a year ago
This hotel was amazing! The service was very good, best food that we’ve tried in that local area. The location also very good, really close to the gate to enter the safari in Serengeti. We also did the tour to Lake Victoria with them and it was the best experience, we saw the real Africa and were able to help the children and the village people. Totally recommend staying there.
- Gabriela L
a year ago
Very nice. We camped here one night after visiting Serengeti (it is close to the western Gate). We had lunch and dinner, food is fresh and homemade and really good. Good pizza. Very friendly owners. Nice atmosphere. Possible to walk to the top of the mountain to enjoy sunset on the lake Victoria.
- alex P
a year ago
Atmosphere: 10/10 Food: 10/10 Views: 10/10 Best Burger I've had in Tanzania. Such a relaxing place, and extremely friendly staff.
- Andrew O

Information Centre, B&B, Campsite

Tembea Mara at Balili Village offers a variety of services including 
Restaurant, Accommodation, Tourist packages. All in a friendly and beautiful setting at the foot of a rocky hillside and with expansive views to Lake Victoria.

Balili Village is the little piece of heaven where you will find Tembea Mara`s main office. Nestled into the landscape of the Balili Hills, the village is enchantingly enclaved amongst acacia forest, intriguing rock formations and gardens. 

The grounds feature expansive views to the Lake Victoria shores, and a short hike up the hill brings even more breathtaking views of Lake Victoria to the west and the endless Serengeti plains to the east. Also at Balili Village, Tembea Mara manages the Barazani Lounge & Cafe, tented cabins and campgrounds. At Balili Village you can eat freshly prepared meals, enjoy the grounds and views, and make yourself at home.
Only 15 minutes from Serengeti`s Ndabaka Gate and 20 minutes from Lake Victoria`s shores, and 3 hours to the Kenya (Sirari/Isebania) border, our location and services are perfectly situated for Serengeti safaris, lake explorers, East Africa travelers, or for anyone needing a retreat. 

Tembea Mara literally translates to 'Walk Mara'. 
We feel the name represents our desire to share our home, 
encourage explorations of the Mara region,
and provide memorable experiences for our guests.

Come walk with us through the wonders of Mara

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