Lamai Serengeti & Mkombe's House

Serengeti N.P., Tanzania


Our Rating

Trip Advisor

Room Type

8 Suites, and Mkombe's House

Child Policy

Ages 8+ welcome


Pool, lounge and bar


Bush Walks, Game Drives, Wildebeest Migration


About This Accommodation

Lamai Serengeti is located in the Northern Serengeti, on the rocks of the Kogakuria Kopje at Kogatende. This is within easy distance of the Mara River where the massive migratory herds cross the waters from July through October, when game-viewing is at its peak. Unlike the many mobile camps in the region, Lamai Serengeti is permanent and suitable throughout the year.

The thatched roofs blend into the hill that they’re situated on, unobtrusive to its beautiful surroundings. Open thatch and stone rooms have stunning views over the Northern Serengeti and the Maasai Mara, and the day beds encourage you to make the most of the vistas. It is sophisticated but not over the top. The rooms are decorated with understated elegance and all have their own private verandas The main area is very welcoming with an inviting library, bar, dining area, and a gorgeous natural rock swimming pool. The food is excellent as is their guiding, which makes for amazing game drives. Throughout the year, in 4x4 safari vehicles across terrain both south of the Mara River and north, when the grass is low and you can enjoy the small valleys, river lines and rocky kopjes on bush walks.

This is definitely one of our favorite properties in the Northern Serengeti (others include Singita Mara River and Serian Mobile Camp). The only drawback is that, because it’s situated on a hill, there are lots of stairs so this is not a good option for anyone with mobility issues.

Lamai Serengeti is technically divided into two independent lodges: Lamai Serengeti, with eight stone and thatch rooms, and Mkombe's House, an exclusive-use private villa of four rooms. Mkombe's House offers incredible value as it guarantees your own private guide and vehicle, offering complete freedom from other people and schedules.

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What Our Clients Think

Loved the room, loved going to sleep hearing lions roar! Chef was fabulous! His desserts and soups were creative and delicious."

Absolutely beautiful. Great combination of luxury and nature. My favorite part of the trip."

Lamai was GREAT! Really liked Nick and Lawrence, thought it was just a wonderful spot. Ballooning was great."

Unique property - very cool. Lawrence and staff could not have been better."

It was all good and I think the setting magical."

Lamai was amazing, every moment of it! So many baby lions!"

Nice way to end the itinerary on a more comfortable note… Good family-friendly option. Secluded from other camps while comfortable, spacious with great view of the North Serengeti."

There is the best wildlife here! We loved the scenery here as well and the managers and guides were fantastic and so welcoming."

Best wildlife location, loved the scenery here and the managers and guides were fantastic, so welcoming. We were the only people in camp."

This is a really terrific place: a great location, good views, and an exceptionally beautiful room and bathroom with lovely terrace deck. The staff were all helpful, warm and friendly, while our guide did his best to provide us with a great game-viewing experience and share his vast knowledge. The terrain was beautiful and we did see lots of lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, as well as a leopard."

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