There are only a handful of swimming pools in the world that command views as breath-taking as those from the infinity-edge pool at Singita Sasakwa Lodge, an elegant Edwardian manor house perched on a bluff overlooking some of the most spectacular landscape in Tanzania. Below, Singita Grumeti Reserve unfurls in all its glory; a privately managed, 350,000-acre offshoot of the Serengeti National Park, where an abundance of protected wildlife roams freely across the plains.
Following a design refresh courtesy of South African interior and architectural studio Cécile & Boyd, the elegant lodge is more tempting than ever for safari-bound travellers.
The lodge’s nine cottages and one standalone villa have been enhanced with new wraparound verandas and courtyards that provide extra outdoor space in which to soak up the scenery, while private plunge pools offer respite after days spent exploring the bush and looking out for game with guides.
Inside, the one- to four-bedroom cottages have been adorned with local antiques and vintage treasures that anchor the lodge in its East African setting, while European-style period furnishings – wooden parquet flooring, French doors, clawfoot bathtubs and roaring fireplaces – and contemporary touches charmingly blend old-world luxury and modern creature comforts.
At the main lodge, a new interactive kitchen offers ringside seats to the culinary action, or guests can choose to take lunch al fresco on the lawns or enjoy a candle-lit dinner under the stars with expertly paired wines, in preparation for another day in paradise.