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Serian's Serengeti Mobile Camp (Lamai)

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- 4 tents, intimate camp
- Private game drives & walking safaris
- Fly-camping
- Alex Walker's Serian Portfolio

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Overview

Serian’s Serengeti Mobile Camp Lamai is an intimate, high-specification camp located in the northern part of the Serengeti National park, Tanzania. Accessed via light aircraft from the Lamai airstrip, the camp is set up in a secluded location a mere kilometre away from the Mara River, where millions of wildebeest make their famed migratory crossings. The surrounding savannah attracts enormous herds of topi and zebra, as well as an abundance of predators. Sightings of cheetah, lion and elephant are common and it’s not unheard of to see the Big Five in one day.

The central mess tent houses the lounge and dining areas, which offer incredible views across the open plains of the Lamai Wedge. Open from June to November each year, the camp is elegant, relaxed and comfortable, and exclusive bookings are possible, making this a great choice for groups or families.

The accommodation comprises just four traditional, safari-style tents set amongst the Acacia trees. Each tent houses a large wrought-iron bed and an en-suite bathroom with flushing toilet, bucket shower, and 24-hour generator-powered electricity. There is a family suite comprising two separate tents (one for parents, one for children) with a central living area where a third child can sleep in comfort. Children of all ages are welcome and staff can serve early meals on request. Note, however, that animals are free to wander through the camp and whilst they are unlikely to approach humans or tents, it is essential for children to remain under constant parental supervision.

Activities are naturally centred on the world-class game viewing and watching the dramatic river crossings at such close proximity is nothing short of thrilling. Exclusive safaris are offered both on foot and in private vehicles and dedicated guides tailor itineraries to individual or family preferences. A particular feature of this camp is a walking safari combined with adventure fly-camping, providing guests with the exciting opportunity to sleep out in the open. Drifting off to sleep in the midst of the bush under nothing more than a flysheet is a real delight.

Serian’s Serengeti Mobile Camp Lamai belongs to the ‘Alex Walker’s Serian’ portfolio and offers pleasant accommodation and great service. The attention to detail, exclusivity and flexibility of the guiding is second-to-none; however, there is inevitably a price tag to match. But, with unparalleled access to the great migratory river crossings, rich wildlife and stunning surroundings, guests certainly get what they pay for making this camp an excellent choice.

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

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

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