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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.


  • 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
  • Picnics
  • Private game-drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Guided walks
  • Guided walking safaris
An intimate, seasonal camp with prime northern Serengeti location for the wildebeest migration during June, July and August. Off-the-beaten-track magic!
Maureen Stover

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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.

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.


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.


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.

General facilities

  • Laundry service
  • Wi-fi available
  • Bar
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Traveller Reviews

Lemala Mara Camp Northern Serengeti

Harry Lesner

Lemala Serengeti – Overall a nice, clean camp. This camp was worth the additional cost that we had to pay. We were very happy that we had made the move to the Central Serengeti as this surrounding area was not up in flames and the wildlife was in gre ater abundance. Also, the tents felt more spacious and cooler nights made it easier to sleep.
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Marilyn Ablett

What an amazing holiday - thank you! I can't believe the animals we saw. The migration was in the Masai Mara & we saw an unbelievable amount of animals in 2 days. We even sat & watched 2 lionesses with 6 cubs (about 1 month old) for an hour. We also saw a leopard in a tree with its kill.
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