Lamai Serengeti

Reviews of Lamai Serengeti

Excellent(99%) From 14 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 14 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 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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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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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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Mr & Mrs W from Bognor Regis
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lamai Serengeti review

An amazing location and welcome by Chloe and Mark . Appreciated how the lodge blended so well into the landscape. Felt very wild as the lions prowled and roared close by at night! Enjoyed the way Chloe arranged the dinner tables at night so you met a different group each evening if you wished, and especially loved the birthday meal and chefs all singing!

Again an evening of star gazing on offer.

Excellent location for driving out, so much to see even close to the camp.

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Mr & Mrs W from Grantham
Arrived on: 14-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Lamai Serengeti

We were privileged to be able spend such a wonderful 4 days here. Apart from the last night we had the Lamai camp to our ourselves. Sacha and his team were great hosts and there was nothing that was too much trouble. Our room (no. 2) had simply stunning views across the plains toward Kenya and you could have sat there taking in the scenery and wildlife all day and not got bored at all. Our guide Gabriel who we had met before at Katavi (another Nomad Camp) was simply great and so knowledgeable. We told him that we had the best experience of our all our trips to Africa in those 4 days.

The food and overall standard of service was simply excellent.

I can't think of any holiday where our 8 days away seemed like 3 weeks! Lamai is a destination that everyone who has a passion for East Africa should go to. It's positioning high above the plains provides a really special location with unrivaled views.

Going 'out of season' had the benefit of few visitors but with great wildlife experiences - only the masses of wildebeest were missing but we saw those in the south in the first 4 days


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Mr & Mrs W - London
Arrived on: 2-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Lamai Serengeti review

This was easily the best camp on our safari. We had previously come across Sascha and Tam when they were managing Beho Beho in 2010.

They have a degree of enthusiasm and professionalism which was not equalled elsewhere.

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