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Lamai Serengeti

Serengeti, Northern Tanzania

Lamai Serengeti sits tucked amongst the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje with panoramic views in a remote corner of the northern Serengeti, just a few miles from where the wildebeest cross the Mara River, usually between late July and October.

At a Glance

  • Cool off in the swimming pool

  • Brilliant two bedroom cottages - perfect for a family

  • The cottages have the most breath taking views across the plains

  • During the annual wildebeest migration you might be lucky enough to see a crossing of the Mara River

  • Private Camp is perfect for a larger family or group traveling together

Honeymoon, Wildlife, Eco/ethical tourism

Insider's View

Watching the migration cross the Mara River is a sight that will stay with me forever.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

The views from Lamai Serengeti across the plains into Kenya's Maasai Mara are truly breathtaking.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

Driving to the Mara River where a journey of giraffes joined us for our bush breakfast overlooking the river into the great Maasi Mara - their curious eyes and the babies gambolling was a perfect start to a perfect day

Jules Maury

Insider's View

Incredible views from your deck across the open plains of the Serengeti

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

Try the manager's home made chili sauce - utterly delicious!

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

It's worth getting up to watch the sunrise over the plains

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

You have an 80% chance of seeing the ‘Big 5’ in the green season at Lamai.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

All of the rooms have the most mind-blowing 180 degree views of the Serengeti; you’ll never want to leave.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Ask to stay in Room 1 for the best views

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Ask to be woken up before sunrise so you can watch the African sunrise from your bed.

Harriet Whitmarsh


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. There is also a beautiful private safari house, Mkombe's House, the first of its kind in the Serengeti.

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. Mkombe's House has two ensuite bedrooms and an ensuite children's room, accommodating up to four adults and six children comfortably.

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! But whatever the time of year, you'll be assured of wonderful hosting, amazing food and top class safari guiding. Lamai is a firm favorite of ours, in a magical position in the northern reaches of the Serengeti.


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. There's also Mkombe's House, accommodating a family of up to ten (4 adults, six children) with four ensuite bedrooms, no minimum age and all the kit you'll need, from cots and high-chairs to car-seats for game drives, as well as a chef and private safari guide.


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.

Mkombe's House

A private safari house with two ensuite bedrooms, each with a nearby ensuite children's room.


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 and Mkombe's House offers the ultimate flexibility for families, accepting children of all ages and providing a private safari guide for total flexibility.


Laundry facilities, safes in each suite, plug sockets and 24-hour power, WiFi in the central lounge/bar area


Activities at Lamai Serengeti focus around game drives, guided walks, bush picnics and sundowners. There are good chances of witnessing Mara River crossings (usually 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.

Location & 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.

When to go

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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