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Camps are few and far between in this remote corner of the northern Serengeti, on the border of the Masai Mara, meaning the wildlife viewing is fantastic.
Lamai Serengeti is built into the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje, therefore seamlessly blending in with the surroundings. It is comprised of just 12 tents, spread across two camps - eight are at the Main Lodge and four at the smaller Private Lodge. No matter where their location, each tent is open fronted offering fantastic views out to the Mara River Valley and Lamai Wedge. They are extremely spacious, and the epitome of a luxury safari experience - elegantly furnished, and with ensuite bathrooms that have hot and cold running water and flushing loos.
Each camp has its own bar and dining area, library and swimming pool built into the rocks. A contemporary style is mixed with the tribal - such as modern sofas covered with tribal patterned cushions, and quirky touches such as bar stools made from tractor wheels. Meals are al fresco, and delicious, and afterwards an escort leads guests back to their tents fending off any unwanted friends. Guests of the private lodge however needn't move a muscle, as the chef comes to them.
Although wildlife viewing is great most of the year round in the northern Serengeti, the best time to go is between July and October when the great wildebeest Migration crosses the Mara river, going between northern Serengeti and the Masai Mara. There are excellent guides at Lamai Serengeti, taking guests on game drives, guided walks and bush picnics.