Faru Faru: The Lowdown

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Tucked away in on the western side of the Serengeti, the Grumeti Reserves are vast and virtually empty of visitors. With just a handful of luxury lodges and incredible game viewing, this is one of the most exclusive safari experiences in East Africa.

What’s Faru Faru really like?

Faru Faru manages to feel both utterly natural, and effortlessly elegant.  This is serious luxury in the bush, so while you might spend your days chasing lions and getting covered in dust, back at Faru Faru there’s a pool to soak away the day, a spa, a library, and even a small gym! Food is excellent and staff are charming.

The eight large suites (plus one villa suite) face out over the plains towards the waterhole, and each has a large picture window to make the most of the view. The feel is fresh and more modern than many safari lodges. Each suite is air conditioned, has an ensuite bathroom (including madly romantic open air showers) and a Swarovski spotting scope so you don’t miss a moment of action on the plains outside.

What can I do at Faru Faru?

If you can tear yourself away from the view (we wouldn’t blame you if you couldn’t), your guides will whisk you off on morning and afternoon game drives, or you can try horse-riding or mountain biking on the reserve. For an extra fee, there are hot air balloon safaris over Grumeti (we once hired one for a client to propose to his girlfriend) and spa treatments back at the lodge.

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