In an area so remote that it requires its own airstrip in order to comfortably transport guests, Sanctuary Kusini in Tanzania’s southern Serengeti National Park region offers an exceptional safari experience.
Twelve spacious canvas tents on permanent structures provide a relaxing end to an exciting day on safari. Shaded by acacia trees, each luxury tent boasts romantically draped beds, mosquito netting, hairdryers, and in room safe. The en suite bathroom includes a shower. The tent’s large private wooden veranda features comfortable furnishings and extends in front of each tent, with many having views of the plains below where zebra, buffalo, and lion are a common sight year-round. There is even a personal attendant to look after guest’s needs.
Set on a rocky outcrop, or kopje, Sanctuary Kusini is the only permanent tented camp in the vast southern Serengeti. The ancient kopjes or granite hills support many of species of wildlife from predators like lions and cheetahs looking for a good vantage point to smaller animals like shrew, insects, and lizards. The raised elevation not only allows for panoramic views of the plains but a cool breeze during the afternoon. Here the camp is poised to witness the dramatic spectacle of the great migration when millions of wildebeests and thousands of zebras and Thomson’s gazelles pour into the Serengeti in search of new pastures. Other animals living here include giraffes, rhinos, buffalo, warthog, ostrich, jackals, wild dogs, hippos, and long-crested eagles.