Secluded between the boulders and koppies of the famous Mara River in Serengeti National Park is a tented safari camp that not only offers splendid Big 5 and Great Migration viewing but it built according to the best practices in global sustainable architecture. Lemala Kuria Hills – named after the ancestral home of the local Kuria tribe – not only has vistas to the Kenyan border and across the golden Lamai grasslands but is also constructed with green building materials with a special concern for maintaining the natural integrity of the area.
Each of the 10 luxury tents, which face the burnt orange sunset and are sited under mature trees, is built from reclaimed steel, glass, sustainable decking and composite canvas, with solar and wind power making it as carbon neutral as possible. They also house emperor (super-king) sized beds and private plunge pools for refreshing post-siesta dips.
Guests are spoilt for choice: in between expert game drives, you can luxuriate in the spa, browse the underground wine cellar or spend a night in the spellbinding ‘star beds’, watching for meteors and listening to the distant hoots of owls and the gentle whinnying of far-off zebra.