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Mkombe's House Lamai

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Exclusive private house
- Tailored to families and groups
- Vehicle and walking safaris
- Flexible, personalised itineraries

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Overview

Mkombe’s House Lamai is a fully serviced private house perched on a hillside amidst the Kogakuria Kopjes in the extreme north of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. The property affords stunning views across the Mara River valley and is set right in the heart of one of the Serengeti’s richest mammal habitats. Guests fly in via light aircraft to the Kogatende airstrip or drive from other northern Serengeti camps.

The House, which has been designed with families or groups of friends in mind, opened in July 2015 and has a fresh, contemporary feel. There is a stylish and comfortable lounge plus outdoor relaxation areas, a plunge pool and a good sized swimming pool. The food, served in the private dining area, is excellent. There is Wi-Fi in the main areas and intermittent mobile phone reception.

Year-round game drives are the main focus, providing the opportunity to see non-migratory animals such as buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, crocodiles and hippos, plus the famous Great Migration wildebeest river crossings which occur from July to October. Whilst river crossing viewing is never guaranteed, crossings do take place on enough occasions throughout the season to give visitors a good chance of witnessing one. This part of the Serengeti can become busy, particularly during the dry migration season, but ultimately nothing can detract from the spectacular wildlife-viewing, and Mkombe’s House certainly provides the perfect retreat at the end of a busy day. Guided bush walks are offered, although children under the age of 12 are unable to participate for safety reasons. Relaxing at the house is encouraged and children often hunt for lizards and other harmless creatures on the rocky kopjes. Note, however, that due to the unfenced nature of the property, children must remain under adult supervision at all times.

The accommodation is fully self-contained and the house sleeps a total of four adults and six children, with no minimum age. There are two en-suite double/twin rooms, each with a nearby and secure en-suite children’s room. Cots, high chairs and car-seats are provided for younger children and all rooms have en-suite bathrooms with running water and flush toilets. It is sometimes possible to wheel beds outdoors and sleep under the stars.

Mkombe’s House Lamai provides an exclusive haven for travellers in a prime wildlife area. For those not limited by budget, the seamless, flexible service and charming nature of this luxurious home-from-home make for an unbeatable stay.

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Suggested Itineraries for Mkombe's House Lamai

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Experience the best of Tanzania's Northern Circuit featuring a stunning camp perched on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater and an incredible private bush lodge deep in the Serengeti.

Tailor-made Luxury 1 week

Adults from $8,147 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $896 per person economy class from London

Families from $7,551 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $896 per person economy class from London

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 495 reviews

(4.96/5)

  • The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
    There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
    Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
    Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!

    MissingWilliam Kearns reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018

  • The Namibia trip was fantastic!

    Self-driving was brilliant, and the chronology of the itinerary was perfect (against the flow/direction most other travelers took).

    As for specifics:

    OKONJIMA
    This place was the best!
    Best service, best staff, best food, best experiences, best facilities.
    We saw a cheetah kill, leopards, and white rhino (which we were not expecting).
    If you’ve never been you should go...If I ever go back to Namibia I will revisit.

    EMANYA
    The only (slight) disappointment.
    Maybe because it was right after Okonjima, but the service was lacking, the facilities were a bit run down, it was the only place with mosquitoes in the room with no net and no spray. Food was marginal. Not sure if there are better options in the area, though.

    OKAUKEUJO
    Etosha Park was amazing. There was so much wildlife with so little crowds.
    The Okaukeujo Camp had the best watering hole with animals coming in at all times of the night. A great experience exclusive to the camp.

    DORO NAWAS
    Beautiful place. Very private. Food and service excellent.
    A nice stopping point on the drive.

    SPITZKOPPE
    An amazing place...How they laid out and built it.
    Enjoyed exploring the grounds and the local area/sights.
    The staff was on par with Okonjima.
    2 days were perfect.

    Ivin provided us with good advice/information/recommendations along the route, along with a cell phone and cooler for the trip. The car was perfect.
    They represent Tourdust well!

    Again, another great trip you put together...Thank you!

    MissingEarl Wong reviewing Northern Namibia Highlights - Self Drive on 17 October 2018

  • We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
    Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.

    MissingJonathan Bailey reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018

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