Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Nimali Mara

Experience Tanzania's wildlife up close

Explore the Serengeti National Park from this intimate tented camp

Set in the remote area of Kogatende, in the northern sector of the Serengeti National Park and close to the Mara River, Nimali Mara is a place where you can experience Tanzania’s wildlife up close.

The camp is constructed with a mix of natural materials for a contemporary take on the traditional tented camp. Here, canvas roofed luxury suites combine with wooden floors, enormous glass windows and dry stone walls that echo the kopje rock formations all around. This boutique camp feels intimate with just 10 suites, positioned for privacy and exceptional views. From the uncluttered beauty of the interior spaces, to the glass wall overlooking the vivid landscape and captivating wildlife, this is a meticulously designed haven that encourages stillness and serenity.

Guests also have access to a superb lounge and dining venue offering spectacular views of the Serengeti plains and the amazing wildebeest migration. After a hard day of exploring, enjoy a well-deserved dip in the infinity pool, set within a rocky natural cave overlooking the endless plains, where resident wildlife frequently pass by.

Highlights

10 expansive suites immerse you in the park's rich environment

Witness the great migration between July and October

Gaze out across the plains from the camp's infinity pool

Explore one of the most remote regions of the Serengeti on a game drive

Drift over the northern plains and the Mara River in a hot-air balloon

Indulge in wellness therapies at the spa

Enjoy sundowners in the bush

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Places to combine Nimali Mara with

Serengeti National Park

Lamai Serengeti
Lamai Serengeti Lodge has a pride of place up on a kopje overlooking the vast open Serengeti plains towards the Maasai Mara in Kenya. With just 12 delightfully stylish rooms all perched in, around and on top of the rock, you will be extremely well catered for and feel heartened by this little bit of paradise. Ideally placed to catch sightings of the migration as it attempts to cross the Mara River (July to October), this lodge offers you an experience that is highly sought after in relation to the epic journey of these fantastic beasts. The northern Serengeti, which is where Lamai is perfectly located, is a rather different world to the southern part of the park. With a continuous supply of lush foliage to munch on, the plains game in this area rarely needs to move on in search for greener pastures. This in turn means that the predators don’t have to leave the sanctuary of their territories to hunt and they remain rather smug in the areas around the lodge. Although leopards have a larger territorial space to traverse, they don’t need to exhaust themselves and can sometimes be seen elusively stalking among the kopjes that are so typical of this part of the Serengeti. Not far from the main lodge is a smaller, more private and exclusive lodge which has four rooms and neither lodge has any idea they exist. Each camp has its own pool, dining and lounge areas. Both are classically designed and made to completely fit in with their surroundings. Making use of the rocks they are built on, the rooms are a mix of canvas and more sturdy materials and have spectacular views from on high. Each has its own private viewing deck and veranda for those spectacular sundowners.

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Perched up high on the edge of this remarkable natural wonder, the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge holds a prime position. With views spanning the spectacular caldera, you can enjoy a relaxing visit to this otherwise bustling attraction and dip into a world that’s the permanent home to roughly 25,000 animals. The huge amounts of game that find sanctuary here roam over 20 kilometres on the crater floor and this allows for some excellent game viewing opportunities. Prides of bachelor lions are sometimes seen spanning the landscape, on the hunt for their own families and, dotted among the plains game, you might be lucky enough to spot a rhino in the distance. Morning and afternoon game drives are taken by highly experienced guides with visits to the nearby Olduvai Gorge available when vehicle occupancy allows. The crater itself can get quite busy but there’s a peaceful quiet that flows through the rooms, social areas and outside spaces of the lodge. North and South Camp both have twelve beautiful suites and the Tree Camp, slightly set apart from the others, has just six. Raised up on stilts, these rooms are all tastefully decorated with Tanzanian hardwoods and silk curtains which make the rooms cosy and warm; the ridge can get quite nippy, after all. The dining areas have viewing decks and comfortable indoor lounges which are ideal for catching up on some midday afternoon reading, or ticking off the birds that you might have seen so far. You could also decide to have a relaxing massage in your room, and completely pamper yourself.