SAFARI SNAPSHOT – TANZANIA

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News just in! Nomad Tanzania have announced the launch of their latest Tanzanian destination, Mkombe’s House Lamai. Opening in July, Mkombe’s House Lamai is the first private, self, contained, family house in the heart of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. With total exclusivity, your own private car and guide throughout, a dedicated camp crew (maitre d and housekeeper) and in-house chef who will plan and co-ordinate all meals directly with you, this will be the ideal destination to experience safari as a family.

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Mkombe’s House is located just a couple of miles from the Mara River where millions of wildebeest can be seen crossing the waters between July and October. Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and countless other large African mammals are found here in abundance year round giving visitors an all encompassing safari experience and a level of privacy second to none.
If, however, you fancy leaving the kids at home, we’ve picked two of our favourite ‘honeymoon’ inspired camps to give you some inspiration:
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Lamai Serengeti, Tanzania
Situated just down the ‘bush’ from Mkbome’s House, Lamai Serengeti is an eight lodge camp a few miles from the Mara River and occupies one of most dramatic sites in the Serengeti. Tucked amongst the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje, with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, the site has been carefully thought out to make the most of the unusual space and of course, the elements. The camp itself is a thing of beauty, the billowing mosquito nets, use of canvas, natural poles, linen throws, rich use of wood and secret spots on the deck to while away the evenings create an environment that soothes the soul. The intricacies of the area create a plethora of opportunities for not only watching the migration, which is what the area is famous for, but for endless exploration in 4x4s to really get a sense of the scale of the area. A real highlight here are the walking safaris in the South – with small valleys, river lines and rocky kopjes, it is a great viewing point to watch the approaching wild animals whilst remaining inconspicuous.
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Greystoke Mahale, Tanzania
The alluring nature of Greystoke Mahale is its awe inspiring location – the camp sits on the banks of Lake Tanganyika with the 8000ft Mahale mountains rising behind. The camp decor is mesmerising to those with even extensive safari experience. Guests are made to feel at one with the hoots and hollers of the jungle and the unparalleled beauty of the camp and nature, which they are allowed to call home for a few precious days. Visitors tend to arrive at camp in the late afternoon, with the African sun glistening off the water and are immediately made to feel at ease with a glass of wine in hand, relaxing on the beach before being served a meal a standard far surpassing most safari camps.
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Of course, what Greystoke Mahale is renowned for is the chimps. Guests set off early each morning in search of them – it is a truly inspiring site to behold; their movement, grooming and squabbling so similar to that of humans and arguably one of the most humbling experiences to witness, watching these beautiful creatures in action. Greystoke Mahale is an immersion into a life far more beautiful and raw than one could ever imagine. The utmost care and attention to detail is taken to create a welcoming, luxurious environment whilst preserving the integrity of its surroundings. Passionate guides, in tune to the beat of the jungle teach and inspire whilst providing unique experiences like fishing off the dhow for your own fresh sushi, swimming in the pools of the waterfalls, or enjoying a classic sundowner.

BOE Magazine

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