Set in the picturesque Eastern section of the Serengeti National Park, the Lemala Nanyukie camp is a mix of affordability and exclusivity. The main camp itself sits on a grassy savannah that is strewn with rocky kopjes and shaded by the giant acacia trees. Fifteen gorgeous guest tents are well spaced and offers maximum privacy. Five tents have extra day beds, and a two bedroom tent is available for family use. Please note that the camp has an age restriction of 4 years and above and the camp is unfenced, there for children must be under parental supervision at all times. The luxurious tents are decorated in warm natural colours and crisp whites, wood furnished, beautifully upholstered and softly lit making it perfect for Honeymoons, Anniversaries and Romantic Getaways.
Each luxury tent features a luxurious bed, spacious lounge, en-suite bathroom with a double vanity, flush toilet, indoor shower, free standing bathtub and both hot and cold water. A Writing desk with a selection of stationary is at your disposal alongside a hairdryer, stocked mini bar and mosquito nets. The Outdoor area features a wooden deck with sunken seating, a corner plunge pool and shower. (free wifi will be available in rooms only)
The main area features a comfortable lounge and bar area with an outdoor viewing deck with seating, dining areas, a refreshing swimming pool and fireplace. The Lemala Nanyukie camp is situated to give guests a great view of the Mara Migration. A Separate spa tent set amongst the trees, offer guests private and secluded relation.
Centrally situated within the camp, the main area includes a bar, lounge, dining area, curio shop and a large infinity pool.
Special meals such as delicious bush breakfast, romantic lantern lit dinner and post dinner drinks can be arranged on special request. House drinks include: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Soft Drinks, water and juice. Premium spirits and champagne are available at an additional fee. Room service is available on request and dietary requirements can be accommodated – please notify the camp in advance.
Activities are mainly focussed on wildlife and will include guided games drives and walks. The Lemala Nanyuki guides have exceptional knowledge of the camp and the wildlife within its surroundings. They will gladly assist with any questions guests may have.
This area of the Serengeti is best known for the Mara migration, but also the high density of large cat species. The best time for game viewing is all year round, as there is always something magnificent to see. All members of the African Big Five is in residence in the park.
Approximately 260,000 zebra, 1.7 million wildebeest and roughly 470, 000 gazelle cross the majestic river giving birth to over 500,000 calves within a 2 to 3 week period.
Fascinating facts about the migration:
- The migration may seem like a frenzy but research has shown, the wildebeest possess what is known as “swarm intelligence”. The Wildebeest systematically explore and overcome as one.
- Zebra and Wildebeest graze in harmony as they eat different parts of the same grass.
- Wildebeest have no natural leader resulting in the herd splitting up into smaller circles.
- There are more than 3,000 lions that follow the migration across the reserve.
The camp has an amazing variety of wildlife present in its surrounding area. Recently seen wildlife includes Buffalo, Hyena, giraffe, cheetah, wild dog and elephant. An interesting fact about the African Elephant is that it is the world’s largest land animal. The biggest can be be up to 7.5 meters long and 3.3m high at the shoulder, weighing 6 Tonne. That is a jaw dropping 6000 kilograms. The Mara River is also home of the The Mara River crocodiles, the biggest crocodiles in Africa.
The bird life in the area is another beautiful sight to be seen, especially on the forest edge. Notable bird species include Woodpeckers, the African Kingfisher, Grey breasted spurfowl, Kori bustard, Rufous-tailed weaver, Secretary bird and Fischer’s lovebird. Kingfishers are one of the most brilliantly coloured birds, and may have loud voices and a dramatic wooing display whilst the Fischer’s lovebird best known for their beautiful colouring and energetic nature.
Alongside the wildlife and beauty the Serengeti also offers a beautiful African night sky. Moon phases and weather conditions permitting, there are 42 animal constellations (amongst others) to view, and some fit right into our stunning wildlife – Leo, Scorpius and Columba to name but a few.
What to Pack
Items that you must bring:
- Valid Passport / Valid Visa & another picture ID.
- a Photocopy of your passport page to be carried in your wallet.
- Airline Tickets
- Recommended inoculations (vaccinations)
- Correct Currency
- Travel Insurance
Most African adventures include some time in the outdoors, and a basic personal medical aid kit is recommended. The following items should be included:
- Prescription Medications
- Malaria Medication
- Motion sickness tablets
- Allergy treatments
- Insect repellents
- Band aids
Casual and comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year, but please note that the weather is unpredictable and the nights may become cold even in the hottest summer months. It is very important to pack warm clothing for chilly nights and sudden changes in climate.
The most practical items to pack:
- Colours: khaki, brown, white and beige.
- Light cotton tops, trouser and shorts.
- Long sleeved blouses/shirts for game drives, evenings and cooler days.
- Fleece sweater or a warm jacket.
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
- Good socks and comfortable walking boots.
- a Versatile scarf can be used as a shoulder wrap, shawl or head wrap and takes very little place in your baggage.
- Remember to pack all prescription medications.
We offer complimentary laundry services, so please feel free to just pack the essentials. We strongly advise that measures for malaria prevention are taken at least six weeks before travelling to the Lemala Nanyuki Lodge.