Lamai Serengeti

Lamai Serengeti is a partially tented boutique safari lodge set around a rocky kopje in the Wogakuria Hills near the Mara River in the northern Serengeti.

Lamai Serengeti is an exclusive and well run property with a commanding position and stunning views out over the northern Serengeti. Set amongst the boulders of a kopje, on a few different levels, the lodge has a cosy and individual feel. The location is good for exploring the northern Serengeti whilst having close access to the Mara River and potential river crossings from July to early November (only downside is that it naturally isn’t cheap at this time of year). The rooms are very comfortable with a slightly rustic style, which we like, and canvas is used at the front and side so that you are not cut off from the sounds of nature and it still feels like you are on safari! Some of the rooms do require guests to climb up and down several steps, but they all have lovely views. The ethos of Nomad Tanzania, who own and run the lodge, is very good with the focus being on the guiding, hospitality and overall safari experience, rather than simply on providing luxury accommodation. The combination of a beautiful lodge and the friendly welcome and sophisticated Nomad service make this a great option in the northern Serengeti if you are looking for something more substantial than a traditional tented camp. There is a swimming pool which combined with the lovely views also makes Lamai Serengeti a potentially very relaxing option too. From January to March (quiet season in the northern Serengeti) the rates are lower and this is a great place to end a northern Tanzania safari with excellent exclusivity and relaxation as well as scenery, service and game viewing.

ACCOMMODATION

Lamai Serengeti is split into two sections. The main lodge has 10 semi-tented rooms, whilst at the end of the lodge a further two rooms offer a private camp experience known as Lamai Private. It is possible for two more rooms from the main lodge to…

AREA & ACTIVITIES

With an area of some 14,000 sq. km, Serengeti is probably the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world. The ecosystem includes the National Park itself, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Maswa Game Reserve and Kenya’s Masai…

Families

Lamai Serengeti accepts children from 8 years old and is very suitable for families. The family suites are ideal with internally linked bedrooms, and there is a lovely swimming pool around which to spend the heat of the day.

Conservation & community

Nomad Tanzania, owners of Lamai, set up the Nomad Trust in 2007. The Trust supports wildlife and people in the remote areas in which Nomad operates where, bordering the national parks, human and wildlife conflict can often be found…

LocationWogakuria Hills, Northern Serengeti National Park
AccessScheduled flight or Charter flight into Kogatende airstrip
OpenJune to mid-March
Pricing£££££
Camp StyleSafari lodge
FocusBig game / Migration experience
Children8 years + (12 + for walking)
ActivitiesGame drives (day) / Guided walks / Bush picnics
VehiclesOpen
Maximum Guests on Vehicle7
Private Vehicle OptionsYes
Off-road DrivingNo
Number of Rooms12 rooms (including 3 family rooms)
Family Accommodation3 two bedroomed family rooms
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for chargingIn room
LightingElectric
HairdryerNot possible
Heating/CoolingNo
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomRadio / Horn
Wi-FiDesignated area (library)
Mobile ReceptionYes
SwimmingCommunal
WellnessNo
Dining StyleCommunal & private
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsVisa, Mastercard and AMEX