The Serengeti’s Only Holiday Home

There’s much to be said about luxe accommodations that award its guests little, if any, interaction with anyone outside of themselves. And none have ever boasted nature as highest in the pecking order for vacationers only next-door neighbors. But Mkombe House Lamai changed everything.

Mkombe House Lamai has become the first and only private house available in Tanzania’s 5,7000-square foot Serengeti National Park, counting lions, elephants, rhinos, zebras, and a consortium of big game as its closest residents. Designed for groups of 10 people, Mkombe boasts a full staff on standby, a chef on hand to prepare meals, a personal guide, babysitter, guard, two separate master bedrooms, each connecting to a children’s bedroom, two swimming pools, a projector, multiple rooms for relaxation, an outdoor star bed, and, most importantly, unheard of proximity and access to the life-sustaining Mara River. The River is the crossing point for hundreds of thousands of animals as they migrate further south and then back north during July and October.

A profile by the Telegraph unveils just how isolated the Mkombe House Lamai is. Though its near the Lamai Serengeti lodge Mkombe was designed specifically for isolation, noting, “British travelers who fly to Dar es Salaam will then need to fly on to the Kogatende airstrip before being driven to their temporary African abode.” Full-board accommodations for Mkombe alone (not including travel, park fees or transfers) begin at $625 USD per night per person based on a minimum of four guests.

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