The Serengeti in Tanzania is world-famous for hosting the great annual wildebeest migration, its unbeatable predator population, and the instantly recognisable horizon of flat grassland, decorated with the intermittent dispersal of acacia trees and ancient termite mounds. A firey, orange sunset, melting like liquid from the heat of the day, has become an iconic image of Africa. The eternal yellow plains unremittingly baked by the sun and grazed upon by the overwhelming number of game species that call this national treasure home. This is the ultimate scene for safari, travelled to by visitors crossing the globe in search of an unforgettable African adventure, photographs boasting spots and fur, teeth and whiskers. The Serengeti National Park certainly fights for the title of most sought after safari destination. This is where you’ll find this week’s Featured Accommodation: Singita Serengeti House.
Given the variety of accommodations available in the Serengeti, personal preferences are more than catered for, allowing die-hard campers to rough it with bucket showers and campfire cooking, while others lap up the luxury with indulgent suites and private plunge pools. Now, with Singita’s latest contribution to their string of stunning lodges, embarking on a family adventure to East Africa has never been so enticing. There can’t be more of a memorable experience than glowing under moonlit skies with a loved one, listening to the intricate sounds of the wild while sipping on gorgeous South African wine with no one else around for miles. Perhaps you’d prefer a convivial vibrancy around a crackling fire where you’ve gathered with your nearest and dearest, in an area of Africa that is known to produce an experience never to be forgotten.
Meals designed for your tastes, according to your time, and suiting your personal style; delicious food can be cooked for you, or any passionate guests can get involved with the kitchen staff and prepare their meals themselves. Tailor-make your own itinerary and explore the Serengeti on foot or by vehicle with your own private guide and on your own time. Singita has opened the perfect property from which to enjoy a personalised safari experience in the supreme Serengeti National Park; an exclusive-use safari house that is so lavishly equipped, guests might just opt for a pair of binoculars and a poolside recliner. Singita Serengeti House settles itself on a 350 000 acre private Grumeti Reserve in the Serengeti’s western corridor. Extensive wooden decks stretch out towards a glistening twenty five metre infinity pool that overlooks the abounding grasslands beyond. Natural timbre and stone create an elegant union as they define the structure of this gorgeous house. Rustic columns support high ceilings, while clean, cool walls adorned with textiles and crafts produce essentially African interiors.
Woven mats complement the neutral tones throughout the four bedrooms, warmly dressing rustic tiles. The rooms are modern and refined, yet comfortable and unassuming with naturally-inspired décor that emphasises the essence of Africa. Each of the four bedrooms is lavishly endowed with four-poster beds, gracefully draped mosquito nets, adding an antique edge to the otherwise contemporary design. Large, statement pieces of furniture fill the floors, commanding attention while striking fireplaces and dark wood mantels dictate the room’s ambience. The depiction of luxury in the bush, the comfort provided by these remarkably designed suites is a glorious welcome on return from safari. Guests are invited to spend their time in their individual boudoirs or to amble across the interconnecting walkways to any one of the spacious living areas where families gather for show and tell at the end of a captivating day under the Serengeti sun.
This marvellous safari house is one of a kind, with the accent put so perfectly on design; it is a celebration of art and Africa. The Serengeti has never been explored with such freedom and from such an exclusive position as in this private reserve. Staggering views of the landscape and a perfectly-positioned waterhole, sumptuous dining, opulent accommodation and game activities at your leisure; there is no room to argue that if this is what your particular safari experience is all about, Singita Serengeti House has gone beyond the call of duty in offering this tremendously breathtaking property.