Lamai Serengeti

Occupying one of the most striking landscapes in all of Tanzania, Lamai Serengeti is spread across a rocky, scrub-covered hillside in the remote northern Serengeti. During certain months of the year, its surroundings teem with wildebeest and zebra travelling along ancient migratory routes while at other times, a diversity of resident animals remain to guard this private wilderness.

There are just 12 guest suites in all, split between two lodges to ensure everyone gets a view. All are constructed with canvas, plaster and poles so they blend almost imperceptibly into the terrain. Each wing of Lamai Serengeti has its own pool, library, dining and bar area so guests are guaranteed plenty of space and privacy.

Activities at this sensational property include game drives, guided walks, bush picnics and sundowners, with very good chances to witnessing a Mara River crossing between July and October. However, as there is plenty of permanent game in the area, wildlife-based excursions are almost guaranteed to uncover some interesting species.

Location

How to get to Lamai Serengeti

The closest airstrip to Lamai Serengeti is Kogatende. Alternatively, you can drive from other camps in the northern Serengeti.

Activities at Lamai Serengeti

  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Bush dining and sundowner drinks

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Lamai Serengeti Highlights

  • A magical lodge tucked away on a hillside in the remote northern Serengeti
  • Seasonal migration viewing and plenty of permanent game
  • Opportunities to witness Mara River crossings
  • Intimate and impeccably stylish guest suites
  • Facilities including a pool and library

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Tanzania Overview

Why Tanzania: Few places in the world can offer the immense diversity and quantity of game found in Tanzania, nor the ease of viewing it. Tanzania is also the arena for the great wildebeest and zebra migration and has some of Africa’s most stunning scenery.

Game Viewing: The best time to visit is November to May when the wildebeest herds amass on the Serengeti’s southern plains. Feb/Mar is when the herds are calving. The dry season (Jun to Sep) is the best time to visit Tarangire and the Selous.

Culture: With some 120 tribes, Tanzania is culturally very diverse, with peoples ranging from the Nilotic Maasai to Hadza bushmen, the Makonde (famous for their wood carvings) and Swahili-speaking coast-dwellers, some descended from Arabs.

Climate: Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000 ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between Nov – May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

Combine With: Kenya. Most visitors arrive via Nairobi in Kenya so it is easy to combine parks in the two countries. Kenya’s famous Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti and the wildebeest migration can be found here in September/October.

Getting There: You can fly via Johannesburg in South Africa then north to Nairobi in Kenya. Or fly via the Middle East to Nairobi. We can organise road transfers from there to Arusha, the “safari capital” of northern Tanzania; alternatively, you can fly into Kilimanjaro Airport.

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