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Lamai Serengeti features sublime vistas of the surrounding kopje (rock), miles of rolling grassland, and (my favourite part), herds of indigenous animals that roam there.

TRAVEL & LEISURE

It's one thing to watch a herd of wildebeest thundering across an obscenely large, 3D flat screen dangling precariously from your living room wall. It is quite another to witness the Great Migrations in the flesh, accompanied by the sweet smell of your morning coffee swirling with the kicked-up dust from the Serengeti plains as the high-pitched trumpets of young elephant calves (or grunts from those numberless gnu) waft into your bedroom.

Toss away the remote. Two new properties, new to Tanzania and Kenya, obliterate the "Channel" and key in on the "Discovery" of the AFrican wild.

Opened in northern Tanzania in late June, each of the 12 open-air rooms at Lamai Serengeti features sublime vistas of the surrounding kopje (rock), miles of rolling grassland, and (my favourite part), herds of indigenous animals that roam there. The property is located on the outskirts of the Mara River in the Serengeti, where, every July, the greatest mammal migration in the world begins.

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Travel & Leisure, July 2011