Nomad Lamai Serengeti
Located within in the beautiful Serengeti National Park, the camp overlooks the Northern plains of Tanzania and the stunning Mara River Valley. The Lamai Serengeti camp has 12 rooms in total. The 12 rooms available are divided between two camps. The main camp consists of 8 rooms and the smaller private camp, consists of 4. Extra sleeping cots can be requested for children younger than 12 years sharing with their parents.
Each room offers guests either a king or twin size bed with a private en-suite bathroom. The bathrooms feature flush toilets, a large bath and hot and cold water. The outside features a spacious veranda with stunning views and an outdoor shower – with the focus set on complete privacy.
The Nomad Lamai Serengeti Camp is ideal for a perfect, private and luxury honeymoon, romantic getaways or an affordable yet luxury family safari. Rooms are lit with low energy lighting and charging facilities are available in each room. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available, but cell phone reception is extremely limited in most areas. Disability access is unfortunately not available.
The main lodge includes a communal lounge, bar and dining area. A Lovely swimming pool is also available onsite. Other onsite activities are wildlife based, including guided game drives and walks.
Please take Lamai Serengeti is closed between 15 March and 31 May yearly when the camp closes for the main rains.
Health, Safety and Security on site
First-aid kits are available in all offices and on all safari vehicles with well trained staff on hand at all times. Emergency doctors and evacuation services are available to all and fire extinguishers are available in all rooms and in the main area. Askari are on duty throughout the night and will escort you to and from your room in the evening and are highly trained to deal with a large number of situations.
Best time to plan a visit
The best time to visit the camp is between the months of July thru October when the Great migration takes place. Approximately 260,000 zebra, 1.7 million wildebeest and roughly 470, 000 gazelle cross the majestic river giving birth to over 500,000 calves within a 2 to 3 week period.
Fascinating facts about the migration:
- The migration may seem like a frenzy but research has shown, the wildebeest possess what is known as “swarm intelligence”. The Wildebeest systematically explore and overcome as one.
- Zebra and Wildebeest graze in harmony as they eat different parts of the same grass.
- Wildebeest have no natural leader resulting in the herd splitting up into smaller circles.
- There are more than 3,000 lions that follow the migration across the reserve.
Please take note: The timing of the migration varies slightly each year depending on rainfall.
The camp has an amazing variety of wildlife present in its surrounding area. Recently seen wildlife includes Buffalo, Hyena, giraffe, cheetah, wild dog and elephant. An interesting fact about the African Elephant is that it is the world’s largest land animal. The biggest can be be up to 7.5 meters long and 3.3m high at the shoulder, weighing 6 Tonne. That is a jaw dropping 6000 kilograms. The Mara River is also home of the The Mara River crocodiles, the biggest crocodiles in Africa.
The bird life in the area is another beautiful sight to be seen, especially on the forest edge. Notable bird species (of the total 500) include Woodpeckers, the African Kingfisher, Grey breasted spurfowl, Kori bustard, Rufous-tailed weaver, Secretary bird and Fischer’s lovebird. Kingfishers are one of the most brilliantly coloured birds, and may have loud voices and a dramatic wooing display whilst the Fischer’s lovebird best known for their beautiful colouring and energetic nature.
Alongside the wildlife and beauty the Serengeti also offers a beautiful African night sky. Moon phases and weather conditions permitting, there are 42 animal constellations (amongst others) to view, and some fit right into our stunning wildlife – Leo, Scorpius and Columba to name but a few.
a Few interesting facts about the Serengeti:
- The Serengeti National Park eco-system is the oldest on the planet boasting diverse fauna and flora unavailable anywhere else in the world.
- The Masai people have grazed their life stock here for around 200 years.
- All three large cats are homed here: Lion, Cheetah and Leopard.
- More than 90 000 people from around the world visit the park yearly.
- In Masai Language, Serengeti means “endless plain”.
- The Serengeti has the largest population of lions in the World. More than 3000 lions live in this ecosystem.
What to Pack
Items that you must bring:
- Valid Passport / Valid Visa & another picture ID.
- a Photocopy of your passport page to be carried in your wallet.
- Airline Tickets
- Recommended inoculations (vaccinations)
- Correct Currency
- Travel Insurance
Most African adventures include some time in the outdoors, and a basic personal medical aid kit is recommended. The following items should be included:
- Prescription Medications
- Malaria Medication
- Motion sickness tablets
- Allergy treatments
- Insect repellents
- Band aids
Casual and comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year, but please note that the weather is unpredictable and the nights may become cold even in the hottest summer months. It is very important to pack warm clothing for chilly nights and sudden changes in climate.
The most practical items to pack:
- Colours: khaki, brown, white and beige.
- Light cotton tops, trouser and shorts.
- Long sleeved blouses/shirts for game drives, evenings and cooler days.
- Fleece sweater or a warm jacket.
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
- Good socks and comfortable walking boots.
- a Versatile scarf can be used as a shoulder wrap, shawl or head wrap and takes very little place in your baggage.
- Remember to pack all prescription medications.
- Private verandas
- Amazing views of the surrounding Serengeti National Park
- Comfortable beds
- African artwork
- Comfortable furnishings
- En-suite bathroom
- Hot showers
- His and hers sinks