Mkombe’s House Lamai

Mkombe’s House Lamai is a private safari house set on the slopes of a rocky kopje in the Wogakuria Hills near the Mara River in the northern Serengeti.

Mkombe’s House Lamai is simply perfect if you are a small group of four adults, two families travelling together or a multi-generational family group of up to 10 (maximum four adults and six children) looking for a private house experience in the heart of the northern Serengeti. The house is located on the hillside below the excellent Lamai Serengeti safari lodge and is run as an extension of the lodge. The house itself is very comfortable and spacious with great views, plenty of outdoor living space and a swimming pool. The location is good for exploring the northern Serengeti whilst having close access to the Mara River and potential river crossings from July to November. The Nomad service and guiding ethos means that children will be incredibly well looked after and although the house itself is a very comfortable retreat, your safari experience can be intense and busy if you wish it to be.


Mkombe’s House is split into two ‘sides’, which are separated by indoor and outdoor living areas. On each ‘side’ of the house there are 2 bedrooms – a master en suite bedroom and then close by a secure en suite children’s room. The living…


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 Mara…


Mkombe’s House is perfect for family groups seeking privacy and accepts children of all ages. Mkombe was actually a guide who was brilliant with children and the house was designed particularly with them in mind…

Conservation & community

Nomad Tanzania, owners of Mkombes House, 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…

LocationWogakuria Hills, northern Serengeti National Park
AccessScheduled or Charter flight into Kogatende
OpenJune to mid-March
Camp StylePrivate safari house
FocusBig game / Migration experience
ChildrenNo age restriction (12 + for walking)
ActivitiesPrivate game drives / Guided walks / Bush picnics
Maximum Guests on VehiclePrivate camp, maximum 8 or 9 on vehicle
Private Vehicle OptionsAll
Off-road DrivingNo
Number of Rooms4 rooms (2 master and 2 children’s)
Family AccommodationEach side of the house has a master bedroom and a nearby children’s room
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for chargingIn room
HairdryerNot possible
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomHorn
Mobile ReceptionYes
SwimmingPrivate swimming pool and plunge pool
Dining StylePrivate
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsVisa, Mastercard and AMEX