Reviews of Lamai Serengeti
Wildlife sightings and reviews
32 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Lamai Serengeti and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Lamai Serengeti review"
It helped that we were the only guests the 2 out of the three nights we were there. James and the whole staff were just phenomenal- Baraka the waiter was super sweet and very attentive. The property is gorgeous and tucked into a hill. Rooms are beautiful and the beds were super comfy. We loved being able to see buffalo, zebras, and even giraffes in our “front yard.” I wouldn’t even think about staying anywhere else in Serengeti after the experience we had - one of my all time best stays anywhere in the world. It’s that special.
I would be remiss if I didn’t commend our amazing guide, Lazaro. He really went above and beyond to do his best to make sure we were able to see everything we wanted.
We hadn’t seen any cheetah, so we spent a whole day looking for them - didn’t find them on the first drive of our last day (though we had some great lion sightings including a recent kill and one month old cubs). Lazaro must have put in calls to everyone he knew in the park - as soon as we got in the truck for our last evening drive he said there’d been a cheetah sighting so we raced over there and got to see her lounging (a lion had stolen her kill and was eating it nearby). On the way back we saw a ton of elephants and giraffes, and a gorgeous leopard. It was like a speed safari in a little over two hours and just a fantastic and really special way for us to end our trip." See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania
We loved the food, the atmosphere, the rooms." See all these reviews: 8n in Tanzania; 7n in Zanzibar
"Lamai Serengeti - July 2019"
Staff were all very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. Our banda (number 7) was amazing - lots of space including a large outside terrace, very private and a breathtaking view over the Serengeti.
Most importantly for us, our guide Emmanuel was excellent and the wildlife was abundant. Cannot wait to visit again!" See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania; 1n in Kenya
"Luxury in the wild"
We enjoyed the communal dining and met some really interesting people during our stay.
The camp itself is really luxurious, which was perfect for us to chill after safaris. The view is outstanding, we looked out onto the Serengeti and saw klipspringers, hirax and an abundance of birds from our decking.
We were blessed with our wildlife sightings (which has to be down to the knowledge and expertise of our wonderful guide Emanuel). We saw Leopards, Cheetahs, Rhino, Lions, just to name a few.
We had the holiday of a lifetime, thank you so much to all the wonderful people at Lamai" See all these reviews: 8n in Tanzania
"Lamai Serengeti review"
However, tsetse flies remained the overwhelming problem they'd been on the two previous legs of my trip (Lake Manyara and Tarangire).
Emergency anti-histaminic pills and cream provided by the hugely helpful manageress Natasha rescued the final days of my trip." See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania
"A special and memorable camp"
Food was good and the Bandas excellent..........we were even able to get massage to ease our aching bones after a day in a jeep !
We were fortunate to see liion ( In numbers ), leopard and cheetah, big herds of zebra, elephant and wildebeest as well as giraffe and buffalo. The sighting of two kills and a crossing of the Mara ( complete with crocs ). Our guide ( Anufi ) was again excellent.........by now we had realised that Nomad's guides are the best !" See all these reviews: 20n in Tanzania
"Beautiful Lamai Serengeti"
Our driver was highly knowledgeable and very courteous. He took care of us very well. We saw so many amazing animals thanks to Emmanuel's knowledge of the area and the behaviour of the animals.
The breakfast out in the plains every day was such a treat. Receiving tea and coffee in our room first thing in the morning was also very special.
We loved our time at Lamai! Thank you!" See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania; 4n in Rwanda
"In the Midst of Migration !"
Still our experiences were again outstanding: driving for nearly an hour among thousands and thousands of gnus (wilderbeests), watching a group of them crossing the Mara river (in this case fortunately unbloody !), spotting a male lion myself for the first time (just about four meters from the car !), the endless plain of the Seregeti alone is breathtaking........
Our guide Anafi was competent, but had to be asked to "share his wisdom" with us ....." See all these reviews: 21n in Tanzania
"Lamai Serengeti - exceptional"
Our guide, Musa, was on the prowl for every animal we had not yet observed, and he tracked down the elusive black rhinos and then avoided a last minute charge by one of them. We spent the better part of a morning watching the huge Lamai lion pride (22) hanging out in the shade while one of the large males dragged a zebra kill from place to place - hogging it to himself with ferocious roars at the lionesses who actually made the kill.
Watching the dawn break from our bed was one of the most memorable things I have ever seen. Meals were buffet style and breakfast and lunch, and dinner was served by candlelight with other guests and shared stories. It was not migration season, and hence much more quiet with less obvious animal activity, which gave us time to watch things unfold without several jeeps converging at every sighting. We loved everything about Lamai and couldn't complain about a thing. Great, friendly staff who were so eager to please. Thank you!" See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar
"Experienced the migration from Lamai "
Lamai was full with guests and travel agents on fam trips, so felt quite busy by comparison to Nomad serengeti, where we had been the only guests. The food was good, if a bit unimaginative, given the permanent kitchen facilities and staff.
Our guide, Moussa, appeared confident and competent, although we never managed to track down any cheetahs or rhinos. We did satisfy one big objective, which was to observe the wildebeest migration across the Mara river - quite unforgettable." See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania; 1n in Kenya
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