Tourvest East Africa, a member of Tourvest’s integrated tourism group’s Accommodation and Activities division, will open Lemala Nanyukie, a new luxury camp, in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, on October 1.
The camp is on a grassy savannah, dotted with rocky outcrops and shaded by giant acacia trees, offering guests panoramic views of the annual wildebeest migration and other wildlife.
Lemala Nanyukie comprises 15 luxury tents, spaced well apart to ensure maximum privacy. Each has its own plunge pool and outdoor shower with a view of the Serengeti plains. Five of the tents can accommodate a third bed, and the large two-bedroom tent is ideal for families, according to Leanne Haigh, Chief Executive of Tourvest East Africa.
The luxury camp, which is a 45-minute drive east of the Seronera Airstrip in the central Serengeti, features a comfortable lounge, bar, an outdoor viewing deck that leads to a swimming pool, and indoor and outdoor dining areas. A separate spa tent, situated among the trees offers relaxing beauty treatments.
Haigh adds: “Its canvas walls, cathedral-like tented ceilings and broad hardwood decks are complemented by light, contemporary décor in a palette of whites and neutral colours, with a feeling of warmth introduced by textured accessories, luxurious upholstery, wooden furnishings and strategic lighting.”
In addition to having prime viewing of the annual wildebeest migration, the camp has year-round quality game viewing, and the area is well-known for its concentration of wild cats. “As such, the camp is open all year and safari activities, such as game drives and walks will be accompanied by Lemala’s highly knowledgeable and experienced guides,” says Haigh.
She says the camp has maintained the same high standards of comfort and service as the other properties in the Lemala collection, which consists of the Ngorongoro, Ewanjan, Mara and Ndutu tented camps; the Mpingo Ridge and Kuria Hills lodges; and Kili Villas, all in Tanzania, and Wildwaters Lodge in Uganda.
Lemala Nanyukie is the second luxury camp in Tanzania to be developed by Tourvest this year, after Lemala Mpingo Ridge, which opened in July.
“As with our other camps, Nanyukie has been built taking into account only the best environmentally friendly water and power solutions,” concludes Haigh.