Lamai Serengeti camp

Nomad Tanzania Camps



Lamai Serengeti sits tucked amongst the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, only a few miles from where the wildebeest cross the Mara River.  For roughly a quarter of the year, between late July and October, this is where you'll find the migration.   Right here, on our doorstep.  For the rest of the year, it is wild Serengeti with all the resident game of the Masai Mara but without the people.

Each of the rooms is designed to fit into the complex geometry of the kopje and to make the most of this sensational location,  its views and its natural space and light.  The rooms are a blend of canvas, plaster and natural poles.


  • Small, relaxed & intimate camp

  • Set in beautiful setting with amazing views of the Serengeti

  • Guided walking safaris

  • Excellent game viewing


Lamai rooms

There are twelve stone and thatch rooms, raised on wooden decking and all en-suite. Three have an adjoining twin room for children, sharing the bathroom. Each en-suite room is open-fronted, with mosquito netting that can be zipped closed, and canvas roll-downs if needed. There are canopied mosquito nets over the beds. The bathrooms are enclosed by heavy netting, and contain a generous shower with hot and cold running water (provided by a solar system), and flush toilet. Each room has a comfy day bed and chairs for relaxing on the verandah.

Activities & features:

Game drives

Explore the Northern Serengeti with our fabulous and very experienced guides. Game drives allow you to get closer to the big game and cover greater distances so that you can explore further afield in this beautiful part of the Serengeti. 

**Game drives are on a shared basis unless a private guide and vehicle have been pre-booked. Max seven in a vehicle.

Walking safaris

Walking safaris are available at Lamai in certain seasons. At times of year when the grass can be a bit higher walking is sometimes not possible so it is important to bear this in mind (typically between January - March and June).  Walking in the bush is a fantastic experience and one of our favourite safari pastimes. It gives you the chance to really learn about the intricacies of the African bush; to taste, touch, smell and feel Africa. You don't get as up close and personal to the big game, but you do meet the little guys, all equally important in the grand scheme of things.

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Meet The Camp Manager:



Lawrence joined Nomad in 2011 and found it to be a refreshing change from the larger hotels where he began his management career. Born and raised in the little village of Usa River near Arusha, Lawrence was exposed to the African travel business from his early years. A professional hunter by trade, his father often used to bring his friends from all over the world home and Lawrence enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life and various nationalities, and hearing their stories. As he grew older, he would help his parents entertain and found he had a knack for delighting people.

Lawrence enjoys his job most because of the people he works with meets on a daily basis. The fun and friendly atmosphere in the camp together with the diverse challenges he faces here makes his job interesting. The thing that gives him the biggest headache is when the weather is not playing ball – big storms through camp that keep him on his toes, and wildly unpredictable conditions which affect the movement of the migration.  These are the times he might dream of a conventional desk job, but not for long! To Lawrence, the key to making someone’s safari a success is in the detail: taking into account people’s varied interests, ages and nationalities to make the trip truly personal.


Amazing place to stay - exceeded all our expectations!
— Traveller 2018

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