Namiri Plains is located in a remote corner of Eastern Serengeti where they work closely with big cat conservation initiatives. Beautifully refurbished in 2019, Namiri Plains is now a stand out option - especially if travelling between October and December.
After many years of being closed, this area of the Serengeti reopened in 2014 and the safari company who owns Namiri is the only one that’s allowed to operate meaning total privacy and exclusivity.
Namiri Plains is positioned along the Ngare Nanyuki River in the Eastern Serengeti. As it’s one of the few locations in Eastern Serengeti with permanent underground water sources, game viewing is excellent. While exploring the grasslands close to Namiri Plains, you might be fortunate enough to come face to face with one of the most beautiful and unique wildcats – Manja, the melanistic serval; quite the celebrity in the Serengeti who has featured globally by the likes of BBC and The Discovery Channel.
Namiri Plains has 10 en-suite tents with 1 family tent, all strategically placed to maximise the views. Bush immersion is the name of the game and the soothing decor invites total relaxation – aided by the outdoor bathtubs and enormous, shaded verandas. The area around the camp is a hive of activity and you’re never far from the action (even in your tent), so we advise you to keep your peepers peeled at all times.
Open year round, anytime is a good time to go, but the migration heads toward Namiri between October and December. The ground is dry then, there may be some rain, but during this period you may see the plains covered in wildebeest.