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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 501 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
    Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
    Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
    The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
    I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
    Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!

    MissingJennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019

  • We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.

    Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.

    Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.

    Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!

    One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.

    Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!

    MissingBrandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019

  • Thanks for all your help in making the arrangements, everything went so smoothly from landing in Jo’burg to departing a week later.

    We all had a fantastic time, Kirsty (our youngest) was able to go on all the game drives and we were very well looked after both on the drives and back at the lodge. The food was great, staff were all very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them (e.g. providing hot milk for Kirsty at bedtime). The kids all enjoyed the rock pool during the day and we all loved the game drives.

    We were lucky enough to see all the big 5, with the additions of Cheetah & Wild Dogs. I think it was the second to last day before we managed to see some Hippo (and finally I’ve been able to take some photos of them - I have only ever seen them at night before). We had the adventure of being caught up with some Lionesses stalking a herd of Zebra (one of the younger Lionesses went a bit early & scattered the herd).

    We’re certainly aiming to go on safari again although it will be a while before we save enough to go again (maybe the kids will be taking us next time!)

    MissingJeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019

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