Greystoke Mahale and Lamai Serengeti

3 nights in Lamai, Serengeti | 4 nights in Greystoke, Mahale
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Fly from arusha into the serengeti national park

Depart Arusha by scheduled flight to the northern Serengeti. This flight is one of the most scenic in Tanzania, soaring past iconic landmarks like Ol Donyo Lengai and the Ngorongoro Crater. Flying over the Serengeti you realise the sheer scale of the seemlingly never ending plains. Our guides will meet you at the airstrip and take you back to Lamai Serengeti.

Days 1 - 4

Lamai Serengeti

Get yourself to Lamai between November and March, slow down a little and we'll show you another side to the Serengeti. 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 Serengeti is spectacular. We venture out in custom-built 4x4s, or on foot to explore the winding river lines, rocky outcrops and sweeping plains. If you were to visit just one part of the Serengeti, we really think it ought to be here.

Fly from the Serengeti to Mahale National Park

Our shared charter flight to Mahale will collect you from the Serengeti. This flight down to Mahale is a long journey, taking about four hours with a refuel stop in Tabora along the way. The arrival into Mahale is pretty unforgettable as you fly low over the mountains and land on the airstrip that sits right on the banks of Lake Tanganyika.

Travel to Greystoke Mahale by traditional Dhow

When you arrive at Mahale airstrip our wonderful guides will meet you and take you by boat to Greystoke. This journey takes about an hour and a half and skims along the banks of the impossibly clear lake with the Mahale Mountains rising dramatically from the beach. Coming around the headland and catching site of the iconic Greystoke mess sat on our own patch of white sandy beach is always a memorable moment.

Days 4 - 8

Greystoke Mahale

We share the mountains and the lake with so many animals, but it's the chimps that really inspire us. Time spent with them is time away from everything else that is ordinary. But, there's more. Hike the forest paths looking for all the other animals who quietly live here. Swim in pools up in mountain waterfalls, take a kayak out for a dawn paddle and enjoy the sunrise coming up over the mountains. Have sundowners on our old wooden dhow or just relax on the warm sands of the beach with a drink in hand. We've been in this remarkable place for over 20 years, and are still in awe of it. It's impossible not to be.

Fly back from Mahale to Arusha

You will bid farewell to the team at Greystoke and head back to the airstrip by boat in time to catch your scheduled shared charter flight back to Arusha. This flight again stops in Tabora for a refuel stop and arrives in Arusha in the late afternoon, usually in time to connect with any International departures from Kilimanjaro airport.

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C. van Calcar Sugar

Fabulous Accommodations

Accommodations are fabulous and the staff so helpful and friendly. Guiding was a great experience and the cooking outstanding!

J. Costa

Special Place, Wonderful Staff

A special place with a wonderful staff. Morning coffee with a view of the crater, especially at sunrise , is an adventure of the spirit.

H. Edwards

Choose Entamanu

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

J. & S. Rice



B. Furlow

Truly Magical Experience

Lanai Serengeti is truly magical. The entire team are thoughtful and attentive. The location and facilities excellent and the food superlative. A really special few days

S. McLaren

Phenomenal Experience

Entamanu! What a camp! From stepping into the main lodge and seeing the crater pan out in front of you to the cosy and delicious dinners at night in front of the fire. It's a phenomenal experience.

Kassim our guide was an absolute legend, his eyes out in the crater were phenomenal. He kept incredib...

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