Reviews of Lamai Serengeti
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Lamai Serengeti - exceptional
We saved the best for last - or perhaps Nomad set it up that way! It is hard to imagine anyone not loving Nomad Lamai. We thought we had dropped into an alternate universe or a spread from a glossy magazine. The views, the cottages, the common lounge, the private dining nooks, the food, the gracious hosting of Clyde and Helen, the spa-like swimming pool, and the giant granite rock clusters of the Kopje were all wonderful.
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!
Experienced the migration from Lamai
A fascinating location, high in the rocky outcrops, with great views. Well equipped rooms with great viewing balconies. Comfortable central dining area and bar.
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.
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.