Tuesday 27 June 2017

Suite talk: Sasakwa Lodge, Tanzania

Gemma O'Doherty

The western corridor of the Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania is the ultimate safari destination.

Its endless rolling plains teem with the most incredible wildlife all year around, and every summer, an epic migration of two million animals passes through its pristine wilderness.

The park is also home to the best hotel in the world, according to a new survey by Travel & Leisure website.

That accolade has gone to Sasakwa Lodge, an exclusive game reserve run by the pioneering Singita tourism group.

Set on a vast private concession on a plateau overlooking the renowned migratory route, it has nine cottage residences, each with private infinity pool, gardens and breathtaking views. Bedrooms have four poster beds, crisp linens and African antiques.

Tennis courts, a spa and yoga centre keep guests occupied between twice-daily game drives where sightings include wildebeest, zebras and gazelles.

The lodge is also home to 18 horses and experienced riders can take treks across the Serengeti plains.

But the best in the world rarely comes cheap. Factor in at least €800pp pn, a rate that includes all meals and drinks, safari drives, laundry and transfers from the air strip.

See singita.com for free night promotions.

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