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Faru Faru is an intimate safari camp overlooking the Grumeti River. The lodge is located in the Singita Grumeti Reserves – a 350,000-acre concession that borders the Serengeti National Park.
Accommodation at Faru Faru is in nine individual cottages (including one family cottage and one two bedroom cottage with a private pool) linked by footpaths to the main area, which includes a library, bar, dining and sitting rooms. Each cottage has its own telescope for wildlife spotting and there are also elevated viewing decks overlooking a waterhole and the river.
As part of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, this area witnesses the annual Great Migration, which usually crosses the Grumeti River between June and August. Wildlife is abundant all year round, however, thanks to the varied habitat of the reserve, and includes some 400 species of birds.
Activities include game drives and walks in the company of professional guides, and horse riding is available from the stables of nearby Sasakwa Lodge - the sister-lodge of Faru Faru. Other options include archery, croquet, badminton, mountain biking and hot-air ballooning. Spa treatments are also available, and Faru Faru has two swimming pools, one of which features a sandy beach, where you can relax under the enormous east African skies.
This private reserve is the same size as the Masai Mara - yet only has 4 individual 'sister' lodges - so the privacy and experience here is second to none.
Tom, Original Traveller