OPENING JULY 1st
A hidden paradise, in the heart of elephant land
Set on a small hill overlooking a river, the Lemara Ecolodge lies at the very edge of the Nyerere National Park. Explore the vast wilderness with our guide and feel the privilege of having it for your own.
The true magic of the Nyerere National Park lies in its immensity. While watching a wild dog's hunt from the car or tracking the antelopes by foot, you will experience the beauty of being alone with nature. The Nyerere National Park is full of surprise and with no doubt your time spent there will be unforgettable. With only three bandas, the Lemara Ecolodge is an intimate piece of heaven built with a profound respect for the environment. When not on the go, you will enjoy walking in our neighboring forest to see the monkeys, stargazing on the hill or staying around the fire camp and listening to stories and songs from the bush
Accomodation and amenities
3 junior suites located in separate bandas (including one family junior suite and one accessible junior suite)
En-suite bathroom with running hot water, shower and toilets
Naturally built to stay fresh to keep you cool even during the hot african nights
Rest area in the bandas to relax after an exciting day in the bush
Breakfast, lunch, tea-break and dinner included, home-cooked with love by our chef
Complementary laundry service
Solar-power and a back-up generator
Free wifi at the bar
In-room lockable box
Our ecolodge is disable-friendly, we will adapt to your disability.
How to get there
Game drive & walking safaris
Accompanied walk in the neighbouring forest where you can see birds, monkeys, elephants and antelopes
Bike ride to the hotspring
Stargazing on the hill
Listening to stories and songs from the bush , around a campfire
Take the Daladala from Morogoro to Kisaki and we will pick you there
Experience the mythic Tanzania-Zambia railway line. Take the train in Dar Essalam and stop in Kisaki where we will be waiting for you.
Closest airstrip : Matambwe, 25 min. We will pick you there.
Set in a mesmerizing forest, only twenty minutes away from the Matambwe gate of the Nyerere National Park, the Lemara Ecolodge is an ideal retreat for the safari enthusiast. The Lemara Ecolodge, which was designed for the conscious traveler seeking proximity with wildlife, comfort and excellent value-for-money, is a charming lodge that respects both nature and locals. Let us bring you on a safari in one of the very last unspoilt places in the world.
The forest neighbouring the Lemara Ecolodge is home to elephants, leopards, baboons, antelopes, warthogs and many other animals and plants. With only three bandas, set appart from each other, the lodge offers privacy to let you enjoy a genuine experience of the bush. The bandas are built with local material to stay naturally fresh. Solar-powered fans are also here to assist nature on very hot days. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Eache one of them benefits from a terrace opening on the wild. Sit back and enjoy life from the bush. Dinners are served in a different location every night, under a glittering canopy of stars.
Breakfast, lunch, apéro and dinner are served at the lodge. On a safari day, you can choose to take a breakfast box and/or lunch box to maximize your time while exploring the vast wilderness of the Nyerere National Park. All meals are homecooked with love by our chef using local ingredients to support small farmers and pastoralists.
Our chef will be happy to comply to any special dietary requirement.
At the camp:
Elephant, Baboons, Leopards, Birds, Antelopes, Warthog, ...
On a safari
Lion, Leopard, Wild dog, Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo, Crocodile, Giraffe, Zebra, Eland, Greater kudu, African fish eagle, Pel’s fishing owl and so many others !
A typical safari
The very best time for rewarding game-viewings are the cooler early morning and late afternoon where the animals are the most active. For this reason, we recommend an early departure from the lodge. Depending on the seasons, the schedule might be adjusted but always with the goal to make you enjoy the most of your safari day.
05:30–06:00 Wake-up call with hot tea & coffee
06:30–07:00 Following breakfast, depart for a morning game drive or walk, or take a picnic breakfast with you and leave slightly earlier
12:30 Enjoy your lunch after a morning of game viewing. Relax and resume your safari day.
16:00 Afternoon break
18:30 Back to Lemara Ecolodge
19:30 Drinks at the bar followed by dinner under the stars
21:00 Fire-camp stories and singing
Arrangements on the schedule can be made with your guide and the schedule can be fully adjusted to meet your needs when on a private safari day.