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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Magical Mahale Experience

Mahale is a magical place. Getting there by boat, being on the shores of Lake Taganyika and trekking in the jungle to see the chimps was a dream come true. Everything from the location, the staff, the food, the lodging, the guides all made an unforgettable experience. Go if you can…it will change yo...

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Nomad Ticks Every Box

Had the most amazing time , nomad is a company that ticks every single box from staff to service and all its environmental and ecological values . I would not hesitate to recommend to everyone. It’s not just a safari it’s a whole experience. Created the most wonderful memorable birthday for me. We w...

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"Great Hospitality, Experienced Guiding"

Great hospitality, experienced and interesting guiding

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Magical Stay

Thank you for a magical stay at your beautiful lodge. Everything were wonderful from the nicest people, the fantastic view and the excellent game drive and the many unforgettable memories.

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Amazing Stay at Lamai

We had an amazing stay at Lamai. The location was beautiful and a lot of wildlife was spotted. The service and interaction with staff and guests was fabulous.

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