Property of the Month: Singita Faru Faru

Surrounded by the Grumeti River and the riverine woodland is this month’s property of the month – Singita Faru Faru. One of Africa’s ultimate classic safari lodges, this seamlessly elegant and modern accommodation is set in one of the world’s most exquisite locations, offering guests access to prime game-viewing  and some of Tanzania’s finest hospitality.

The ultimate East African luxury

Faru Faru lodge is the pinnacle of luxurious safari, ensuring that you spend your time in East Africa living on your very own piece of paradise. Suitably located in the Grumeti Reserve inside the Serengeti – you can only vacation in this area with Singita. This means that you are guaranteed a private and exclusive experience, far removed from the crowds you’ll find in other parts of the area.

Here you are promised access to some of the best wildlife viewing in the country while indulging at a luxury stay. Boasting its own beach and natural waterhole, Singita Faru Faru makes sure that you never have to leave the lodge to experience romance, relaxation or adventure. The safari comes to you every day.

And if you’re looking for something to do in-between game drives, Faru Faru lodge has an endless list of activities for you to try. From archery and lawn croquet to dips in the rim-flow swimming pools, there is always a new experience waiting to be had. And while you are enjoying the best the Serengeti has to offer, why not take a hot-air balloon trip for an exhilarating balloon safari or wind down after a thrilling game drive at the spa. And in-case you thought game vehicles and hot-air balloons are the only way to see East Africa’smagnificent wildlife, try a horse-back safari or an adventurous night drive.

Classic yet contemporary

The location of this property is remarkable and the wildlife and activities are definitely alluring, but the main attraction is the lodge’s classic East African style architecture and décor. While the design creates an ambiance of authenticity, guests are offered all the luxurious comforts one could wish for.

The construction focuses on the waterhole, with the planning making a bold, but magical statement. This perfectly combines the living areas with nature creating a rustic and real bush appeal with a fresh and clean-lined modernity allowing animals and nature to take centre stage.

The nine stone, canvas and thatched suites have the character of a classic safari camp, yet the interiors offer the ultimate in contemporary luxury with panoramic glass windows and free-standing claw-foot baths. Each suite makes a statement with a botanical theme and all of them are outfitted with every conceivable comfort – including your very own Swarovski spotting scope.

Why wait for the most magical trip to happen… Start imagining lounging in the swimming pool overlooking the surrounding area awash with wildlife; recline on the Lodge’s elevated viewing decks, or relax unwind in your room and watch as predators and prey are drawn right up to the lodge.

Singita Pamushana Lodge – Re-opening

Introducing the New Singita Pamushana Lodge – Re-opening Mid May 2018

Singita Pamushana is one of Zimbabwe’s best kept secrets found atop a hill overlooking the vast Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. Resting beneath towering tree canopies, the lodge is integrated into the natural environment and the forest-like architecture allows for unrestricted views of the pool, the lush gardens and the lake below. The Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve is home to an abundance of birds and wildlife such as the black rhino and sable antelope. Also visible from the lodge is the cathedral Mopane forests and world-famous ‘upside-down’ Baobab trees. Singita Pamushana Lodge is currently closed while it undergoes a face-lift, but will be re-opening mid-May 2018 so that you may once again be privilege to these beautiful sights and sceneries.

Singita Pamushana’s transformation will offer guests the opportunity to not only take in the landscapes, but relax in ultra-luxurious traditional spaces that are both reminiscent of the Great Zimbabwe Ruins while signalling modern optimism with its style, interiors and architecture.

The refurbished Singita Pamushana is reflective of an African Palace. The majestic architecture has always been a signature of the lodge and will be further amplified with the main lodge decks and living spaces being extended to maximise the connection to the natural beauty of the surrounding area in the Malilangwe Reserve.

New interiors of the lodge will reflect original references to the local Shangaan culture and will be mixed with contemporary forms and styles inspired by these African patterns and shapes. Smart and refined details will set the tone against massive proportions and colour blocked palettes of ochre tan, ebony black, ivory white, gold and brass metals.

This small and intimate lodge will extend its accommodation with two additional, 2-bedroom suites. Singita Pamushana will now accommodate a total of 8 suits and 1 5-bedroomed villa.

