Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti
CENTRAL SERENGETI, TANZANIA
“This is most certainly the Serengeti in style! The Four Seasons Safari Lodge is nothing short of a shining oasis – all luxury, beauty, comfort, and wildlife. We cannot think of a better or more magnificent way to experience the Serengeti – especially as we had both my 70-year old parents and our teenage kids with us! At the end of a 10 day African adventure, this was absolutely our favorite stop.
We saw more wildlife during our two nights here than we did throughout the entire rest of our trip. It is constant here, everywhere you look there are animals to be seen – out your suite window, by the pool, from the dinner table. So incredible! And of course, being a Four Seasons you get all the wonderful services and amenities we’ve come to expect from this expertly-run line of hotels. Fabulous staff are one-step ahead of you, scrumptious food, lovely spa, and of course well thought through interiors. Extra comforts include high-end linens, four poster beds, air conditioning (!), soaking tub, rain shower, huge dressing room… not the norm in the bush to say the least!”
- Experienced by Trusted Friends Anique & Harold Carter, Palo Alto, CA
(Date Experienced: February 2013)
A dreamy sub-Saharan holiday. We agree it would make for a wonderful honeymoon destination too.
This sort of experience should be shared with somebody you love – be it a whole family or just that special someone. The lodge villas make for a fabulous way to ‘camp’ out together.
We’d never been on safari before and weren't quite sure what to expect. The image of us packed into a jeep (me holding my limbs tight to my body) driving through the dusty plains looking for wildcats. Not quite. At the Four Seasons Safari Lodge you never have to leave the safety of the hotel (for the nervous ones) to see a myriad of wildlife. Rather – you never have to leave the comfort of your lounge chair for a fulltime show! (That’s not to say that you shouldn’t take advantage of the hotel’s fantastic driving tour during your visit). It was just incredible though; each morning we’d all wake up excited to go down to the pool to see what wonderful creatures would be by the watering hole, which is directly in front of the pool area. A favorite was when we saw a mommy elephant and her baby splashing around. I dangled over the infinity pool and watched them play for hours. We often saw animals from our suite as well, so magical. Quick tip: choose a room on the lower level – greater opportunity for wildlife viewing in those.
Best time to go
December to March and June to October are the best times to visit weather-wise. But you’ll also want to time your trip with the migration (best one can that is), so be sure to check in with the concierge or a safari coordinator to confirm there will be plenty of wildlife viewing when you’re there.
While we see this lodge as a romantic destination, if you want to bring the kids this would be the place to stay (as long as they’re over the age of 8). The hotel boasts the acclaimed ‘Kids for All Season’s program,' and has a neat discovery center, all of which is sure to keep your whole family engaged and entertained. Also, uniquely for the bush, is a wonderful fitness center – which is needed with all of the truly delicious food being served.
$830 single / $1170 double and up. Rates include daily breakfast, lunch and dinner and all beverages, tax and gratuitity.