Lemala Mpingo Ridge


Tarangire National Park

Accommodation Type

Tented camp

Accommodation Level


Price Guide

Lemala Mpingo Ridge

​From the privacy of your desk, sitting in your sunken lounge or soaking in your bathtub, enjoy panoramic views down across the Tarangire Valley, the venue for wildlife watching 4×4 drives. This superb location is matched by the luxury of the camp.

Lemala Mpingo Ridge is set on an escarpment and has far reaching views over the above the Tarangire plains and river. Communal areas and suites are all built on wooden platforms to make the very best of the views.

Morning and afternoon game drives are the main activity and concentrate on the Tarangire Valley area, away from busier sections of the national park. Night drives are an interesting contrast, as you engage all your senses and explore the nocturnal world of the bush, and early morning walks are a good way to begin your day. Canoeing on Lake Manyara can be combined with a game drive if you wish, and if you want to splash out you can take a hot air balloon ride for a bird’s eye view of Tarangire. For an insight into local life you can tour a Maasai boma and visit the town village of Mto wa Mbu. Bush dinners complete with butler service and sundowners are very much part of a stay here, always popular with guests.  

After each safari it’s a treat to return to camp, with its creature comforts and great sense of space. It’s easy to relax here socialising in the lounge and enjoying a refreshing drink the bar and watching wildlife in the valley below from the deck and infinity pool. The spa, a little way up the hill, is the ideal place for a soothing, post-safari massage. Great attention is placed on cuisine and the food here is special, served in the dining room and outdoors, giving you more time to admire the panoramic views.

Lemala Mpingo Ridge is accessed from Kuro airstrip, about a 20 minute drive away. A stay here can be combined with time at other Lemala properties in Serenegti and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Families are welcome and the Lemala Cubs programme is specially designed for children up to the age of 11.

Times to Go

There is great game viewing in this area all year and the camp is open year round. July to October are considered the best months, with April and May the wettest.

Lemala Mpingo Ridge highlights

  • View of Tarangire Valley and its wildlife
  • Spacious suites with private decks and outdoor baths
  • Game drives by day and night
  • Bush dining and scenic sundowners
  • Infinity pool overlooking the plains
  • Attentive, friendly hosts and staff

Lemala Mpingo Ridge location

Lemala Mpingo Ridge


  • 15 tented suites
  • Open all year
  • Children of all ages welcome


  • Lounge-bar
  • Dining room and deck
  • Campfire
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Shared game drives
  • Night drives
  • Morning nature walks
  • Lemala Cubs activities for children
  • Balloon rides (optional)
  • Canoeing (optional)
  • Cultural visits (optional)

Lemala Mpingo Ridge rooms

There are 13 standard suites and one two-bedroomed suite, ideal for families, all set on elevated decks to maximise the views.

Each of the standard suites can be arranged as a double with a king size bed or a twin with two three-quarter beds. A single bed can be added if needed. Every tent has a siting area with a sofa and an easy chair, writing desk, tea and coffee maker, minibar and Wi-Fi. The en-suite bathroom has a deep bathtub placed so that you can enjoy views of the valley, a rain shower, twin hand basins and a door leading to an open air shower. The deck features a sofa set into a recess which doubles as a day bed, an outdoor bath and chairs. Tents are spaced well apart so you are not overlooked.

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Amanda Marks

Managing Director
Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.


Tracy Edwards

Travel Consultant
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.


Sinead Bailey

Travel Consultant
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.


Christine MacDougall

Travel Consultant
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.