Namiri Plains Camp

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

At a Glance

  • Enviously situated in an untouched corner of Eastern Africa.

  • Spacious, stylish tented suites overlooking the Serengeti plains

  • Boasts amazing big cat populations and East Africa's best cheetah viewing opportunities.

  • Perfect base for those travelling to witness the Great Migration - one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.

  • Enjoy an unforgettable breakfast atop Soit Le Motonyi rock, with spectacular views across the plains.


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Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.

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Insider's View

Send your photos of the resident cheetahs or lions to the research teams to hear their history - an amazing way of continuing your safari even once you're home!

The camp continues the legacy of big cat research by working alongside researchers at the Serengeti Lion Project and the Serengeti Cheetah Project

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to Namiri Plains Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Tanzania


Namiri Plains lies in the remote eastern corner of the Serengeti, the ideal place for seeing big cats and enjoying the migration in peace. The camp offers comfort and true exclusivity with excellent guiding, perfect for real safari enthusiasts.

The area in which Namiri Plains is situated was closed for the past 20 years to create a safe haven for cheetah and was used as a research base for the Franklin Zoological Society. The area reopened in 2014, with Asilia as its custodian, and as such is truly big cat country and offers the best cheetah viewing opportunities in East Africa.

Here you will find a deeper and more intense wildlife experience than in other areas of East Africa and the camp offers 360 degree views of the surrounding plains and the river area. The migration returns from Kenya in October and during November and December you can have fantastic predator sightings as the resident big cats feast on the herds of wildebeest and zebra passing by. This is just after the rains have come and the eastern plains are blanketed with new grass. There will be wildebeest grazing as far as the eye can see and outstanding photo opportunities.

This is an area that is still pretty much untouched and your nearest neighbour would be over 45-minutes away. Spend the days on game drives through the plains, enjoy your breakfast on top of Soit Le Motonyi rock whilst watching the sun rise and then watch it go down again whilst relaxing on top of a kopje enjoying sundowners.

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8 safari style tents, including 1 family tent and 1 honeymoon tent. The tents all have en-suite bathrooms with super-soaking double outdoor bucket showers and flush toilets.


Children above 6 are welcome.


Laundry service, solar and generator power, battery charging facilities, in-room lockable box, a well stocked bar.


Game drives, bush breakfasts, sundowners.


  • Game drive in the Serengeti

    Explore the vast grasslands of the Serengeti with your safari guide on game drives in the early morning and late afternoon. This is one of the most famous national parks in Africa, and it's easy to see why.

  • Mobile safaris in the Serengeti

    Head to Singita Grumeti Reserve in Northern Tanzania and try the new ''Singita Explore". This new mobile safari experience is situated in one of the most pristine wilderness areas of the world and offers an exclusive camp with spectacular game-viewing.

  • Search for the migration herds

    One of Africa's most iconic moments - the migration of two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles around the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem.

Location & directions

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Namiri Plains is located where the southern short grass plains meet the acacia woodland by The Ngare Nanyuki, an underground river that supports high concentrations of wildlife year round.

How to get there

The lodge is located in the Serengeti, a 1-hour 15-minute drive from the Seronera Airstrip (SEU). This can be reached by air from the town of Arusha, which is a 50-minute flight from Seronera Airstrip, followed by a game drive to the lodge.

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