overview

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.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015

highlights

  • Quiet, remote area of the Serengeti surrounded by pretty kopjes
  • Fantastic game viewing year round, with lots of lion & leopard
  • Great migration sightings in season
  • White-cloth fine dining
  • Eco-conscious design
  • ‘Star beds’ & tents with private pools

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Facilities

This opulent safari camp has been designed to have the smallest possible ecological impact without in any way comprising an unequivocally luxurious experience. Tents are built using recycled steel, glass, sustainable timber, composite decking and canvas. Energy-efficient LED lighting and low-flow showerheads save further energy and water.

The camp’s cosy communal area is built on the ridge of the largest koppie and includes a bar as well as sitting areas decorated with local art. The dining area is communal with secluded tables, which are more private and ideal for couples wanting romance in the bush. The magnificent bar is undoubtedly the centre-piece and has been built over two levels to afford guests arguably the most commanding view in the Serengeti.

Refuge from the heat can be found in the cerulean infinity swimming pool and an outside deck with comfortable loungers provides a peaceful daytime retreat. A boma for under-the-stars dining is built against a giant rock-face that is gloriously lit up at night to create intense shadows and a preternatural ambiance. Lemala Kuria Hills’ African therapy centre – offering a full array of treatments including manicures, pedicures and massages – is ideally positioned above the captivating plains to accentuate an already indulgent experience.

General Facilities

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    Bar
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    Swimming Pool
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    Wi-fi available
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    Beauty or wellness therapist

Dining

Meals are enjoyed at a number of unique locations, which are flexible according to your daily activities. Breakfast is either served in the dining area, where is it a delicious combination of continental and made-to-order items, or out in the rolling Serengeti plains among the animals for a truly unique dining experience.

Lunch and dinner are three-course indulgences chosen from an a la carte menu. Each course offers a choice of three plated dishes combining local Swahili and international flavours, like deep-fried ugali, a new twist on a local staple. High tea is served in the afternoons. Boma dinners, wood-fired pizzas, barbeques, teppanyaki and wine tastings all form part of the camp’s culinary experience.

Tented Suite

The spacious 70m² double-roomed tents follow a contemporary decorative design while still maintaining a traditional safari camp feel. In keeping with the eco-conscious architecture, the sand-coloured canvas, cottons and linens of neutral tones, and brown timber flooring echo the landscape.

Tents have grand emperor-sized beds and comprise a bedroom with en suite bathroom, sitting area with beautiful sofas and ottomans, dressing area, and a raised and shaded outside deck with an outside shower and private plunge pool. Bathrooms have double basins, with a shower and a separate slipper bath that is centred to capture the views.

Tented Suite AMENITIES

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    Private pool
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    Outdoor shower
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    Outdoor area
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    En-suite bath and shower

Activities

  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2016 - 31 Oct 2016 $920 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 $600 Game Package
  • 20 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 $920 Game Package
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017 $625 Game Package
  • 01 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 $625 Game Package
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $965 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017 $625 Game Package
  • 20 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $965 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • This camp is magnificent. We are not sure you can call the accommodation "tents" when they have an indoor and outdoor shower, bath, hot and cold running water, toilet, plunge pool and front door, but regardless of what it is called, it is superb. The location is wonderful and meant we had easy access to the Mara River where we were lucky enough to witness 3 large wildebeest crossings. The food was fantastic, especially the picnic lunches they packed for the days we wanted to do longer drives. The service was great and it was lovely to have some laundry done for us!

    Nicole Harris, October 2014

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Rikke Williams

Rikke Williams

Africa Safari Expert

"The best of the best. Superb cuisine. Plush accommodations. Beautiful interior design. Fantastic service. What else can I say? A 10 out of a 10. I would love to stay at this lodge again! Highly recommended!"

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