Located in the Big Cat territory of the Eastern Serengeti grasslands, Namiri Plains Camp lets guests enjoy this once-closed off territory in all the luxury of an Asilia run camp.
Accommodations at this intimate and exclusive camp feature eight elegantly-appointed and spacious tents. Each tent has comfortable king-sized beds dressed in crisp black and white linens. The spacious en suite bathrooms feature running hot and cold water, flush toilets, and both indoor and outdoor showers. There is also one family tent, perfect for two adults and two children. The private and shaded verandas are the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy 360-degree views of the spectacular plains. Other amenities include a fan, dressing gown, and tea/coffee.
The camp is located in a remote eastern-corner of the Serengeti that was closed off to visitors for twenty years to encourage the cheetahs to breed. In 2014, the region reopened with Asilia appointed as its custodian. Now it’s a haven where the cheetahs roam the plains and hunt their ample prey. Guests can now observe these magnificent sprinters in action as well as their cousins the lions and leopards who frequent the area and can often be seen resting on the rocky kopjes. Because the Ngare Nanyuki, an underground river, creates pockets of permanent water, the area also supports high concentrations of resident plains game. From October to May, the sweet grass of the savanna is a big draw for great herds of wildebeest. During the rain season from March to April/May, the area attracts some of the highest concentrations of hyena in Africa with clans of up to 30 that can be observed scavenging on kills. Zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and eland also migrate to Namiri Plains.