An ultra luxurious safari: “out of this world”

It used to be that when the super-rich wanted to get away from it all, they jumped on the private jet or yacht and retreated to the secluded island they owned in the Caribbean or the South Pacific. Now another part of the world is becoming home away from home – the African bush. Singitata Grumeti Reserves is the realty of Wall Street billionaire Paul Tudor Jones, who built 3 spectacular properties on the extraordinary 346,000-acre private reserve in a remote western corridor of Tanzania’s Serengeti.

Singita’s award-winning Sasakwa Lodge has 7 luxurious suites set on a hilltop in the Serengeti and has been built to maximise the sweeping views of the plains below. It features all the elegance of a turn-of-the-century colonial ranch.

With 6 lavish tents, and all the luxuries you could seek, Sabora Tented Camp is ideal if you’re after that Out of Africa experience. Come here for elegant simplicity, romance … and expansive views of the plains and the vast numbers of wildlife that inhabit them.

A classic East African safari camp, Faru Faru Lodge is set against a backdrop of some striking rock formations. The 6 suites with raised decks allow you to watch game coming down to the waterhole, as you sip sundowners.

Sasakwa Lodge was named one of ‘The World’s Most Exciting New Hotels’ by Luxury Travel Magazine in 2007 and made it to the Conde Nast Traveler Hot List of 2007. Singita Grumeti Reserves won the Travel & Leisure Global Vision awards in 2006 and is member of Relais & Châteaux since 2007.

Prices range from US$ 950 per person per night sharing for Sabora and Faru Faru to US$ 1500 per person per night sharing for Sasakwa. Singita Grumeti Reserves guests frequently stay at the intimate Onsea House with 4 suites perched on a hill just outside Arusha before or after their stay in the bush (at a fraction of that price though). Contact for further information.

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