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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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Fri, Jun 8, 2012

The Hat Rick Game at Lamai - by Emanuel Mosha

After reopening camp for a new season I went out for the morning game drive.  As we were looking from both side to side and below and above the long grass, we suddenly saw some shadows in the grass and noticed that it was a male cheetah on its own!
 

Photo by Kakae Saiteu

Meanwhile, while taking a chance to enjoy him a buffalo herd appeared in the background and we were suddenly surrounded by a the herd of over 100.  Just as we were thinking to leave the sighting and go somewhere else three Rhinos came from the bush, after being disturbed by the Lords of the savannah, four young male lions!
 

Photo by Kakae Saiteu


Photo by Kakae Saiteu


Photo by Kakae Saiteu

It was a great surprise for us then we were more surprised by the herd of the elephants which were crossing just behind us.  After these fantastic sightings we had nowhere else we could go for that morning drive so we concluded that this is the proper place to be and make life as the most part of it since we were all fancied the super big 4 in one sighting!
 

Photo by Kakae Saiteu


Wed, Jun 6, 2012

Our first guests

Our first guests, Bjorn and Katarina Mark arrived a few days ago to celebrate their honeymoon in style at Lamai.  It was the moment when we walked into the lounge together and Katarina gasped at the spectacular beauty of the view, which instantly sent goosebumps all over me!! It was at this minute that I realized all our work over the last few days getting camp ready had paid off and that we were now ready to show off Lamai to the world!!
 
Gabriel, Kakae, Bjorn, Katarina and I all set off for our first drive after tea.  It was a great afternoon with lots of stories and laughter as we drove through the bush keeping our eyes peeled for anything which may be sunbathing on the Kopjis.
 
As we drove towards the Mara River we spotted a beautiful Tawny Eagle on top of a dead tree right next to the road so we stopped to view her.  Suddenly something else appeared in the picture and we soon noticed the male Tawny Eagle swoop down, landing right on top of her!  We were amazed and didn't know if we should watch rudely or turn our heads away to give them privacy... but, we decided not to miss this and thus managed to capture some fantastic photographic material to prove their display of affection!
 
 

 

We then carried on towards a gorgeous rain storm up ahead and were soon stopped in our tracks when we saw the silhoette of a Leopard climbing down from a tree.  Soo excited.. we fumbled for our cameras again and managed to get a lovely picture of the Leopard.  Unfortunately, obviously still young, he was quite nervous and hurried away towards a group of unsuspecting Topi's.

Soon afterwards, a glass of white wine was enjoyed altogether toasting the fresh rays of the sun beaming through a beautiful dark thunder storm in the distance!
 
Ahhh.. could it be better than this?
 
 
 

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