Lamai Serengeti named Africa's best new safari lodge
The Lamai Serengeti camp has been crowned as the 'Best New Safari Property in Africa', further enhancing Tanzania's status as the greatest place on earth to see the 'Big Five' while also enjoying a taste of the good life.
Earlier this year, the east African country's tourism industry was given a major boost when the Serengeti National Park was named as the overall winner at the International Awards in Tourism, Hotel and Catering, with the judges praising the park's incredible biodiversity, as well as the way in which it welcomes tourists and ensures they have a holiday to remember.
Furthermore, the Serengeti, which hosts the 'Great Migration' of thousands of wildebeest each year, was also included in the newly-revised list of 'Seven Natural Wonders of Africa', alongside another iconic jewel in Tanzania's crown, Mount Kilimanjaro.
Now, the Lamai Serengeti Lodge has managed to fend off strong competition to win its own prestigious award, with the judging panel bowled over by the facilities, as well as the little touches of luxury on offer to guests on the edge of one of the world's last great wildernesses.
During a stay at Lamai you are perfectly-placed for heading into the depths of the Serengeti and seeing species such as elephant, giraffe, lion and leopard up-close.
It also offers a swimming pool - a much safer option for cooling off than the nearby Mara River - while its luxury two bedroom cottages, all of which have breathtaking views across the plains, are ideal for families.
John Corse, managing director of Nomad Tanzania, which owns and operates the Lamai Serengeti Lodge, told delegates at the awards ceremony: "This is a prestigious award for us and further proof that Tanzania is one of the very best safari destinations in the world."
While the wonders of the Serengeti can be enjoyed all year round, animal lovers who want to see the annual wildebeest migration are advised to head to Tanzania between late July and early October.
Staying in a camp close to the Mara River will mean you are ideally placed for witnessing what is surely the most awe-inspiring river crossing on the planet.