Resting lightly above the banks of the Sweni River, Singita Sweni Lodge enjoys up-close animal sightings in a part of Kruger National Park known for its lion prides.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of six private luxury suites elevated on stilts and built on wide timber decks. The suites featuring floor-to-ceiling glass walls which bring the unique beauty of the bush inside. Open floor plans further enhance the viewing experience, although curtains may be used for additional privacy. Amenities include air conditioning, deep tubs, an outdoor shower overlooking the river, and the option of sleeping under the stars on the private viewing deck’s day bed. Each tree house is connected to the other by way of elevated wooden walkways meandering through the trees.
The lodge rests in a private 33,000-acre preserve within the world-famous Kruger National Park. The tranquil Sweni River and its surrounding dens, warrens, and lairs inspired the lodge’s architecture, resulting in its appearance as an extension of the natural landscape. Kruger National Park is noted not only for its four formidable prides of lions but also is home to an impressive concentration of the rest of Africa’s “Big Five”: leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephant. Adventurers may also enjoy other common wildlife sightings including wildebeest, impala, jackal, giraffe, hyena, and zebra. The incredible flora and fauna of the park subsists in four different eco-zones. The park borders Mozambique and represents one of the continent’s few remaining unexplored territories.