Northern Serengeti, Tanzania – On 27th June 2011 a new camp comes onto the African safari scene, one balancing luxury with responsibility and a world class location in perhaps the current best game viewing area. Award winning Nomad Tanzania announces Lamai Serengeti a camp committed to eco-tourism and the effort to preserve and showcase Africas wilderness and wildlife in style. It’s Luxury naturally.
13 September 2010 PRESS RELEASE
Northern Serengeti, Tanzania – On 27th June 2011 a new camp comes onto the African safari scene, one balancing luxury with responsibility, located in perhaps the world’s best game viewing region today. Award winning Nomad Tanzania announces Lamai Serengeti a camp committed to eco-tourism and the effort to preserve and showcase Africa’s wilderness and wildlife in style. It’s Luxury naturally.
Encompass Africa and Nomad-Tanzania are offering clients a 15% discount and free private car and guide for any Lamai Serengeti bookings confirmed before 31st October 2010. Just one of the many specials and offers we receive everyday!
Luxury and responsibility is a difficult balancing act and there are challenges everywhere you look, from insects to elephants, fly screens to fences, climate change to client expectations.
Early signs are promising as you fly over the Serengeti’s iconic Kogakuria kopjes in a light aircraft because you can hardly distinguish Lamai Serengeti’s location. It is tucked into the rocks of the Kopjes and camouflaged with its sustainable timber deck and walkways, earth coloured canvas tents and well positioned solar power panels.
There are just 12 tents in total split between two entirely separate camps, a Main Camp and a smaller Private Camp. Each tent takes maximum advantage of the views, the sun, the wind and even the rain when it comes. An ideal setting for that African travel experience you’re after.
This area of outstanding natural beauty is in the northern Serengeti with the most commanding vantage point for miles around, with never ending views beyond the Mara River valley across the whole Lamai area to the north, ideal wildebeest migration territory.
If you want to get up close to Africa’s wildlife and immerse yourself in the wilderness, Lamai Serengeti may just be the ticket. Not only do you get to experience true African safari, game drive adventures out into spectacular scenery, Mara river crossings from July through December, discovering an altogether quieter and less-crowded part of the Serengeti that comes replete with its own mass of year-round resident game from December through June. You also have walking safaris available – an icon of responsible travel.
Driving through the bush and watching wildlife from a vehicle is like seeing a movie unfold in front of you; walking amongst it is like reading and starring in the book.
Being on foot in the bush offers so much sensual and tactile interaction that it becomes much more than just finding the animals, in itself quite a challenge. What makes the experience are the countless subtle aromas, the tracks in the sand telling stories and changes to landscapes.
Lamai Serengeti will initially offer half and day guided walks within the immediate area, through nearby kopjes and along the myriad riverlines. Once the camp is fully established, longer walking safaris with fly camping in the still pristine neighbouring wilderness areas will be available.
Encompass Africa, a tailormade safari company in Australia is equally committed to responsible and eco-tourism in Africa. It specialises in designing unique African experiences for clients while making a difference to local communities and wildlife conservation.
Encompass Africa’s Founder and Director, Jonathon Wilson said ‘we are committed to showcasing the splendour and icons of Africa whilst protecting its biodiversity. I prefer to support camps equally committed to the preservation of this extraordinary continent. The reality is that every lodge or camp development changes its environment to some extent. The question is whether developers calculate risk and commit to an acceptable change that does not compromise the long- term sustainability of wildlife and local communities. I’m confident that Nomad-Tanzania has their calculations correct. Let’s hope so because this is one of my favourite African wilderness areas abundant with wildlife and I’d like my children and one day, grandchildren to experience it.’
Read Encompass Africa’s responsible travel policy online.
NOMAD TANZANIA is one of East Africa’s leading small safari companies. It has been operating safaris in Tanzania since the late 1980s when Richard Bonham’s mobile camp first went into the Selous. A time when few people had heard of such remote places and fewer still had visited. This year Nomad Tanzania has won – “BEST MOBILE SAFARI OPERATOR IN AFRICA 2010” and third place in “BEST GUIDING TEAM IN AFRICA 2010” – Good Safari Guide Awards.