Our private house lovingly designed for families and friends

Juxtaposes the rugged exhilaration of the Serengeti, with all the creature comforts of a bush retreat





Sun deck

Your place to slumber

Welcome to your en-suite master bedroom with sweeping views across the plains.

A cosy hideaway for your little ones

Mkombe’s has two children’s rooms just down a corridor from Mum and Dad, which are completely enclosed to keep the little ones from heading on adventures of their own after dark.

Room with a view

Each room looks out on the most incredible views across northern Serengeti towards the Maasai Mara, you’ll find yourself mesmerized for hours.

Open to the wilderness

We figure you need every opportunity to look out into the abyss, so we’ve designed our bathrooms to let you do just that.

Kids ensuite bathroom

Each kids’ bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, complete with a deep tub for bubbly bath time.

Dining under the stars, or in the dining room… you choose

Mkombe’s has large dining areas inside and out so you can enjoy you breakfast, lunch and dinner wherever the mood takes you.

This is what sundrenched days are for...

Poolside lounging at Mkombe's House Lamai. Northern Serengeti is alive with wildlife sightings around every corner - but that's not to say there shouldn't be room for time out to soak up the sunshine.

Enjoy the last of the evening light…

With your nearest and dearest regaling stories of the days safari adventures.

If you ever needed an idea for date night...

This is our breathtakingly romantic star bed at Mkombe's House where you can sleep under a celestial cinema, be serenaded all night by the sounds of the wild - and wake to a sunrise over the Serengeti.

Complete escapism awaits at newly opened Mkombe’s House, the only private house in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.

From Mkombe, with love

Nomad founder, Mkombe Mniko, was a guide who cherished this area and connected strongly with children – and their parents. He was an inspirational man, always smiling, with an exuberance for Africa’s wild places. Mkombe was a huge part of Nomad in the early days and there was huge sadness across the safari world when he sadly passed away in 2008 after a short illness.

Mkombe left behind a legacy of wonderful memories and his child-like excitement for being in wild places will never be forgotten. We’re proud that this little corner of the Serengeti that he loved so much, should carry his name.

The Serengeti… on your schedule

Lovingly designed for close families and friend, this is the only true private home in the whole Serengeti, and it doesn’t get better than this.

We know from decades of our own safaris that the best way to be out in Africa’s wild places is surrounded by your favourite people, and running your safari on your own timetable.

So whether it be with your family, or your very closest friends this House is a place to really escape from it all, with a private guide and vehicle (and private house staff) the northern Serengeti is yours to explore without being dictated by other people’s schedules or preferences.

Key details


June to mid-March


open-fronted adult rooms


fully enclosed children’s rooms


enclosed snug for kids to relax


swimming pool


children’s pool

Completely private with panoramic views


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. 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.

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. 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...

H. Edwards

Choose Entamanu

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

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