Singita opens luxurious Hillside Suite at Singita Sasakwa
Hillside Suite at Singita Sasakawa Lodge set on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the endless plains of the Serengeti, has opened its doors to guests. With a private access road and all the trimmings of an exclusive retreat, this suite is set alongside Singita Sasakwa Lodge and provides guests with access to the 350,000-acre private Singita Grumeti Reserve in the western corridor of the Serengeti. This double volume private suite is set away from Sasakwa Lodge and allows guests to revel in the barefoot luxury of an infinitely romantic
Dramatic frameless glass doors and windows, extended outdoor wooden decks and a private rim-flow pool ensure continuous engagement with nature and this butler-serviced suite includes a private game vehicle and Field Guide, and a signature ‘bar-deli’ filled with delicacies. Its expansive indoor and outdoor areas are ideal for exclusive dining, as well as a range of relaxing wellness experiences – from yoga to in-room spa treatments and soothing couple’s massages on the pool deck. The suite accommodates two guests and features a master suite, an exquisite bathroom and a kitchenette.
Given its sweeping views of the magnificent scenery and abundant game of the Serengeti, guests can immerse themselves in the surrounding wilderness and be enthralled by incredible sunrises, stargazing and the luxury of absolute silence. With every whim catered for intuitively, Hillside Suite embodies a contemporary wilderness experience unlike any other.
All features are aimed at the utmost exclusivity and intimacy. From stylish interiors with splashes of African art and contemporary design to exclusive in-room dining, it’s the ultimate in understated luxury.
Paying homage to Sasakwa Lodge’s sought-after setting in the Serengeti and the rich cultural heritage of the region, interior decorators Cécile & Boyd highlighted tribal textures and large-scale African artefacts, offsetting it with a clever mix of clean modern lines and classic sophistication.
Adding to the laidback atmosphere that invites a complete sense of relaxation, informal African elements include the use of rough-hewn stone for the floors, warmed by natural woolen rugs. Raw textured grass dresses the walls and is punctuated by plastered sections in textured off-whites.
State-of-the-art linear furniture lit by mid-century fittings provide pleasing contrasts, while polished European and Indian antiques and architectural details add interesting focus points.
Romantic linens and cottons soften the overall look, which is held together by a soothing colour palette consisting of light and dark tones, off-whites and striking notes of vibrant cobalt green.
Ultimately ensuring a sensory experience that is sensual, warm and welcoming – while maintaining a sleek and contemporary edge – the design and décor of this exclusive hideaway for two refreshes, inspires and soothes in equal measure.
Singita’s 350,000-acre private reserve forms part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem ensuring Hillside Suite’s proximity to some of the most prized year-round game-viewing on the continent. The suite is the ideal setting for a honeymoon safari in Tanzania, and guests can set the pace of their days by scheduling mealtimes and activities to their liking.
The reserve’s wildlife and ecosystem are protected and managed by the dedicated team at the Grumeti Fund, Singita’s non-profit conservation partner in Tanzania. Since its inception in 2002, the Grumeti Fund has invested funding as well as the commitment and expertise of its team into supporting community partnership programmes.
Rates for Hillside Suite start from US$4,500 per night in Green Season and US$5,950 per night in High Season, accommodating two adults. Includes all meals (in-room dining), drinks, a private safari vehicle and Field Guide, twice-daily game drives, a dedicated host/butler, return road transfers between Sasakwa Airstrip and the lodge.
All stays until December 2019 include a 90 minute full body couples massage in the comfort of your suite.
Singita is a conservation brand that has been preserving African wilderness for the past 26 years, offering guests an exceptional safari experience with 15 luxury, award-winning lodges and camps across six regions. In partnership with non-profit Funds & Trusts who implement strategic conservation projects in each region, Singita’s 100-year purpose is to preserve and protect large areas of African wilderness for future generations. *Children under the age of 15, who are unable to participate in gorilla treks, will be cared for at the lodge with a variety of supervised educational activities with our on-site conservation specialists.