Namiri Plains: Our View
For 20 years, the grasslands of the Eastern Serengeti were closed to tourists to allow the cheetah population to replenish itself. Today, this is big-cat territory, where cheetah roam the area in pursuit of prey, and lion and leopard hunt undisturbed.
In 2014, the region reopened with Asilia (who run Namiri Plains) appointed as its custodian. Guests can enjoy this incredible corner of the Serengeti from the comfort of the cool and elegant Namiri Plains - which was completely upgraded in 2019.
Expansive views, sublime comfort, exceptional privacy, and unrivalled sightings of apex predators in this region of the Serengeti come together to give you an exclusive and action-packed safari experience on the Serengeti Plains.
There are two game drives each day: one first thing in the morning, the other in the late afternoon. With the Namiri Plains expert guides you have an excellent chance of spotting the area’s big cats – lion or cheetah and sometimes the elusive leopard. Between May and October, the big wildebeest herds also pass through for migration.
One of the most exciting ways to explore the Serengeti is on foot. When you step down from the vehicle, appreciate all the small things that you miss on a game drive. Identify butterflies, ants, termites and dung beetles or get closer to birds when they’re not startled by the engine noise. A great opportunity to learn about how the whole Serengeti ecosystem works.
Namiri Plains: Quick Facts
- 10 luxury tents including one family tent
- En-suite bathrooms with flushing toilets
- Swimming pool
- Electricity (solar with generator backup)
- Private Spa
- Superb game viewing by vehicle
- Guided walking
- Serengeti Migration area in season
- Hot air ballooning (additional cost)
Namiri Plains: The Details
All food is made in camp, including fresh bread, biscuits and muffins. Breakfast is a continental buffet or full English, and lunch is a light buffet with salad or fresh vegetables. If you opt to extend your game drive in to the day, camp chefs can pack your lunch for a bush picnic. Later, a three-course dinner is served in the dining tent or under the stars.
The Serengeti is a year-round destination. The busiest months for tourism are July and August. The famous wildebeest migration herds pass Namiri Plains from around October to May. Throughout the year, there are almost always hyenas, leopards and lions in the area!