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…

Location Wogakuria Hills, northern Serengeti National Park
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Kogatende
Open June to mid-March
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Private safari house
Focus Big game / Migration experience
Children No age restriction (12 + for walking)
Activities Private game drives / Guided walks / Bush picnics
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle Private camp, maximum 8 or 9 on vehicle
Private Vehicle Options All
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 4 rooms (2 master and 2 children’s)
Family Accommodation Each side of the house has a master bedroom and a nearby children’s room
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for charging In room
Lighting Electric
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling No
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Horn
Wi-Fi Throughout
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming Private swimming pool and plunge pool
Wellness No
Dining Style Private
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa, Mastercard and AMEX