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All You Need to Know About the Pool
at Lemala Nanyukie

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... nanyukie. Our room was a luxury tented suite with a plunge pool facing the ever beautiful savannah grasslands with lots of...
... out door shower, huge comfy beds. Your own private plunge pool what more can one ask for. The staff are super friendly and...
... a welcoming place to stay for 2 nights. Private dipping pool on our decks & my clients had time for a lovely massage. I...

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Ajit S wrote a review Sep 2020
Nairobi, Kenya24 contributions6 helpful votes
We had the most memorable experience at nanyukie. Our room was a luxury tented suite with a plunge pool facing the ever beautiful savannah grasslands with lots of games passing by such as buffaloes, gazelles, giraffes, elephants and lots of birds as well that reside on the thorny acacias that are ever present while sipping your favorite drink or having a siesta on your comfort sofa or just relaxing in your plunge pool especially when the temperatures reach 30 degrees plus. The staff treated us with royalty and gave a warm-hearted welcome. Joseph the chef prepared for us delectable dishes according to our liking especially the bush picnics while our guide Hassan really took us to the wildest and rarest experiences of the big 5 ranging from bonding of 2 male lions, sightings of 3 leopards, cheetahs and a cheetah kill while a herd of elephants just striding 3 feet away from our vehicle. Finally a surprise by nature on the last day of our safari of spotting an energetic black rhino that charged us on a location that he does not reside was a windfall and highlight of our serengeti safari.The ambiance in the lodge was luxurious starting from the reception area, the bar, fire place, the dining area and finally the tent was very spacious with a bath tub and outdoor shower. Greg the manager and his team ensured with had a comfortable stay and we would wish to experience it again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Room 8 near the reception
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Response from Cooper Richards, Other at Lemala Nanyukie
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Ajit! Thank you for writing this incredible review of your time with us! You truly had the most incredible and rare experience on your game drives - what an amazing sighting of the rhino! We hope you have the most special memories to take home with you of your time in Tanzania. On behalf of our Lemala Family, it was an absolute pleasure to host you at our home in the Central Serengeti. Kind Regards
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Dialla K wrote a review Aug 2020
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania229 contributions71 helpful votes
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Our experience was absolutely amazing and memorable. We had four lions roaring outside our tent at 4am. At 6am the staff kindly agreed to drive me to follow the lion and so I did in pyjamas. Worth the experience. Half an hour from the camp we saw two beautiful leopards. Everything you can dream of getting on a safari you will get at lemala. Not to mention the camps are extremely luxurious, from a bath, a shower and out door shower, huge comfy beds. Your own private plunge pool what more can one ask for. The staff are super friendly and accommodating. Anything you ask for will be provided for you. There is nothing which is too much trouble for them ...even a 6am drive in pyjamas. The food is delicious. From cold cucumber soups to steaks to Choclate lava nothing is a challenge for them and they excel at it. If you are looking for a life time experience in the bushes stay at lemala nanyuki or kirua hills. You will leave with a treasure of beautiful memories, which you will want more of.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Rebecca and Andrea, General Manager at Lemala Nanyukie
Responded 21 Aug 2020
Thank you very much for sharing your experience of Lemala Nanyukie and your pictures of the very special sighting of two leopards in one tree! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of the camp from the range of fresh food prepared daily by our kitchen, the service, and all the facilities in the rooms. Waking up to lions roaring outside the rooms is an unforgettable experience and Nanyukie's superb location does lend to excellent wildlife sightings without having to go far. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes, The Nanyukie Team
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Tanzania Dreaming wrote a review Jun 2020
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I can't say enough about Lemala Nanyukie. I took 2 of my clients on a private tour & we used the Lemala lodges. This property is stunning. The service & attention to detail is outstanding. The accommodations are absolutely lovely. We had a long day due to unusual rains & when we arrived, it such a welcoming place to stay for 2 nights. Private dipping pool on our decks & my clients had time for a lovely massage. I will definitely book my clients here again! Thank you to all for your superior service & attention for my clients. Janice Vawter owner Tanzania Dreaming
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from RebeccaandAndrea, Manager at Lemala Nanyukie
Responded 19 Jun 2020
Thank you Janice for sharing your experience of staying at Lemala Nanyukie. We are delighted that you chose Lemala properties for your clients and that you enjoyed the personalized service that we offer. We look forward to welcoming you and your future clients back to Nanyukie and we hope that next time you will be tempted to stay for at least 3 nights. Best wishes The Nanyukie Team
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lsa0990 wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom29 contributions
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How can I even begin to convey how truly incredible our trip to Lamala Nanyukie was? Every aspect of our trip was perfect, I couldn't have asked for anything more. Apologies for the long review, but I want to give as much detail as possible for those looking to stay.

