For a truly luxurious safari, Faru Faru is a destination in itself. The reserve is one of the only private concessions in the park, making it rare to see another vehicle. This is the most exclusive Serengeti experience on the market. Absolutely superb in the migration months, but as with all the Grumeti Reserve camps has good resident game. If utter comfort is your thing and budget is not an issue, then there is nowhere better! It's a tough choice between here and Sabora. Faru is certainly more luxurious, whereas Sabora has the plains and a unique camp style. Faru Faru is the best of the best; and even finer, dare we say it, than it's big brother Sasakwa, which is more expensive!
Faru Faru - The Details
Faru Faru is located in the private Grumeti reserve in the Western Corridor area of the Serengei National Park. There are only 3 properties in this reserve the two sister lodges being Sasakwa and Sabora. You must fly here on light aircraft from Arusha or other location in Northern Tanzania.
The central lodge areas are fabulously constructed out of local stone and cleverly designed to take advantage of the terraced side of the hill. Faru Faru is built on a gentle sloping hill above a beautiful waterhole and overlooking the Grumeti River. The main area has two beautiful swimming pools set into the stone with an alfresco dinging area as well as a covered breakfast and lounge area. The small camp size gives it a truly intimate feel.
With 9 super-luxury tented rooms, complete with virtually everything you could ever need this place is the most luxurious of any camp in the Serengeti with a stylish, contemporary design. The walls are canvas with the front glassed with electric windows that you can open with a switch to take in the view of the Gruemti River and plains beyond.
Throughout the migration months of June, July and August the camp can literally teem with game. In the dry season, after the great herds have departed for greener pastures in the north, the Grumeti draws in large concentrations of resident wildlife. Elephant, Cape Buffalo, giraffe, zebra, gazelle, impala and topi all seek life-sustaining water from the river.
You can game drive in the Grumeti Reserves in open sided vehicles.