Namiri Plains Camp

Overview

With your closest neighbour over an hour’s drive away, you’d be excused for feeling as though you have the eastern Serengeti all to yourself. Namiri Plains has recently undergone an extensive re-design and upgrade to maximize the views of the seasonal riverbed in front of camp. There are now 10 spacious rooms with full-length decks, which offer the perfect setting to view the game from your room or even whilst enjoying a decadent outdoor bath on the deck.

Namiri Plains is elegant, contemporary and blissfully comfortable. Sink into one of the elegant sofas and watch the wildlife on the plains or relax in the outdoor seating area under the giant acacias. In the evening, you gather to recount the day’s adventures beside the campfire before dinner is served in the spacious dining tent or under a glittering canopy of stars.

This secluded region of the eastern Serengeti is the ultimate big cat territory. A few months a year the Great Migration herds fill the plains close to camp on their way to begin calving in the south.

Enjoy twice daily game drives with their knowledgeable guides. Study and photograph the big cats of the area and absorb the extraordinary sight of massive herds of wildebeest in season.

Or why not take a walking safari? Walking is the most intimate way to experience the bush; the pace is comfortable, your eye-level is the same as the wildlife, and your senses are more acutely aware of the sights, smells and sounds.

Depending on availability, you may be able to meet up with the local cheetah researcher learn more about these endangered big cats. (Booking essential, additional cost)

Accommodation at Namiri Plains

This small and exclusive haven comprises ten elegant tented suites with sweeping 360-degree views of the plains. The guest rooms are now substantially larger in with sliding doors running the full length of the room. These open out on a full-length viewing deck. The rooms are constructed from the natural calcrete in the area, which is not only strikingly beautiful but helps to regulate the temperature in the suites. A private bathtub made entirely of resin is located on the deck, offering exceptional views.

The slightly larger family tents comes with an additional room with two single beds for kids.

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Rooms

Guest Tent - 2 pax

This small and exclusive haven comprises ten elegant tented suites with sweeping 360-degree views of the plains. The guest rooms at Namiri Plains have undergone a significant upgrade. Boasting a substantial increase in size, the newly built suites offer sliding doors which run the full length of the room and open out on a full-length viewing deck. The rooms are constructed from the natural calcrete from the area, they are strikingly beautiful but also plays an important role in regulating the temperature in the suites. The bathroom offers full views of the seasonal riverbed from your shower. Large, glass sliding doors give you access to the deck right from the shower. A private bathtub made entirely of resin is located on the deck, offering exceptional views from the tub as you relax.

Family Tent - 4 pax

The guest rooms at Namiri Plains have undergone a significant upgrade. Boasting a substantial increase in size, the newly built suites offer sliding doors which run the full length of the room and open out on a full-length viewing deck. The bathroom offers full views of the seasonal riverbed from your shower. Large, glass sliding doors give you access to the deck right from the shower. A private bathtub made entirely of resin is located on the deck, offering exceptional views from the tub as you relax. Similar to the double tents but slightly larger the family tent comes with an additional room with 2 single beds in it, which can be made into a double.

 

Mari’s review of Namiri Plains Camp, Eastern Serengeti

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.

I love the fact that Namiri Plains is in a more exclusive area and the cat sightings are great here. We saw cheetah en-route and leopard. Namiri was very private with no other camp within an hour’s drive. The nearest airstrip was Seronera which was 75 minutes drive away.

The new rooms were looking absolutely stunning. Highly recommended especially if visiting at the right time.

Cedarberg : Mari Jacobs

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