The only self-contained private house in the Serengeti

Set plum in the middle of one of the richest game areas in the Serengeti, this bush home from home is designed specifically with little children in mind, as well as being a great place for groups of friends. Mkombe was a guide who cherished this area and connected strongly with children – and their parents. He would have seriously loved it here, as will anyone who stays in the house we named after him.

Poolside sunset from your private Serengeti home at Mkombe's House Lamai.

Spend a night under the stars on your private veranda, in your private house at Mkombe's House Lamai.

A night out under the stars in our starbed at Mkombe's House Lamai.

Mkombe's House by night, just as magical as it is by day.

Dining room at Mkombe's House Lamai.

Open fronted bedrooms with endless views over the Northern Serengeti from Mkombe

Iconic scenes with iconic giants and endless horizons in the Serengeti National Park.

Sundowners enjoyed on the decks of Mkombe's House Lamai.

Elephants greeting in the Serengeti National Park.

Elephant in the northern Serengeti.

Freedom to just be in Mkombe's House Lamai.

The Serengeti as your playground, under the watchful eye of our expert Mkombe's House guides.

Cheetah making the most of a higher vantage point near Lamai Serengeti.

Two enclosed bedrooms at Mkombe's House Lamai are designed especially for little people.

Discovering all the little beasties on safari at Mkombe's House Lamai.

Early morning hot chocolate before a day of discovery at Mkombe's House Lamai.

On safari with the whole family at Mkombe's House Lamai.

Home-from-home for the whole family at Mkombe's House Lamai.

Unique, locally designed and created with love. Mkombe's House Lamai.

A night out under the stars in our starbed at Mkombe's House Lamai.

Wildebeest thunder across the Mara River, dodging the jaws of giant crocodiles in their continual search for greener pastures. Credit - Trevor Holden.

The Mara River in the Northern Serengeti.

A klipspringer in the Northern Serengeti.

Three cheetah brothers scanning the plains in the Serengeti National Park.

The wildebeest migration in the Serengeti National Park.

A young male lion in the Serengeti National Park.

A cheetah stalks a herd of wildebeest in the Serengeti.

Wildebeest thundering across the Mara River.

A cheetah keeping a close eye on the wildebeest herds in the Serengeti National Park.

Elephant in the Serengeti National Park.

The area surrounding Lamai Serengeti is home to incredible resident big game year round.

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Game drives in the Serengeti National Park.

One of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet - the Great Migration.

Endless views from the Kogakuria Kopje - home to Lamai Serengeti and Mkombe

Whether it be a family holiday or a romantic break, Mkombe

Walks around the kopje reveal all sorts of little treasures. Children over 12 years old can join in on longer safari walks.


The freedom to explore with your little ones at your own pace at Mkombe


The cosy lounge at Mkombe

Dining under the stars at Mkombe

Two open fronted bedrooms make the most of the epic views over the northern Serengeti at Mkombe

Two enclosed bedrooms are ideal for children at Mkombe

Enhancing lives at Mkombe's House

From enhancing dynamic careers to working with local communities and conservation projects, here are some inspiring stories from our award-winning camp in Northern Serengeti.

Poacher turned walking scout

Not only does his smile light up the world, but’s he’s a Nomad walking scout, on his way to becoming a guide. His incredible wilderness skills come from his previous life as a bushmeat poacher. We count ourselves very lucky indeed to have him among our Nomad herd.

Paulina’s journey to Lamai

Nomad sponsored Paulina’s journey through vocational training and an internship in camp – and she’s now a full-time part of the Lamai team.

Finding talent in key conservation areas

Living and farming on the edge of the Serengeti means human-wildlife conflict is inevitable. Kichawi is determined to help his family and community deal with the challenges that come from living alongside wildlife.

Life long learning & growth

Supporting schools

Mbilikili meal-a-day programme

Knowing the importance of the best start to early learning, we have launched our meal-a-day programme into Mbilikili, a remote village on the edge of northern Serengeti. This provides over 100 children one square meal a day and the best possible start on their education journey.

Conservation & environment

Supporting conservation partners

Conservation support for Serengeti De-snaring

Nomad is very proud to be one of the first operators to engage with this conservation programme. For each nigh spent at Lamai we donate $1 to the programme and look to top- up with further donations from our shop and massage profits. To date, we have donated over $10,000 but more importantly facilitated a programme that is making a serious dent in on the illegal trapping and poaching of wildlife in the Serengeti.

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.


H. Edwards

Choose Entamanu

If I could visit only one place for the rest of my life I’d choose Entamanu

H. Edwards

Special Place

Mkombe’s House is a very special place and I’d like to shout it from the rooftops but also want to keep it to myself!

D. Fuller

Incredible Destinations

You must let Nomad guide your choice of camps. Over the past week we have passed through three of the most incredible destinations I have ever been to. Comfortably spaced apart so the journey to each was a wonderful adventure. March is also a fantastic time to go. Temperate climate, fresh mornin...

J. Izod

Exceptional Holiday Experience

This was an exceptional holiday. We have never stayed in mobile camps before and were completely blown away by the high standard of accommodation, catering and general services. This appears to be a finely tuned operation and the staff and guides are so eager to assist in making our holiday a magic...

J. Stallard

Fantastic Experience

Entamanu is a beautifully designed and well run camp in a quite incredible location. Staff are all charming and knowledgable. Food delicious. All in all a fantastic experience.

J. Stallard

Wonderful Temporary Home

We have had a wonderful few days at Mkombe house. We have a een incredible game and nature at its rawest. Coming back to our wonderful temporary home with comfortable beds, great company and lovely staff. Thanks in particular to Babu and Damien.

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