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“A Wonderful Experience!!!”

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Lamai Serengeti, Nomad Tanzania
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Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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73 reviews
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“A Wonderful Experience!!!”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

This is a fabulous place to stay..the rooms are wonderful, the staff are excellent and the guides go out of their way to make the Safari a life time memory!!! Not to forget, the food is SUPERB!!! We stayed here after a medical mission and were exhausted...they took excellent care of us. The entire site is tucked into a hill and blends into the Serengeti perfectly, a lot of thought went into the design...the view goes for miles and miles. There are animals to be soon in the distance from your balcony and darling mongoose running around. It's an amazing place!!!
Will and Alice H.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

This fantastic lodge which is set into a hillside overlooking miles and miles of the completely unspoilt Tanzanian plains is a jewel. The land is teeming with wildlife - even the drive from the airfield afforded views of giraffes, zebras, elephants and a pride of lions and the driver wasn't even trying! So when taken for game drives by John, who is hugely experienced in guiding, I was constantly amazed and in wonder at the sights there are to behold. A giraffe giving birth at sundown - crocodiles and hippos basking - a relaxed male leopard chilling out on a rock. And all the animals and birds and reptiles seemed untroubled and unthreatened by our presence. The hospitality at Lamai is superb, and, as a lone traveller, it was great to be part of what felt rather like a private house party hosted with ease and geniality and humour by Jana and Nic. Cuisine excellent, staff helpful and friendly and - guess what - I really really didn't want to leave the peace, tranquillity and awe inspiring views from my lovely balcony!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Arusha, Tanzania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Me and my husband Karl-Fredrik went to Lamai in October to look at the place and see if Lamai was going to be the place for our weeding:)!

We feel in love with the design, location, staff and the wonderful managers Nic and Jana.

The 14th of June we came back with our 24 guests and had the time of our lifes.
All the 24 guests were amazed by Lamai and we spend 3 amazing days together and made memories for life.

We are so thankful and amazed by the managers NIc and Jana, we cant thank them enof for giving us the best experience ever and also for preparing the most wonderful dream weeding!!!! The staff was incredible and we loved their singing at the weeding:)!

The wildlife experience was incredible, we even got to see rhinos!!!!!! The guides did an amazing jobb giving us the best wildlife experience and wonderful sunset spots!!

We will soon come back to Lamai for the third time, who knows maybe for our 1 weeding day:).
Johanna & Karl-Fredrik Granlund

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

The experience at Lamai was amazing. It's located on a hill top in the middle of the northern territories of the Serengeti. Just a stone throw away from Masai Mara. I would highly recommend this place to everyone. The facilities are high class and the view is amazing. From our bedroom we could spot several animals including giraffes, gnu's, gazelles and baboons etc. There is also two very nice pool areas with fantastic view over the Serengeti.

The staff is very friendly and helpful. During nights you need a staff member to follow you to your room due to wild animals roaming the area. You could hear lion roars and baboon sounds at night.

During the day we went on a tour in one of their jeeps and we got to see almost the whole big five (excl. leopard) but we got the chance to see cheetah from just 4 meters distance. The guides were also really friendly and knowledgeable.

The whole experience was way above the expectations and I would recommend anyone considering going to Serengeti to stay at the Lamai!

Room Tip: All rooms comes with an amasing with over the north side of the Serengeti and you can even see Kenya...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Mokena, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Lamai was absolutely amazing. Stayed at four places on our trip and this was by far the best. The facilities were beautiful and immaculate. I would highly recommend this location while the migration is traveling the plains in the area. We saw cheetas, leopards, lions, elephants, rhinos and about 8 types of antelope. The safari was wonderful and the place, people, and food were fantastic. Loved the hospitality of Nic and Jana.

Room Tip: Every room had a beautiful view, but closer to the common areas requires less walking.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Lamai Serengeti is a paradise. The location is spectacular, the lodges without a flaw complete with awesome views and great touches, the service is perfect including the early morning coffees, the dinners are very special, the guiding is unparalleled and Nic and Jana complement this with tremendous hosting.

Staying at Lamai has me considering the need for a new rating category, or the need to go nack and reduce all my previous ratings of other places by 1.

If you only ever take 1 more holiday, make it here.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

My husband and I spent 3 nights at Lamai 2 weeks ago. When we got there and saw the living and dinning area we were left speechless! What a beautiful place! the view is fantastic and the decor and details make you feel in a magical place.
We were welcomed by Jana and Nick who are incredibly friendly and nice. The rest of the staff was wonderful as well.
We stayed in room #10 which is the farthest one from the living area. A person of the staff has to walk you to your room after sunset or very early in the morning when there is not much sunlight.
The room was spectacular! You are not only in contact with nature but you feel you are out there. There are no walls that keep you locked, you just have a mosquito net that lets you have an incredible view of the landscape. The swimming pool are is really nice too.
The room has a beautiful bathroom with a great shower. What amazed us was the attention to detail like the hot water bottles in the bed at night and the blankets during dinner.
Food was delicious and the company fantastic. We met such interesting, wonderful people when we were there. The guides are very knowledgeable and will do everything they can for you to see as many animals as possible.
We had such an amazing experience it was hard to leave the place.
Thank you Lamai, especially Jana and Nick for your hospitality and your never ending smiles.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lamai Serengeti, Nomad Tanzania
Address: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 115 Speciality Lodging in Serengeti National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you were to visit only one place in the Serengeti, it should be here. This is no idle boast; the iconic Kogakuria kopje in northern Serengeti. A few years ago the Tanzanian government chose a handful of responsible companies to build small permanent lodges in this remote sector of the Serengeti. Nomad Tanzania was offered the prime site and Lamai Serengeti now sits tucked amongst the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Beautifully designed open-fronted rooms, a spacious lounge and clear pool provide an ideal place to escape to for some relaxation in between your wildlife adventures, for both families, groups and couples.The area boasts year-round fantastic game viewing, including the Big 5, and between July and November, the wildebeest migration moves through, crossing the Mara River in dramatic fashion just 20mins from the lodge. ... more   less 

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