Lamai Serengeti

Reviews of Lamai Serengeti

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Below are independent comments from 17 of our travellers who have visited Lamai Serengeti, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs R. from Atherstone
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Lamai Seregeti - a wonderful place

We really enjoyed our stay at Lamai Serengeti - staff and guides were all very helpful. We've been taking safaris for a few years but we still enjoyed new experiences in terms of wildlife sightings.

A particular highlight was witnessing a leopard as it stalked its prey, caught it and took it away to haul it to safety up a nearby tree.

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Mr & Mrs H - Australia
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lamai Serengeti review

We didn't realise that this lodge was so close to Olakira so we should have perhaps chosen somewhre else. Great lodge but a little too quiet with only one other table at dinner. Out guide did not match the others.

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Ms. D from Washington
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Our new favorite place in Africa

We LOVED Lamai Serengeti: gorgeous setting, first-rate guiding, plentiful and varied wildlife, wonderful food. We think it would be an excellent choice for any safari-goer, whether experienced or first-time.

A special commendation to our guide, Anafe, whose flexibility, skill, and patience enabled us to see two thrilling crossings of the Mara River. On one of those occasions, when we suggested not returning to camp for lunch so we could continue following the wildebeest, he'd already radioed back to ask if lunch could be brought to us. Since we stayed five nights, we appreciated Anafe's efforts to vary our routes even after new guests joined us, and his tirelessness in covering a lot of ground. We also were impressed with his commentary -- thoughtful, lucid, informative, and droll.

The food was perhaps the best we've had at any game camp during multiple trips, creative without being fussy, home-style without being plain. The ingredients always seemed fresh, no mean accomplishment in such a remote place. We liked the combination of breakfasts "on the road," individual tables at lunch, and communal dinners (with, however, the option for individual dinners, though we joined the group).

We did have an issue a couple of times with the availability (timing) of hot water for showers; ideally, this would have been resolved the first time. At these prices, we also would have preferred hot water in the sink in the morning as well as at night.

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Mr & Mrs V - Essex
Arrived on: 8-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lamai Serengeti review

Brilliant location high on a kopje looking down on the plains and just the right balance of bush-camp/comfort. Friendly, attentive staff, great guiding and close to the Mara river if wildebeest crossings are your thing but with plenty of resident game too, great food- what's not to like.

We saw the migration in full swing, lion, leopard (mating in broad daylight!!) cheetah and a host of other game and birds

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The T-R family from London
Arrived on: 31-Dec-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lamai Serengeti review

We really enjoyed our stay at this wonderful lodge, the host Yana and Nick made us feel very welcome and all the food was delicious . Our guide was first class and we enjoyed some excellent sightings of game.

The standard of our accommodation was fantastic and the views from our bedroom breath taking, all the facilities were very good.

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Mr and Mrs M from Lewes
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lamai Serengeti review

What can we say - this camp is simply breath taking in terms of location & construction - how beautifully it blends in with the surroundings and it is all very luxurious in a simple rustic style that is spot on. We first met Rebecca who was extremely helpful & showed us round & we later met the new managers Nick & Yanna (they are a delightful young couple whose company we really enjoyed) and we believe that their passion for Africa & their knowledge will prove to be a real asset to Nomad.

We really enjoyed eating under the stars with the management team & once again the food was absolutely delicious. Our picnic breakfasts were magnificent! and lunch was always light & fresh (perfect in the heat). The canap├ęs prior to dinner were all excellent as were the meals - top marks to the chefs!

The askari were so polite & brave. We felt safe in their company, Puce was always very chatty & charming.

The only potential downside to this camp is that some of the lodges are quite along way from the main area with quite a steep climb and we were definitely affected by the altitude! We were very lucky as our lodge was quite close but just wonder whether clients should be made more aware of this element.

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Mr & Mrs H from Middlesex
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lamai Serengeti review

Lamai has a beautiful location and lovely accommodation. Rather surprisingly we had more problems with the shower here than at Dunia. The backup system for heating hot water for our room did not seem to be working so it was a cold shower or none on our first morning there. Hot water later in the day was not a problem once the solar panel had kicked in.

As the rooms are quite spread out we did wonder why Lamai only provided an air horn in the room for contacting staff rather than a two-way radio as at other camps.

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Mr B and Ms L from Ohio, USA
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great camp and location

The camp was wonderful. This area of the park is crawling with tourists. Every time we got near the migration so did 25-30 other cars. Tourists jumped out of their vehicles and scared the animals away. Same with a group of cheetahs where there we so many cars, one cheetah could not get to the kill. Unfortunately, the makes the whole experience about as authentic as Disneyland.

Again, the camp is great, but I would not go again.

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Mr T & Mr L - Netherlands
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Good stay during migration

Nice camp; good guides. Flexible and willing to work with our schedule. Quite a few snakes which was a nice change.

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The B family from Otley
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lamai Serengeti Feedback

This offered a great contrast to Serengeti Camp: from plains to kopje and tent to 'house'. The location and outlook were superb and it was a shame the plains had recently been blackened with burning as not only did this slightly mar the view, I couldn't get my feet clean for a week!

Mark and Chloe were remarkable hosts and it felt like we made almost instant companions despite the brevity of our stay there.

My only slight quibble was the quality of the (bird) guiding. Lovely chap though he was, too often he didn't know what the bird we were looking at was and on one occasion even blamed the poor quality of his binoculars.

Highlights were going out walking one afternoon and encountering two separate pairs of lions, crossing the border into the Masai Mara as part of the ongoing quest for cheetah and twelve elephants traversing the airstrip upon our departure.

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