Newly opened in 2018, Lemala Nanyukie is a swanky canvas camp in the Serengeti. Private plunge pools come as standard and impressive tents feel more like luxury cabins.
Capturing the spirit of safari in a sleek, contemporary way and with serious attention to detail, Lemala Nanyukie sits in the heart of the Serengeti National Park. Focused on exceptional game viewing and high-spec relaxation, it’s all about private plunge pools with stunning savannah views, sunken decks for nights of stargazing, and sliding windows for those early morning wake-up coffees.
Nanyukie has excelled at filling swish tents with contemporary furnishings, soft lighting, natural woods, big bathtubs and decadent beds. They’ve spaced them far enough apart that each is bathed in solitude. That serene aesthetic extends to the earthy toned central mess tent’s airy dining room and open-plan living room with sofas, oversized chess sets and blankets to curl up with. Sunset and sunrises from here are superb. And they haven’t stopped there. The camp’s main pool ensures you can swim outside with view of the plains; there’s a separate tent housing a spa; and magical bush breakfasts can be arranged.
Outstanding guides and remarkable staff are an encyclopaedia of the land, and Lemala Nanyukie’s setting just east of Seronera ensures game driving days are not only far from the crowds but also privy to exclusive animal sightings not often found in the central Serengeti. The location is phenomenal. You’re in big cat country and right on the path of the Great Wildebeest Migration. After hours of epic wildlife tracking, you can expect to see sleeping buffalo, hyrax, impala and dik diks back at camp.
In the central area of Serengeti National Park on a grassy savannah shaded by acacia trees
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15 tented suites
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