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Main Lodge & Private Lodge with 12 Rooms Total

At Lamai Serengeti we have just 12 rooms in all. These are split between two entirely separate lodges, the Main Lodge of 8 rooms and our smaller Private Lodge of 4 rooms.

Each site has been carefully thought out. Firstly and most importantly, with the elements in mind, to take maximum advantage of the view, the sun, the wind and even the rain, welcome when it comes.

This involved much sitting in quiet and careful contemplation, with binoculars, compass and sundowner in hand. But also, and perhaps of even greater importance, each site is designed such that to the casual eye you won't see that there is anything there.

The rooms - a clever blend of canvas, plaster and natural poles - have given our 'camp designers' much debate, thought, and - to be honest - a multitude of headaches. The brief was simple: to become the guardian of this kopje, we needed to preserve all the things about it that has made it iconic.
Northern Serengeti, Tanzania


The Northern Serengeti

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 demostrate 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.
June - October; December - March

The best months for traveling to Tanzania are June through the end of October and then December through the end of March. And it is said that the annual wildebeest migration is the largest movement of animals on the planet. Both Serengeti and Loliondo Safari Camps are seasonally mobile and positioned to take full advantage of the incredible natural phenomenon of the Wildebeest migration. But even with the most exceptional and experienced guides, it can be difficult to predict the actions of over a million indecisive wildebeest. Which all adds to the adventure. From December to May, the herds graze on the southern plains. Around June, they cross the Grumeti River into the Western Corridor and from mid-July until November, they migrate further north towards Bologonga and the Mara River.
Game Drives, Walking Safaris, Great Game Viewing and Birding & Picnics and Sundowners in Stunning Locations.

When one of the largest animal migrations in the world crosses your door step for several months of the year, as it does at Lamai Serengeti between July and October, it's sometimes easy to overlook what all of us who have spent so long in the Serengeti keep reminding ourselves.

It's not all about the migration. To define the Serengeti purely in terms of the wildebeest timetable is to massively underestimate the variety of this part of Africa.

Throughout the year, not only can we use our 4x4 s to explore the intricasies of the area, both south of the Mara River and (river state permitting) to the north, but we're able to offer walking safaris from here.

The topography lends itself well to being on your feet; small valleys, river lines and rocky kopjes make for frequent changes of scenery...and great cover for approaching wild animals unseen.
A few years ago the Tanzanian government chose a handful of responsible companies to build small permanent lodges in the remote far northern sector of the Serengeti National Park. Nomad Tanzania was offered the prime site.
Lamai Serengeti now 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. For roughly a quarter of the year, between late July and October, this is where you'll find the migration. Right here, on our doorstep. The Northern Serengeti is an area of lush, rolling grassland and tree-lined watercourses is the hub around which the Serengeti migration circulates.

Each room is 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. At Lamai Serengeti we have just 12 rooms in all. These are split between two entirely separate lodges, the Main Lodge of 8 rooms and our smaller Private Lodge of 4 rooms. Each site has been carefully thought out. Firstly and most importantly, with the elements in mind, to take maximum advantage of the view, the sun, the wind and even the rain, welcome when it comes.

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