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Namiri Plains

A beautiful camp with a phenomenal big cat population!

Namiri Plains - Cheetah
Namiri Plains - Cheetah

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Meaning ‘big cats’ in Swahili, Namiri Plains Camp is the perfect place to see the wild predators of the Serengeti. The area (sat on the eastern border of the Serengeti) was previously a cheetah conservation and today, not only is it regarded one of the most densely populated cheetah regions in East Africa, but the other predators are often seen on game drives too.

Location

Namiri Plains is situated on the eastern border of the Serengeti, approximately an hour and half’s drive from the central Seronera region. The region is particularly good for big cats, because the area was previously used for cheetah conservation. On top of that, during November and December, it is possible to see the wildebeest migration as their make their way down from the Masai Mara in Kenya to the southern plains of the Serengeti.

Layout

Namiri Plains is a small and intimate tented camp, with eight canvassed suites and beautifully designed mess tents. The camp is in an exclusive area, with grassy plains and iconic acacia trees as far as you can see. The lounge area has elegant sofas and soft lighting to immediately relax you at the end of an exciting day and your meals are served in the comfortable dining tent, after, of course, a drink or two around the fire with your fellow camp mates.

Rooms

The eight suites are carefully designed with comfort and elegance in mind. They each have king sized beds, en-suite bathrooms with flushing toilets and hot running water and if you can’t get enough of Africa’s starlit sky, then the outdoor shower is definitely one to try. There is also a family tent that is divided by a canvas partition, connecting two twin beds and a double room.

Activities

The area surrounding Namiri Plains Camp is spoilt with excellent resident game and what better way to see it than with the camps professional and knowledgeable guides! Game drives from the camp are available twice a day (morning and afternoon), and walking safaris and hot air balloon safaris are also on offer from camp. There is also an opportunity to see the cheetah research project, where you will learn all about the endangered big cats, but please note that booking beforehand is essential.

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Excellent resident game in a secluded and exclusive area

Availability in November/December time

Our rating: 
5
User rating: 
4
Price: 
4

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