Lemala Camps and Lodges

Accommodation Suppliers

PO Box 14529, Plot 47, Sekei Road, Jumia Area, Arusha
Member Number: 202625 Tel: +447375597205

Authentic Camps and Lodges


Lemala presents an authentic collection of intimate tented camps, classic lodges and a private house in Northern Tanzania. With properties in Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and the Serengeti, we offer a fabulous safari experience throughout the famed Northern Circuit; a naturally splendid region of Tanzania and one of the most celebrated wildlife areas in Africa where the sheer concentration of game is simply phenomenal.

Our properties are located in isolated wildernesses and provide a superior level of comfort, style and service, whilst retaining a connection and respect to the natural environment. Thanks to careful positioning in prime wildlife areas, our open game drive vehicles and professional guides, Lemala’s guests enjoy fantastic game viewing at any time of the year. 

Our semi-permanent and mobile tented camps offer generously-sized en suite tents with outside decks, and comfortable lounge and dining areas. Our tented lodges offer spacious suites with private plunge pools and deck baths, well-furnished communal areas and a spa. 

Our Private house is designed to be your ‘home away from home’ ideally located to start or end your safari enjoying spacious en suite rooms and private verandahs.
and a swimming pool to enjoy

All our properties offer delectable fresh and wholesome food, expert guiding, and a fantastic complement of Lemala staff to look after every requirement. Lemala can tailor design an itinerary from start to finish so guests will have a highly memorable safari experience in Northern Tanzania.


Luxury Living in Tanzania


This beautiful private house is part of our Portfolio and is managed exclusively by Lemala Camps and Lodges. 

​​This private house is located on a wildlife and golf estate - Kiligolf situated half way between Kilimanjaro International Airport and Arusha and offers a great place to start or finish your safari and is perfect for couples, families or small groups travelling together with each bedroom being en suite with a private verandah and lounge.

The house can be taken on private exclusive use basis or shared and can be booked on bed and breakfast, half board, full board or all inclusive basis. 

Arusha is the gateway to some of Tanzania’s best national parks; and our range of villas are a great way to start your safari experience.  They also have access to Tanzania’s only championship golf course.  The house enjoys 3 spacious ensuite room,  complimentary Wi-Fi and private chefs to produce everything from delicious breakfasts  to refreshing  lunches, afternoon  teas and dinners with beautiful garden locations to enjoy sundowner cocktails around the swimming  pool or you can take a walk to No 16 and enjoy spectacular sundowners with Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro as your back drop. 

Whether  for a short  stay or extended,  there  is plenty  to do ranging  from  early  morning  horse  rides,  to a round  of golf on the 18 hole  champion golf course,  relax at the Polo Club, take a tour of a fragrant coffee plantation in Arusha or work up a sweat hiking and canoeing around Kilimanjaro and Lake Duluti.

For those that are flying out to the bush we enjoy access to a private airstrip, Dolly just 5 mins drive away which is serviced with daily flight departure all over Tanzania by Auric Air, Coastal  and Air Excel including scheduled flights to the Northern Circuit and to all our portfolio of properties.  It’s a great way to avoid the hustle and bustle of Arusha traffic to simply step out your house and board your flight. 

The staff offer a personal service to ensure you have a truly relaxed holiday and cater to dietary requirements if notified in advance.

Booking this house you can be rest assured your guests will  enjoy the famed Lemala level of service, guaranteeing that from start to finish your guests will be exceptionally well looked after with a tailored experience and more importantly you can enjoy the special offers available throughout our portfolio combining a stay here with any of our tented camps and Lodges in Tanzania and Uganda


Extraordinary. Unique. Unforgettable


Nestled in luxuriant rainforest on its own private island, mid-stream in the mighty Nile, Wildwaters Lodge is breathtaking.  Thick riverine forest naturally covers the island and each of the ten timber-floor rooms is nestled amidst the forest with private, breathtaking views over the River Nile and its rapids.  The expansive, canvas walled, traditionally thatched, rooms each boast private decks with elegant free-standing baths and wash basins carved from the local pink granite.  Softly lit with hand-made furniture, you can relax in comfort on this island paradise listening to the thunder of the Nile rapids, and the calls of the many species of bird who call the island home.


