If you were to visit just one part of the Serengeti, it ought to be here.

This area of lush, rolling grassland and tree-lined watercourses is the hub around which the Serengeti migration circulates. During the dry season, the herds mass on both banks of the Mara River, frequently crossing - and braving the crocs - in response to local weather patterns that only they seem to understand.

But even a brief visit to Lamai at any time of year will demonstrate that it's not all about the migration. Unlike the southern plains of the Serengeti that dry out, forcing all but the hardiest of species to leave, this area remains lush and green. There's a collective sigh of relief from the resident game when the one and a half million migrating wildebeest - and the madness that attends them - leave town for a few months. And the resident game at Lamai is spectacular. Plains game in the form of zebra, topi, gazelles, impala, buffalo and giraffe all frequent the area throughout the year. Lion are rarely far away and leopard, ever present, but always elusive, stalk the rocky kopjes and river lines.

January – March

June

July – October

November

December

Fantastic resident game

  • Excellent value rates, 40% off high season
  • Incredible resident game year-round, and far fewer people as the crowds head south chasing the migration.
  • Beautiful, lush green plains with occasional afternoon thunder showers. Hot sunny days.
Prices from $945 per person per night
January – March

Migration season starts

  • Excellent value rates, 40% off high season
  • Dependent on weather patterns there is a possibility that the first migration herds will reach the Northern Serengeti at the end of June. This is a good time to combine Lamai with Serengeti Safari Camp further south if you are keen to catch the migration.
  • Mild days and cooler nights. This time of year, is usually dry but the Northern Serengeti can receive rain throughout the season and this is what drives the movement of the migration.
Prices from $945 per person per night
June

Wildebeest migration

  • Height of the wildebeest migration in Northern Serengeti
  • The wildebeest gather in their millions and crisscross over the Mara River. A river crossing is a phenomenal sight, truly the stuff of wildlife documentaries.
  • Mild days and cooler nights. This time of year, is usually dry but the Northern Serengeti can receive rain throughout the season and this is what drives the movement of the migration.
Prices from $2,250 per person per night
July – October

Last of the migration action

  • Excellent value rates, 40% off high season
  • The migration starts to head south but there is still the chance of a few stragglers crossing the Mara River.
  • Hot sunny days with a higher chance of the odd scattered rain shower, generally in the afternoon.
Prices from $945 per person per night
November

Fantastic resident game

  • Excellent value rates, 40% off high season
  • The bush is verdant and green and there is plenty to see, without too many other people around.
  • Hot sunny days with a higher chance of the odd scattered rain shower, generally in the afternoon.
Prices from $945 per person per night
December

Northern Tanzania safaris

Our Northern Tanzania camps are in enviable locations that mean we can take you deeper into this epic wilderness and create life changing experiences.

Reviews

D. Bletsoe

Review for lamai

Charming Hospitable Lodge

A most charming and hospitable lodge with breath taking views and the amazing wildlife of the Serengeti. Visited in February when few others about and we were so well looked after. Thank you.

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D. Wells

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Best Guide Ever

Great people, great views and best guide ever in Raj of the Serengeti!!

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M. Deer

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Best Trip Yet

I thoroughly loved this vacation. We’ve been all over the world, and I do believe this is our best trip yet. We saw the migration which was completely miraculous! All the animals were breathtaking. We will definitely be making this trip again and bringing more family with us.

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M. Bondallaz & C. Callmander

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Unique Camp Visit

Back at Lamai for the 4th time, we can only encourage everyone to visit and stay in that unique camp for some days Dream-like situation, top comfort, delicious and varied menus, incredible and fascinating safaris are worthy of full support As for the staff, we shower each of them with praises and th...

L. Beck

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Truly Magical Lamai

Dickie Ashcroft of Audley Travel had advised us that Lamai was a very special place. That was an understatement. The staff provided a warm and welcoming stay that was so relaxing within structure. We saw so much wildlife and beauty with special touches like breakfast on the plains, bush bar of ou...

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L. Friedlander

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Breathtaking Setting, Extraordinary Service

Breathtaking setting with amazing views, extraordinary service, beautiful rooms with great wifi, and everything one needs, gorgeous views, delicious food, and perfect in every way. We saw lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhino, giraffes, zebras, topi's, warthogs, and more.

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