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Lemala Mara Tented Camp

Lemala Mara, Northern Serengeti, Serengeti National Park 0000, Tanzania
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This camp was the best! We loved the warm and friendly service, along with fantastic food! In the evenings after safari we had cocktails around the camp fire with fun snacks before a fabulous 3 course dinner. I'm a foodie and am so impressed with what they created for us in the middle of the Serengeti. The accomodations were spacious... More 

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veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this review with fellow travellers. I am delighted you had such a wonderful stay with us and our team looked after you so well. I must admit I do love the talking showers ! They are a highlight followed closely by sundowners and snacks by the Bush tv. I hope... More 

Bristol
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The camp is absolutely perfect. It is comfortable without being over the top with great service without being over-attentive. They have achieved just the right balance. The location is fantastic, being close to all the action and not too far from the airstrip. Our guide, Freddie, was one of the best we have ever had, being both knowledgeable and determined... More 

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veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

thank you so much for sharing your review with us and delighted that the team in Mara delivered and that Freddy was a star. They are certainly looking forward to your return and hope its sooner rather than later. I look forward to seeing some of your wonderful photos if you wanted to share them on our facebook page so... More 

Bristol
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 4 nights here in the north of the Serengeti. Beautiful camp, lovely setting, wonderful staff, great ambience - and one of the best guides we've ever had in Africa - Frederick is a star! All in all, it was a magical trip - and a really great tented camp experience. So much nicer than being in one of the... More 

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veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

thank you so much for your wonderful review of Lemala Mara. I am delighted to read such feedback and the team in camp especially Freddy were so pleased to see your comments. Freddy hopes you will be back. have a wonderful weekend. warm regards Veronica More 

U.S.
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34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Lemala Mara for two nights in October. We had our own guide and vehicle during our stay which was fabulous. Daniel, our guide, was awesome! He and camp manager Benson gave us a big welcome as soon as we landed at the airfield, asked us what we specifically wanted to see... More 

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veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and all the detailed information. Daniel has enjoyed his time off and is back for the season and raring to go. He was so delighted to see your feedback and had a huge smile on his face for the rest of the day. I just wanted to say how much we appreciate the feedback.... More 

Brest, France
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Lemala Mara Tented Camp is a good place to be. Moving within Tanzania it is one of the best tented camps, may be the best! Maneged by the manager “Mr. Benson” in a relaxed way. He creates a good atmosphere among his team, doing anything to satisfy their guests and make them happy. In this spirit you feel like “at... More 

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veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

thank you so much for your wonderful review and am delighted you enjoyed your stay in our delightful mobile camp that follows the migration. Benson runs a good team and he was delighted you appreciated his efforts. I hope that we will enjoy the pleasure of your company again in Serengeti. Warm regards Veronica More 

Konigstein im Taunus, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We stayed at Lemala Mara somewhat late in the season for Northern Serengeti and as the sole guests ended up being the second last guests of the season. We were very impressed by the dedication of the team, the service and the overall shape of the camp. Everything was neat and clean, no signs of end-of-the-season fatigue. On the contrary,... More 

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veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Lemala Mara and am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your son appreciated the wifi. It is certainly a big hit with the younger generation ! With the season over in the north, Benson and his team are now in Ndutu following the migration and we have done... More 

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stayed at Lemala Mara in October and had some of the best game drives of our entire trip. Daniel was our guide and he made it all possible. He gave us a great intro as soon as we landed at the airfield. He asked us specifically what we were looking for and he delivered. He was very patient and... More 

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veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for the time and am delighted that Daniel and Benson and the rest of the team looked after you. Those baby lion cubs sound wonderful so if you have some pictures do share them on facebook on the Lemala if you like. Have a wonderful evening. Warm regards Veronica More 

Waldwick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Benson and his staff are FANTASTIC! They were so friendly and attentive to our every need. Our guide, Baraka, was a knowledgeable young man that was eager to show us his country and everything it has to offer. Our tent attendant, Joel, was always there ready to take care of us. Laundry was done for us and waiting stacked neatly... More 

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veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

thank you for your wonderful review which Joel and Benson and Baraka were delighted to read and share with the rest of the team. We always appreciate the feedback that our guests share and always causes great excitement in the team when our team members are given a special mention. I hope that your entire trip was equally memorable and... More 

New York City, New York
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What an experience! To be in the middle of the Serengeti and have such nice accommodations. The tents were big with a separate bath area. Speaking of baths, you have to schedule your shower so hot water can be brought over to your site. Its quite interesting showering with a man on the outside talking to you to make sure... More 

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veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. I was a little surprised to read about the generator as we operate on solar and so offer power 24 hrs a day. However, I have checked our records and note that we had a small problem with the solar system whilst you were there so operated off the generator although this... More 

dayton, oh
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We loved loved this camp. Benson, the manager, was very welcoming and always made sure we had what we needed. The tent cabins are beautiful with hard wood floors, beautiful furnishings and a lovely bathroom with a nice bucket shower that they fill and it feels wonderful after a London day game ride. The food was fabulous and plentiful, especially... More 

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Thank you for the review and Benson was delighted that you had such a great time with us. He remembers you well and is delighted that our home made soups went down such treat. I hope you have some fabulous photo memories to share with friends and family and thank you once again for taking the time. have a lovely... More 

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