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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Sun, Jun 16, 2013

Razzle Dazzle

The Migration is on its way to Lamai, some of it has moved into the Grumeti reserve, but some of it can be seen within a two hour drive from the camp, thousands of Zebras collectively known as a 'Dazzle' mingle with their fellow migrants the Wilderbeest. The Stripes on a Zebra are thought to confuse their predators making it more difficult for them to single out an individual. This form of camoflage known as disturptive markings has been used by the US navy in the past.
Anon, photograph of the USS West Mahomet in dazzle camouflage, 1918. Courtesy US Naval Historical and Heritage Command, NH 1733

I am not sure how well it worked against opposition warships, but I am sure it kept the Sea lions at bay.

Sun, Jun 9, 2013

Serengeti a photographers paradise

There is a good reason the Serengeti attracts all the top wildlife photographers each year, just check their facebook pages and most of them are already gearing up for their annual trip or workshop to see the migration, many of them will come to our Lamai area in the north of the Serengeti in hope of seeing a crossing, which is one of the most spectacular sights you will ever see, it has been coined as a rite of passage that must be experienced. The Wildebeest will arrive in this area in about a month, then the crossings will begin, many will die from the fall, many will die at the jaws of the giant Crocodiles that are waiting for them as they cross the Mara river, but most will survive and continue their endless journey around the Serengeti ecosystem, welcome to a photographers paradise.

Sun, Jun 2, 2013

Welcome to Lamai 2013

The cool crisp clear mornings mark the arrival of Serengeti's winter, the Hyraxes huddle close together in the mornings, perched high on the large boulders that are scattered around the camp, trying to catch the warmth of the rising Sun's rays. The Lamai Kopje is the most commanding spot in the area, stunning views in all directions, the Mara, the vast Serengeti plains as far as you can see.

Bush Hyraxes.

Ancient Kopjes scatter the area, some of them as if giants left these huge boulders neatly balanced on each other. They provide a mutitude of animals with a place to live, hide and keep watch from. From the energetic Dwarf Mongooses to the lazy Leopards.

The Lamai Kopje.

 Large plumes of smoke rise in the distance, it's that time of year again, we can see the grass drying out more and more everyday, a small size bush fire can produce as much carbon dioxide as 1000 cars do in a year. It's better to burn now, so that the fires will not get out of hand later in the year.

Dwarf Mongoose

 From everyone here in Lamai Serengeti, we look forward to welcoming you to our home.


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