We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lemala Mara Tented Camp

2.5 of 5 Lemala Mara, Northern Serengeti, Serengeti National Park 0000, Tanzania
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Lemala Mara Tented Camp
Management photos View all
Browse nearby
Lemala Mara Tented Camp
Write a Review

64 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    43
    17
    3
    1
    0
See reviews for
19
29
4
1
Rating summary
  • 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
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (64)
  • Mar-May only
    (1)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (25)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (30)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (8)
All months
Brest, France
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 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 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

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 

Edmonton, Alberta
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This camp is perfect. The food , location, and tents were great. Went back to camp from our morning drive for a perfect lunch and got back to the river in time to see a crossing. Sitting at Bush TV watching the sun set over the river with snacks and drinks before dinner was perfect. Lions growling and Hyenas howling... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Our Bush tv is quite famous I must say as are our talking showers. I am delighted you experienced a river crossing and hopefully you have some fantastic memories to share with others. Have a wonderful day regards Veronica More 

woonona
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much and we always say its better late than never to receive a review so thank you for finding the time to do it. I am delighted that you and the rest of the group chose Lemala mara and we are grateful to Proud African Safaris for recommending us and hope that we will one day see... More 

Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us in Lemala Mara and for having such a great time and writing about it on Trip advisor, The team are of course delighted with your feedback. I am so glad it was the highlight of your safari and look forward to welcoming friends and family should they ever want to visit. Warm regards... More 

Los Angeles, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
veronicao233, Director of Sales at Lemala Mara Tented Camp, responded to this review

thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are delighted that your family and yourself enjoyed your stay with us no much and to have enjoyed the crossing as well is a bonus. The lions of course would have kept you company too I see. I think your 1st wedding anniversary will be one to remember and so... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Lemala Mara Tented Camp? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lemala Mara Tented Camp

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*
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia so you can book your Lemala Mara Tented Camp reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

70 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (45)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
View from room (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
0:47
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (20)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (25)
Viewed
Other (25)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay