close

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.

  • Visit Lamai Safaris
  • Visit Lamai Camp

Sat, Nov 12, 2016

Lamai Locals

Lamai is generally a hive of activity, the comings and goings of local wildlife providing endless entertainment. 

Nature, a huge male leopard, often wonders through in the evenings and the early hours of the morning; we caught him in the bar once with one of his lady friends, and lucky guests get a glimpse of him on their room decks from time to time. 

Snakes are rare and not often seen but due to the large population of rock hyraxes (food) they stick around; rock pythons (not venomous) are one of our favourites and given the chance we play with them a little.  Our resident snake wrangler, Ibra (staff cook) is quick to catch any slithering intruder and releases them far from camp….

Lions surround Lamai, lots of rocks serving as vantage points and plenty of wildlife to keep their bellies full.  It’s rare for an evening to go by without a roar or two, or three….. kills around camp are common, especially during the migration season.

We have a family of klipspringers in camp – the literal translation is ‘rock jumper’.  Mom, dad and little one.  We have named them Brandy, Coke, and Ice; after a popular South African drink: Klipies and coke (a type of brandy with a coke mixer).

The vervet monkeys are naughty and have taken a liking to the deck chairs at the pool, hanging out with a family of rock hyraxes, who live under the pool decking, with visits from our resident troop of dwarf mongooses.  You will notice that the mongoose and hyraxes like to cuddle, often seen in a pile; they do this to keep warm and is an important part of their social makeup. 

Peter Parker (Spiderman) is our handsome rock agama, he knows it, and loves people to take his photo.

Fauna, big and small at Lamai is a constant reminder of how fortunate we are, it’s a privilege to live and work in such an amazing pat of the world.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Search

Enter your search term below, if you can't find what you're looking for please drop us an email and we'll be happy to help

Newsletter Sign Up

Keep up with the news from Nomad, from special offers to updates from life in our camps:


Partner Log In

Please enter your details to log in to the site:

If you've forgotten your password please email tara@nomad-tanzania.net and we'll come right back to you with a reminder.

Find us on:   Instagram
Contact Us

We'd be delighted to help you with any questions you have about our camps & safaris or to put you in touch with a specialist tour operator in your part of the world:

Sales
(8:30am - 5:30pm TZ):
info@nomad-tanzania.com
+255 787 595908
24hr Emergency Only:
duty@nomad-tanzania.com
+255 784 208343
+255 763 333383
Press:
press@nomad-tanzania.net
Our lines in Tanzania can sometimes give us trouble so please keep trying if you don't get through to us the fist time.

Your Details

How can we help you?

Explore Nomad Gallery
Open Gallery

Explore our images

Get off the beaten track with our interactive gallery

Or filter the results...

Filter your results...

All Camps
Northern Camps:
Western Camps:
Southern Camps:
All Seasons
×