Top Romantic Serengeti Lodges
Forget about the placid waters of Venice and the tried and tested Greek Islands, Tanzania’s Serengeti breaks the mold when it comes to exceeding romantic expectations. Our choice of top romantic Serengeti lodges provides us with what we all look for when we fall in love – the opportunity to completely escape to a setting that fires up the senses.
Singita Faru Faru, an amorous punch
When it comes to love Faru Faru packs an amorous punch. There are three good reasons you’ll fall in love with the intimate Singita Faru Faru Lodge – it’s part of the western Serengeti migration route; it’s also part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem; and it was built in the Singita Grumeti concession, which means you won’t see any tourists other than those staying at Singita.
Built on a sloping hill, this riverine gem is positioned in direct view of Mother Nature’s grandest annual events – the great migration. Activities include game drives, dreamy spa days and poolside sunbathing overlooking vast vistas. The cherry on the cake is no doubt their horse riding safaris – which will provide the perfect occasion to ask a certain question…
Lemala Kuria Hills, simple romance at its best
Lemala Kuria Hills is as romantic as it is simple. Located in the hush-hush northern region of the Serengeti, Kuria features only 10 tents and boasts significant distance from other lodges. Hidden in the boulders of the Mara River, the permanent tented oasis gives you out-of-this-world scenery on a silver platter. Each sizeable tented en suite is the epitome of love with its own private pool and viewing deck. Couples are spoilt for choice and can enjoy game drives and spa treatments during the day. In the evening browse the wine cellar for a good vintage and enjoy a romantic candlelit bush dinner overlooking the plains. Brilliant.
Serengeti Bushtops, wild luxury in Wogakuria
Serengeti Bushtops shatters preconceived notions of vintage safari experiences with a slick 5-star veneer. Built in the Wogakuria area in northern Serengeti, Bushtops is a stone’s throw away from the Mara River bursting with wildlife. So sit back in your private hot tub while your butler prepares dinner and you enjoy the sunset with your better half.
Other activities include private bush dinners and aromatherapy massage on the rooms’ private deck. For those who have made the transition from single to marital bliss, a honeymooner tent is offered and donned in the most adoring trimmings.
Mwiba Lodge, secluded sophistication
Secluded, sophisticated and red hot romantic, Mwiba Lodge is the perfect marriage of the traditional and modern. Set between large stone boulders and ancient coral trees, Mwiba overlooks the gorge on Arugusinyai River – a majestic site of bush and endless horizons.
Expect satin furnishings, spacious suites and a luxurious flow ideal for affection in the wilderness. The grey slate infinity pool sees over the springs where couples can enjoy uninterrupted sights of wildlife. But the underlining activity is most certainly gourmet picnicking in the wilderness with your loved one – and a couple of zebras, too! Speak to your private guide about low-key picnic spots then wine and dine under the African sun.
AndBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp,
remote and rustic romance
Set in the remote western corridor of the Serengeti, Grumeti Serengeti Tented ticks all the boxes of a quintessential African getaway with a romantic flourish. Tucked away in the shade of the evergreen forest on the Grumeti River, black and white colobus monkeys can be spotted in the foliage and running across the thatched tops of the tents. There’s also a resident hippo which can be seen grumbling beneath the waters of the tranquil pool in front of the camp. And if that doesn’t tickle the romantic in you, there are hot air balloon flights giving you an eagle eye’s view of the Serengeti.
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