Everything about Lamai Serengeti is wonderful! A truly magical place.

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Northern Serengeti, Tanzania

Lamai Serengeti Main Camp

  • Excellent views from every room of the northern Serengeti & Maasai Mara
  • One of the best camps in Africa to view the Great Migration
  • Plentiful resident game including the big five and excellent birdlife

Facilities include

Internet available in the library Swimming pool Lounge Bird watching

Activities include

  • Game Drives
  • Bird Watching
  • Walking Safaris
  • Migration Viewing
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About Lamai Serengeti Main Camp

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.

The northern Serengeti's newest camp sits atop the highest vantage point for miles and looks out over the vast plains and Maasai Mara beyond. The area boasts the Big Five and great bird life all year round. It is also undoubtedly one of the best places from which to view the migration crossing at the Mara River from July to October, right on the camps doorstep.

Alternatively between November and March, come here to enjoy the rich resident game, sweeping scenery and escape the crowds.

The Lamai Serengeti Main Camp boasts open-fronted rooms with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water, flush toilets and mosquito nets around your beds. There are also two family rooms with children's annexes and bathrooms shared with parents.

Each of the eight rooms are designed to fit into the complex geometry of the kopje and to make the most of this sensational location, its views and its natural space and light. Each room has been carefully considered. Firstly and most importantly, with the elements in mind, to take maximum advantage of the view, the sun, the wind and even the rain!

This camp is much suited to the people who enjoy comfort and style without being over the top. Perfect for families, couples and honeymooners.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

This area of lush, rolling grassland and tree-lined watercourses is the hub around which the Serengeti migration circulates. During the dry season, the herds mass on both banks of the Mara River, frequently crossing - and braving the crocs - in response to local weather patterns that only they seem to understand.

But even a brief visit to Lamai Serengeti at any time of year will demonstrate that it's not all about the migration.

Unlike the southern plains of the Serengeti that dry out, forcing all but the hardiest of species to leave, this area remains lush and green.

There's a collective sigh of relief from the resident game when the one and a half million migrating wildebeest - and the madness that attends them - leave town for a few months.

And the resident game at Lamai Serengeti is spectacular. Plains game in the form of zebra, topi, gazelles, impala, buffalo and giraffe all frequent the area throughout the year. Lion are rarely far away and leopard, ever present, but always elusive, stalk the rocky kopjes and river lines.

How to get there

We will assist you on all necessary internal transfers after booking.

BY AIR:
Scheduled flights from Dar es Salaam, Arusha (northern circuit) and Western Tanzania
Lamai Serengeti is a 30 minute drive from the Kogatende airstrip
Regular daily flights throughout the Serengeti to Arusha and beyond

BY CAR:
Free road transfers (3 hours) between Lamai Serengeti and Nduara Loliondo from June to October

NB. All prices and times are subject to change.

When to go

Lamai Serengeti Main Camp is closed end of March to end of May.

Tanzania's climate is predominately tropical. For the whole country, the hottest months are from October to February. The long rains are from mid-March to late May, and the short rains from November to January. The coolest months are June to August when the nights and early mornings can be cold. In high-altitude areas such as Kilimanjaro, temperatures can fall below freezing.

Important Information

The rooms are lit by a low energy 220 V system. There are charging sockets available in the rooms, but charging of any equipment can also be done in the manager’s office. Hair dryers cannot be used in the camp.

A valid passport, a valid visa for those not exempted (£32 per person per single entry visa valid for 3 months). Yellow Fever certificate NOT needed for European arrivals. For more information please contact.

Malaria protection is essential. Please consult your doctor for advice on prophylactics.

Medical Insurance & Evacuation Cover. Due to its remoteness, Lamai Serengeti can only accept guests if they are covered by Flying Doctors. FDS cover varies between £20pp & £33pp, depending on length of the safari and if you don't use it, the profit goes to fund FDS community support. This will be added to your invoice.

There is no internet in this camp.

Children

Travelling with children

Children of 8 and over are welcome in the camp.
Children of 12 and over are allowed to participate in the walking activities.
A child occupying a single room will be charged full rate.
Child rate applies to all under 21yrs sharing with an adult or another child.

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