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In the extreme north of the Serengeti, close to the border with neighbouring Kenya, the Mara River slices through one of the most far-flung corners of Tanzania where rolling green hills dotted with acacia trees open into wide, grassy savannahs. This is where the great wildebeest migration meets its biggest challenge at its peak between July and October each year – crossing the Mara, a river with some of the highest concentrations of crocodiles in Africa. It’s also where you’ll find Nimali Mara – a lodge literally on the edge of the action…

Location

Nimali Mara is tucked away on the side of a low kopje overlooking gently rolling plains with views of distant hills beyond. This is one of the most remote areas of the northern Serengeti, making it exclusive and intimate, especially outside of the great migration, which has its peak between July and October each year. The game viewing is exceptional here all year round, with some of the highest concentrations of elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena in the Serengeti. The Mara River is just a 35-minute drive away from camp as it winds its way through the plains, en-route to Lake Victoria in the west. It’s home to huge pods of hippo and some of the largest crocodiles in Africa, thanks to the countless wildebeest and zebra that fall prey to these gargantuan reptiles as the herds cross the river during the great migration.

Acccomodation

Nimali Mara is a chameleon, blending effortlessly into its surroundings, making the most of the kopje’s rock formations to create unique spaces where guests can relax and unwind in between activities. An infinity pool set within a natural cave offers the perfect place to cool down during the heat of the day. The eight glass-fronted tented suites and two honeymoon suites completely immerse guests in their environment while affording exceptional views out over the Serengeti plains. Private decks are equipped with swing beds that make siesta time a treat. Even the en-suite bathrooms have views from their large, copper bathtubs with windows that open out directly onto wild Africa. Nimali Mara’s décor is a blend of contemporary and natural elements, using lots of organic influences to create texture and copper fittings to introduce a warm ambience.

Activities

Nimali Mara’s main activities are morning and afternoon game drives, exploring one of the most remote regions of the Serengeti. This area is particularly well known for its elephants and predators. A hot-air balloon flight over the northern plains and the Mara River is also highly recommended. During the great wildebeest migration’s peak, between July and October each year, we focus on the Mara River crossings.

In addition to these activities we also offer the following:
Spa treatments and wellness therapies
Bush lunches & dinners
Sundowners in the bush
Dedicated children’s activities

Nimali Mara Rates

Mara Tented Suite – Description :

Consist of 1 bedroom with a double bed + separate lounge & private plunge pool. The rate is based on 2 guests in a double bedroom. The lounge has a possibility of accommodating either 1 adult or 1 adult + 1 child or 2 children. Any additional pax in the room and pax in the lounge will be charged per person sharing rate.
Full Board RatesGame Package Rates
PeakShoulderGreenPeakShoulderGreen
Per adult per night         1,250            800            550         1,400            950            700
Single occupancy per night         1,875         1,200            825         2,100         1,425         1,050
Family/Double Tent-Per Unit Per Night         2,700         1,800         1,300         3,000         2,100         1,600

Park entry fees (per day) Per adult (from 16yrs) 71/83 Per child (from 5yrs to 15yrs) 24

Conservancy fees (per day) Per adult (from 16yrs) 59/71 Per child (from 5yrs to15yrs) 12

Seasons:

  • Peak:-21st June-31st October
  • Shoulder:-1st -20th June & 1st Nov-15th Feb
  • Green:-16th Feb-31st may

Full Board Rates Includes : Full board accommodation, Tourism development Levy, House drinks (house wines,local beers & soft drinks), Laundry service.

Excludes : Park entry fee (subject to change), ,Flying doctors, Medical evacuation, Insurance,Transfers to/from nearest airstrip and Scheduled game drives, Flights & Airport taxes, Gratuities,Tips & Items of personal nature.

Game Package rates Includes : Full board accommodation, Tourism development levy, House drinks (house wines,local beers & soft drinks), Laundry service,Transfers to/from nearest airstrip, Scheduled

game drives and Sundowner.

Excludes : Park entry fee (subject to change),Flying doctors, Medical evacuation, Insurance,Flights & Airport taxes, Gratuities, Tips & Items of personal nature.

Transfers:

  • Nimali Mara – Kogatende airstrip $100
  • Nimali Mara – Nimali Serengeti & Other third party accommodation $300

Other Optional Charges:

  • Exclusive use of Game Drive Vehicle & Guide $400 per vehicle per day
  • Extra lunch $35 per person
  • Extra Dinner $45 per person
  • Extra Breakfast $30 per person
  • Festive supplement (from 24th Dec until the 1st Jan) $35 per person
  • Extra Lunch Box $35 per person

Nimali –Special offers for 2024

*Only one offer can be used at a time

Circuit Discount:

Book a combination of 2 of our camps with a minimum stay of 2 nights at each camp and receive a 10% circuit discount on total accommodation amount or Book a combination of all 3 of our camps with a minimum stay of 2 nights at each property and receive a 15% circuit discount on total accommodation amount.

Long Stay Discount:

Book a minimum stay of 8+ nights at Nimali Tarangire and/ or Nimali Serengeti and/ or Nimali Mara and get 20% discount on total accommodation amount.

Honeymoon Offer:

Book a minimum stay of 5+ nights at any combination of our camps and get a 50% discount OFF for the bride on the total accommodation amount (Full Board or Game Package).
  • Valid all year except Peak Season.
  • Excludes Camping or Concession fees , Park fees, & TDL.
  • A romantic candle lit bush dinner & bottle of complimentary sparkling wine.

Stay 4 pay 3 Offer

Nimali Serengeti / Nimali Tarangire / Nimali Mara.

Valid all year except Peak Season.

Camping or Concession fees, Park fees, TDL and game package supplement applicable on FOC night.

Family Holiday Offer

1 child stays for free (0-15 years old). Valid all year except Peak Season. Camping or Concession fees, Park fees, TDL and game package supplement applicable on FOC night.

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