Sandwiched between the boulders that make up Kogakuria Kopje, Nomad Tanzania's Lamai Serengeti is one of the finest camps in the northern Serengeti. It has stunning views towards the Mara River Valley and is ideal for travellers wanting to watch the Great Migration between late July and October. Lamai lies in the far north of Tanzania’s Serengeti, close to the border with Kenya. The camp is located just a few kilometres from where the wildebeest herds cross the Mara River. Although there are 12 tents at Lamai Serengeti, the size of the camp is wonderfully masked by the fact that it is split into two – the Main Camp and the smaller Private Camp. Each tent has been built to create a connection with the surrounding environment, taking the best advantage of the views, the movement of the sun, and even the rain. All have scenic vistas across the plains, which are visible from the open-fronted rooms, verandas with outdoor decking, four-poster beds, and large en-suite bathrooms. The bedrooms are very light and subtle, with scrubbed wooden floors, cream and white rugs, and plaster-and-canvas walls – a beautiful balance with equal parts rusticity, elegance, and eco-chic. Both camps have a private bar, dining area, library, and swimming pool – when guests are not on game drives or walks, they can relax with a book by the pool or soak up the views with a refreshing sundowner. The main event at Lamai Serengeti is the Great Migration. Usually between late July and October, guests have a great chance of watching the wildebeest herds cross the Mara River, which is located just a few miles from the camp. As well as morning and afternoon game drives, Lamai offers guided walks and bush picnics.
- * Two camps offering a total of 12 rooms, all boasting superb views
- * Activities include guided walks, game drives, bush picnics, and good odds of catching the Great Migration
- * Best visited between late July and October to see the wildebeest cross the Mara River