Grumeti Game Reserve

Singita Sasakwa Lodge


A front row seat to watch the action unfold

Perched on a rocky promontory inside the 140,000 hectare private Grumeti Reserve, the stunning Singita Sasakwa Lodge offers beautiful views over a stunning tapestry of rolling Serengeti grasslands and a level of luxury rivaled by very few.

Your delightful cottage, one of 11, blend Edwardian grandeur with vast windows letting in the panorama. If the vista from your bed, fire-warmed lounge, roll top bath or private plunge pool aren't quite cutting it, spot animals below with your Swarovski telescope.

At the heart of Sasakwa is a welcoming manor with drawing room, billiards room, lounge, bar and fine dining room all resplendent with antiques, wood-paneled walls and Persian rugs harkening back to the earliest safaris. Aside from the outstanding and exclusive safari the Grumeti offers, this is a place to relax into the romance of East Africa with leisurely fresco lunches on the lawns, a few sets of tennis, magical starlit dinners and convivial evenings.


At a glance

  • 11 cottages with between one and four bedrooms

  • Spa, gym and tennis courts

  • Private infinity pools

  • Interactive kitchen

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    Game drives

    Together with professional guides and trackers, you’ll have the chance to get up close to some of the continent’s most fascinating animals. Catch a magical glimpse of elusive nocturnal creatures on a spot-lit night drive. Some of the animals to keep a lookout for include cheetahs, bearded wildebeests, bat eared foxes, black rhinos, Maasai giraffes, lions, elephants and rare colobus monkeys.

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    Canine unit experience

    Take time out to visit the SGF Canine Unit where you can meet some of the handlers and learn about how the specialised anti-poaching unit is protecting the region. You’ll get to see the dogs find a piece of hidden wildlife contraband. If they are working on tracking training while you are there, you might get to see them track a person in the bush. A donation of $500 per person is required and a minimum of two and maximum of six people are allowed per demonstration.

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    Balloon safari

    Charter a hot air balloon for a thrilling ride above the Serengeti treetops. It’s a unique way to experience the landscape and game and gives keen photographers a new perspective. The safari sees you skimming the acacia forests and climbing high to take in the vast scene below you.

Community & Culture

The Grumeti Fund is a non-profit organization with profits put back into conservation and education for the local people who live on the edge of the reserve. While staying here, you have the opportunity to visit local communities and cultural and heritage sites, and the team at Singita Sasakwa ensures you’re able to do so in a respectful and appropriate manner. Boma dinners feature local dancers and choirs allowing you to experience the rich culture of the region. You’ll also find this culture reflected in the design and décor of Sasakwa. They also employ more than half of their staff from the neighbouring villages.


Singita has partnered with the Grumeti Fund which manages anti-poaching teams, alien plant control, game census and reintroduction and research through the RISE environmental research facility.


A significant number of single use plastics have already been eliminated and Singita is working to reduce non-recyclable plastic packaging even further. The short term goal is to be able to offer guests the option of offsetting their carbon emissions during their stay. They are also a One Planet Community member.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

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    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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