled access to all the Serengeti eco-system has to offer, but without all the rules of a National Park.
I recently had the privilege to host guests at Singita Faru Faru, one of the five Singita accommodation options in the Grumeti. Singita is famous for their wine and food offering, and Faru Faru doesn’t disappoint, its delicious, wholesome and fresh and the wine list is second to none. Accommodation quality is a secondary criteria for us, but as I mentioned before, the game-viewing potential far more important. Singita just so happens to have all the bases covered.
To give you an idea of the game potential, despite the Wildebeest migration having already passed through this year, we had herds of Elephants at the camp waterhole, hundreds of Zebras and then a mating pair of Lions, and all before we had even gone on game drive. Our first two drives produced fantastic sightings of Zebra, Giraffe, Topi, Warthogs, Genet, Bush Babies, Spring Hares, Scrub Hares, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Baboons, Vervet Monkeys, Hyenas, Thompson Gazelles, Grants Gazelles, Jackals, Lions and cubs, a relaxed female Leopard and a pack of Wild Dogs and their pups, and all of this with the Serengeti Plains as the background. To say that I was ‘gobsmacked’ would be an understatement!
I highly recommend Faru Faru and in fact any of the Singita properties in the Grumeti, and no matter the time of year.
If you would like to visit any of the Singita properties in Tanzania, South Africa or Zimbabwe, contact us and we will make it happen.