Lemala Mara Tented Camp

This lovely seasonal mobile camp is situated in the northern Serengeti close to where herds of wildebeest cross the croc-filled Mara River between June and October. Yet its discreet nature ensures that its presence does not interfere with wildlife as they follow ancient well-trodden paths to the north into Kenya’s Masai Mara.

The 12 tented guest suites of Lemala Mara are set beneath large shade trees containing hot bucket showers and attendants who will ensure your needs are met during your stay. Meals are served in a central mess tent, which adjoins a lounge with a bar and charging facilities for electronic equipment such as cameras.

Lemala Mara welcomes children, with a number of age-appropriate activities available to keep young ones entertained including bird and animal identification lessons, wildlife tracking activities and even the chance to help the kitchen team prepare meals.

Location

How to get to Lemala Mara Tented Camp

The nearest airstrip to Lemala Mara is Kogatende, 25 minutes by road from the campsite. Alternatively, guests can be transferred from Arusha or the Ngorongoro Crater area.

Activities at Lemala Mara Tented Camp

  • Game drives
  • Bush dining and sundowner drinks
  • Lemala Cubs kids’ program

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Lemala Mara Tented Camp Highlights

  • Exceptional location for wildebeest migration and wildlife viewing without crowds
  • Authentic bush camp experience without sacrificing on comfort
  • Excellent guiding and delicious meals
  • Lemala Cubs program for children
  • Picnic meals available for keen safari-goers who wish to undertake full-day game drives

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Serengeti Accommodation

Below are some of our preferred tented camps and safari lodges in the Serengeti National Park region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

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Tanzania Overview

Why Tanzania: Few places in the world can offer the immense diversity and quantity of game found in Tanzania, nor the ease of viewing it. Tanzania is also the arena for the great wildebeest and zebra migration and has some of Africa’s most stunning scenery.

Game Viewing: The best time to visit is November to May when the wildebeest herds amass on the Serengeti’s southern plains. Feb/Mar is when the herds are calving. The dry season (Jun to Sep) is the best time to visit Tarangire and the Selous.

Culture: With some 120 tribes, Tanzania is culturally very diverse, with peoples ranging from the Nilotic Maasai to Hadza bushmen, the Makonde (famous for their wood carvings) and Swahili-speaking coast-dwellers, some descended from Arabs.

Climate: Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000 ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between Nov – May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

Combine With: Kenya. Most visitors arrive via Nairobi in Kenya so it is easy to combine parks in the two countries. Kenya’s famous Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti and the wildebeest migration can be found here in September/October.

Getting There: You can fly via Johannesburg in South Africa then north to Nairobi in Kenya. Or fly via the Middle East to Nairobi. We can organise road transfers from there to Arusha, the “safari capital” of northern Tanzania; alternatively, you can fly into Kilimanjaro Airport.

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