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Festive Wonder Under a Sky Full of Stars at Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

This year, Four Seasons Safari Lodge invites guests to celebrate the holidays in the Serengeti with a comprehensive program of festive activities and events. From December 23, 2023 through to January 1, 2024, guests will be immersed in a wilderness wonderland of festive cheer and a captivating spirit of festive tradition with a Tanzanian twist.

Guests seeking the sun and milestone adventure are encouraged to embark on an enchanting journey to the heart of the Serengeti National Park at Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti. Escape the northern hemisphere winter and ring in the festive period in Tanzania where the magic of the holidays come to life under the vast African skies with the mesmerizing savannah plains and abundant wildlife as the backdrop.

The best gift this year may not be physical items, but the creation of special moments, memorable meals and epic adventures to be shared with loved ones. Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Africa’s natural wonders, The Serengeti National Park. Highlights at the Lodge are the new ethnoastronomy experience and the festive program of events that connect guests with nature through activities, experiences and culinary celebrations like no other.

Discover Wonder Under a Sky Full of Stars

The Maasai have a rich and complex understanding of the stars, planets, and celestial objects, which have been used for centuries to navigate, predict weather patterns, and plan agricultural and cultural activities.

Learn more about the Maasai culture and get lost in a magical dinner experience under the stars throughout the festive period.

Activities, Guides and Experiences – All at One’s Fingertips

Savor the flavors of the festive season and get closer to nature with a variety of unique experiences at the Lodge from December 23, 2023 through to January 1, 2024.

  • Rise with Wellness – With daily guided birding walks around the lodge, 5 and 10 kilometre (about 3-6 miles) fun runs and sunrise or sunset yoga sessions with Hassan Mkanje, the resident yogi, there is an activity every day whether guests are looking to start their day with flocks or flow. Guided walks in the wild with the resident naturalist and Maasai protectors is an experience like no other, connecting guests with nature in the pure and natural way.
  • Traditional Relaxation and Rejuvenation – For those who seek relaxation, the Serengeti Kani Spa boasts a range of treatments rooted in the foundations of Africa.  Drift away with the ancestral rituals and signature treatments that include the Tree of Life Journey and the four-handed Ubuntu ritual. With private treatment rooms opening onto the savannah, the mind and body relate to Earth in the most immersive way.
  • Mini Maasai Adventures – Young travellers are catered for with a dedicated Kijana Kid’s Club, and an agenda of activities that connect them to the Maasai and their culture, who in-turn impart skills on the young guests that they will carry with them for a lifetime.
  • A Festive Celebration with a Traditional Twist at Every Meal – It is the joyous celebrations that take place every evening that really immerse guests in the magic of the season with a happy Tanzanian twist.

From celebrating the Spice Route to Seafood of Zanzibaand traditional Bush Dinners in the wild under the watchful eye of Park rangers and the Maasai, the daily unique dinners lift the spirits of everyone in the Lodge. The culinary journey culminates in a Gala Dinner in a joyous traditional Tanzanian style in the main house as the new year is ushered in with performances from local dancers and band, and even a DJ.  

The daily program of activities will run alongside guests’ own safari excursions, with both half and full day game drives available to explore the Serengeti region. Those who prefer to capture the landscape through a lens will also have opportunity to embark on a photo safari with resident photographers Laurent Mmassy and Chimwemwe Mkandawire, who combine their passion for wildlife photography with portrait photography to ensure every opportunity to capture treasured family moments on safari.

One thing is clear for guests chasing the sun is that a visit to Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti is one that will be remembered as the lodge welcomes everyone who is #herefortheholidays.