Nimali Mara

Serengeti National Park, Serengeti and northern Tanzania, Tanzania

At a Glance

  • This third offering from Nimali combines the authentic safari experience for which the group is known with a hint more luxury in the tented suite accommodation

  • Each tented suite features its own plunge pool, while a large copper bath makes quite a statement in the rooms

  • Delicious meals are served looking out over the plains of the Serengeti

  • The lounge of the camp is an inviting collection of leather Chesterfields and large sofas, ideal for unwinding with a good book or gazing out at the plains that unfold endlessly below

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Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.

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With just ten tented suites and a secluded location in the north of the Serengeti National Park, Nimali Mara offers an intimate safari experience with superb views of the wildebeest migration.

Perched atop a small kopje and blending seamlessly into its forested surrounds, Nimali Mara offers tastefully pared-back accommodation that takes inspiration from the natural beauty and materials of the Serengeti. An infinity pool offers relaxation with a view, while each tent boasts its own plunge pool. 

Crafted from stone, with a glass frontage leading onto a shaded veranda, the tents evoke their serene surrounds and these muted tones and natural materials continue inside where wood, linen and cotton contrast with an industrial edge in the lighting, furniture and dramatic copper bath. An ensuite bathroom to the side of the room offers double vanities, a flush toilet and large shower. A private plunge pool is a welcome sight after a morning’s game drive.

Cosy armchairs, plump sofas and books to leaf through add a homely feel to the communal areas, while a dining room offers delicious fare that’s rivalled only by the views out over the Serengeti. With a remote location away from the routes of other safari vehicles, an infinity pool offers an idyllic spot to unwind in the tranquillity of the camp. Access to the river and stunning views of the wildebeest migrations mean time at Nimali Mara can be spent enjoying spectacular wildlife sightings while cocooned in the comfort of the camp.

From sundowners on a kopje looking out over the bush, to guided drives in search of the Serengeti’s iconic inhabitants, Nimali Mara offers an intimate safari experience with a tasteful touch of luxury. 

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  • Game drive in the Serengeti

    Explore the vast grasslands of the Serengeti with your safari guide on game drives in the early morning and late afternoon. This is one of the most famous national parks in Africa, and it's easy to see why.

  • Hot air ballooning over the Serengeti

    Soar over the Serengeti's savannah plains in a hot air balloon at dawn, watching wildlife beneath you & finishing with a champagne bush breakfast.

  • Search for the migration herds

    One of Africa's most iconic moments - the migration of two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles around the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem.

  • Sunsets over the Rufiji

    Sunsets on the Rufiji River are some of the most spectacular we have ever witnessed!

  • The roof top restaurant at The Swahili House, Stone Town

    Eating freshly caught seafood in the rooftop restaurant at The Swahili House Zanzibar is a perfect way to spend the evening. Located in Stone Town on the west coast of Zanzibar, dine here in the evening to watch the sunset over this unique historic town.

Location & directions

Serengeti National Park, Serengeti and northern Tanzania, Tanzania

Nimali Mara lies in the northern Serengeti, around a 35-minute drive from Kogatende airstrip, which is a one-hour and 15-minute flight from Arusha.

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