NAMIRI PLAINS, SERENGETI

This camp was completely refurbished and upgraded in 2019, and it is located in Tanzania’s eastern Serengeti. This remote camp is also a conservation initiative, protecting an area crucial to cheetah and other big cats.

Before Namiri Plains was created, these grasslands were closed for 20 years to allow the cheetah population to restore.

The nearest other camps are over an hour’s drive away so you can experience the vast plains all to yourself.

The beauty about this place is that you don’t even need to travel far to experience the wildlife. If you decide to take an afternoon around the pool. you may get to see huge wildebeest herds.

You can discover so much from the library and information centre, or simply chill out and soak up the views from your own private deck. 

While exploring the grasslands close to Namiri Plains, you might be fortunate enough to come face to face with one of our most beautiful and unique wildcats – Manja, the melanistic serval. He is quite the celebrity in the Serengeti and has been featured globally by the likes of BBC Earth and The Discovery Channel. 

Suitable for Families: Children aged five and older

Rooms: Ten Tents (including One Family Tent)

Location: Serengeti, Tanzania 

Closest airstrip: Seronera, 2-hour drive from camp

experiences

game drives

Namiri Plains offers two game drives per day: One first thing in the morning and the other one is late in the afternoon. This give’s guests a better chance to discover the wildlife. 

The expert guides know where to go to spot the big cats, lions or cheetahs and sometimes the elusive leopard.

Between May and October, the big wildebeest herds also pass through for migration. 

Our robust, custom-modified 4×4s and highly trained driver-guides take guests over rough terrain to discover incredible new slices of nature, crossing low rivers and overcoming steep gullies to cruising over vast, open plains.  

The open sides and high seats of our custom vehicles mean you will never miss a thing as you scan the horizon for the beautiful animals that live here.

For those traveling longer distances, then closed vehicles with pop-up roofs will be used to take you on game drives that will transfer you to your next safari camp. These offer protection from gusts of wind, while still allowing you to enjoy incredible sightings of birds of prey circling overhead and other wildlife.

Both styles of vehicle are equipped with a fridge and picnic bag to ensure you have all you need on your game drive. 

Guests choose when to stop on their game drive for a delicious homemade breakfast sandwich and a thermos of hot coffee in the morning.

If you choose a late-afternoon drive, we’ll park the vehicle and sip on a well-deserved gin and tonic to watch the sunset. 

walking safaris

Explore Serengeti by foot, one of the most exciting ways to start your adventure. 

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.

A secret language of signals will be shared between you and your guide, as he gestures the way across the openings and navigates through thickets and woodlands and teaches you the wonders of communication in the wild.

drink & dine

All food is made in the 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, we can pack your lunch for a bush picnic.

Later, a three-course dinner is served in the dining tent or under the stars.  

We are able to cater to most diets, we just need to be advised in advance of your stay. 

All drinks included apart from cellar wines, premium spirits and champagne

Communal dining with individual tables on request

why choose namiri plains?

 

Unparalleled privacy with no other camps within an hour’s drive

Remarkable and spacious accommodation with the addition of a pool, spa, and information centre.

Exceptional big-cat viewing and resident plains game

Great Migration accessible from November to June

tent Suites

tent Suite

There are Ten spacious, stylish tented suites on the camp (including one family tent) that overlook the Serengeti plains.

Since the refurb in 2019, the tents are larger and have sliding doors running the width of each room. They open onto an expanded viewing deck.

The walls are made from calcrete, a sedimentary rock created from the ashes of the Ngorongoro volcanoes, that helps to regulate the temperature.

Interiors are all decorated in natural materials and tones. Each bathroom has a view over the plains and a standalone resin tub on your private deck for an al fresco bubble bath with a chilled glass of fizz.

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travel luxuries

Contact Us

You can contact us via email, telephone or simply complete the below form and we will contact you.

Email: hello@optimum-experience.com
Telephone: 020 3962 4212