Experience the thrill


Adrift is Uganda’s favourite adventure company offering whitewater rafting & bungee jumping on the Victoria Nile close to its source near Bujagali Falls in Jinja.    Adrift has an unparalleled safety record that is both unrivaled and admired.  We thank over 58,000 customers who have safely rafted the Nile with us including Prince William, Ginger Spice, Mikka Hakkanen, Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman.  Leading the way, Adrift made the first-ever descent of the river Nile in Uganda in 1996 (10 years after first scouting the river) and hit world headlines before introducing commercial whitewater rafting to the country. The company has the most professional and experienced team on the continent with over 30 years of worldwide rafting and adventure experience

Where we operate

  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Ballooning
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Flying Safaris
  • Golf
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Photography
  • Retail
  • Riding Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

Our camps operate on solar including our refrigeration.  We recycle our glass bottles.  

We joined the #banthebottle and #throttlethebottle campaign and provide our guests with water bottles to refill water thus leaving a zero footprint of plastic waterbottles in our properties

We support a local school with educational materials, have supplied desks made out of 100% recycled plastic water bottles thus giving a lifetime of use and are workign with the school to improve their education results



18 October 2021

Our new Lemala Website has launched today!

We are absolutely delighted to share our new Lemala website with you all. Our website reflects just how important our communities are - our staff, our travel industry friends all over the world and our local communities coming together to create memorable and authentic Lemala experiences, ~ what we refer to as The Spirit Of Lemala.

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27 September 2021

Newsflash! Lemala Camps and Lodges Are Fully Vaccinated.

Newsflash! Every one of our 267 Lemala staff are now fully vaccinated with either the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in Tanzania or Astra Zeneca in Uganda.

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10 September 2021

Lemala Stays Ahead of the Curve.

We could not be more proud. The Lemala team have done their research, and have made their own decisions.

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30 July 2021

Introducing Lemala Walking Safaris

Lemala Camps and Lodges is proud to announce to intrepid adventurers and explorers that we now offer an immersive, wild and exclusive experience in Tanzania’s renowned Serengeti National Park.

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25 May 2021

Lemala Wildwaters Lodge in Uganda Reopens!

The whole team at Lemala Wildwaters Lodge were beyond excited to have reopened their island home last week, and can guarantee that the wait has been well and truly worth it!

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15 February 2021

Covid Testing now available at Seronera, Central Serengeti

Please be advised that Covid testing is now available at Seronera, located in the Central Serengeti. The new Seronera Covid-19 Collection Centre is looking great, it has plenty of open space, fresh air, clean facilities and clear instructions.

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22 January 2021

Exciting News for Lemala Wildwaters Lodge

The entire Lemala Wildwaters Team is thrilled to announce the start of renovation work on our iconic and much loved Wildwaters Lodge on a private Island on the River Nile, Uganda.

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14 December 2020

The Great Migration on Lemala Ndutu's doorstep

Lemala Ndutu is showcasing its newly refurbished look, nearly ready to welcome in our guests and the hundreds of thousands of wildebeests coming directly our way.

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09 November 2020

Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp is ready to welcome the herds into the south.

We're eagerly looking forward to the on-set of our short rainy season and the life it brings to the plains, rivers and hills of northern Tanzania. The great herds pivot, recrossing rivers and pressing on urgently into the heart of the Serengeti, anxious to ensure they access the highly nutritious grasses brought on by the short sharp downpours.

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02 November 2020

Lemala's Commitment to Tanzania

Our social responsibility is vitally important to who we are as a company. We are proud to share with you just how Lemala has remained committed to upholding these values and responsibilities.

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19 June 2020

Welcome Back to Lemala Camps & Lodges.

As Tanzania airspace opens up and we get ready to receive more international guests, we felt this was the perfect opportunity to tell you all what Lemala Camps & Lodges have been doing to get ready. Click here to view our new Lemala Opening Video. Our new protocols will be kept up to date with any Government of Tanzania’s instructions to the hospitality industry.

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09 June 2020

Lemala Camps & Lodges COVID-19 Safety Measures

At Lemala Camps & Lodges, we’ve been preparing to welcome tourists back to Tanzania by making changes to the way we provide our services. New SOPs are in place for every touch point and guest experience that characterises a stay at a Lemala property. Our SOPs will be updated in line with the Government of Tanzania’s instructions to the hospitality industry.

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02 April 2020

James Haigh returns to Lemala in the role of Head of Sales and Marketing

Lemala Camps and Lodges are delighted to announce the return of James Haigh in the role of Head of Sales and Marketing.

