Alex Walker’s Serian’s Serengeti Mobile Lamai

(Photo: Shelley Levine Images

Friday, September 30 to Monday, October 3, 2016

“The landscape is reminiscent of scenes from Out of Africa, and there is plenty of freedom to roam and explore. The camp is situated opposite Crossing Point 4, midway among all crossing points along the river – and is perfectly positioned to spectate the wildebeest river crossings. Away from the river, this area of rolling savannah, boulder-strewn hillsides and fig-tree groves, is littered with inconceivably enormous herds of wildebeest, topi, and zebra – as well as all the predators that gorge on this movable feast. Needless to say, the game-viewing we have access to is world-class. Cheetah, lion, and elephant especially make for fantastic sighting, but it’s not unheard of to see the Big Five in a day.”

We had a bespoke itinerary. A “made-to-measure” experience, and Allan’s favorite. And mine. We had a family tent, two bedroom tents connected by a third tent set up as a living room. Each has their own en suite bathroom. Perfect! The camp itself has six tents, with the capability of adding rooms to fit larger groups. The tents are all classic safari style, with a distinct air of adventure but all the luxuries you can ever need – comfy beds, flush toilets (Allan’s non negotiable) and hot “bucket” showers and a bucket and ladle for other bathroom needs! Hot water bottles were tucked under our duvets every night. Our driver called ahead each day to ensure that our showers were ready.  All tents are positioned to take advantage of the camps immense views north over the Lamai Wedge.

Each tent has its own dedicated 240-volt power outlets so that you can charge your batteries and devices at any time of day. Guests also have exclusive use of 4WD Safari vehicle and dedicated guide and spotter.

Food is sourced from local farms and the chef is excellent. Dinners, following Sundowners, are usually taken in the main tent which also has a small library and a number of sofas. One night it rained, so we had cocktails in the library. Another great meal with great company.

As with most camps, you are not allowed to leave your tent after dark without your own Maasai Warrior for protection. It is almost always dark when you head to dinner. Instead of walkie talkie you wave your flashlight and your escort arrives. A Maasia stands guard all night.

The staff was amazing. Alex was more amazing! He is passionate. In 2014, he and another guide were both voted ‘Best Guide in Africa’ in the Good Safari Guide Awards, and in 2015 he won ‘Best Guide in Africa’ again, but on his own this time!

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