My Mum and I (50's and late 20’s) travelled to the Serengeti whilst visiting family in Dar in Feb 2020. We arrived via Seronera airstrip in the heart of the Serengeti after a 2.5hr flight from Dar. We booked last minute in Dar (around a week before) and travelled with Coastal Holidays. Even the friendly pilots were highlighting the sights as we came in, including Kilimanjaro. From there, we were met by Hassan, our guide who shown us to the safari open air jeep and sorted our paperwork. He gave us our own water bottles which were ours to keep. Hassan took us on a drive around the central Serengeti and within 15 mins we had sight of a Leopard up a tree and saw Hippos and Cheetahs. We noticed the central Serengeti was much busier than where the camp is with lots of vehicles. It took us around 1.5-2hrs (or more depending on what wildlife you see) to drive to the camp. The roads are bumpy, but the Jeep was surprisingly comfortable with a cool box packed with drinks and snacks. We had the Jeep to ourselves for the whole trip which was a lovely surprise.

The camp itself is LUXURIOUS. As we arrived, we were greeted by staff at the entrance who took our bags, gave us cool towels and shown us to the dining area where we had lunch. Staff escort you around camp at all times due to it being open. Food was excellent throughout the stay, even for a fussy eater like me! The attentiveness of the waiters/waitresses was second to none.

After dinner, we were shown to our room (number 7) which was phenomenal and included lovely touches such as luxury toiletries, bug spray, robes and a mini bar (which they restock according to your preferences). I'd got a bit of mud on my top during the drive and the staff offered a free of charge laundry service. There is no air-con in the rooms so they were a little warm in the day, however there is a ceiling fan and it can get rather cool at night/early morning so I was glad of the robes in the end. The bathroom was well equipped with a flushing private toilet, shower, double sinks and freestanding bath. There was even a private outside shower! The plunge pool was ideal in the heat and it was so relaxing listening to the sounds of the Serengeti on the balcony. That evening, we went on a short drive around the local area and had time to relax.

The second day consisted of a long game drive. We set off around 7.30am. As we aren’t breakfast people, the staff had made us a fresh fruit hamper to take with us. This was honestly one of the most incredible days of my life. On the drive, we saw lions, cubs, LOTS of cheetahs, hyenas, hippos, antelope, buffalos, vultures, loads of wonderful birds and the great migration including Zebra’s and Wildebeest. These plains were much quieter than the central Serengeti and we met max 4 Jeeps at any time so got really good views of all the animals. We were so lucky and so grateful to Hassan for making the drives so amazing. He allowed us all the time in the world to look at the animals and got us so close. He was very knowledgeable and you could tell he really cared for the animals as you could hear the passion in his commentary and this made our trip! One moment I will never forget was towards the end of the day, and having not seen any elephants (the one animal we hoped to see), we came up over a hill and Hassan said “ahhh Elephants”, and as if in a movie coming into view in front of us were about 40-50 elephants. He went off road through pretty bumpy terrain so we could get a closer look and I honestly couldn’t be more grateful to him for that experience.

