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Tanzania Safari

Sasakwa Lodge

Grumeti Game Reserve / Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Great migration, Sasakwa Lodge, Serengeti, Tanzania
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View images of Grumeti Wildlife & Activities:  Grumeti Images

SASAKWA LODGE RATES: Sasakwa Lodge Rates

The Grumeti Reserve is located adjacent to the Western Corridor of the Serengeti, bordering the national park, and encompasses over 350,000 acres of unrivalled wilderness. The concession is privately and exclusively owned by Singita Grumeti Reserves.  The Grumeti area forms part of the famous migratory route, which is travelled by hundreds of thousands of animals every year. Singita Grumeti Reserves consists of three properties: Sasakwa Lodge, Sabora Tented Camp and Faru Faru Lodge; all unique properties that celebrate this incredible landscape.

Sasakwa Lodge is situated on the top of Sasakwa Hill, with awe-inspiring views over the Serengeti plains. The lodge is built in the grand style of an English manor home and comprises seven suites, ranging in size from one to four bedrooms. Each air-conditioned suite features a bedroom, lounge with fireplace, veranda with your own spotting scope, en suite bathroom with bath and shower, dressing area, guest bathroom, heated infinity plunge pool, direct dial telephone facilities and wireless internet access.

The lodge areas offer a dining room, lounge and bar, garden room, television room with satellite television, DVD player and collection, reading library with internet facilities, billiards room, wine cellar, and Colonial Trading Post, all opening onto wide verandas and sprawling lawns. The lodge also features two tennis courts (artificial surface and clay), a gymnasium, spa with steam room, and a heated infinity swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

Grumeti is a family friendly reserve, and mature and responsible children over the age of twelve are welcome at Sasakwa.

Twice daily scheduled flights are available from Arusha, and private charters can be arranged, all of which land at Sasakwa airstrip, located a few minutes from Sasakwa Lodge, and a comfortable drive through the Grumeti wilderness to Sasakwa.

The long rains are from February to May and the short rains are from October to December. Being close to the equator, the temperatures are fairly consistent. June to August are the cooler months, but really only the mornings and evenings are cool, with day-time temperatures of around 22-25 degrees Celsius. June to February are probably the most popular months. Warmest month – March. Coolest months – July and August. Sasakwa Camp is closed for April and May. 

Accommodation            For images of Sasakwa Lodge, click Sasakwa Lodge Images
Sasakwa Lodge is built on the top of Sasakwa Hill, adjacent to the western corridor of the Serengeti.  The property is built in the style of a turn-of-the-century east African ranch house and every effort has been made to celebrate the spectacular views of the Serengeti plains below.  The interiors celebrate nature and the colors of the bush, yet Sasakwa boasts the elegant feel of a gentleman's club contrasted with fantastic Venetian mirrors and crystal chandeliers.  At Sasakwa you will find every comfort, including delicious meals, award-winning wines and a wealth of activities.

Sasakwa features seven luxurious cottages offering between one and four bedrooms. Sasakwa can accommodate a total of 28 guests at any one time.
Cottage configuration: 3 x 1 bedroom, 2 x 2 bedrooms, 1 x 3 bedrooms, 1 x 4 bedrooms. Cottage no. 7 (4 bedrooms) contains a basement nanny flat which has 2 x twin bedrooms, both en-suite
All cottages are en suite with bath, shower and dressing room.
Each air-conditioned suite features a bedroom, lounge with fireplace, verandah, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, dressing area, guest bathroom, and heated infinity plunge pool.
Each cottage has a guest toilet, private living room, veranda with Swarovski spotting scope and heated infinity plunge pool.
Each cottage features a personal bar and fridge, electronic safe, air-conditioning, overhead fan, hairdryer, dial direct telephone, wireless internet access, satellite television and DVD player, and fireplaces.
Basic wheelchair access to certain cottages.
The lodge area offers a dining room, bar lounge, television lounge and garden room which open onto wrap around verandahs, as well as a library, billiards room and wine cellar.
The Spa features a steam room, relaxation area, hydrotherapy tub, fully equipped gymnasium, yoga room and two therapy rooms for treatments.
Access to the Sasakwa Equestrian Centre which is home to sixteen horses which are a combination of polo ponies, part thoroughbreds and warm blooded sport horses all between 14 and 16 hands; tack is English style and both English and Western saddles are available; all Equestrian related activities are led by professional horse guides.

