Owned and operated by Lemala Authentic Camps and Lodges, Lemala Villas offers a relaxing stopover or longer stay both before and after a safari to Tanzania’s national parks. The accommodation can be booked on a B&B, half-board, full-board, or all-inclusive basis; please contact a member of the YZ team to discuss your requirements! The villas are available all year round.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The villas can be accessed via 45 minutes’ road transfer from both Arusha and Kilimanjaro Airport. Though there is also a private airstrip just 10 minutes away, which is serviced by scheduled flights to nearby parks such as Manyara, Tarangire, and the Serengeti. They’re situated on a private wildlife estate, only 15 minutes from Arusha National Park.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT LEMALA VILLAS:
Situated amidst beautiful gardens, each of the three villas is generously proportioned. The interiors are individually decorated and feature a blend of colonial-style furniture and local African design. The largest villa is Karibu Safari Golf House, which boasts ten en-suite bedrooms. Both Villa Luxe and Villa Sunbird have four bedrooms, also all en suite. Every bedroom includes a double bed or twin beds, bedside tables and lighting, mosquito nets, patterned rugs, campaign chairs, a small table with mirror over, and plenty of storage space. The en-suite facilities comprise flush toilet and twin washbasins, plus bathtub and/or shower.
Communal areas within each villa include an open-plan reception, living, and dining room. This is a lovely space, typically featuring comfortable chairs and sofas around a coffee table, bookshelves, board games, a cozy fireplace, and a table set for delicious meals. Every villa comes with a private chef, who is able to rustle up breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas, dinner, and even sundowner cocktails too! Guests can decide where to eat – at the dining table, on the veranda, or around the villa’s swimming pool. There’s also a central courtyard, perfect for a little extra privacy. Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the accommodation, and some of the rooms boast amazing views of both Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro! Other members of staff are on hand throughout your stay, to make sure all your needs are met.
ACTIVITIES AT LEMALA VILLAS:
An exciting range of activities is available here, as follows:
Game drives- As Lemala Villas is located just 15 minutes by road from Arusha National Park, guests can enjoy great game drives! Wildlife might not rival the more famous parks in northern Tanzania, but if you are lucky you still have a good chance of seeing buffalo, giraffe, zebra, black-and-white colobus monkey, and some brilliant birdlife. On very rare occasions lion can be seen too.
Horse riding- This activity is possible on the property’s private wildlife estate, and it’s fantastic for anyone wishing to get in among the herds, really close to the plains game.
Golf- The villas enjoy access to the only championship course in Tanzania! This offers 18 holes, within a very scenic setting.
Hiking- Highly recommend for guests who are feeling energetic, hikes can be arranged on the slopes Mount Kilimanjaro. The views from the mountain are well worth the climb.
Canoeing- Guests can also enjoy amazing views while canoeing on Lake Duluti. This crater lake is known as a paradise for birds and reptiles!
Polo Club- This is an excellent venue for relaxation, especially between more adventurous activities.
Coffee plantation tours- The perfect cultural complement to time on safari, tours involve walks and tastings.