Lamai Serengeti

If you were to visit only one place in the Serengeti, it should be here.

The story of a rock kopje in the northern Serengeti, and daily life in the Serengeti's best new camp hidden within it.

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Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Slippery Slithering Serpents

Occasionally we will come across a snake at Lamai, luckily, they tend to avoid us.  In two years Helen and I have seen 6 snakes, so they are really quite shy and there is no need to worry about them if you are on a safari.  A sighting does cause some excitement!  The key is not to panic ��

One of our crew, Ibra, used to work at the snake park in Arusha and serves as our expert snake wrangler.  Whenever a snake is spotted Ibra comes to the rescue, catching and relocating it a good distance from camp.  Snakes are territorial and we prefer they take up residence elsewhere…..  If guests are willing we will have a little show and tell, allowing for a better understanding of our slippery slithering friends. 

The included pictures are of a Tiger Snake, a White Lipped Snake, a Rock Python and a Black Spitting Cobra; one of which is venomous. 

Tue, Oct 31, 2017

A Balloon, A Lion, And A Bottle Of Wine

Flying around the Serengeti in a balloon, watching lions and leopards on game drive and enjoying a magical sunset with a bottle of wine - perfection.  

Sun, Oct 8, 2017

Loving Lions

The Lamai Pride are at it again, virile is an understatement.  30 to 40 romps a day is par for the course and at times there is even not enough time for a quick snack.  Sultry females are not picky and will court multiple males.  Mating for lions involves speed and stamina, with a little agression thrown in for good measure - seems like it works well for them smile

Sat, Sep 9, 2017

Celebrating Spots

As you all might already know, our resident female leopard has had a couple of cute cubs.  These little ones are adorable and provide endless entertainment for our guests, just like house cats they are curious and playful by nature.  A bit of rough and tumble with each other and their doting mother is par for the course and an important part of growing up; developing the skills and muscle development that is essential in later life, enabling them to hunt and protect their territories successfully.  These cubs are about 6 months old and will spend the next year together with their mom developing important life skills, thereafter they venture out into the Serengeti on their own.  We will post periodic updates of their progress.

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Celebrating Lamai Lions

The world recently celebrated the existence of lions, and rightly so.  An incredible cat that provides endless amazement, especially at Lamai.

We are fortunate to have a healthy population of resident lions who grow in numbers every year; we always have some youngsters about who play and get up to all sorts of mischief. I bumped into one the other day….. Our Kopje and surrounding rock outcrops are local hangouts, lions lying around all day watching the food walk by and waking up at night to pounce on something nearby.

We have a small Suzuki jeep in camp that we use for transporting things between camps, about a fifth of the size of a normal Land Cruiser, I used it a few nights ago to go down to Mkombe’s house and came across two lionesses on the hunt.  They looked at me in this tiny little car and I swear for a moment they thought they could eat me and the car – I quickly rolled up the two windows, simultaneously, as the car is that small ��

This year has been particularly active as the migration is on our doorstep.  Three new young males have moved in on the Lamai prides’ territory and have forced two ‘Old Boys’” out, exciting times.  Two of the females were on heat a couple of weeks back and all sorts of mayhem broke out on one of the guest room verandas – just another magical day in the Serengeti.


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