Reviews of Lamai Serengeti
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Truly spectacular views, lovely service
The spectacular views alone would merit a visit to this lodge. We loved the views both from the lodge & from our room. Our room was very comfortably appointed, & the food & the service were superior. We had excellent guides & saw a wide variety of wildlife. Altogether, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Lamai Serengeti.
We found the trek up to our cabin from the lodge slightly challenging, but we are rather elderly.
Again, the personnel were most helpful
First class experience
Another first class camp. Set in the kopjes, away from any other camps, Lamai Serengeti has around a dozen rooms. Ours (#1) was high in the kopjes and quite a walk uphill and a fair way to get there. But the views from the room more than compensated for the climb - simply stunning.
The room itself had a good sized bed with mosquito nets, separate and very large bathroom with shower and twin basins. Water is solar heated but was plenty hot enough whenever needed (until a buffalo stood on the pipe!). Outside a lovely deck overlooking a view of the Serengeti below.
Our guide was about the best we have ever had on safari and was brilliant at finding wildlife, explaining about things and generally providing the best experience possible. We also had a walking safari which was great too. And we managed to see a wildebeest crossing as well.
All the meals were first class with excellent salads at lunch time and interesting dinners in the evening.
The hosts and staff were first class and could not do enough for us.
A first class camp that is hard to fault and highly recommended.
Perfect 10 out 10!!
We LOVED Lamai Serengeti. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Our favourite camp in Tanzania!
Clyde and Helen (and all the staff) were the most friendly and amazing hosts. It is perfectly located with views over the Serengeti - surrounded by animals and incredible scenery (elephants munching outside our room at night, leopard crouching in the rock on the road into the camp, wildebeest and zebra everywhere just to name a few....).
The rooms are beautiful! We had a family room which was perfect for our family of 4. Our guide Amos was incredible, super friendly and determined to give us the best safari experience (And boy did he deliver). We cannot recommend this camp highly enough.
Beautiful location, first class accommodation and excellent service.
Undoubtedly the best camp of the trip.
Words simply cannot do this camp justice. From the moment you get a hint of the camp nestled in the kopje, on to the warm, friendly welcome from Clyde and Helen and the camp staff, through to the beautifully designed lounge, bar and dining area and then on to your own private luxurious room with a sunrise vista - you know you have arrived somewhere truly special.
We cannot fault the service, the location, the food, the rangers and the game drives and viewing - and the "nothing is too much trouble" attitude. We have most definitely ticked one off the bucket list with this one and we would come back in a heartbeat.
Quite simply an amazing place that we feel privileged to have experienced and we look forward to our next visit very very soon.
Lamai Serengeti review
Absolutely fabulous. Wonderful setting, beautiful rooms, delicious food, lovely staff and hospitality and fantastic guiding.
A very special place and highly recommended. Best part of our safari.
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.
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.
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.
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