As if that wasn’t enough, as we got back to camp, we were asked if we wanted to join the staff/guests for sundowners. I honestly thought we were going to go to the camp fire and chat about our day (which I think is a lovely touch). However, we were taken on a “mini trek” (a little walk in my flip flops and dress) up the nearby rocks. To my absolute amazement, at the top were two bean bags, a rug, a table of drinks, the manager/waiter and the most INCREDIBLE view of the Serengeti at sunset. Just for us! It was so lovely to chat to Jackson and the staff. We were led back down once the sun had set to our own private dining table next to the pool surrounded by candles. The waiter even came to sit with me whilst my mum used the bathroom and shown me the billions of stars. I honestly wondered what we had done to deserve this… I’ll never forget it.

On leaving camp the next day, we said goodbye to staff who waved us off at the entrance. I almost teared up! On the way back to the airstrip, we saw finally saw giraffes and even more elephants! Hassan surprised us at the end with little lunch boxes to take on the plane (again we skipped breakfast) with freshly made food and helped to check us in.

Things to be aware of:
- Biting flies! I HATED them. Usually around the long grass areas outside camp (but crucially NONE in camp). Keep covered when these are around, their bite does hurt a little. Avoid blue/black colours as they are attracted to them. The short grass plains were fine.
- Use bug spray (in jeeps/rooms/around camp) in general. Hardly got bit, but maybe that’s why.
- Obviously there’s no toilets on the long drives, be aware/prepared for that
- Lots of flies (non-biting) around the migration. Didn’t harm us, just didn’t expect so many. Didn’t affect us at all (and we both hate insects).
- Our 3 day trip was so busy we didn’t get to fully enjoy the lodge itself. Think about booking an extra night just to relax. We tried once we got there but the flight home a day later was fully booked
- Dress code is relaxed. Shorts/tops are fine, just beware of the biting flies. I tended to put the blanket around me at these points. Its cool in the mornings so I’m glad I borrowed my uncles fleece but they do provide blankets in the Jeep. Gets warm in the afternoon and even though you're shaded in the Jeep, the sun may catch your arms etc.

I hope this gives you some insight into our 3 day trip! I’d 100% recommend to anyone, children, elderly.. anyone! I want to sincerely thank all the staff at Lamala Nanyukie for allowing us to have such a magical experience. We understand we were so lucky to see all the animals we did, including the migration and not all people get to experience that. You are all a credit to Lamala and the Serengeti. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from RebeccaandAndrea, Direttore generale at Lemala Nanyukie
Responded 27 Apr 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your 3 day stay with us at Lemala Nanyukie. We are so happy to hear that it was such a memorable and enjoyable experience for you and your mum. It sounds like you were very lucky to see so many incredible sightings, Hassan really is a very special guide and we are glad that he not only managed to find you so many good sightings, including the herd of elephants, but also took you to the quieter plains where you could enjoy the wildlife sightings without too many other cars around. We are pleased that you enjoyed all the facilities and the personalized service in camp. We are sorry that it wasn't possible for you to extend your stay due to the flights being full the following day. We hope to welcome you both back to Nanyukie again. Best wishes The Nanyukie Team
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Departure779194 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Beautiful accommodations with a wonderful plunge pool overlooking a magnificent setting coupled with excellent food and beverages and a friendly and very attentive staff. All members of the staff saw to our every need which was a welcoming experience after coming in from a day on safari. The set up of the indoor and outdoor spaces allowed you continue your viewing of the wildlife from the privacy of your own room or the beautiful public spaces.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from RebeccaandAndrea, Manager at Lemala Nanyukie
Responded 15 Apr 2020
Thank you for this lovely description of Lemala Nanyukie. We are very pleased to hear that you found our team friendly, attentive and ready to tend to any needs that you had throughout your stay. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful location with resident wildlife around camp, the camp is perfectly designed to maximize the views and wildlife viewing from the comfort of the rooms. We hope to welcome you back someday. The Nanyukie Team
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