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04 February 2020

Lemala Camps and Lodges taking RECYCLING to new heights

Lemala Camps and Lodges is super proud to share with you our latest achievement.  As part of the refurbishment of our Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp we partnered with Dunia Designs to remove 7.6 tons of plastic from our National Parks and surrounding areas and turned it into a fully sustainable new deck for our main dining and lounge areas.  The finished product blends beautifully with the new interiors and that is 7.6 tons of plastic that wont find its way to landfill.  Come and see for yourself www.lemalacamp.com

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26 November 2019

Lemala Camps and Lodges partners with Africa in Your Hands

Lemala Camps and Lodges has announced the appointment of Africa in Your Hands to represent their properties in the South African market from next year. With eight properties throughout Northern Tanzania and Uganda, ranging from intimate tented camps, to classic safari lodges and refined villas, Lemala Camps and Lodges is a leading provider of beautiful and elegant accommodation in some of the world’s most celebrated wildlife regions.

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11 November 2019

Lemala Ndutu undergoes a refurbishment prior to 1st December opening

Lemala Camps & Lodges will re-open a fully refurbished camp in Ndutu at the beginning of December 2019.  The camp will retain is premium location on the water course and will open with all new soft furnishings throughout and a complete refurbishment of the lounge tent and the dining tent.  The interiors will be softer, warmer and elegant without losing the charm and authenticity of a mobile tented camp.

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05 July 2019

Lemalas' Melegali Spa cultural massage proves popular with guests

From its origins as a Maasai symbol of warrior status, to an instrument of relaxation, the rungu is taking the world of spa treatments by storm with the growing popularity of the African Rungu Massage. But back home where the massage has its roots, it’s proving to be a popular cultural experience for tourists.

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15 April 2019

Lemala Ngorongoro Rejuvenated

Lemala Camps & Lodges are pleased to announce to our trade partners that after a complete major refurbishment Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp re-opened on 12th April 2019. Both the main communal tent with comfortable lounge and bar and the nine spacious guest tents have been fully upgraded with new furniture, soft furnishings and décor, and 100% recycled decking on the floors that has been produced locally from recycled plastic collected in and around Arusha in Tanzania. Additionally, we have installed innovative new charging stations that allow guests to each have a separate lockable charging drawer for their cameras, phones and other devices.

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07 September 2018

Melengali Spa opens at Lemala Mpingo Ridge - Tarangire National Park

Beautifully designed with Tarangire National Park as its backdrop, our Spa offers guests the ultimate for tranquillity and relaxation. The spa menu includes our very own signature body massage, the African Rungu.

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26 July 2018

Tourvest East Africa appoints Warren Green & Associates as North American representative

Integrated tourism group Tourvest has appointed Warren Green & Associates as the North American representative for its Accommodation and Activities division’s East African arm.

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04 July 2018

Lemala Mpingo Ridge, Tarangire is open for business

Lemala Camps, Lodges and Villas are delighted to announce that their opening of 1st July for Lemala Mpingo Ridge was on schedule and opened to rave reviews.

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23 May 2018

Lemala Camps, Lodges and Villas releases a short video of Lemala Mpingo Ridge

Lemala Camps, Lodges and Villas are delighted to announce the release of their new fly through video of their latest addition to their luxury portfolio in Tarangire National Park, which can be viewed here Lemala Mpingo Ridge.

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20 May 2018

Lemala Ewanjan New Camp is ready

We are delighted to confirm that the new accommodation tents including the 2 bedroomed tented suite are open and operational at Lemala Ewanjan, Serengeti.

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02 April 2018

Lemala Camps, Lodges and Villas introduces their newest addition - Lemala Nanyukie, Serengeti

Lemala Camps, Lodges and Villas are excited to announce their new addition to their luxury safari portfolio in the fabulous Serengeti National Park in Tanzania’s famed Northern Circuit. Opening October 1st 2018, Lemala Nanyukie will match the same outstanding standards of comfort and service as the other properties in Lemala’s collection, which includes the Serengeti’s Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge and Lemala Mpingo Ridge opening 1st July in Tarangire. Meaning &lsquo…

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28 February 2018

Introducing Lemala Mpingo Ridge, Tarangire

Lemala Camps and Lodges are thrilled to announce the latest addition to their luxury safari portfolio opening in central Tarangire National Park in July 2018. Lemala Mpingo Ridge sits on top of an escarpment with sweeping views across the perennial Tarangire River and valley below, and will match the same outstanding standards of comfort and service as the other properties in Lemala’s collection.

