SERENGETI, Tanzania—Following a rebrand and an extensive upgrade, Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania has officially opened its doors.
The Lodge is the first Four Seasons in Sub-Saharan Africa and marks the introduction of the brand to the region with two additional properties planned in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and an exclusive beach resort on the island of Zanzibar.
“It’s great to be in Africa, where each day brings a new wonder,” says James Kostecky, general manager and Four Seasons veteran. “This Lodge is an excellent opportunity for first time safari travellers, families and groups to experience the natural beauty, astounding wildlife and fascinating culture of the Serengeti.”
With a total of 77 guestrooms, including 12 suites with plunge pools and five free-standing villas with private swimming pools, the Lodge offers guests the ultimate in privacy. Each room has an elevated open-air sundeck, which provides views over the Serengeti.
The centerpiece of the Lodge consists of a two-story great house that includes indoor and outdoor dining options: Kula’s, an International and African buffet-style restaurant; Maji Bar, an a la carte restaurant and bar; and Boma Grill, offering authentic African grilled dishes using locally sourced produce; and The Sundowner Bar that offers a wine cellar where guests can sample wines from across the African continent.
The hotel also features elevated wooden walkways that 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 serenity of the Lodge’s outdoor infinity pool, guests overlook an active watering hole that attracts a daily variety of wildlife, including elephants.