Following a re-brand and an extensive upgrade, Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti in Tanzania officially opened on December 3.
The Serengeti National Park is one of Tanzania’s most famous natural wonders. The lodge is the first Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts property in sub-Saharan Africa and marks the introduction of the brand to the region.
Two additional properties are planned in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area, as well as an exclusive beach resort on the island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania.
The Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti has a total of 77 guest rooms, including 12 suites with plunge pools and five free-standing villas with private swimming pools. Each room has an elevated open-air sundeck, which provides views over the Serengeti and an intimate wildlife experience to the lodge’s guests.
The design of the property reflects both contemporary African architectural style and its surrounding landscape – with the centerpiece of the Lodge being a two-story great house.
Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti’s great house includes a choice of both indoor and outdoor dining options: Kula’s, an international and African buffet-style restaurant; Maji Bar, an à la carte restaurant and bar; and Boma Grill, offering authentic African grilled dishes using locally sourced produce.
The Sundowner Bar boasts spectacular sunset views and a wine cellar where guests can sample wines from across the African continent.
Elevated wooden walkways weave throughout the property, connecting the great house and guest rooms with a free-standing spa complex housing six treatment pavilions and a fitness center. From the lodge’s outdoor infinity pool, guests overlook an active watering hole which attracts a daily variety of wildlife, including elephants.
Suitable for guests aged eight years and above, Four Seasons Safari Lodge is also home to its own Discovery Center, which features museum-quality exhibits and a lecture hall for guests to learn about the local wildlife, environment and culture.
“It’s great to be in Africa, where each day brings a new wonder,” says James Kostecky, the lodge’s general manager, a Four Seasons veteran and a keen photographer. “This Lodge is an excellent opportunity for first-time safari travelers, families and groups to experience the natural beauty, astounding wildlife and fascinating culture of the Serengeti.”
Founded in 1960, Four Seasons has followed a targeted course of expansion, opening hotels and residences in major city centers and desirable resort destinations around the world. The company currently as 91 properties in 37 countries, with more than 50 additional projects under development. For more information and to book, visit www.fourseasons.com.