Overview of Lemala Mara Camp Northern Serengeti

Lemala Mara, a mobile tented safari camp, is an ideal accommodation from which to witness the Wildebeest Migration as it moves around the Serengeti. Enjoy the camp’s privacy and intimacy, personal attention from the staff and of course excellent game viewing. Following the migration route, the camp is located in a secluded area in Ndutu between December and March, then moves to the Mara River area in the northern Serengeti between June and October.

Set under shady trees in the heart of the northern Serengeti’s best game viewing area, Lemala Mara provides front-row seats as the wildebeest and zebra herds make their way to the crocodile-infested Mara River. It is situated close to the river’s popular crossing points, yet tucked away from the busy roads – which means less passing vehicles and more privacy. You will also have access to additional river crossing points where there are less crowds and better viewing opportunities. The camp’s tents are spread out far enough to offer guests privacy and spectacular views of the northern Serengeti plains.

Lemala Mara is a great option for families or groups of friends travelling together as well as couples and individuals hoping for fantastic safari experiences up close to the herds of the Great Migration in Tanzania’s flagship and storied reserve, the Serengeti National Park.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Superb game viewing in northern Serengeti
  • Spectacular views from camp
  • Witness the Migration's thrilling river crossings
  • Tents are spread out - more privacy for guests
  • Located near the Mara River, but away from busy roads
  • Option to add on a hot air balloon safari

Bush dining

Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Guided walks


Private game-drives

Specialist guides

Rooms at Lemala Mara Camp Northern Serengeti

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Standard Tent

    The standard tents at Lemala Mara provide a comfortable yet authentic space in which to relax and unwind in between exciting game drives and delicious meals.  Each tent is elevated on wooden platforms, with polished hardwood floors, cosy furnishings, a dressing room, two queen-size beds, and en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and safari-style shower. For families travelling with young children, the standard tent can be booked as a family tent with an extra bed provided.

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      Two Bedroom Tented Suite

      Perfect for friends or family travelling together, this room type has two spacious bedrooms on either side of a comfortable shared lounge in which you can enjoy sundowners or morning coffee together. Each bedroom is similar to the standard tent with two queen-size beds and an en-suite bathroom.

      General Facilities

      The communal area located in the mess tent includes a central bar for refreshment and plush leather sofas for relaxation after an exciting day of game viewing. Drinks can, and indeed should, be enjoyed out by the campfire as you watch the sunset and swop stories with your fellow guests.

      Guests have the opportunity to add on a hot air balloon safari to witness the serengeti plains from a unique perspective. Float serenely over the wild below before touching down to a scrumptious bush breakfast.

      Younger children can join in on the fun with the Lemala Cubs kids programme where they can learn about and experience the magic of the African bush in a fun and educational way while of course giving parents a chance to relax.


      En-suite bathrooms

      Laundry service


      Mess dining tent

      Wi-Fi available


      Meals at Lemala Mara are taken either at alfresco, if the weather permits, or in the dining mess tent under the glow of the chandeliers and in the company of the camp manager.

      Expert Opinion

      We know because we go
      Maureen Stover

      Maureen Stover

      Africa Safari Expert

      An intimate, seasonal camp with prime northern Serengeti location for the wildebeest migration during June, July and August. Off-the-beaten-track magic!

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