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 appointed as its custodian. Guests can enjoy this incredible corner of the Serengeti from the comfort of cool and elegant Namiri Plains. Expansive views, serious comfort, exceptional privacy and unrivalled sightings of apex predators in a region of the Serengeti come together to give you an exclusive and action-packed safari experience.
The landscape surrounding Namiri Plains is quintessentially Serengeti. Grassy plains stretch as far as the eye can see, interspersed by the occasional fever tree, acacia tree and rocky outcrop – and the best thing is that there's no-one else here! Namiri's nearest neighbour camp is more than an hour's drive away, and it's possible to stay here for a few nights and not see anyone other than those sharing the camp with you. This probably makes it the most isolated and secluded camp in the Serengeti.
While I previously only mentioned Cheetah... it's not just cheetah that my guests can expect to see here. A friend of mine jsut got back from there and said he was overwhelmed by how many lion they saw in such a short space of time. He also said Leopard sightings are also surprisingly common.
Namiri means 'big cat' in Swahili and it's a name that is particularly apt for this area – this really is big-cat country!
Why don't you join me when I visit the Namiri Plains in 2018... I set this up as an optional extension to my Wildebeest Migration trip... four of my guests already decided to do it with me, and you can as well.
All the details on my next safari to Tanzania can be seen here... https://www.kevinpepperphotography.com/2018-tanzania-safari