Overview of Mkombe’s House Lamai

Named after legendary Tanzanian guide, Mkombe Mniko, who had a special rapport with children, Mkombe’s House has been designed to give families a truly special home away from home in the northern Serengeti. From the wooden decks, plunge pool or larger swimming pool, you and your children can enjoy views of the Lamai Wedge and the Mara River Valley, site of the famous Wildebeest Migration river crossings from about July to October.

As well as the Kogatende airstrip being nearby, Mkombe’s House can also be reached by road from Arusha, the gateway to the northern Tanzanian safari circuit. The house has been sensitively designed in thatch and stone to blend in with the landscape, and is furnished in an attractive combination of modern classics and African antiques. There are two main en suite bedrooms, and each has an adjoining en suite room for children, meaning it can sleep four adults and six children of all ages in complete comfort. In keeping with its commitment to be as child-friendly as possible, Mkombe’s House has cots (cribs), high chairs and car seats for infants, and a babysitting service is also available.

In between private game drives, there is plenty to see and do. Guests over 12 can undertake guided nature walks (look out for hyraxes and lizards sunning themselves on the kopje rocks) and the staff can arrange bush picnics and sundowners in natural beauty spots.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Views of Lamai Wedge & Mara River Valley
  • Sleeps 6 children & 4 adults
  • Housekeeping, chef & babysitting services
  • Plunge pool & large pool
  • Flexible schedule for game drives & nature walks

Bush dining

Game drives

Guided walks


Rooms at Mkombe's House Lamai

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Exclusive Use

    There are two main bedrooms for adult couples, and each has an adjoining triple bedroom that can sleep three children. All the bedrooms are en suite. In total, Mkombe’s House can sleep four adults and six children.

    General Facilities

    Mkombe’s House comfortably sleeps four adults and six children in two large suites. Ideal for families with youngster, each suite features a main bedroom, an en suite bathroom and an adjoining bedroom that fits three single beds. Cots, high chairs, car seats and babysitting is available if required. You will feel at home with a private dining room, lounge, and a spacious deck with plenty of outdoor seating, a plunge pool, a larger swimming pool, and sweeping views of the surrounding grasslands. Private staff, including an in-house chef and a private game ranger, will take care of your every need.

    Babysitting service

    Plunge pool

    Private butler

    Private chef

    Swimming pool


    After consulting with you on meal times and preferred menu, your personal chef will prepare wholesome dishes and home-baked goods for you and your family. Meals can be enjoyed in the dining room or outdoors, and simple dishes for children can easily be provided. Guests with any special dietary requirements are encouraged share these prior to arrival.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Lauren Johansson

    Lauren Johansson

    Africa Safari Expert

    The ultimate choice for families or friends travelling together. Mkombe’s is great for year round resident wildlife and naturally one of our first picks for peak migration season. Plan each day as you wish and at leisure, set your own pace – a place in Africa where one can relax and forget the hustle and bustle of normal daily life. As far as locations go in the Serengeti – this is a secret gem.

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