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Northern Serengeti, Tanzania
Mkombe's House Lamai
- The only exclusive private safari house in the Serengeti
- Offering flexibility on everything from activities to meals
- Excellent private guiding for all activities
Facilities includeLimited internet service from central office Child Friendly Plunge pool & Swimming Pool Private Dining
- Game Drives
- Guided Hikes
- Bush Picnics
- Stargazing Safaris
- Children's Activities
Seasons in Tanzania
About Mkombe's House Lamai
The only exclusive private safari house in the Serengeti, specifically designed with families or groups of friends in mind. McKombe's House offers complete flexibility on everything from activities to meals, allowing you to really enjoy the adventure of safari while calling the shots about how to go about it.
Occupying its own private space and built around the rocks of the Kogakuria Kopje, Mkombe’s House was designed by Joanna Cooke who was also responsible for the award winning Lamai Serengeti. Beautifully styled along the same lines, the House has a fresh, contemporary feel.
The house has two double/twin rooms, each with a verandah and en-suite bathroom. Each double room has an adjoining secure en-suite bedroom designed to sleep three children comfortably. Each day, meals are planned with the in-house chef, allowing for lots of flexibility and plenty of choice from a menu loaded with fresh produce, home-baking and delicious flavours.
With a private guide available to discuss activity options each day, it's easy to plan your days around your children's needs and therefore keep everybody in the family happy. There are a range of activities on offer, with game drives as the main focus, but it’s also possible to go out on walks, enjoy picnic breakfasts or lunches and sundowners on the rocks. Youngsters often enjoy clambering around on the rocks around the camps in search of lizards, hyrax and other harmless creatures.
And then of course there’s the option of spending time in your own home in the bush, reading in a shady spot with a great view, or having the odd dip in the pool. It is a holiday after all.
Mkombe House is located in the northern Serengeti, set within the iconic Kogakuria Kopjes with views out over the Mara River Valley and Lamai Wedge.
How to get there
Fly in (from Arusha, Dar es Salaam or other nothern Tanzania locations) using one of the daily scheduled flights (airstrip is Kogatende). Drive in from other northern Serengeti camps.
The nearest airstrip to Mkombe's House, Lamai is Kogatende (30 mins) with regular daily flights throughout the Serengeti to Arusha and beyond. Alternatively there are free road transfers (3 hours) between Mkombe's House and Serengeti Safari Camp in the dry season (Jul to Oct). Outside these months we recommend accessing Mkombe's House by air. Check-out is 10am.
When to go
Mkombe's House Lamai 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.
We do not insist on Flying Doctor cover at Mkombe's House but we do highly recommend it. AMREF (Africa Medical Research Foundation) Flying Doctor cover for 30 days in Tanzania, Zanzibar and Kenya costs just $5 per person and any profit goes to fund the AMREF Outreach Programmes.
Travelling with children
Mkombe's House has been designed specifically with children in mind and is equipped with cots, high-chairs and car seats. Each children's room sleeps 3 comfortably. The flexibility of activities and meals make traveling with children a pleasure. There is no minimum age for children staying at the House however only children 12yrs and over may participate in walking safaris for safety reasons. We do provide a baby-sitting service but ultimately all children stay at their parents' own risk. Child rate applicable to all under 21s.
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