Lemala Kuria Hills

Reviews of Lemala Kuria Hills

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Below are independent comments from 4 of our travellers who have visited Lemala Kuria Hills, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs A from East Lothian
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Professional Lemala Kuria Hills

A stunning place to end our safari. Daniel and his team are all extremely professional. Nothing was too much trouble, the service was exceptional and the food and wine all great. The views from the main terrace and our balcony were beautiful and peaceful. Daniel was a perfect host with exceptional attention to detail. We stayed for three nights and all the time we were very well looked after. The first night our guide, Robert, came to have a drink with our and talk to us about exactly what we wanted to see and what was important to us. The second night Daniel invited us for a drink with him and then we had a special table beside the romantic fire pit. On our last evening we were invited up to 'the rock' with one other couple to watch the sunset while drinking champagne and eating nibbles - again Daniel joined us.

The northern Serengeti is beautiful and the safari was brilliant - we saw so much: a family of lions (a male, 2 females and 5 four month old cubs), a mating pair of lions, a female leopard and 2 eight month old cubs, a cheetah and later a pair of cheetahs, elephants, buffalo, spotted hyenas, black-backed jackals, zebra, hippos, wildebeests, giraffe and baby giraffe, gazelle, baboons, crocodiles and much more. The only animal we did not see was a rhino but having seen so much it was not missed.

The best part of the whole safari here was eventually witnessing the wildebeests crossing the Masai Mara. The crossing is one of those experiences you cannot understand until you have seen it. There are 10 main crossings plus a smaller one. Hundreds of wildebeests start of mass around one of the crossings. They run along the bank, staring down at the river, trying to sum up the courage to cross - maybe for 30-40 minutes. Some look as if they will go and then suddenly the front ones turn around and start running in the opposite direction. The rest of the mass charge after them as once one has decided not to cross none of them dare to. They may then stop to graze or charge onto another crossing. All the time they are running the babies get separated from their mothers and only meet up when they all stop running. Consequently it takes a long time to actually witness the crossing. Meanwhile all the guides are talking to one another over a radio saying which crossing looks the most likely. At one stage we got to the crossing too late and just witnessed the last four zebra crossing.

Robert was determined we were going to see a crossing but as we raced and bumped from crossing to crossing it seemed more and more unlikely. Finally at about 3pm we arrived at a crossing with hundreds of wildebeests on the other side. Suddenly one brave animal started to tentatively make it's way down the steep muddy bank. Then it was in the river and started to gallop over. That one brave animal triggered one of the most incredible sights - about 2,000 wildebeests followed. Mothers and babies were crossing separately and would join up when they found each other. At one stage as the 2,000 wildebeests were crossing about a hundred babies who had already crossed decided to go back across the river in attempt to find their mothers so we saw a double crossing. Thankfully we did not see any wildebeests being got by a crocodile, or break a leg on a rock in the river or on the bank. We could all relax having seen the crossing. Robert took us back to the camp so we could enjoy a drink and the plunge pool on our balcony!

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Mr Peter P from USA
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lemala Kuria Hills review

What a fantastic place.Worth every penny. Luxury in the middle of nowhere. Should have taken the time to use the pool.

The river crossing of the wildebeast migration was the highlight of the trip. Indescrible. We should have stayed an extra day just to relax at the bar and pool.

Food was excellent, along with the service. Overall, superlative in every way. In its own way on par with the Canadian Pacific Fairmont hotel chain in Canada. (we stayed at several) Rebecca was a great hostess. The dinner one night by the campfire was very enjoyable.

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Dr C from Newmarket
Arrived on: 21-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Serene Safari at Lemala Kuria Hills

What a wonderful surprise this beautiful camp was. The views are expansive, varied and are a source for getting completely lost in the moment. I cannot say enough about the comfort of the tent and the glorious amenities such as the soaking tub, outdoor shower, plunge pool and being able to wake at sunrise and make a cup of fresh hot coffee to enjoy on the raised deck. The staff go above and beyond at this camp. Each request is met with an attentive response. I was well taken care of; actually a bit spoiled,
The meals at Kuria Hillls are prepared and presented with the same detail and care that makes this camp exceptional. I appreciated the variety of food, the freshness of the food and meal choices/options. My experiences with the game drives were also exceptional. Frank was my guide and he was knowledgeable with regards to the animals, terrain, environment and it’s impact on adaptation of behavior and physical characteristics. Plus he is a great story teller and we shared laughter and chatter along with silence and reflection. I believe that the attention to detail and conscientiousness of the staff reflect the competent, caring managerial style of Daniel. He is a keen observer of human behavior and responds to people with humor, respect and a tinge of wisdom. Thank you so much to everyone who made my stay at Lemala Kuria Hills unforgettable.

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Mr Z from California
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lemala Kuria Hills review

very nice camp. Friendly staff !!

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