Why we like it
- A remote camp location in the Eastern Serengeti
- Wildebeest migration is accessible from November to June
- Stay in Meru-style canvas tents with views of the Serengeti plains
- Superb choice of camp for locating cheetah
About Namiri Plains
Namiri Plains is an intimate camp tucked away in the Soit Le Motonyi or “secret Serengeti” – so called because for twenty years this area has been closed to tourism and reserved as a cheetah conservation and breeding program. As a result, the area now features the highest density of cheetah in East Africa, along with large numbers of lion and leopard; namiri translates from the Swahili word for big cat.
Stay in spacious, comfortable tents dressed in colours of sand and stone – a nod to safari days of old – as they blend seamlessly into their bush background. As well as the bush tents, there’s a tented main area with a lounge bar and a dining space. This is a great blend of military-like camp efficiency, optimal comfort and a locus of warm African tradition.
Sit back and watch life flicker here and there on the plains of the eastern Serengeti, or come in time to see the annual wildebeest migration. The camp offers unparalleled game-viewing opportunities, the space to experience these wonders in private and at your own pace, and a chance to immerse yourself in an atmosphere full of sensations which can’t be found anywhere else in the world.