A selection of compound and recurve bows are available at the Archery Range.

Morning tea, breakfast, lunch, dinner, high tea, bush snacks, game drive snacks and canapés served in a variety of venues.
Laundry and valet services.
Highly trained chefs are available to take care of any culinary needs. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements.
All beverages, fine wines, sparkling wines, selected champagnes and cognacs as well as cigarettes and cigars.
Professionally guided activities including game drives in open vehicles, walks, night drives, horse out-rides onto the plains, mountain biking and archery.
Other activities available at ones leisure are tennis, badminton, lawn croquet, billiards, and swimming.
Wireless internet access and dial direct telephone available in all cottages.
PC and internet services in the library and fax facilities.
Satellite television and DVD players in all cottages and in the television room along with Play Station and an array of board games.
Emergency evacuation insurance.
Park and concession fees.

Children’s Policy
We regret no children under the age of 10 years will be accepted, unless the whole lodge is booked on an exclusive use basis.

Activities & Wildlife            For images of Grumeti Wildlife & Activities, click Grumeti Images
With its enormous skies, wheat-colored plains and abundant wildlife, a visit to the Serengeti is a lifetime dream for many travelers.  Singita Grumeti Reserves form part of the world-famous migratory route. The absence of fencing allows the migration of game between the park and the concession. The reserve is home to varying habitats including open plains, rugged rocky outcrops, woodlands and riverine forests.

The Great Migration traditionally moves through Grumeti Reserves between June and August. However, there is an abundance of wildlife to be seen in Grumeti all year round, including; 400 species of birds (including five endemic species and a high concentration of raptors), 40 species of herbivores, 25 species of large carnivores and prolific plant life and plant species.

Game drives and walks can be enjoyed with professional guides - the most experienced in East Africa, whilst other activities include archery, lawn croquet, badminton, billiards, star-gazing safaris, mountain biking, equestrian pursuits, and hot air ballooning.

The Equestrian Centre is situated adjacent to Sasakwa Lodge, and is home to sixteen horses. The Centre includes a lunging arena, fenced paddock, and a walled 2.7 kilometre riding track, which can also be used for walking and jogging. More experienced riders can enjoy outrides onto the Serengeti plains. Tack is English style, and guests have the choice of either English or Western saddles.

There are tennis courts at Sabora Tented Camp and Sasakwa Lodge with a choice of surfaces. Spa facilities are available at all three lodges. Yoga and gym facilities are available at Sasakwa Lodge. Wireless internet access and satellite television at all three lodges.

How to get there
Flying time from Kilimanjaro International Airport is one and a half hours.
Flying time from Arusha is an hour and a quarter or eight hours by road transfer.
Scheduled flights with Regional Air land twice daily on the Sasakwa Airstrip.
Alternatively, a plane may be chartered into the Sasakwa Airstrip.
Should a transfer be required from Seronera Airstrip, there is an additional charge of $150 pp to allow for the Serengeti National Park Fees and the driving time is two and a half hours.

Other considerations
Credit Cards: Singita Grumeti Reserves do not accept Diners International, only Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Electricity: 110 converters are available at each lodge. Power: 220 AV.
Health requirements: Yellow fever inoculations are compulsory when entering east Africa. Contact your doctor or travel clinic beforehand.
Malaria: Grumeti Reserves is a malarial zone, however, there is a spraying program. Please ensure you consult your doctor before travelling to east Africa.

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