Drinking the Singita Kool-Aid
At some point on every trip, one has to head for home and while I could accept going back to some kind of normal life after previous trips to the Serengeti, I knew almost instantly, as I walked into my tented suite at Singita Faru Faru Lodge, that I was in a different kind of deep. I was immediately captivated by a sense of place and peace, and I knew that I would not leave as the same person I had arrived.
Sunset over the Serengeti from the pool at Singita Faru Faru. Photograph by Adriaan Louw.
The Serengeti in March is more green than I have had the pleasure of experiencing before and I don’t think there could be a better time to visit. Heavy (but short) rains have had an immense impact on parts of it and the banks of the Grumeti River are abundantly green. I had no idea what to expect on the drive over from Singita’s private Grumeti Air strip and could barely make out Singita Faru Faru through lush camouflage from the road in but once we had disembarked from our Land Rover and made our way down the entrance path and into the welcome area, the beautiful and architecturally-inspired wooden and steel canopy that has been designed to frame and shelter the main lodge revealed itself. And what a feature it is.
Read more of my Singita story here.
Sunrise from our suite at Singita Faru Faru. Photograph by Adriaan Louw.