Authentic Camps and Lodges
Lemala presents an authentic collection of intimate tented camps, classic lodges and refined villas 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 luxurious villas are designed to provide a ‘home away from home’ before and after a safari and feature huge suites, private terraces and a swimming pool.
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
Lemala Kili Villas are located on a private wildlife estate and offer a relaxing start or end to a safari in Tanzania. They are perfect for short or long stay and can be taken on exclusive basis if traveling with friends and family. Located just outside Arusha, which is the gateway to some of Tanzania’s best national parks; Kili Villas also boast access to Tanzania’s only championship golf course. Each villa has four en suite bedrooms, open fireplaces, complimentary Wi-Fi and private chefs to produce everything from delicious breakfasts to refreshing lunches, afternoon teas and sundowner cocktails to be enjoyed around the swimming pool. Dinners on the veranda are delightful using only the freshest of produce. 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.
The Villas are located only 45 minutes from Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport and within 15 minutes from Arusha national park. For flights to Northern Tanzania, the estate has a private airstrip just 10 mins away.
The staff in each villa offers a personal service to ensure you have a truly relaxed holiday. The Villa chef provides delightfully fresh and wholesome meals and we can cater to dietary requirements if notified in advance.
Each of our 4 Villas are distinctively decorated to showcase the best of local African design and craftsmanship combined with colonial style furniture. Built around a central private courtyard, each villa boasts a reception, living and dining room with the ground floor hosting 2 or 3 suites with bush or pool views and additional guest bathroom. 2 of the villas have a second floor with views of the pool or surrounding bush and both Mt Meru and Kilimanjaro. All suites encompass a private terrace.
Our personal approach allows us to provide a tailor made service to suite each and everyone of our guests. Guests, after breakfast can spend the day sunbathing by the pool or play a round of golf on Tanzania’s only championship course. A delectable lunch is available outside followed by a cocktail under the shaded patio, which overlooks the surrounding bush and wildlife. Afternoon tea will be served on the patio or you could be tempted outside again with views of both Meru and Kilimanjaro from the verandah and later gaze at the stars from your open-air fireplace. Dinner is ready when you are and afterwards the fire beckons; a nightcap to wrap up your day at Lemala Kili Villa before retiring to your room ready to dream of Africa with the unique night sounds to send you on your way to dreamland.
WILD WATERS LODGE, 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.
ADRIFT EAST AFRICA LTD, UGANDA
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
- Bird Watching
- Flying Safaris
- Mobile Safaris
- 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
26 November 2019
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.Read More
11 November 2019
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.Read More
05 July 2019
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.Read More
15 April 2019
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.Read More
07 September 2018
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.Read More
26 July 2018
Integrated tourism group Tourvest has appointed Warren Green & Associates as the North American representative for its Accommodation and Activities division’s East African arm.Read More
04 July 2018
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.Read More
23 May 2018
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.Read More
02 April 2018
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…Read More
28 February 2018
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.Read More
13 June 2017
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…Read More
17 February 2017
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…Read More
06 April 2016
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…Read More
06 November 2015
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…Read More
02 September 2015
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.Read More
24 June 2015
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…Read More
22 June 2015
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…Read More
17 June 2015
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…Read More
13 February 2015
Lemala Ngorongoro will remain open year round for 2015. There are still rooms available so contact us or your agent for more informationRead More
10 November 2014
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…Read More
08 August 2014
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…Read More
26 June 2014
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. Read More
18 June 2014
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…Read More
11 June 2014
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…Read More
05 June 2014
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.Read More
09 May 2014
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. …Read More
03 June 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…Read More
18 July 2012
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…Read More
01 November 2011
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…Read More