Sanctuary Kusini Camp




Sanctuary Kusini is the only permanent tented camp in the southern Serengeti. Perfectly sited in a cluster of kopjes - beautiful outcrops of granite rock - Kusini camp offers a stunning location to witness the wildebeest in the summer months. From the main deck of the camp, there are extraordinary views of the plains below.


Part of Sanctuary Kusini's charm is its remote and private location within the park, offering exceptional and essentially private game viewing. Indeed this bush camp is so remote that it needs its own airstrip. The site for Kusini Camp was decided only after a great deal of research and input from their guides and local experts. The camp is built on the hillside surrounded by woodland - providing stunning views of the plains below where zebra, cape buffalo, lion and cheetah are a common sight year-round.

The Camp

Twelve luxury tents blend seamlessly into the hillside, each shaded from the sun by acacia trees. All are positioned carefully with thought-out views of the predator-rich plains of the Serengeti. Each tent has its own personal butler to look after you during your stay. The private wooden veranda with comfortable furniture is the ideal spot to relax for a sundowner after a hot restorative shower. The communal tent has a library, sitting room, dining room and verandah. Bush breakfasts and sundowners are served on the giant boulders of the kopje overlooking the endless plains.

Facilities and Amenities: Bar, Eco Friendly, Internet Access, Restaurant, Spa, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Lounge Area, Pure Cotton Linen

Game-viewing at Sanctuary Kusini

The Serengeti is home to the great wildebeest migration, and the short grass plains around Kusini Camp provide the perfect setting for the wildebeest as they mass around this southern part of the Serengeti in the early summer months of each year (January to March especially).

Serengeti Cheetah Project

Unique to Sanctuary Kusini is the chance to participate in the Serengeti Cheetah Project. Venture out into this remote region of the Serengeti with your expert guide in search of cheetah. Your guide will introduce you to the cheetah's habitat and teach you how to correctly identify and photograph the cheetah you spot and record their behaviour and location. Your contribution to the project could uncover new movement patterns and aid development of conservation programs. Since Sanctuary Kusini developed the cheetah watch activity in 2009, guests have supplied valuable information on over 60 different cheetah, many of which had not been seen for years. In recognition, the Cheetah Project has named one long-lost cheetah "Kusini".

Sanctuary Kusini Camp on the map


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Luxury Tents

Accommodation is offered in twelve double tents scattered around the main kopje. Each extremely spacious tent has ensuite facilities with an indoor shower. Large private decking with comfortable furnishings extends in front of each tent, with views of the surrounding bush below where zebra, buffalo and lion are a common sight year-round. The tented rooms feature mosquito netting, hairdryers and in room safe. Guests also have a personal tent attendant to look after their every need during their stay.



Full Board, most drinks, shared game drives, Cheetah Project. Return local airstrip transfers.

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round

Good For

Big 5, Birding, Flora, Leisure, Nature, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Relaxation