In the eastern part of the central Serengeti is an area which has been closed to visitors for more than 20 years, to allow researchers unfettered and undisturbed access to ideal cheetah habitat. Hidden away in a grove of fever trees, Namiri Plains is the first camp to be opened in this remarkable piece of wilderness, allowing just a handful of guests the privilege of their own private Serengeti.
Accommodation & Facilities
With just eight spacious safari tents, Namiri Plains offers an intimate and personal approach to staying in this vast wilderness. Each tent has a huge bathroom with a flush loo and inside and outside showers, a huge bed, and plenty of space for storage and relaxation. The tents are well spread out, and have panoramic views out onto the seemingly endless plains surrounding the camp.
Wildlife & Activities
Game drives are the ideal way to explore the massive expanse of the Serengeti, and to search amongst the numerous beautiful granite kopjes that dot this region. The kopjes form natural refuges for lion and leopard, as well as often being natural reservoirs of water supply and food for other wildlife. The short grass plains between the kopjes are almost perfect country for cheetah, making Namiri Plains one of the best camps in Africa for seeing this endangered species. Eland, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and warthog are also resident, and the massed herds of the wildebeest migration can often be seen here between December and March. The kopjes and outcrops provide ideal vantage points for sun-downers and bush breakfasts, all of which are part of life at Namiri Plains.