Location

Eastern Serengeti

Accommodation Type

Permanent tented camp

Accommodation Level

Deluxe

Price Guide
£££££

Namiri Plains Camp

Sophisticated luxury in the heart of big cat country. Namiri Plains is the only camp in a remote area of eastern Serengeti that was closed for two decades to conserve the cheetah population. Now the area is home to large numbers of cheetahs and other feline predators, and game drives from this exclusive, exceptionally private camp are incredible, especially during the Great Migration.

Stay in isolated splendour while enjoying remarkable privacy and unrivalled apex predator viewing on the game-rich grasslands of the eastern Serengeti.  For 20 years this region was a cheetah conservancy, closed to tourists. The area reopened in 2014, with the cheetah population and other big cats thriving, and with Namiri Plains the only camp permitted here.

With exquisitely decorated tents set amongst giant acacia trees, this small camp is a very, very special place. It combines high-end luxury with fantastic game viewing in a stunning location and with the decided added benefit that it’s on a private concession, so walking safaris – a rare commodity in Serengeti – are allowed.

Attention to detail at Namiri is second to none, as is the level of service.  It comes with a price tag, but if you have deep enough pockets it is a home from home not to be missed, in a location you will never forget.

Times to Go

From October to May the new grass attracts vast migrating herds of wildebeests to graze and calve, and the savannah’s big cats descend to feed on them. From March to May some of the highest concentrations of hyenas in Africa gather here. However, with its immense wealth of wildlife and high numbers of apex predators, Namiri is fantastic to visit all year round.

Namiri Plains Camp highlights

  • Luxury, privacy and exclusivity in the wilderness
  • Unrivalled big cat sightings
  • Great migration passing through camp
  • Elegant, supreme comfort
  • Incredible Serengeti game viewing
  • Walking safaris

Namiri Plains Camp location

Namiri Plains Camp

Details

  • Eight luxury tented suites
  • Open all year round
  • Children aged 5 and over are welcome

Facilities

  • In-room lockable box
  • Solar & generator power
  • Battery-charging facilities

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Game walks (for ages 16 and over)
  • Bush breakfasts and dinners
  • Cheetah research visits (optional)
  • Hot air balloon safaris (optional)

Namiri Plains Camp rooms

Namiri has eight large, supremely comfortable and beautifully decorated sleeping tents, including the honeymoon suite and a family tent (sleeps 4).

The rooms have full-height mesh windows, giving a 360° view of the surrounding plains. The floors are covered in earth colour rugs and Swahili style makekas, beds are large king size which can be changed into twin if required.

The spacious en-suite bathrooms feature white ceramic his and hers wash basins, and wonderfully powerful indoor and alfresco showers.

With Namiri’s trademark attention to detail, each tent also has umbrellas and wellies in case of wet weather.

Twiga the giraffe likes this because…

“It has a low environmental impact, with solar power, and it has been recognised by Responsible Tourism Tanzania and Fair Trade Tourism.”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Tanzania Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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Amanda Marks

Managing Director

Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.

Tracy Edwards

Travel Consultant

Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.

Sinead Bailey

Travel Consultant

Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and recently Namibia.

Christine MacDougall

Travel Consultant

The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. It was pure fun. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.