Kimondo Camp (previously known as Olakira Lamai Camp) is an intimate 8 tented safari camp that moves between the Southern and Northern Serengeti in order to track the movements of the Migration. When in the north, Kimondo Camp is situated on the Lamai Wedge in an exclusive area east of Kogatende Bridge, offering excellent access to both the river and the open spaces of Lamai. In the south, the camp is nestled under Acacia trees in a bowl of open grasslands with a permanent water source which attracts wildlife throughout the season. Tents are spacious and comfortable with en-suite flush toilets and safari showers. To the front is a small veranda and seating area that allows guests to enjoy the peace of the bush in their own space. After activities, guests gather at the fire place, sundowner spots and the common dining and library tent or have a private dinner under the stars.
Kimondo Camp is situated in the North of Serengeti National Park from June 1st - Nov 15th (S 01 33”28.1 E 034 55”39.1). The nearest airstrip, being Lamai, is a 1 hour and 25 minute drive. Kimondo Camp then moves to the Southern Serengeti from December 1st – March 31st (S 03 04”22.3 E 034 46”57.0). The nearest airstrip to this location is Serengeti South (Kusini), which is 25 minutes away.
The camp has 8 tents. Many regard the Lamai Wedge as having the most beautiful scenery in the whole Serengeti eco-system. The Lamai Wedge is one of the best staging posts for the migration and as a result has a high density of permanent predators, so both the migration and resident game viewing here is some of the best in the Serengeti. Just 10 minutes from the Mara River, Kimondo is an excellent base for clients wanting to experience the crossings.
Kimondo Camp is an exclusive, comfortably styled 8 tented luxury camp with en-suite bathrooms and a mosquito netted verandah, where guests can enjoy the tranquility of the bush in private repose. Tents feature King sized beds, with twin beds available. Each en-suite bathroom is equipped a flush toilet, safari bucket wash basin and traditional safari bucket shower with running water (hot water is on request for showers and basins, but available at any time). All tents have mineral water, solar lighting, camp information folder, radio (in case of emergency), flashlight, mosquito repellent, insect spray, tissues, and a fire extinguisher.
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The central area consists of a dining room, comfortable lounge area with games and books, public toilet and a camp fire for guests to enjoy a drink after a long day out in the bush. The kitchen at Kimondo Camp prepares delicious food using local fruit and vegetables, and meals are served in the mess or on occasion outside in the bush within the camp boundaries, both day and night. Breakfast in camp can be eaten before or after morning game drives and includes a cold buffet: fruit juice, fresh fruits and cereals, followed by a cooked breakfast: eggs, bacon and sausages and tea or coffee. Lunch is a relaxed cold buffet, and dinner is a three course meal- silver or plated service from a set menu.
The northern Serengeti areas are renowned for privacy from other tourists and fabulous wildlife viewing, particularly for viewing the great wildebeest migration July-Oct. Drives in these areas, short trips or full day explorations give you close encounters with the animals. Lunch in the bush while enjoying an amazing view and delicious food and wine is a welcome interruption to an otherwise action packed days. As the camp moves periodically throughout the year, this mobile camp gives you the best combined game viewing of not only the world renowned game of Serengeti but also of the great wildebeest migration.
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