The Serengeti is home to huge numbers of animals: over a million wildebeests...
Lemala Kuria Hills: Our full report
The newest addition to the Lemala camps, Lemala Kuria Hills is a permanent camp set to open in April 2013. Located up in the northern Serengeti, it will be around 30 minutes drive from the Mara River and Lamai triangle. From about August to October this will be a good location to try and see the great wildebeest migration and perhaps even be lucky enough to witness one of the great and hectic river crossings! As the camp isn't yet open, Expert Africa hasn't yet had a chance to see this camp, however we expect it to be substantially more luxurious than its sister camps Lemala Ngorngoro, the seasonal Lemala Mara and Ndutu camps, Lemala Ewanjan, and Lemala Manyara.
There will be 15 luxury tents raised on decking with a plunge pool, indoor and outdoor shower and a bath with a view. There will also be two 2-tent clusters which will be better suited for families.
The communal areas will be divided into public and private dining areas, a sitting area with log fire, and a bar with views over the Serengeti. There is also a treatment centre offering various beauty treatments.
One of just a handful of permanent camps in the northern Serengeti, Lemala Kuria Hills will offer another luxury option for those wishing to catch the migration from August to October. It's at the higher end of the budget, but looks set to be far more luxurious than the other Lemala properties. Ask us for the latest details on this camp.
Ideal length of stay: During the migration you could easily spend 4 nights up in this area following the movements of the wildebeest and observing their movements. Out-of-season, about 3 nights here would provide a quiet and offbeat experience with some good resident game, but far fewer people.
Food & drink
Usual board basis: Full Board
Communications: WiFi is available in the communal areas.
Health & safety
Malarial area: Yes
Dangerous animals: High Risk
Laundry facilities: Laundry is available.