- Fixed Tented Camp
- High Specification
- Excellent Wildlife Location
- Swimming Pool
Lemala Nanyukie is a new high end fixed fixed tented camp in the productive Central Serengeti area with 15 luxurious tents and a central swimming pool, firepit and dining area.
Activities are focused on game drives in the Serengeti National Park and the location is excellent particularly between May and September, when the dry season brings grazing herds to the central Serengeti accompanied by large big cat populations. The camp itself sits on a grassy savanna dotted with rocky kopjes and shaded by giant acacia trees with expansive views across the open grasslands. Game drives take place in open game drive vehicles that seat 6 guests in 3 rows of 2 seats each row guaranteeing all to have window seats. Game drive vehicles are based on a shared basis but you can book on exclusive use at an additional cost.
Bedrooms feature canvas walls, hardwood decks and contemporary decor. There are 13 standard suites + 1 x 2 bedroomed suite and they are spaced well apart for maximum privacy. Five of the tents can accommodate triples and there is a two-bedroom tent for families. Features include an oversized bed, spacious lounge, and generous bathroom with double vanity, shower and free-standing bathtub. The wooden deck has sunken seating, outdoor shower and a small corner plunge pool with open Savannah views.
The main communal area features a comfortable lounge and bar, outdoor viewing deck, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and campfire area. There is a separate spa tent for massages and treatments.
Lemala Nanyukie can be reached via light aircraft to Serenera Airstrip from which it is a 30 minute drive. Alternatively we can organise a overland safari via the Ngorongoro Crater.
Children of all ages are welcome at Lemala Nanyukie. There is the possibility to add an extra bed to the standard bedrooms to make the configuration 2 x twins + 1 single. For Families of 2 adults and 2 kids the only way to stay in one room is in a bed configuration of 2 x beds + 1 single bed. There is also the option of a child safari camp bed for kids up to 12 that can be added. In the 2 bedroomed suite bed configuration is 1 king + 1 twin with the possibility of an extra bed in each room with a max occupancy of 4 adults or 4 adults + 2 kids.
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
Level of service, quality of food throughout
Catherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019
We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!
The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).
A few points:
Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.
Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.
Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!
The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!
Katrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019