Freephone an expert 01306 744 656

Send Enquiry
Opening Times
Monday
10am - 6pm
Tuesday
10am - 6pm
Wednesday
10am - 6pm
Thursday
Closed
Friday
10am - 6pm
Saturday
10am - 2pm
Sunday
Closed

Call 01306 744 656 or

For other destinations and types of holiday, visit Kuoni
For other destinations and types of holiday, visit Kuoni 

Things to do in Tanzania

Uncomplicated luxury at Lemala Ewanjan

In our authentic tented camp, even the walk back to your tent through the African bush is an adventure…

By James Haigh
Head of Sales and Marketing at Lemala

Lemala Ewanjan nods to the era of the first Africa explorers but the 12 tents you see today are a far cry from the spartan comforts these explorers endured. The huge beds, gathered gauze curtains, chandeliers and soft safari tones are more than they could have possibly imagined. Not to mention the clink of ice in a traditional gin and tonic! Like most traditional camps, each bathroom features a ‘bucket shower’ to order –  an alfresco rainfall-style shower attached to huge pulleyed buckets filled with perfectly heated water.

In a multitude of ways, Lemala staff like to consider themselves ahead of the game, promoting solar power and triple filtered borehole water to avoid the use of single-use plastic bottles. We also fashion other safari operator’s waste plastic into school tables and chairs – just one of our many community projects.

Guests generally dine together, captain’s table style, sharing stories of their day’s adventures. Or more private affairs can be arranged for those seeking a touch of intimacy. We serve hearty soups, traditionally eaten by East African explorers to hydrate themselves, and dishes like tender pork loin served with delicious locally grown fresh vegetables – paired with red wine imported from South Africa. There are also delicious vegetarian options such as caramelised roast cauliflower with a soy dressing.

Location is key when it comes to the Serengeti especially during the migration. We’re at the end of a blind valley looking south over a carpet of plains, a privileged position away from other vehicles so you feel like East Africa is yours alone. Guests can enjoy twice daily game drives spotting the Big Five and other mega game such as hippo, cheetah and spotted hyena. You could even make a full day of it with a picnic lunch.

The highlight? Aside from 2.5 million wildebeest thundering past our front doorstep, we love this area for its permanent water sources. Wherever there is water in the Serengeti, herbivores congrate. And wherever you find herbivores, carninvores are sure to follow.  It’s drama all year round!

A tented camp is without doubt the the best place to recover from a busy day exploring the bush  – there’s nothing like sitting on the verandah with a book basking in the warm colours of a beautiful Serengeti afternoon. All aided by our amicable, passionate members of staff many of who have been with us for years.

Categories

  • Places to stay
  • Wildlife

Available in these itineraries…

Alfred & James Haigh

With unparalleled knowledge of African countries from Morocco and Cape Town to the Seychelles and Principe, James has years of experiences from all angles of the safari business. This has led him to develop genuine relationships with a roster of discerning travel professionals, his key traits being discretion, precision and imagination to create some of the most revered experiences in East Africa. There’s also nothing he wouldn’t do for conservation – he once bit a giraffe on the tail… but that’s another story.

Plan your holiday withAlfred&

Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Gemma, who's travelled extensively in Tanzania. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it on their own. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the rangers who'll ensure you'll spot the best wildlife, the village chiefs who'll give you a genuine insight into local life and the camp managers who can recommend the very best spot to enjoy your sundowner.

Freephone an expert 01306 744 656

Subscribe to Newsletter

Let us inspire you with holiday ideas, exclusive event invites and travel offers from our network of contacts around the world.