Lamai Serengeti Camp
Peace and serenity in the hills of the northern Serengeti.
Lamai Serengeti Camp
Superbly positioned in amongst the rocks of the Kogakuria Kopjies (little hills) in the northern Serengeti, Lamai Serengeti is a beautifully-simple camp that has undemanding elegance down to a T. The interiors are serene and tasteful, yet never detract from the spectacular view across the grasslands that teem with wildlife for much of the year, especially when the Great Migration moves through the area from July to October. Add to that the quality guides who will take you on a journey of exploration and discovery, this is just the camp for the discerning traveller looking to enjoy the best of the Serengeti.
At the lodge
The camp’s spacious central areas are built from white-washed concrete and wood and the rough, thatched roofs and pretty fabrics add to the rustic charm. The dining space is decorated in soothing pastel colours and the mirrored tiles in the walls are quirky and lovely. The lounge is a free-flowing space with comfortable wraparound couches perfectly positioned to catch the breeze during the heat of the day or to enjoy the fireplace during the chilly winter evenings. Outside, there’s a platform for starlit meals and an inviting swimming pool with wooden decking and recliners.
Expect the same in the private camp, just on a smaller scale. The smaller private camp has similar private areas on a smaller scale.
The twelve tented suites are divided between a larger camp of eight suites and a smaller, private camp of just four suites. Each has a neutral colour palette that blends seamlessly into the environment and adds to the feeling of peace and serenity, and all are spacious and inviting. Ensuite bathrooms have his-and-hers brass basins, and a shower with hot running water. Relax on the enormous double bed and gaze out at the African wilds unfolding in front of you, or update your journal at the writing desk.
Game drives are the preferred method of exploration in this section of the Serengeti National Park and allow you to cover a larger area in your search for the stars of the wildlife shows. You may also embark on a full day drive complete with picnic lunch to really make the most of your time in the bush. If walking safaris are more your cup of tea, they are available at certain times of year depending on the length of the grass. Back at base, the swimming pool is the ideal place to unwind in the heat - and handily provides a good place to watch the animals below too!