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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

With no idea what to expect we found ourselves in the middle of nowhere in a moveable tented camp with hot showers and flush toilets. The tents are big with the most comfortable beds you could imagine, ok they have to heat water for the shower but no big deal, the staff were fabulous and a credit to the camp... More 

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Meerbusch, Germany
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107 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2013 via mobile

We were quite often in Africa, but this camp was one of the best, we were ever in. The staff is great, the kitchen gorgeous and the wildlife outstanding. The area is phantastic. So this is hily recommendable.

4 Thank Petra1991
Spring City, Pennsylvania
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562 reviews
66 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

We recently spent 3 nights at Lemala Ndutu Camp and enjoyed it very much. This is a moveable camp that follows the great migration. The tents are huge and have a separate area with bathroom and bush shower. I particularly liked that there was plenty of water available for drinking, as well as laundry powder, shampoo, and soap. The staff... More 

1 Thank Ellen G
Veronica O, Regional Sales Manager at Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp, responded to this review

Dear Ellen, Thank you for your review of Lemala Ndutu. Ndutu at this time of year is fantastic so when you combine the area and location with good food and a comfortable nights rest lends it self to a great way to enjoy a safari in Tanzania. Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and hope the... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Stayed in Lemala Ndutu night of 19 Jan 2013. It was a truly outstanding African bush experience from when we turned up covered in dust and were met by friendly and endlessly helpful staff to when we bid a regretful farewell the next day. Richard the manager was an exceptional host - knowledgeable and professional. Had unforgettable drinks around campfire... More 

Thank TeamWilks
Lemala C, General Manager at Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp, responded to this review

Dear Team Wilkes Getting feedback like this is a big moral booster for our teams out at the camps and I will be sure to pass this along to the guys at Ndutu. Lemala Camps is all about the experience. We are most fortunate to be positioned in prime locations which affords our guests prime game viewing opportunities. The migration... More 

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79 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2013 via mobile

It is difficult to write reviews of camps like this because it all depends on expectations. People expecting a Four Seasons will be bitterly disappointed - this is a camp that is seasonal with long supply routes, it can get muddy, there is only solar power for the tent lamps and they are dim, there is no wifi or the... More 

3 Thank ghfatw
Lemala C, General Manager at Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp, responded to this review

Dear gafatw What an experience! Thanks for responding. It is exactly as you say - it is the experience you go away with. We are a tented camp, seasonal, running on solar and all water is trucked in. We are not a 5 star lodge and do not profess to be one. Our small camps will give you an intimate,... More 

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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2012

Lemala management must have taken previous reviews to heart because on our recent stay we found nothing really to complain about. The camp is in a lovely setting in the Ndutu area during the summer, but I understand it moves to the north for the river crossing during migration, which is something I would go back for. Everything in our... More 

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Lemala C, General Manager at Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp, responded to this review

Dear Born Vivant Your feedback is most valuable and I thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am very glad that you have had good stays at both Lemala Ewanjan and Lemala Ndutu. With ongoing training, refurbishment of the camps, new menus and attention to detail, guest experience is the most important thing for us and... More 

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Reviewed 3 May 2012 via mobile

Do not stay here. This is the worst camp I have ever stayed in. My 20 Safari these include camping to 5 star in East Africa , Botswana , Zimbabwe and South Africa The most disappointing in terms of staff, indelible food , broken floor boards, toilets didn't flush ,radio didn't work and one has to wait to be taken... More 

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San Mateo, CA, USA
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2012

My husband, grown son and I stayed here with 3 other couples for three nights. This was our third African safari, and we have stayed in a wide range of camps, from pitching our own tent to high-end luxury, and enjoyed all of them. We knew what to expect from a mobile camp, yet this one was poor in terms... More 

2 Thank Miriam M
Topeka, Kansas
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36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2012

We spent two weeks doing the parks in Northern Tanzania the last 4 nights were here. This was our third Lemala camp and the best of the three. I had a trail camera set up on a tent post near the front entrance to our tent on successive nights it recorded within 10 feet of out tent a giraffe, a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2012

I have been on over 20 Safaris, stayed at a wide range of camps, from very expensive, to camping in our own tents. Most of my camp experiences have been extremely positive but this was a huge disappointment . Bottom line do not stay here it is awful. We came with 3 couples who had never been on Safari but... More 

3 Thank DANIEL E

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perched on the edge of a permanent marsh,LEMALA NDUTU is the ultimate amphitheater for the wildebeest migration between December and March. 12 Suite tents are relocated from the Northern Serengeti to this stunning Ndutu site to capture the boundless drama that accompanies the migration. The migration arrives in December and begin calving in February. The camp is situated inside the NCA, near the border of Southern Serengeti, in what is perhaps the finest location in the whole of Ndutu. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp

Address: Ndutu, Ngorongoro Bordering Serengeti | P.O.Box 14529, Arusha, Ngorongoro Conservation Area 14529, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Price Range: RM14,617 - RM19,650 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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