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2.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Lemala Mara, Northern Serengeti, Serengeti National Park 0000, Tanzania
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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woonona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whilst it has take some time to write this review as we stayed there in August 2013 it's brilliance should not be undermined! We were a group of 10 - of all ages ranging from 7 to 70! Couldn't fault our experience - the food divine (to this day amazed at the quality of the food coming from the camp... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time at the Lemala Mara Camp in the Serengeti. At no other place we were that close to the nature. The Mara River was not far away. The herds of Zebras and Wildebeest were right in front of the camp. You could watch animals from the sitting area in front of our tent. The stuff was... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I are beyond grateful to have stayed at such a top-notch camp in the Serengeti. The location of the camp couldn't have been any better. We even witnessed a massive wildebeest crossing just minutes away from the camp! On our first day at Lemala, during a delicious lunch, a herd of elephants slowly passed by, only about... More

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Indaiatuba, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb location, excellent service and amazing food very close to the action of the Great Migration. I loved the setting of the camp, amidst trees and close to the rivers where the wildebeast are crossing during migration. We caught them crossing twice while there. Dinner outside by the fire was absolutely incredible. Rooms were up to standard with previous Lemala... More

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Veronica O, regional Sales Manager at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

thank you so much for your lovely review and am delighted you had a lovely stay with us but it definitely appears that it was not long enough so maybe this will lead you to do another trip to Tanzania. Once again, thank you and I wish you a wonderful evening Kind regards Veronica More

Boulder, Colorado
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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 hotel reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the nicest tented camp, or at least the most expensive tented camp, we visited in 3+ weeks in Tanzania. It is very well situated within site of the Mara River and only 6-7 miles from the Kenya border. It is seasonally moved to this location from June to December to take advantage of the migration. We arrived with... More

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Veronica O, Regional Sales Manager at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to Review Lemala Mara. We greatly appreciate this and apologise on the visit by the wildebeest who appeared to have lost his way. We have indeed resolved this and in future guests will quite easily be able to attract the attention of our on site security guards. I do hope that you... More

New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our visit to the northern Serengeti, we stayed in two separate bush camps near the Mara River. One was this Lemala camp, the other was Olakira. We found both camps very similar. The main advantage at Lemala was the WiFi that was available at the dining/lounge tent. The main disadvantage at Lemala was the lack of a way to... More

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Veronica O, Regional Sales Manager at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and really appreciate the time you took to post it. I am glad you had a lovely stay with us and we will look into the matters raised. Have a wonderful weekend. Kind regards veronica More

Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stayed in Lemala Mara earlier this week and cannot believe the recent reviews are of the same camp. We found Benson's management skills totally lacking which of course flowed through to his staff - chaos reigned. There was the dreaded clip board man - if it wasn't written down it didn't happen. Well I can tell you when it was... More

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Veronica O, Regional Sales Manager at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

Was of course terribly disappointed on this review and you can be rest assured we have our management flying into Serengeti tomorrow morning to look into what exactly happened here during your stay with us. We will action accordingly and turn this around immediately as we take this exceptionally seriously. I can only but ask that when you do consider... More

Vancouver
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Prior to leaving on our trip to Africa, we were advised to bring ear plugs since tented camps are not quiet at night. However, once we were in Lemala Mara tented camp, we were completely immersed in the sights and sounds of the Serengeti. Falling asleep to the sounds of crickets and wildebeest becomes part of the evening ritual. Having... More

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Veronica O, Regional Sales Manager at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and you are right - never be afraid to ask for more hot water as there is plentiful available and the talking showers are always available at hand to help. I hope you have fabulous photo memories and do look forward to seeing you again in Africa. Warmest regards Veronica More

Kuala Lumpur
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The tented lodge are spacious and clean with 2 double beds. The bush shower is an experience and there is hot water (limited). Do ask for duvet as the nights can be cold. Priceless memory to have the breathing of the herd of wildebeest serenading us to sleep. Benson and team is helpful and friendly. Our personal guide, Peter is... More

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Veronica O, Regional Sales Manager at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

thank you so much for taking the time to review our property and am delighted you had a wonderful stay with us and that the migration was able to be a part of your 'dreams' if there is anything we can do in the future, please do let me know warm regards Veronica More

Corrales, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Benson, camp manager, and his staff made our Serengeti tent camp safari the best! The guide was knowledgeable, fun, and informative. Any small issues we had were promptly and efficiently addressed by Benson. He always had things well in hand. Everyone has to experience a bush shower in person. It is something you cannot describe well enough to anyone who... More

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Veronica O, Regional Sales Manager at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and taking the time to post it. We certainly look forward to your next visit and hope to be of service again. Have a fabulous weekend regards Veronica More

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Address: Lemala Mara, Northern Serengeti, Serengeti National Park 0000, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lemala Mara Tented Camp 2.5*

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