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First Look: Singita Milele

Singita’s newest villa, the much-anticipated Milele in Tanzania, will debut in May.

It is not uncommon for guests to arrive at Sasakwa Lodge, proudly set on a hill within Singita’s 350,000-acre Grumeti Reserve in Tanzania, then gaze at the endless view across the savanna (often with elephants marching below) and feel speechless. “I just felt so overcome with emotion seeing that view,” one guest said around the campfire after a recent visit.

Singita will open its long-awaited new villa here, Milele, in May, adding to the other Grumeti options, which include the opulent Sasakwa, the luxurious Sabora Tented Camp, the chic mid-century Faru Faru and the bright and beautiful Serengeti House.

And the view from Milele—which means “forever” in Swahili—is as stunning as from Sasakwa Hill. The five-suite property, accommodating up to 10 guests, takes full advantage of the view, from the bedrooms and living spaces to the deck, which will be used for everything from yoga in the mornings to cocktail parties at night. There are two master suites; both have hot tubs with that unforgettable view; one even has two bathrooms—the secret to a long-lasting partnership? Each suite’s name is inspired by a group of animals (that you may have just seen on a game drive that day) such as The Pride for lions, The Dazzle for zebra and The Crash for rhinos. Among the other highlights: an expansive infinity pool overlooking the landscape, a pizza oven, a 10-person cinema, a large bar, outdoor showers and beautiful fountains outside.

Published onApril 9, 2024

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