Lemala Mpingo Ridge: Information from the owner
- Luxury Tented Camp
- No. of rooms
About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Lemala Mpingo Ridge, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 23 Oct 2018
Lemala Mpingo Ridge sits on top of an escarpment with sweeping views across the perennial Tarangire River and valley below, and will match the same outstanding standards of comfort and service as the other properties in Lemala’s collection.
Guests at Lemala Mpingo Ridge will enjoy a real sense of wilderness and excellent game viewing, and it’s both a relaxing standalone destination and a great place to start a safari that also combines Lemala properties in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti.
Facilities at Lemala Mpingo Ridge
- Property facilities
- 24-hour Security, Activity Desk, Bar, 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, 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, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Big 5, Bird Watching, Fine Dining, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, High Tea, Massages, Night Drives, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours
- Nearby activities
- Animal Encounters, Big 5, Bird Watching, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Hot-air Ballooning, Massages, Safaris
Room types at Lemala Mpingo Ridge
2 bedroomed tented suite
Ideal for groups, families or friends travelling together. Large and spacious with each bedroom affording spectacular views and having en suite facilities.
Sweeping views of the park from each tented suite and the main areas make this property not only unique but truly special. Each of the 15 spacious tented suites have been carefully positioned to maximize not only the amazing views but also to take advantage of the cooling winds during the hot season.
Activities at Lemala Mpingo Ridge
A balloon safari offers an opportunity to see Tarangire 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 the herds, 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 and Sundowners
Sundowners are 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 time to 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.
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.
Canoeing Lake Manyara
During these 2,5 hours canoe on Lake Manyara you get a unique perspective on Tanzanian wildlife and landscape. A well-trained guide will accompany the safari. He will ensure your safety and enjoyment while explaining more about the natural history of Manyara and surroundings. The best way to make this activity work is to have your guide take you on a game drive as normal and meet our guides at the Endala picnic site either in the morning or the afternoon. Your guide can pick you up a few hours later at Msasa lake view point. Nb. The water level in the lake needs to be sufficient.
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.
Maasai Boma Visit to a genuine authentic Boma + experience
An authentic glimpse into the distinctive Maasai culture is a must whilst in Tanzania. Preservation of their proud traditions has set the Maasai apart from other indigenous groups in Tanzania, and embodies a side of Africa with which few outsiders can contact. We offer guests a memorable opportunity to interactively experience the Maasai way of life through an excursion to a traditional boma where guests will be able to participate in a variety of unique cultural activities, and encouraged to delve as deep into the experience as possible!
Just because the sun has set, doesn’t mean that Tarangire goes to sleep. It becomes another world altogether bathed in the moonlight. It becomes a sensory experience and one that we highly recommend when staying with us at Lemala Mpingo Ridge. The star-studded skies, the gentle winds, shadows of elephants as they meander through the forests, the still silence broken by the lions roar and the shining eyes of curious wildlife peering at your as your drive by. The sun may be down but its a whole new world that awakes and where things can get really interesting.
Tuk Tuk experience
A cultural excursion to the Village of Mto wa Mbu you will spend a few hours discovering the village using the most favored method of transport in the area. You will visit the rice fields, Makonde carvers, tinga tinga painters, if possible a visit to the shores of Lake Manyara, finishing in the banana plantations for a local lunch.
Other lodges in Tarangire National Park
Alternative places to stay in this same area.