Mkombe's House Lamai

This self-contained private house for ten, totally designed around families, is charm itself, and set plum in the middle of one of Serengeti’s richest mammal habitats.

Solitary under huge skies and amidst the great grassland plains, it grants complete freedom from other people and schedules. It’s also excitement-central: a lively base for expertly guided forays into the bush: scouting buffalo, elephants, lion, crocodiles – and the famous wildebeest river crossings.

Nomad founder, Mkombe Mniko, was a guide who cherished this area and connected strongly with children – and their parents. He would have seriously loved it here. And so will anyone who stays in this house they named after him.

Mkombe's House Lamai is the first and only true private house within the Serengeti National Park. Occupying its own private space and built around the rocks of the Kogakuria Kopje, Mkombe’s House was designed by Joanna Cooke who was also responsible for the award winning Lamai Serengeti.  Beautifully styled along the same lines, the House has a fresh, contemporary feel.  What we particularly love about it is that while it looks great, it is still somewhere you can completely relax in.

The House is fully self-contained with two en-suite double/twin rooms, each with a nearby secure and en-suite children’s room.  The House can sleep a total of 4 adults and 6 children comfortably and there is no minimum age.  There are cots, high chairs and car-seats provided for the little ones. Each day, meals are planned with the in-house chef, allowing for lots of flexibility and plenty of choice from a menu loaded with fresh produce, home-baking and delicious flavours. The House incorporates a private dining room and lounge in addition to outside chill-out areas, a plunge pool and larger swimming pool and magnificent views across the Northern Serengeti.


You have all the flexibility you want to plan your days exactly how you like them.  No schedules, no other guests to worry about.

We know from experience that if you’re traveling with young children, the ability to plan your days around their specific needs is all-important for everyone’s enjoyment.  That’s why Mkombe’s House has a private guide, with whom you can discuss the options and decide what you’d like to do each day.

Game drives is the main focus, but it’s also possible to go out on walks (children over 12yrs only), enjoy picnic breakfasts or lunches and sundowners on the rocks.  Youngsters often enjoy clambering around on the rocks around the camps in search of lizards, hyrax and other harmless creatures.

And then of course there’s the option of spending time in your own home in the bush, reading in a shady spot with a great view, or having the odd dip in the pool.  It is a holiday after all.

Mkombe’s House Lamai is located in the northern Serengeti, set within the iconic Kogakuria Kopjes with views out over the Mara River Valley and Lamai Wedge.

The House is entirely self-contained with four bedrooms, dining room and lounge, plunge pool and larger swimming pool and plenty of outside chill-out areas. There is a dedicated team of staff and in-house chef. Mkombe’s House has two open fronted double/twin rooms, each with a private verandah and en-suite bathroom. A further two bedrooms are smaller, secure and enclosed, ideal for younger children, also with their own en-suite bathroom, these rooms can sleep three children comfortably. 

Mkombe’s House can sleep max 10 people, ideally four adults and six children. Groups of 6 - 8 adults is possible but it is imperative that they understand that the rooms at the back of the house are smaller and enclosed. 

The only exclusive private safari house in the Serengeti; specifically designed with families or groups of friends in mind. Offering complete flexibility on everything from activities to meals and in the best location in the Serengeti. Excellent private guiding for all activities.

Good chance of Mara River crossings (from July to October). Nov—March, great resident game, birdlife, few people, fabulous scenery.

Private game drives, guided walks (children over 12yrs), bush picnics and sundowners.

We are delighted to accept children of all ages. The House is equipped with high chair, baby car seat and various other bits of kit for the really young explorers. We can provide baby-sitting when needed.

Fly in (from Arusha, Dar es Salaam or other Northern Tanzania locations) using one of the daily scheduled flights (airstrip is Kogatende). Drive in from other northern Serengeti camps.

Year-round except from mid-March to the end of May.

For more information on Mkombe's House click HERE


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* Valid for travel until Apr 30, 2023 (except Jul-Sep & holiday period). Private car/guide available for 5 consecutive nights. Can combine with other Nomad Properties.