Enjoy Serengeti in style at Lemala Nanyukie. This impressive camp hs 15 plush tented suites, each equipped with a secluded deck and plunge pool from which you can gaze over the open plains. The central area is equally lavish with its elegantly curved roof and spacious interiors filled with sofas and armchairs and cooled by the breeze and quietly whirring ceiling fans.
There is excellent game viewing year round with the added thrills of the migration from April to June and November to January. The Seronera region with its large populations of big cats and other wildlife drawn by the plentiful water supply is within easy reach. a real treat for safari enthusiasts. Traditional 4x4 game drives are complimented by nature walks to give you different perspectives on the flora and fauna.
There's time to relax between safaris in the welcoming lounge enjoying a chilled drink from the bar, and outside on the viewing deck which leads down to the ciircular firepit and seating area. There's an infinity pool and a screened sundeck. All these areas overlook the Serengeti plains. Meals are servd in the shade of the main area and al freso on the deck, with bush breakfasts and lunches also offered.
Your suite has a bedroom with a mosquito net-draped bed with a lounge to one side. Both rooms have sliding doors opening on to the private deck where there are sun loungers, a plunge pool and a sunken sofa. The bathroom has dual hand basins, a deep bathtub and large walk-in shower. Toweling bathrobes and slippers are provided. A glass door leads out to the side deck wihere there's an outdoor shower.
Open: Lemala Nanyukie is open all year.
Location: The camp is to the west of the Seronera region in Serengeti National Park. The closest airstrip is Seronera, about a 45 minute drive away.
Rooms: There are 15 tented suites, made up of 13 standard suites and a two-bedroomed family suite. These provide ample space including a king-size bed or two singles all with mosquito nets, a lounge, en-suite bathroom with two hand basins, a shower, an additional outdoor shower and a deck with a plunge pool. Five of the standard suites have a daybed that can used to accommodate a third person. All tents have a desk, hot drinks maker, minibar and hairdryer.
Activities: 4x4 safaris are the main activity, supplemented by guided walks. A hot air balloon ride adds an extra dimension to your safari (pay locally). Staff can arrange bush breakfasts and lunches. The migration passes through twice a year, in April to June and again from November to January.
Facilities: There is a large lounge-cum-bar, a dining room and a main deck with areas for outdoor dining and relaxing, and a campfire. There is a secluded swimming pool. The camp offers a massage service with treatments available at extra cost. There’s a shop on site. There is a free laundry service.
Dining: Meals are eaten at separate tables in the dining area and on the deck. Private meals can be organised.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. The Lemala Cubs programme offers activities for children aged up to 11 years. There is one family suite. The camp is not fenced so children must be supervised at all times.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in guest suites.
"When I visited Lemala Nanyukie they had only recently had a ‘soft’ opening and weren’t quite finished everything, for example the dining tent was still under construction. However, even without this, I knew immediately that this was a lodge that I could spend more time at. The position is lovely, and a good distance from the busier central Seronera area, the tented rooms are more lodge-like than camp-like, the food was superb, and the managers were impressive. Not only that, but the wildlife in the region (this was late November) was excellent, and, because we were further east than many driver/guides tend to come if they’re based centrally, we had very few other people to share the wildlife with. Perfect."