Mara mobile tented camp

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Overview

One authentic mobile tented camp, but in two locations, Lemala Ndutu & Lemala Mara move north and south with the seasons to ensure guests enjoy ringside seats to the spectacle of the magnificent wildebeest migration year-round. Both are setup in sublime locations offering a high quality safari experience with excellent guiding. Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp is in the Ndutu region of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area near the border of the Southern Serengeti. This area is classic savannah, characterized by flat grassy plains, and our camp is in one of the finest locations in Ndutu to see the migration between December and March. Tens of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle usually arrive  in  December  to  graze  on  the newly-watered, highly-nutritious short-grass  plains, and  then by February, the  main  calving  season  takes  place. 
Predators - especially the big cats - are highly concentrated in the Ndutu area in these months. With 9 tents, Lemala Ndutu is perched on the edge of a permanent marsh, and acts as the ultimate amphitheatre to capture the boundless drama that accompanies the migration   

The 12 tents of Lemala Mara Tented Camp are set up under large Euclea trees in the heart of the best game viewing area of the Northern Serengeti between July and October. It’s very close to the Mara River, but yet the camp is far enough away to remain discreet and not interrupt wildlife behavior as the wildebeest mass along the steep banks during their frantic crossing on their way north to the Maasai Mara. Here, in this immense remote wilderness, guests can enjoy fabulous landscapes and terrific game viewing with practically no crowds. Resident wildlife numbers are always high, but nothing compared to the dramatic scenes during the migration as tens of thousands of animals gather to then plunge into the crocodile-infested river. Lemala Mara & Ndutu is a mobile tented camp offering an authentic bush experience, but the tents are spacious and each is furnished with two queen-size beds and all the little luxuries that make them surprisingly comfortable. After an evening game drive, your tent attendant ensures your safari shower is filled with hot water to wash away the dust of the African savannah. Tasty meals are freshly prepared, and the camp organizes great picnic breakfasts and lunches for those who want to go on extended full-day game drives.  The communal areas have separate lounge and dining areas and are beautifully decorated with leather sofas, chandeliers, side cabinets, rugs, chests and a bar. In the evening, guests can gather around the campfire to enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapes and sharing their safari stories.

Rooms:

Tented Suites

The en-suite tents are spacious and comfortable, and have an outside deck offering beautiful views over the area. Each tent is fitted with two queen-size beds with warm duvets, a flush toilet, large safari-style shower, plentiful running water, wooden storage cabinets and wooden floors, 24-hour solar lighting and outside loungers from which to enjoy early morning teas and coffees and refreshing afternoon gin and tonics.

2 BED-ROOMED tent

The 2 bed-roomed en-suite tents are spacious and comfortable, and have an outside deck offering beautiful views over the area. Each tent is fitted with two queen-size beds with warm duvets, a flush toilet, large safari-style shower, plentiful running water, wooden storage cabinets and wooden floors, 24-hour solar lighting and outside loungers from which to enjoy early morning teas and coffees and refreshing afternoon gin and tonics. The rooms are either side of a shared lounge to which one can enjoy sun-downers or morning coffee.

Activities & features:

Balloon Safaris

Balloon Safaris - Get a bird’s-eye view of the Serengeti USD 599 p/p

A balloon safari offers an opportunity to see the Serengeti from a unique perspective. Drink in the wilderness below as you silently float over the vast plains (in whichever direction the wind takes you). Follow a large herd of wildebeest, see a lion stalk its prey or just marvel at the magnificent scenery… before touching down for a bush breakfast like no other. If you only take one balloon flight in your life, this is the place to do it.

SUN-DOWNERS

Private Sun-downers

Sun-downers ore more than just a happy hour. they are a very cherished African tradition and form an integral part of your safari experience. It is a lime lo relax. reminisce the day gone by, enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine around the camp fire with fellow travelers who become friends as you review the events of the day. A balloon safari offers an opportunity to see the Serengeti from a unique perspective. Drink in the wilderness below as you silently float over the vast plains ... before touching down for a bush breakfast like no other. If you only take one balloon flight in your life. this is the place to do it.

Lemala Cubs Kids Activities

Tanzania has great appeal for families. Seeing animals is very exciting for children, and nothing can prepare a parent for the delight of watching their child’s reaction when they catch sight of a lion, giraffe or elephant for the very first time. But small kids can get bored and restless on long drives or around camp if they are not entertained. Lemala Cubs offers our special guests under the age of 12 a wide range of wonderful opportunities to experience and enjoy the magic of the Africa bush. These activities are fun, educational and interesting, show future generations the need for conservation of Africa’s wildlife, and keep kids well entertained while mum and dad relax.

Some of our Lemala Cubs activities may include identifying animals and birds, learning how to throw (blunt) spears and use bows and arrows like the Maasai, being taught tracking and spoor identification techniques by our guides, walking with the Maasai to hear stories about their culture and way of life in the bush, and even joining the chefs in the kitchen to prepare meals or roasting marshmallows over the campfire before bed

Game Drives

You can enjoy game drives from here on shared or on exclusive use basis. Our vehicles have open sided windows, charging facilities and a fridge with cold drinks. Our vehicles are driven by excellent guides who will ensure you see the best of what Serengeti has to offer

Bush dining

Bush Dining - Experience that Out of Africa feeling

No safari is complete without experiencing a traditional bush dinner. Relax under the natural canopy of an acacia tree, while your personal butler serves up a feast. Nothing is quite so essentially safari as this. White linen, fine bone china and crystal glassware create a real Out of Africa experience.

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Reviews:

Amazing place to stay - exceeded all our expectations!
— Traveller 2018