Lamai Serengeti has been built with some of the best views in the Serengeti, and is remote and exclusive. Set within the iconic Kogakuria kopjes with views out over the Mara River Valley and Lamai Wedge, the camp comprises of 12 tents, split between two camps, the Main Camp and the smaller Private Camp.
Each tent site has been carefully thought out. Firstly and most importantly, it has been built with the elements in mind to take maximum advantage of the view, the sun, the wind and even the rain. All the tents have their own private and spacious verandas spread within the rocks and all have been sited with spectacular views. Each camp has its own private bar and dining area, with adjoining library and map room and its own swimming pool. All the rooms have 24hr power and en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water, flush loos and an inside shower.
Between July and October the camp is right where the wildebeest migration passes through, and given that the camp's within reach of the Mara River, you might have a chance of witnessing an exhilarating river crossing
The camp comprises of 12 tented rooms, split between the two camps. The Main Camp has eight rooms and the smaller Private Camp has up to four rooms. The lodge also has three family rooms, which have a second bedroom suitable for children.
All rooms have lovely views with a private veranda, 24 hour power and en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water, flush toilets and powerful showers.
Children over the age of 8 years are welcomed in the main camp and those over 5 years are welcome in the private camp. Please be aware that there is a minimum age of 12 years for walking activities. Lamai Serengeti has some great 2-bedroom family cottages.
Each of the separate camps has its own private bar and dining area, library, 'map room', and a swimming pool.
Activities at Lamai Serengeti focus around game drives, guided walks, bush picnics and sundowners. There are good chances of witnessing Mara River crossings (usual between mid July to October).
Additionally, if you would like to stay at camp, each of the separate camps has its own private bar and dining area, library, 'map room', and a swimming pool to keep you entertained.
When to travel
Lamai Serengeti is closed from mid March to late May.
Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.
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Location and directions
Serengeti, Northern Tanzania
Lamai Serengeti sits tucked amongst the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, just a few miles from where the wildebeest cross the Mara River in the Northern sector of the Serengeti National Park.
How to get there
9-hour 30-minute international flight to Dar es Salaam, followed by a 1-hour 30-minute flight by light aircraft to Kogatende airstrip. From there its a 30-minute drive to camp.