Namiri Plains is a new camp for safari enthusiasts who want bush luxury and a deeper wildlife experience while leaving a small environmental footprint. This luxurious six-tented camp is set among yellow-barked fever trees in a remote and beautiful area of the Eastern Serengeti called Soit le Motonye. It will open July 1.
“Namiri” means “big cat” in Swahili. A former cheetah sanctuary, the area has been unexposed to outsiders for 20 years and now has the highest cheetah density in East Africa. Lions and leopards are also abundant here. In addition, the wildebeest migration passes through this area twice annually and giant wildebeest herds are accessible from camp for three-quarters of the year.
Because Namiri Plains is the only camp in this area of the Serengeti, guests will have more of the plains to themselves and rarely encounter other vehicles on game drives. A permanent water source near the camp means unrivalled year-round access to fantastic wildlife, especially cheetah, lion and leopard.
Namiri Plains is about a one-and-a-half hour drive east of Serengeti’s Seronera airstrip. The six tents include a honeymoon tent and family tent, and the camp is open to guests 6 years old and up. It will be closed April and May.
Contact Ujuzi if you have any questions about Namiri Plains or planning a safari to the Serengeti!