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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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Mon, Oct 27, 2014

We found a soggy moggy!!

An afternoon storm rolled over us last week.

Pretty grim weather made for a slight lack of enthusiasm for the drive - but we managed to convince everyone to get out in the bush for a slippery adventure - including ourselves.

We were well rewarded by this fantastic sighting of a juvenile male leopard venturing out from his shelter beneath a Grewia bush.

Enjoy this....we did!!


Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Buffalo Soldiers….

We have six or seven old Buffalo bulls that never stray far from Lamai. That is six or seven pretty good reasons why we escort you to and from your rooms at night!!

They have fantastic grass, pools of water and plenty of shady spots in which they can escape the heat of the day. Why leave?

They are really massive and full of character. We often meet them on our bush walks and drives and particularly during this time of year we find their tracks (and other huge piles of evidence) all over the pathways of the lodge in the morning. They are drawn in at night time by the tasty broad leaf grasses that spring up between the rocks of the Kopje - they can be pretty intrepid, walking  up beyond the highest rooms and doing untold amounts of damage to our steps!! 

An afternoon drive will often shed some beautiful light on these big fella's, well worth stopping to get a few buffalo profile shots.


Sun, Oct 19, 2014

A stroll through the plains…

The grasses of Bologonja are green and lush this year.

But even in these great, wide open spaces - there are suprises behind the termite mounds.

"Ho hum, Zebra, Zebra, Wildebeest, Impala.......hold up whats that??"

"Double take time....maybe a Topi?"

"No too skinny"

"Perhaps it's one of those Oribis we keep hearing about....."

"Can't be! This girl's covered in spots"

"Holy smokes that's a Cheetah!!"

"Run away!!!"

"Next time, you won't get the head start!!"

"Quit chasing baboons and lets move on!"

"I've heard the Kopjes are splendid this time of year - let's try that big one over there."


Sun, Oct 12, 2014

One for the monkeys!!

I'm quite certain that every safari camp manager has, at some stage, rued the day they ever decided to share a home with the cunning Vervet Monkey.

The first head guide we worked under (down in SA) had his mobile phone stolen from the breakfast table at our lodge. The little wind-up merchant looked down at said guide, while chewing his prized possession, before eventually losing interest in its flavour he proceded to release it straight down into a pond. As you can well imagine the gesticulating and cursing that punctuated this particular interaction can't really be repeated on this blog.

It is very difficult to keep primates wild, particularly when they are surrounded by lodges and guests. We go to great lengths to discourage them as should all people visiting Africa's wild places - PLEASE DON"T EVER FEED THE MONKEYS CHAPS!! 

They are hugely entertaining when you take the time to watch them - there are some new babies in the troop near us this season and we got some lovely shots of them on the rocks last week.


Sun, Sep 28, 2014

Messing about on the river…..

There is nothing better for a host of hevies in the miday sun.

An adult African Elephant can drink 200 liters of water in a day, occasionally in one single visit! Each trunkful can send up to eight liters rushing into the thirsty creature which is more than your average "bucket challenge"!!

It's wonderful to watch them arrive at the river, you can see their pace quicken as they near the water and tell by their body language how happy they are to get there, especially the little ones!!


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