Lemala Mara

At a glance

  • Great Migration river crossing location
  • Access to remote Serengeti areas
  • A unique, authentic camp

Lemala Mara


A very special semi-permanent camp within touching distance of wildebeest, zebra and predators, Lemala Mara is all about wildlife on your doorstep and dining under the stars.

Lemala Mara’s mobile tented camp sets up base from June to October in an unbeatable location in the northern Serengeti. It's in a front-row position to follow the fierce show of wildebeest and zebra on their annual migration across the Mara River.

Just 12 canvas tents are set up on wooden platforms in a very meaningful setting for an exclusive and snug safari far from any of the Maasai Mara's crowds. Packed off with lunch boxes and breakfast picnics if you choose to go out for full days, expert-led game drives grant phenomenal access to wildlife viewing; expect to see big cats, elephants and giraffe. You're so close to the wildebeest migration's two main river crossings that on the luckiest of days you might just be able to watch straight from your safari camp chair.

We love turning off the glow of the bedside candle lamps before falling asleep to the bellow of the wildebeest and the night-loving leopard’s rasp. You get to take bush babies (hot water bottles) to bed and try out those early morning bucket safari showers before a hearty breakfast with eggs cooked any way you like. Everything brims with authentic bush character – hand-made wooden furniture, chandeliers, soft carpets and a roaring campfire under the shade of Euclea trees. Spend your evenings sharing the day's safari stories around the fire, with freshly prepared meals laid out on a long table gleaming with silverware.

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Key information

In the northern Serengeti, just a few minutes from the Mara River

Airport transfer time: Approx 1½-hour light aircraft flight from Arusha airport and then approx. 25 minutes' drive from Kogatende airstrip

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Accommodation information

12 tents



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