Lamai Serengeti

Reviews of Lamai Serengeti

Excellent(99%) From 30 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 30 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.
Ms. G - London
Arrived on: 19-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Lamai Serengeti review

The setting is simply stunning. This is a luxurious lodge, well run and, again, very welcoming. Staff, food, drinks, accommodation... everything was perfect.

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.

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Expert Africa comments

Tsetse flies are found across most wildlife areas in Tanzania, though they are not usually in large numbers around the Lamai area. We asked the lodge about this and they told us that if there has been recent rain and the grasses are high you do get some tsetse sometimes, so although unusual it can happen. We are sorry for not making this traveller more aware.

Mr L & Mrs M - Coventry
Arrived on: 19-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Luxury in the wild

We absolutely loved the Lamai. The staff were so friendly and fun loving, nothing was too much trouble. The camp managers Eric and Natasha were also fab, very warm and welcoming.

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

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Mr & Mrs K - Guildford
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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A special and memorable camp

We were due to stay in one of the mobile camps, however, it was destroyed by storm and Nomad moved us to Lamai.........a stroke of good fortune for us as it is an excellent camp and the game viewing exceeded any expectation we might have had.

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 !

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Ms G. from Sarnia
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Beautiful Lamai Serengeti

This camp was even better than I thought a camp in the Serengeti would be. The staff were excellent (acting manager - Katie, Milton, Baracka, our guide - Emmanuel). The food was great. Once again, they did a great job of accommodating our vegan diets.

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!

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Martina from Klosterneuburg
Arrived on: 12-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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In the Midst of Migration !

Apart from the fact that this was the first time we had to share the guide as well as the car with other people ( which went well ) we had now definitely left the solitude of the former parks ( the parking space near the airstrip was already overcrowded ).

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 .....

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EBL. from Brookline
Arrived on: 18-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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!

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Mr & Mrs B - Winchester
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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.

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Ms J. from Denmark
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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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

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Mr & Mrs M. from Gloucester
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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.

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Family H - Vancouver
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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.

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