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June 20, 2015

Lemala Camps with African Travel Solutions

Have you heard?
• Have held their 2015 rates and special offers for 2016. Please contact us if you have not received them yet. The special offers remain combinable with each other giving you great opportunities to maximize savings for stays with Lemala.
• Tailor-made activities for kids on safari with Lemala.
• Introduction of exclusion dates for single room supplements.
• Refurbishment of Lemala camps.

The Lemala Cubs activity programs for kids in camp:
We are so excited to announce that starting 01st July 2015, we create great adventures for kids in camp through our Lemala Cubs program and our dedicated guides for kids. Families travelling to Lemala camps will be able to take advantage of not only our reduced children rates when sharing with adults in the same tent of 40% off rack BUT to know that there is plenty to keep the kids occupied whilst in our camps. Kids (12 and under) on arrival will be given a complimentary special Lemala Cubs rucksack filled with pencils and colouring equipment, a water bottle, a Lemala activity book filled with puzzles and educational information on the wildlife and surrounding flora and fauna and wildlife, magic dust to create permanent casts of footprints from around the camps and lots more. Each child aged 4 – 12 yrs can join in the Lemala Cubs activities for free. Kids will learn how to roast marshmallows over fires, throw (blunt) spears and use bows and arrows like the Maasai, learn tracking techniques, identify wildlife, make casts of footprints, walk with the Maasai, learn about Tanzania and so much more. We cater for early family dinners and have designed healthy kids meals to refuel at the end of each adventure filled day. Returning to their tent the kids will find a specially chosen Africa story to lull them to sleep with dreams of the following fun filled day. So don’t delay – Follow the family pride and contact your favourite travel agent for more information on this great addition to activities on offer at Lemala Camps and Lodges.

Refurbishment planned for Lemala Ngorongoro, Lemala Ewanjan and Lemala Mara/Ndutu
We are delighted to confirm the planned refurbishments will be commencing shortly. The workshop carpenters are busy with new furniture, the tailoring department is spinning its magic with new cushion covers, bed throws and much more, the ironsmiths are busy with the iron works and the purchasing department is busy shopping for all the nic nacks. Not sure who’s more excited at this point. The marketing department to showcase the new look or the purchasing department spending the money, but whoever it is doesn’t matter as the picture boards are looking amazing and we just can’t wait to share all with you. The refurb will commence at Lemala Ewanjan followed by Ngorongoro and Mara/Ndutu. We expect Lemala Ewanjan to be completed by end of August and the other camps will follow thereon.

The scary supplements applicable for Solo travellers
In an effort to encourage solo travellers to this beautiful country, from June 1st 2015 until 31st December 2016 Lemala is delighted to announce that for all new bookings at any Lemala Property in Tanzania we will, effective immediately be waivering the single room supplements during the following months:
Kuria Hills: June / September / October / November / December / January / February / March
Lemala Mara: Oct
Lemala Ewanjan: June / September / October / November / January / February / March / April / May
Lemala Ndutu: Dec / Jan and March
Lemala Ngorongoro: June / Sept / Oct/ Nov / Dec / Jan / Feb / March
Please note that this is effective on NEW bookings/inquiries only. Existing inquiries, bookings and provisional holds the single supplement will remain applicable.

Guide Training performed by Paul Kirui
As the start of the new season approaches our Lemala guides have been hard at work training alongside Kenya’s renowned Gold star Guide Mr Paul Kirui current chairman of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association and nominated by Conde Nast world traveller as the 4th best guide in Africa. We are honoured and proud that Paul has taken the time to come to Tanzania and share his knowledge and expertise with our team and they in turn look forward to sharing it with you and your guests in our Lemala camps.

New Menus
As part of our on going commitment to excellence across all Lemala camps we are delighted to be having Fiona Morely spend time in our kitchens in June crafting our menus and training our chefs. Fiona has over 25 yrs in the hospitality and catering industry and has worked with 5 star hotels and restaurants, and run safari camps throughout Africa. She certainly understands what it’s like to supply and deliver high quality meals in remote locations. When asked to name a few occasions that stand out her face light up as she remembered the Royal Garden Party at the Palace of Holyrood House, a certain royal wedding and then a papal visit! However serving Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Hot chocolate brings the biggest smile and twinkle to her eye. Fiona is by all definitions a foodie and we can’t wait for her to get stuck into our kitchens – and then to sample the delights that she and the camp chefs will be serving.

Travel Awards Safari Awards
Over 4,000 vetted tour operators, travel agents and travel journalists are invited to vote for the best safari camps, lodges, houses, mobile and riding operators, and wildlife organisations for 2015 and Lemala was extremely proud to have received an assortment of accolades that included Winner 2015 in several categories for Wild Waters Lodge in Uganda and Finalist in various Lemala Properties. More information of our achievements can be seen here for Tanzania and here for Uganda. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests and agents that voted for us. 2016 voting is now open so we look forward to you all supporting us and taking a minute to vote once more for your favourite Lemala property. Please see here for voting.

We have some fabulous news that just reconfirms why Lemala Camps and Lodges is the right place to put your clients. Kuria Hills Lodge and Ewanjan Tented Camp in Tanzania and Wildwaters Lodge and Adrift Uganda all received Certificates of Excellence for 2015. The Certificate of Excellence celebrates the accommodations, attractions and eateries in locations around the world. Now in its 5th year, the prestigious Certificate of Excellence award recognises establishments that consistently earn great reviews from travellers. Our properties continue to rank highly on Trip Advisor and these awards mean the world to us and our hard working teams out in the African bush.
See more reviews here:
Lemala Ngorongoro
Lemala Ndutu
Lemala Ewanjan
Lemala Kuria Hills
Lemala Mara
Wildwaters Lodge

Migration update
This year has been lots of fun. When the migration was due to be in Ndutu it was in Central Serengeti at Lemala Ewanjans doorstep. Then the rains set in and back to Ndutu the herds moved but they are back in Central Serengeti with some herds now recorded to be starting their migratory move towards the Northern Serengeti and we are looking forward to sharing some great photos with you in our next newsletter. We still have a few rooms left to sell on dates so please check in via our live availability here. Family trips and guests shared images
During the last few months we have enjoyed the company of many industry professionals from around the world and have delighted in showcasing Tanzania to them. Lemala continues to support the travel trade by offering great rate reductions to travel agents and tour operators so contact us if you are planning a trip to Tanzania.

Travel saying of the month:
“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” ~ Clifton Fadiman ~

Newsletter follow up

Sharing our news with fellow travel colleagues is always fun but designing this newsletter and putting it together has been fabulous as it showcases just how much Lemala is investing into experiential travel and working with our supporters to make their life just that bit easier to sell this magnificent destination. We couldn’t do it without you ! Your feedback, suggestions and ideas are key to our success so drop us a line here with anything you would like us to know about to improve our service to the travel industry. We continue to grow support for the Lemala brand by forging close and trusted ties with agents around the world and to providing exceptional quality guest experiences that are competitively priced in superbly sited camps and lodges to guests wishing to explore in comfort Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti – Tanzania’s famed Northern Circuit. Safe travels and look forward to seeing you at one of our Lemala properties this year.

Contact Mel for all your bookings @ or + 44 1476 530927
The Lemala Team Lemala Camps | Arusha Office, Mandela Road, Arumeru district | P.O. Box 14529, Arusha, Tanzania.

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