Blog - News ; Namiri Plains Serengeti's Best Cat Secret

 For the past 20 years, the Eastern Serengeti area was only accessible to a handful of researchers who were studying big cats. Today it has opened up for tourism and undoubtedly offers East Africa’s best and least crowded cheetah viewing opportunities. Introducing Namiri Plains.

Namiri Plains camp really fits with the Busanga safaris ethos. It was created for real safari enthusiasts , yes it offers really good levels of comfort but the real attraction is the exclusivity in secluded surroundings, excellent guiding and a deeper, more intense wildlife experience.

To minimise the impact on the environment the camp comprises of only eight tents. Pitched in the shade of giant acacias, with 360° views of wildlife crossing the surrounding plains, the river area with its perennial vegetation and dense green reed beds that attract birds and smaller wildlife species.

The migration passes through Namiri Plains from October to May and unleashes spectacular predator sightings especially during Nov to January as the resident big cats feast on the migrating herds of wildebeest and zebra. This area of the Serengeti is home to some of the highest concentrations of hyena in Africa and clans of up to 30 are regularly spotted scavenging on kills. Zebra, Thompson’s gazelle and eland also migrate to Namiri Plains and herds of over a hundred and more are commonplace.

During a stay here you get to explore the Namiri Plains on morning and afternoon 
game drives; enjoy sunrise breakfast picnics on top of Soit Le Motonyi rock or sundowners on top of a kopje. Don't expect to see other visitors, the next nearest camp is around 50 mins drive away, so you may be excused for thinking that the Namiri Plains belong to you.

The standard of comfort at Namiri Plains is nothing short of superb. Eight large tents (spaced generously apart), en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets, 
bucket showers, snug beds and a well-stocked bar are all even the most demanding guest could wish for.
Namiri Plains is located where the southern short grass plains meet the acacia woodland. The Ngare Nanyuki underground river creates pockets of permanent water that support year-round concentrations of wildlife. With easy prey available throughout the year there is more than enough big cat activity here and the dramatic rocky outcrops that dot the plains serve as excellent observation points for cheetah, lion and leopard on the lookout for prey. 
The rains bring The Great Migration from October to May when the eastern plains are blanketed with new grass.  As far as the eye can see, the plains are filled with wildebeest and zebra. From December to January Namiri Plains is the center stage for explosive action as the big cats feast on the abundant prey. Sightings of wildebeest being brought down, voracious feeding sessions as well as the inevitable disputes between the apex and lesser predators, around the carcass, provides fascinating viewing and outstanding photo opportunities.


Rates for this Safari
Price excluding international flights:
from $400 pppn 2015
Safari Summary

How can you visit Namiri ?

We are just planning a small group safari that will visit Namiri in Nov 2015, for details now please contact Tony McKeith call 07917005015 or  email here

Here is a link to Namiri Plains Camps website

We can offer a discount rate to stay at Namiri  + their sister camps ! (see above) 
  VALID: 01 JUN 2015 TO 31 OCT 2015

Are you flexible enough to take advantage of last minute offers? we can offer significantly discounted accommodation prices if you can travel with in 4 weeks of traveling.

£264  ($400) PER PERSON PER NIGHT

Excludes : Transfers to and from camp conservancy/park fees are not included.

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Blog - News ; Namiri Plains Serengeti's Best Cat Secret

 For the past 20 years, the Eastern Serengeti area was only accessible to a handful of researchers who were studying big cats. Today it has opened up for tourism and undoubtedly offers East Africa’s best and least crowded cheetah viewing opportunities. Introducing Namiri Plains.

Namiri Plains camp really fits with the Busanga safaris ethos. It was created for real safari enthusiasts , yes it offers really good levels of comfort but the real attraction is the exclusivity in secluded surroundings, excellent guiding and a deeper, more intense wildlife experience.

To minimise the impact on the environment the camp comprises of only eight tents. Pitched in the shade of giant acacias, with 360° views of wildlife crossing the surrounding plains, the river area with its perennial vegetation and dense green reed beds that attract birds and smaller wildlife species.

The migration passes through Namiri Plains from October to May and unleashes spectacular predator sightings especially during Nov to January as the resident big cats feast on the migrating herds of wildebeest and zebra. This area of the Serengeti is home to some of the highest concentrations of hyena in Africa and clans of up to 30 are regularly spotted scavenging on kills. Zebra, Thompson’s gazelle and eland also migrate to Namiri Plains and herds of over a hundred and more are commonplace.

During a stay here you get to explore the Namiri Plains on morning and afternoon 
game drives; enjoy sunrise breakfast picnics on top of Soit Le Motonyi rock or sundowners on top of a kopje. Don't expect to see other visitors, the next nearest camp is around 50 mins drive away, so you may be excused for thinking that the Namiri Plains belong to you.

The standard of comfort at Namiri Plains is nothing short of superb. Eight large tents (spaced generously apart), en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets, 
bucket showers, snug beds and a well-stocked bar are all even the most demanding guest could wish for.
Namiri Plains is located where the southern short grass plains meet the acacia woodland. The Ngare Nanyuki underground river creates pockets of permanent water that support year-round concentrations of wildlife. With easy prey available throughout the year there is more than enough big cat activity here and the dramatic rocky outcrops that dot the plains serve as excellent observation points for cheetah, lion and leopard on the lookout for prey. 
The rains bring The Great Migration from October to May when the eastern plains are blanketed with new grass.  As far as the eye can see, the plains are filled with wildebeest and zebra. From December to January Namiri Plains is the center stage for explosive action as the big cats feast on the abundant prey. Sightings of wildebeest being brought down, voracious feeding sessions as well as the inevitable disputes between the apex and lesser predators, around the carcass, provides fascinating viewing and outstanding photo opportunities.


Rates for this Safari
Price excluding international flights:
from $400 pppn 2015
Book this safari
Safari Summary

How can you visit Namiri ?

We are just planning a small group safari that will visit Namiri in Nov 2015, for details now please contact Tony McKeith call 07917005015 or  email here

Here is a link to Namiri Plains Camps website

We can offer a discount rate to stay at Namiri  + their sister camps ! (see above) 
  VALID: 01 JUN 2015 TO 31 OCT 2015

Are you flexible enough to take advantage of last minute offers? we can offer significantly discounted accommodation prices if you can travel with in 4 weeks of traveling.

£264  ($400) PER PERSON PER NIGHT

Excludes : Transfers to and from camp conservancy/park fees are not included.