Set within the iconic Kogakuria Kopjes with views over the Mara River Valley, Mkombe’s House is the newest luxury property in the famed northern Serengeti. Designed completely around families and children, this well-guarded secret is the region’s first and only self-contained private home, dedicated to total exclusivity and flexibility.

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The thatched roofs of Mkombe’s House are beautifully built around the rocks of the Kogakuria Kopje amid the huge skies and grand grass plains of the Lamai region. Designed by Joanna Cooke to to be both family-friendly and style-forward, Mkombe’s House accommodates just two families. The two stunning open-fronted rooms are elegantly styled with a fresh, contemporary, and relaxed feel and feature adjoining children’s rooms and en-suite bathrooms, all with sweeping views into Kenya. The entire house sleeps a total of four adults and six children and provides extra cots, high chairs, and car seats for the little ones when necessary.

Guests of Mkombe’s House enjoy total exclusivity, with their own dedicated private car, guide, maître d, housekeeper, and in-house chef to cater to every whim or need. Private chefs work one-on-one with guests to create full menus aimed to appease each family member’s preference. Families can also choose where dinner is taken, whether in the dining room, on a picnic in the bush, or as a sundowner on the rocks. The beauty of Mkombe is the freedom guests experience from other people and schedules, allowing families to enjoy the lounge areas, swimming pools, game drives, and dining options all on their own time.

Named for Mkombe Mniko, one of Nomad Tanzania’s beloved founders and guides, Mkombe’s House is infused with his enthusiasm for sharing the African bush with families and children. His child-like love for and knowledge of the area endures through the property’s expertly guided game drives and nature walks, which lead guests into the bush for exciting encounters with buffalo, elephants, lion, crocodiles, leopard, and plain grazers. Mkombe’s House is only a few miles from the Mara River and also offers a good chance of witnessing the famous seasonal wildebeest river crossings. Youngsters will enjoy climbing on the rocks around the camps in search of lizards, hyrax, and other harmless creatures, and can be looked after by one of the resident babysitters while relaxing in a private pool or experience incredible game viewing.

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