Mkombe's House Lamai
The Serengeti’s first and only private house
Mkombe's House Lamai
This fairly large private house is located in the Lamai area of the Northern Serengeti National Park. Built amongst the boulder at the top of a hill, feast your eyes on an unending landscape, scattered with wildlife. Enjoy a laid back luxury with expansive multi-level viewing decks and a freedom to customise your own daily activities. The resident guides, take a great wildlife experience to new heights as you make acquaintance with Africa’s big game and, time of year dependent, the Great Migration.
At the lodge
Mkombe’s House Lamai enjoys sumptuous communal areas centrally placed within the lodging. Built with an elongated shape to accentuate the inspiring views of the sprawling savanna grasslands, providing the perfect space to meet as a group or family. The dining room has a soothing feel with water-washed colours and small glass tiles haphazardly plastered into the wall. The sitting room has plenty of space and in keeping with the rest of the house, enjoys a minimalistic charm with splashes of vibrant colour. There is a projector and dvds for the kids as well as a fireplace for those chilly winters evenings. Making your way outside there is a maze of multi-level viewing decks, where meals can be served. The two swimming pools, one plunge and one larger are positioned on different levels with extraordinary views.
There are four en-suite rooms, with two of the rooms allowing a third bed for children. Each chamber has comfortable beds, double or twin, mosquito nets, a writing table and chair as well as a peaceful, rustic island-like atmosphere. In the bathroom there is his and hers built in sinks, a shower and or bath. Most of the room as a private deck with two of them benefiting from an outdoor shower.
Game drive is the preferred method of exploration in the Serengeti National Park, providing the means to cover a larger area during a wilderness expedition. This is further enhanced with a full day's game drive, picnic included. Bush walks are offered depending on the length of grass, with the intention of interpreting and encountering the small animals of the bush including reptiles, birds and insects. Dining in the bush with the sounds of the wilds all around is a unique experience not to be missed. The swimming pool is the ideal place to unwind during the heat of the day. At an extra cost hot air ballooning is a wonderful way to discover the lie of the land or follow the Great Migration from a bird's eye vantage point.