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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Wed, Dec 26, 2012


Lyrics By Forrest, Louise and Kristen Booth                                      

(Who joined us for Christmas 22 - 26 December 2012)

On the first day of Christmas

My family gave to me
A bread stealing vervet monkey

On the second day of Christmas
My family gave to me
Two dik-diks hiding

On the third day of Christmas
My family gave to me
Three wildebeest

On the fourth day of Christmas
My family gave to me
Four napping lions

On the fifth day of Christmas
My family gave to me
Five pachyderms

On the sixth day of Christmas
My family gave to me
Six hyrax scooting

On the seventh day of Christmas
My family gave to me
Seven giraffe a-browsing

On the eighth day of Christmas
My family gave to me
Eight mongoose running

On the ninth day of Christmas
My family gave to me
Nine buffs-a-glaring

On the tenth day of Christmas
My family gave to me

Ten hippos gaping 

On the eleventh day of Christmas
My family gave to me

Eleven tommies pronking

On the twelfth day of Christmas
My family gave to me

Twelve frogs a-singing
Eleven tommies pronking
Ten hippos gaping 
Nine buffs-a-glaring
Eight mongoose running
Seven giraffe a-browsing
Six hyrax scooting
Five pachyderms
Four napping lions
Three wil-de-beest
Two dik-diks hiding
And a bread stealing vervet monkey

Mon, Dec 24, 2012

Merry Christmas to all our friends and families!!

What a fantastic year this has been at Lamai in the Northern Serengeti.. from new lion and cheetah cubs and brand new hyrax babies and dwarf mongoose all being born on our doorsteps, five sub-adult lions playing tricks and building a playground right under our windows, exhilarating sightings of 2,000 and more wildebeest crossing the hurdles and challenges of the Mara River and then trudging across the Serengeti plains and through the rocky outcrops to continue their journeys south... this year has almost definitely been the most exciting yet!  

Herewith just a few photos to recap the adventures we have had this year.

The wildebeest have left now but this doesn't mean the area is quiet.. on the contrary in fact.. it seems that with the wildebeest out of the way, the other animals are able to be the stars of the show and there are so many animals to see.  The buffalo, zebra and even topi herds seem to have doubled in size during the last few weeks.  The baby boom has definitely hit this part of Africa and all the animals, big and small seem to have little replicas of themselves following closely behind!!

The landscape is a beautiful emerald green with dainty white ink flowers scattered gently across the plains.
It is definitely my favorite time in this area, so fresh and vibrant that one seems to forget about the vicious and traumatic sightings which were experienced in the same area a couple of months ago.

We are full house over Christmas and New Year and very much looking forward to celebrating with all those who are with us.

To those of you who have visited us in 2012, it has been very special sharing these exciting moments with you.  We hope you visit us again soon and to those of you who are visiting us in 2013, we look forward to showing off our Eden to you.

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and prosperous New Year!  
From all of us at Lamai, both great and small, both two and four-legged.. have a great festive season!


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