LAMAI SERENGETI

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Lamai Serengeti sits amongst the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, just a few miles from where the wildebeest cross the Mara River. There are just 12 rooms split between two entirely separate lodges, the Main Lodge of 8 rooms and a smaller Private Lodge of 4 rooms. Each site has been carefully thought out. Firstly and most importantly, with the elements in mind, to take maximum advantage of the view, the sun, the wind and even the rain, welcome when it comes. If you were to visit only one place in the Serengeti, it should be here.

Lamai Serengeti rooms, which are beautifully designed, are a clever blend of canvas, plaster and natural poles. Most of the furniture in the lodge was made by a company that has been training up former street kids as expert carpenters. Lamai Serengeti is part of Nomad Tanzania, one of East Africa's original safari companies. They have been operating for the past 20 years and have invested in local people and conservation in a number of ways. For many years, they have been providing their Tanzanian guides with micro-finance loans to buy their own safari vehicles. They then hire the guides and their cars, allowing them to earn a decent income. Nomad Tanzania is also offering their guides the most continuous and rigorous guide training program in Tanzania to make them amongst the best in the African Safari industry. Being actively involved in conservation and committed to sustainable management of Tanzania’s wildlife and habitats, Nomad Tanzania also supports worthwhile projects around the country.