Serengeti National Park camps - Faru Faru Lodge

Faru Faru Lodge

Faru Faru is our favourite of the 3 camps in this private region of the Serengeti. With only 9 rooms Faru Faru is small, exclusive and, with the rooms well spread out offers plenty of privacy.  It's built in a wooded area not far from the Grumeti River on the Western boundary of the Serengeti, so pretty much always within reach of good game viewing and at times (particularly June and July) it's right at the heart of the action as the migration comes to town on its way north.  The immaculately constructed rooms are of canvas, with vast windows and pale interiors making the  place feel light and airy.  The bathroom feels substantial with a stone wall to stop any animals joining you in the free standing claw-foot bath or your state of the art power shower.

The camp overlooks not one but two waterholes, both of which are pumped, attracting plenty of game including zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck, elephant and warthogs and the birdlife is excellent too. So in an ideal world you can wake up in the morning with your tea or coffee and just watch the game by the waterholes without even getting out of bed.  Food at Faru Faru is of an extremely high standard with decent wine served. In terms of luxury, there isn’t much else in Tanzania on a par and there has obviously been a huge investment in making them the most luxurious camps. Everything manages to be sophisticated and works faultlessly. There is also a 4-bed family suite that would be close to perfection for any family wanting to combine safari with a spoiling degree of comfort.  There are two swimming pools, some fairly opulent sitting areas including a lovely upper deck, a spa treatment room, shop and nowadays even a gym.

It’s also worth mentioning that camps and game drives in this area (wherever you stay) can suffer from occasional tsetse issues.  This varies hugely and in our opinion is definitely not a reason to miss out either the area or the camp, but as it causes a problem once in a while, we think it's helpful to flag up the issue.  Do ask us for any latest updates if you're concerned.

price includes accommodation, food, drinks, laundry, activities and transfers.

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