One of the finest Serengeti camps, Lemala Kuria Hills is a cool and contemporary hideout that’s still wonderfully wild, offering phenomenal safaris away from the crowds.
Among ancient kopjes and savannah in the very north of the plains, Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge is all about floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows with exquisite Serengeti views, private plunge pools on decked balconies, and communal living rooms filled with chandeliers and fireplaces.
The great thing here is that everything has been built facing west, ensuring you see the best of those fiery sunsets and wake to the sounds and sights of the seemingly neverending plains. From the infinity pool overlooking the savannah where rock hyrax like to hang out, to the ‘struck gold’ location along one of the main corridors of the annual Great Wildebeest Migration, its way-off-the-grid Wogakuria Hills setting guarantees wild privacy and exceptional safaris without the crowds. And if you’re lucky, come dusk you’ll see elephant and buffalo roaming close to the lodge.
Lavish tented suites spread out in a collection of just 15 encompass both the outdoor and in – hideouts with sleek lounge areas, tucked-away outdoor showers and contemporary Swahili style. Passionate guides know the finest spots to track elusive wildlife – think leopards hiding in trees or a lioness protecting her cubs – and one of the best bits? Ending your game driving days with sundowners and shared stories around the sand-filled fire pit before dining on your balcony with that incredible view as your aperitif.
Up in the Wogakuria Hills of northern Serengeti along one of the major corridors of the annual wildebeest migration and under an hour’s drive from the Mara River, on the Tanzanian side of the borderAirport transfer time:Approx. 1½-hour light aircraft transfer from Arusha and then approx. 45 minutes drive from Kogatende airstrip