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13 June 2017

Lemala Concession Fee Update

As you are aware, there has been much chaos and confusion surrounding the announcement by TANAPA that they propose to increase concession fees for permanent properties effective 1st July 2017.  These new fees have already been published on the TANAPA website for implementation date of 1st July 2017.  The proposed concession fee increase only applies to Tented Camps and Lodges with a permanent status located inside Tanzania’s National Parks.  For Lemala Camps and Lodges, th…

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17 February 2017

Lemala Camps and Lodges add Kili Villas to their portfolio

Lemala Camps and Lodges are delighted to announce the addition of Kili Villas to their portfolio of properties in Tanzania effective 1st March. Leanne Haigh, Lemala Chief Executive and Tourvest East Africa Director of Operations, said the property would be rebranded to Lemala Kili Villas.There are three villas with a total of 13 rooms. Built around a central private courtyard, each villa has a reception, living and dining room with views of both Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro. The villas can be r…

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06 April 2016

Completion of an extensive refurbishment

Lemala camps is extremely proud to announce the completion of an extensive refurbishment of its tented camps - Lemala Ewanjan | Lemala Ndutu & Mara | Lemala Ngorongoro The camps now enjoy a stylish yet authentic feel filled with vibrant colours.  Upgrades include new soft furnishings, tent liners, and new linens and improved lighting in the rooms with extended wooden decks on the tent verandas. In an effort to improve our minimal footprint on the environment, our solar system has been…

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06 November 2015

Wildwaters Lodge launches their new website

Wildwaters Lodge, Uganda is delighted to announce the launch of their brand new website.  Please take a look at www.wildwaterslodge.com for more information.   Nestled in a luxuriant rainforest on its own private island, mid-stream in the mighty Nile, Wildwaters Lodge is breathtaking. Thick riverine forest naturally covers the island and each of the ten timber-floor rooms is nestled amidst the forest with private views over the River Nile and its rapids. The expa…

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02 September 2015

Lemala Camps and Lodges launches new website

Lemala Camps and Lodges are delighted to announce the launch of their new website.     A new look, new images, updated information and more information that can be downloaded making your life easier.  The site remains  www.lemalacamp.com and the live availability runs now only seconds behind our systems in the office.     Happy surfing and remember to delete all cached versions and refresh when logging on for the first time.

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24 June 2015

Lemala Camps and Lodges introduces activities for kids in camp

We are very excited to announce that starting 1st July 2015, we create great adventures for kids in camp through our Lemala Cubs program and our dedicated guides for kids.   Kids aged 12 and under travelling to Lemala Camps and Lodges will enjoy at no extra charge access to Lemala Cubs activities which include a special Lemala Cubs rucksack filled with colouring pencils, a water bottle, a Lemala Activity book filled with puzzles and educational information on the wildlife and surrounding…

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22 June 2015

Vintage Africa providing safaris at the Global Entrepreneurship Conference

Vintage Africa is proud to be one of a small group of companies awarded the contract to supply safari experiences to delegates attending the Global Entrepreneurship Conference in Nairobi between 25th and 26th July 2015. The Conference is due to host President Barak Obama, according to Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield. President Obama's planned visit to Kenya next month is intended to "highlight the relationship we have with the government o…

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17 June 2015

Refurbishment plans underway at Lemala Tented Camps, Tanzania

Over the coming few months Lemala Mara, Lemala Ndutu, Lemala Ewanjan and Lemala Ngorongoro will be undergoing a soft refurbishment.  This makeover will cover new tent linings in the accommodation and main areas, curtains, new linen, and extended flooring to outside verandas.  Lighting in the rooms will be enhanced, bathrooms will be stylishly renovated with exciting new guest amenities on offer, new glassware to serve up our guests tipples at sundowners and lots of brightly earthly v…

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13 February 2015

Lemala Ngorongoro remains open for April and May 2015

Lemala Ngorongoro will remain open year round for 2015.   There are still rooms available so contact us or your agent for more information

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10 November 2014

Tourvest Appoints Representatives For East African Operations

Tourvest East Africa has contracted Luxury Representation Collection of the United Kingdom as representatives for Vintage Africa, Sense of Africa Uganda and the Lemala Camps and Lodges to cover the United Kingdom and Ireland, with effect from 1 November. Effective the same date Ynot Concepts of Australia will provide representation services to the same Tourvest East Africa brands across Australia and New Zealand. South African born Luxury Representation Collection owner Tesna Simonsen George h…

