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Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge
Location: Wogakuria Hills, Northern Serengeti, Tanzania
Best for… dramatic river crossings of the Great Migration
Situated in the picturesque Wogakuria Hills of the Northern Serengeti, Tanzania, Lemala Kuria Hills offers a world-class hospitality experience with the scenic backdrop of rolling hills, open woodlands, and tree-lined watercourses. The remote retreat promises an unparalleled safari adventure for discerning travellers seeking personal service, sensational African cuisine and amenities, exclusivity, and authenticity. Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge is home to 15 glass-fronted suites, discreetly nestled among the region’s iconic granite boulders and kopjes, offering maximum privacy and breath-taking views from private decks with a private plunge pool and outdoor shower. Guests can spend their days by the property’s infinity pool, unwinding during a rejuvenating spa treatment, and sampling gourmet cuisine. Perfectly located just a stone’s throw from the Mara River, bordering Kenya’s Maasai Mara its location provides unrivalled game viewing and nature experiences, including the awe-inspiring spectacle of the world-famous wildebeest migration, peaking between July to October.
Lemala Nanyukie Lodge
Location: Eastern Serengeti, Tanzania
Best for… high-density game viewing in one of the world’s most celebrated wilderness areas
Travellers in search of a once-in-a-lifetime off the beaten path game viewing experience, ought to look no further than Eastern Serengeti, Tanzania, staying at Lemala Nanyukie Lodge. Translating to “endless plains” in the Maasai language, the region is undoubtedly one of the world’s most celebrated wilderness areas, home to the sensational Great Migration and exceptional densities of wildlife and ancient acacia trees. Located just a 60-minute drive from the Seronera Airstrip with far-reaching vistas of the endless plains, Lemala Nanyukie Lodge home to 15 luxurious guest tents, including 13 standard suites and one two-bedroom suite, set across a grassy savanna dotted with rocky kopjes, making for a truly authentic and intimate African experience. Combining contemporary and traditional design, each accommodation features a spacious lounge and bathroom with double vanity, indoor and outdoor showers, free-standing bathtub, wooden viewing deck perfect for wildlife spotting and plunge pools with views directly across the Serengeti’s magnificent grassland. Placing visitors in the heart of the action, the lodge’s location is crossed by the thrilling wildlife spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration and also offers high-density game-viewing year-round, frequented by high numbers of big cats, including lions and cheetah, as well as buffalo, elephants, giraffes and more. Open year-round, guests can spend their days on game drives, wildlife spotting, walking safaris, hot-air balloon rides, relaxing at the property’s spa or with sundowner drinks in captivating settings
Lemala Mpingo Ridge Lodge
Location: Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Best for… close encounters with diverse wildlife and large elephant populations
Overlooking the pristine Tarangire River, Lemala Mpingo Ridge Lodge epitomizes sophisticated safari living with picture perfect vistas and impressive wildlife sightings. Boasting 15 exquisitely designed tented suites, each complete with its own private deck, outdoor bath and plunge pool, the lodge offers an unparalleled blend of comfort and wilderness immersion. Located on an elevated ridge above the Tarangire landscape – the sixth largest national park in Tanzania – renowned for its iconic baobab trees and teeming wildlife, including vast elephant herds, guests can place themselves amid classic African savannah, green hills, woodlands, and rivers. When it comes to to wining and dining, visitors of the lodge can sample the very best of both local and international flavours served in enchanting settings – whether alfresco under the stars or within the lodge’s dining pavilion. For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, the lodge’s wellness centre offers a serene retreat with a range of indulgent spa treatments, ensuring a holistic escape from the bustle of cosmopolitan life. Nature enthusiasts will revel in the diverse activities available: from thrilling game drives and intimate walking safaris guided by seasoned experts to night drives that unveil the park’s nocturnal secrets. Other experiences include cultural visits to local Maasai villages for a deeper connection to the land and its people. Beyond a traditional safari camp, Mpingo Ridge Lodge seamlessly combines luxury, adventure, and cultural richness.
Lemala Wildwaters Lodge
Location: River Nile, Uganda
Best for… bucket-list worthy water-based adventures
Adrenaline junkies looking for a thrilling river rafting experience ought to look no further than the powerful and awe-inspiringly beautiful River Nile, Uganda, Africa. Set amidst sensational untouched nature, rich culture and tribes and thrilling rapids for endless water-based adventures, it comes as no surprise that this small, majestic country is making a name for itself as a bucket-list white water rafting destination. Perfect for rafters of all capabilities, from heart racing turns to more subdued settings – the River Nile offers a truly memorable rafting experience amidst the sensational scenery of forested islands, impressive birdlife and wildlife. What’s more, guests looking to sleep waterside can stay at Lemala Wildwaters Lodge – located on roughly six hectares on Kalagala Island on a unique private island mid-stream within the mighty River Nile. A totally remote location, only reachable by boat, the property is perched atop impressive granite rocks with dramatic sweeping vistas of the Nile and the exciting rapids visible throughout the property. Featuring nine suites and one family suite, all dotted around the island and connected to a communal lodge via wooden walkways through the forest, Lemala Wildwaters Lodge also features a swimming pool overlooking the river and surrounded by sun loungers. An idyllic spot to cool off in the heat of the day and take in the serene noises of nature following an exhilarating rafting experience – the swimming pool is cantilevered above the river by a single rocky wall. Other activities include bungee jumping, jet boating, horse riding, fishing and bird watching.
Lemala Osonjoi Lodge
Location: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Best for… panoramic views of mesmerizing nature and wildlife by a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site
The latest property in the Lemala Camps & Lodges portfolio Lemala Osonjoi Lodge is set to open on 1 March 2025. Perched on the rugged cliffs of Tanzania’s Great Rift Valley by the iconic Ngorongoro Crater – the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera – Lemala Osonjoi lodge will offer a tranquil 20-suite retreat, offering guests an immersive experience that truly showcases nature’s beauty from design-driven accommodations grounded by sophistication with a sense of place. Taking advantage of its incomparable location on the Crater rim, less than 250m from the Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, the new property boasts sensational panoramic views of the crater floor below, with access to the floor of the Crater via the less-used Lemala access road down to the eastern quadrant of the renowned UNESCO World Heritage site. Each accommodation features expansive living spaces, private plunge pools and sweeping views of Lake Eyasi, ensuring an unparalleled blend of luxury and nature against a truly mesmerizing backdrop. Visitors can spend their days discovering the region’s abundant wildlife through various activities, including game drives through the landscapes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, guided walks into the Rift Valley’s unique flora and fauna, cultural visits to nearby Hadzabe and Datoga communities or relaxing the mind, body and soul with a spa treatment at the property’s on-site wellness centre.