Reviews of Lemala Mpingo Ridge
Wildlife sightings and reviews
3 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Lemala Mpingo Ridge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Lemala Mpingo Ridge review"
The tents (not comparable with normal safari tents) have been wonderfully fitted into the hilly landscape and are far apart (quiet but partly a few minutes walk from the main building). The tents are very comfortable and still offer a bit of the safari feeling with the luxury of a normal hotel room (e.g. minibar, hairdryer, tea and coffee maker etc.). A perfect combination of luxury and naturalness.
The main building is wonderfully furnished and divided. There are many different areas, so guests can spread out widely. As a single traveler, I almost had a different area to eat. The food is varied, tastes great, and so plentiful that you always eat more than you should.
The entire staff is very friendly and conveys a family atmosphere. All wishes are fulfilled, and I had the feeling that the guest is really welcome here and comes first.
Game viewing is always dependent on luck. I basically expect nothing and always had a special experience on all days. Of course, you want to see elephants in Tarangire NP. They have made themselves a little rare this time. But as I said, there is always something special to discover.
Guiding I can not evaluate representative, because I had my own guide and then a different relationship arises than with different people in a vehicle. In addition, I was almost alone in the park because of Corona. This is also not comparable with "normal times".
To make it short:
Positive: almost everything
Tsetse fly, depending on the season
However, if you like it more pristine, this is not the place for you. But it is a place where this attitude could be changed.
I would definitely come again." See all these reviews: 16n in Tanzania
" Mpingo Ridge, Nanyukie and Kuria Hills"
The suites were all lovely; spacious and comfortable with everything we could possibly need. I was especially pleased with the beds which were supremely comfortable. I had been concerned that the lack of air conditioning might make sleeping difficult but I needn't have worried; the fans were sufficient to ensure a good nights' rest.
The food was excellent in all the lodges and we both ate and drank far more than we do at home! The only (very minor) criticism would be that the picnic lunches were a little "samey".
In fact I suppose that could be said about the camps/lodges themselves. Beautifully luxurious though they all are, one felt much like all the others. Still, it's a winning formula so I can understand why they're all the same.
I will make any additional comments on the individual pages where there were any notable differences." See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania; 8n in Zanzibar
"Lemala Mpingo Ridge review"
Would particularly like to praise the managing team Chris & Debbie." See all these reviews: 8n in Tanzania; 1n in Kenya
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