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Perfect for Couples, Families (children aged 8 and over) & Honeymooners
The northern Serengeti is the reserve of the more intrepid traveler. Those who venture this far north are likely to be searching for the great migration and its famous river crossings, normally between July and October, or looking for quite the opposite, a more exclusive safari experience compared to the rest of the Serengeti. Lamai Serengeti is one of the best lodges in the Serengeti and one of our favourites in all of Tanzania.
The lodge sits atop a landmark kopje in a beautiful area of the Serengeti and the design of the main area and the rooms aim to maximise the far-reaching views.
As such, if you are lucky enough to be here when the migration passes through you may well be able to see greats herds of wildebeest and zebra from the lodge. Many people dream of seeing national geographic-like river crossings, as animals leap into the Mara River trying to avoid the waiting jaws of crocodiles. In reality these are hard to see and ultimately come down to luck, however staying at Lamai you are only 20 minutes from the mighty Mara River, giving you a great opportunity.
When the migration isn’t in town this is still a wonderful safari area with fantastic resident wildlife, it is one of the few places in Tanzania where you have a chance of seeing rhinoceros as well as elephants, lions, cheetah and great general plains game. There are very few permanent lodges here so generally it feels much quieter out of the season and most sightings you will have to yourself.