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08 August 2014

Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge confirms 5 new glass fronted tented suites are complete

Lemala Camps is delighted to confirm their expansion of a further 5 tented suites at their Kuria Hills property in Northern Serengeti, Tanzania is now complete and all 15 glass fronted tented suites are fully operational. Offering unrivalled luxury, Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge is situated in the Wogakurya Hills, close to the Mara River and within the main corridor of the world-famous wildebeest migration. Large boulders and kopjes form the prominent features of the site and each of the 15 gues…

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26 June 2014

Lemala Camps and Lodges Tanzania Introduces WIFI

Lemala Camps and Lodges in Tanzania are delighted to announce the provision of wifi capacity in the common areas of all our camps effective 1st July 2014. Guests now can upload and share their wonderful wildlife and cultural images with friends around the world.   The facility is now available at Lemala Manyara, Ngorongoro, Mara/Ndutu and Ewanjan Tented Camps whilst guests staying at Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge are also able to access wifi from the comfort of their own rooms.  

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18 June 2014

The Original African Queen relaunches with Wildwaters Lodge, Uganda

WILDWATERS LODGE, UGANDA Wildwaters is delighted to announce the relaunch of the original African Queen featured in Humphrey Bogart & Katharine Hepburn's eponymous movie.  A labour of love requiring hours of dedicated and delicate work the "Queen" and crew conduct atmospheric river trips on the River Nile in the flat water above the Wildewaters Lodge in Uganda. Nestled in luxuriant rainforest on its own private island, mid-stream in the mighty Nile, Wildwaters Lodge is b…

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11 June 2014

Lemala Camps adds a further 5 tented suites at Kuria Hills, Northern Serengeti

Lemala Camps is delighted to announce its expansion of a further 5 tented suites at their Kuria Hills property in Northern Serengeti, Tanzania.  The ongoing expansion adds not only a further 5 tented suites to the property's existing 10, but also includes an upgrade of the existing eco friendly solar and hot water system.    Lemala Kuria Hills has grown from strength to strength since its opening last year and the extra suites will allow the cam…

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05 June 2014

Lemala to close mobile camps in Tanzania

Lemala is to close the Lemala Explorer Camps operating in Tarangire, Ndutu and Grumeti in Tanzania.   The closure was part of an ongoing strategic restructuring of its camps in the country.   The camps will stop operating from December 1.

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09 May 2014

Azanzi Beach hotel, Zanzibar undergoes a mini refurb

We are delighted to announce that Azanzi Beach Hotel has recently undergone a refurbishment during the closed season. The following works have either been completed or are due for completion by the end of June: A new borehole has been outfitted guaranteeing a good quality consistent water supply. All of the public areas have been repainted and the bathrooms have been refitted. For those that want to be pampered, our new raised spa is being built on the beach overlooking the ocean. …

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03 June 2013

Lemala Kuria Hills opens its doors to guests on 9th July 2013

10 Suites with plunge pool and glass Frontage Indoor/outdoor shower Bath with a view Hair Dryer in every room Wine Cellar Pizza Oven Japanese Tepanyaki Long Bar with breathtaking views Swimming pool Bush Spa Shop Star Bed (opening in October 2013) 24 hour Solar powered system Boma 4 x 4 Game drives Introduction Lemala Camps proudly announces the arrival of their new northern Serengeti permanen…

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18 July 2012

Tourvest East Africa Introduces Lemala Kuria Hills Camp Managers

Tourvest East Africa is very proud and delighted to announce the arrival of Brett Horley and Marianda Venter to the Lemala team, previously from Singita Boulders in South Africa. They will initially be involved in the general overseeing of the quality of service delivery of the Lemala camps as well as supervising the finishing and interiors of Kuria Hills, our new permanent camp in the north of the Serengeti. Brett will also be overseeing the guiding and guide training for the driver guides as…

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01 November 2011

Lemala Camps announce the opening of their new permanent luxury tented camp - Kuria Hills

Lemala Camps proudly announce the forthcoming opening, on 15th July 2012, of our new luxury permanent tented camp in Northern Serengeti, the ancestral home of the Kuria tribe. The camp is virtually impossible to find for those not in the know. It is necessary to drive across two secluded valleys fed by streams and punctuated by boulders together with fig and sausage trees. Kuria Hills camp is in a hauntingly beautiful part of Serengeti, only 30 minutes from the Mara River and the Lamai triangl…

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