The brand new suites will be more remote, offering privacy and exclusivity. Situated a distance from the main lodge, these two suites are perfectly suited for couple getaways and family vacations as it is charged on a per unit rate. The master bedrooms boast an outdoor shower, allowing guests’ unlimited freedom to be in and one with nature. Relax in your private plunge pool, or in front of the double-sided fireplace. No palatial accommodation is complete without royal amenities – set out on to the game viewing deck with the lodge’s Swarovski spotting scope.

Take a stroll back to the main lodge area for an evening meal in the open dining room, or visit Singita Pamushana’s library for an interesting read. There is no place here that won’t have you relaxing – whether it is the bar, open-air lounge, the wine cellar or one of the heated swimming pools, you’ll always be overlooking the Malilangwe dam and sandstone hills.

Fall in Love with Africa this Valentine’s Day

Africa is the continent of safari, wilderness and adventurous escapades but infused into all of this is an unmistakable and ancient romance.

There is very little in this world that compares to a rustic, yet luxurious entanglement with nature. And what better way to spoil your partner or loved one than to jet off to one of our hand-picked lodges this Valentine’s Day. If a tailored romantic safari is something you have always dreamed of, now is the opportunity to make it an iconic reality.

 

 

If you’re short of ideas, here are our top three romantic accommodations that will inspire that loving mood. From their prime location to majestic views – Iconic Africa wishes to provide you with an once-in-a-lifetime African experience.

Singita Sabi Sands Luxury Lodge Kruger Park

Four hours from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport lies the Kruger National Park, the largest reserve in South Africa. Encompassing three countries – South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique – this wildlife sanctuary adjoins the Sabi Sands, the most famous Private Game Reserve in the Southern Hemisphere. This reserve boasts some of South Africa’s leading safari lodges:

Singita Boulders
If you are looking for unparalleled luxury in the bush then Singita might just be the place for you. It is without doubt one of the most romantic safari lodges in South Africa, winning “Top Hotel in the World” 16 times! Fitted with modern comforts in an exquisite African wildlife setting, each suite offers privacy, pampering and romance. Enjoy the sunset while overlooking the vast landscape or a candle-lit open air dinner from your private suite. Share the memory of miraculous sightings with your significant other as Singita has no perimeter between comfort and nature.

Londolozi Granite Suites
There is no better place to keep the flame burning than in nature. Londolozi’s private granite suites are built in to the granite rock on the banks of the Sand River with uninterrupted views over the river. Each suite has its own private rock pool and a glass encased bathroom allowing you to feel like you are living in the bush. This is the ultimate romantic safari destination as you and your loved one relax in the private outdoor bath overlooking the river, or sight a leopard and unsurpassed game. Find all the secret places of Londolozi and enjoy a picnic in the wilderness or a couple’s massage in the bush.

Lion Sands
Have the night of your life under the stars. Share a unique and exhilarating experience in the top of an ancient Jackalberry Tree. Couples are left for a night of privacy in a secluded treehouse, towering over the wealth of fauna and flora Lion Sands has to offer. Left in complete comfort, luxury and tranquillity, the treehouse is nestled among the trees 15 minutes away from the lodge. Couples can also get rid of urban stress and unwind at the health spa.
The Kruger is showered with magical, dreamy lodges. From game sightings right from the comfort of your luxurious suite to private outdoor dining and sleeping under the stars. Our lodges have plenty of choice to satisfy incurable romantics this Valentine’s Day.

Lions Sands Ivory Lodge Rooms Iconic Africa Luxury Safaris

If a full tour is what you are looking for – look no further. Iconic Africa’s Royal Romance combines the beauty, wilderness, adventure and pioneering excitement of Africa with four destinations that define supreme luxury permeated with complete privacy and opulent romance. Ellerman House is the definition of modern sophisticated living on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the marvels of Cape Town all around. La Residence is the jewel of Franschoek – abject indulgence suspended in an impossibly beautiful valley of vineyards. Royal Malewane is impeccably tasteful grandeur surrounded by the majesty of the African wilderness. Royal Chundu is the ancient mystery and magic of the Zambezi in luxurious island seclusion. Click here for full interactive itinerary.