Lemala Nanyukie: Information from the owner
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- Last updated by Owner
- 7 Mar 2019
Opened 1st October in the fabulous Serengeti National Park in Eastern Serengeti, Lemala Nanyukie matches the same outstanding standards of comfort and service as the other properties in Lemala’s luxury collection, which includes the Serengeti’s Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge and Lemala Mpingo Ridge in Tarangire together with Lemala Villas in Arusha.
Meaning ‘endless plains’ in the Maasai language, the Serengeti is undoubtedly one of the world's most celebrated wilderness areas. Lemala Nanyukie is located a 45-minute drive east of the Seronera Airstrip in the park’s central region, and is superbly located with outstanding views across these fascinating ‘endless plains’. The camp itself sits on a grassy savanna dotted with rocky kopjes and shaded by ancient giant acacia trees.
With canvas walls, cathedral-like tented ceilings and broad hardwood decks, guests at Lemala Nanyukie can expect a light contemporary décor in a palette of dazzling whites and neutral colours, with warmth introduced by textured accessories, luxurious upholstery, wooden furnishings, and well-executed lighting.
The main double-volume area will feature a comfortable lounge and bar, outdoor viewing deck leading to a refreshing swimming pool, and indoor and outdoor dining areas. Additionally Lemala will arrange special meals like bush breakfasts and lantern-lit dinners, and the campfire is perfect for a post-dinner drink and share tales about the day on safari. A separate spa tent among the trees offers secluded relaxation.
The 15 luxurious guest tents are spaced well apart for maximum privacy—five have extra day beds so triples can be accommodated, and the two-bedroom one is perfect for families or friends. Features include an oversized bed, spacious lounge, and generous bathroom with double vanity, shower and free-standing bathtub. The delightful wooden deck has sunken seating, outdoor shower and stunning corner plunge pool with views directly across the Serengeti’s magnificent grasslands.
This area of the Serengeti is crossed by the thrilling wildlife spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration, but also has high-density game-viewing at all times and is well-known for its large concentration of cats. As such Lemala Nanyukie will be open year-round, and safari activities like game drives and walks will be accompanied by Lemala’s highly-knowledgeable and experienced guides.
Facilities at Lemala Nanyukie
- Property facilities
- 24-hour Security, Activity Desk, Bar, Barbeque Facilities, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Disability Services, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Kiddies Club, Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Skype Phones, Spa
- Room facilities
- Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Facilities, Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Plunge Pool, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Big 5, Bird Watching, Fine Dining, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Massages, Rhino Tracking, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours
- Nearby activities
- Big 5, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Hot-air Ballooning, Scenic Flights
Room types at Lemala Nanyukie
2 bedroomed tented suite
A spacious 2 bedroomed tented suite with both rooms enjoying en suite bathrooms, plunge pools and an enclosed walkway between the 2 rooms making it ideal for families
Large Kopjes scattered in and around the tented suites breathe taking views of the Serengeti from your private deck area whilst enjoying a refreshing dip in your plunge pool. Furnished with beautiful hardwood, lavish chandeliers, the spacious accommodation retains a touch of authenticity with a twist of rustic. Other amenities include both indoor and outdoor showers and a refreshing plunge pool
Activities at Lemala Nanyukie
Balloon Safaris - Get a bird’s-eye view of the Serengeti
A balloon safari offers an opportunity to see the Serengeti from a unique perspective. Drink in the wilderness below as you silently float over the vast plains (in whichever direction the wind takes you). Follow a large herd of wildebeest, see a lion stalk its prey or just marvel at the magnificent scenery… before touching down for a bush breakfast like no other. If you only take one balloon flight in your life, this is the place to do it.
Bush Dining - Experience that Out of Africa feeling
No safari is complete without experiencing a traditional bush dinner. Relax under the natural canopy of an acacia tree, while your personal butler serves up a feast. Nothing is quite so essentially safari as this. White linen, fine bone china and crystal glassware create a real Out of Africa experience.
You can enjoy game drives from here on a shared or on exclusive use basis. We use 4 x 4 Land Cruiser both open and semi open. Very Reliable, comfortable and well-maintained with charging facilities, Fridge on board, Photography stabilizing bean bags for each seat, Vehicle recovery equipment, VHF Radio communication, Specialized guide books, First aid kit, seatbelts, Binoculars and last but not least, great guides who undergo bi yearly training with our Internal and external guide trainers.
Sundowners ore more than just a happy hour. they are a very cherished African tradition and form an integral part of your safari experience. It is a lime lo relax. reminisce the day gone by, enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine around the camp fire with fellow travelers who become friends as you review the events of the day. A balloon safari offers an opportunity to see the Serengeti from a unique perspective. Drink in the wilderness below as you silently float over the vast plains ... before touching down for a bush breakfast like no other. If you only take one balloon flight in your life. this is the place to do it.
Walking Safaris - Get up close and personal
A walking safari is a sensory adventure like no other. Tanzania is one of the best safari countries for walking, with a number of parks allowing guests to experience a more up-close-and-personal encounter. Follow in the footsteps of animals, accompanied by highly skilled and knowledgeable guides. Along the way you might identify animal tracks, learn about fascinating plants, spot some of the smaller animals and insects (you wouldn’t necessarily see from a vehicle) as well as feel the buzz of tracking some of the larger game. There is no better way to learn about the bush.
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