Tented camp in remote eastern Serengeti
Namiri means ‘’big cat’’ in Swahili and the name could not be more apt. This area was closed to the outside world as a cheetah sanctuary for over 20 years and as a result has an exceptional population of big cats, including the highest density of cheetah in East Africa. In addition, the wildebeest migration passes through this area twice annually on its migration route and the giant herds are accessible from camp for three quarters of the year.
The sun seldom dawns without cheetah gaining on prey, rarely a day passes without spotting a leopard lazing in the branch of a tree, and most nights are filled with the roar of lions. This is big cat country.
Namiri Plains is a camp for safari enthusiasts wanting bush luxury, advanced guiding and a deeper wildlife experience. This small and exclusive camp with 8 traditional safari tents is set under fever trees with views of the sweeping plains ahead. Enjoy crisp linen, spacious verandas and home cooked food under the African stars.
A permanent water source means unrivalled access to fantastic wildlife, especially cheetah, lion and leopard year-round. You can explore the area on daily game drives or safari walks; enjoy sunrise breakfast picnics on top of Soit Le Motonyi rock or sundowners atop a kopje. Whilst exploring, you’ll feel like you have the Serengeti to yourselves as Namiri Plains' closest neighbour is over 45 minutes away, making other vehicles an unusual sighting.
Why we like it
Exclusive & remote
Authentic ‘bush luxury‘ camp
Unrivalled access to wildlife
Great Big Cat sightings