Namiri Plains lies on the grasslands of the Tanzania's Eastern Serengeti. This area was closed to the public for over 20 years to create a safe haven for cheetah research and, with the closest camp over an hour’s drive away, delivers exceptional game viewing with few other vehicles about.
A small and exclusive camp, Namiri has just eight tented suites. Inside each tent you’ll find a seriously comfortable king-size bed fitted with crisp linen, and an en-suite bathroom with both an indoor and outdoor shower. Best of all is the sweeping views of the acacia-dotted plains, and that feeling of staying somewhere truly wild and remote.
Guided game drives offer up regular sightings of giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hyena, shagged-maned lions, leopard and an extraordinary number of cheetah. At Namiri Plains there’s a strong focus on game viewing and, should you choose, you can stay out longer than at most camps; stopping for a sunrise breakfast on a rocky kopje or a picnic lunch under an acacia tree.
The guides are excellent and the food is first rate with diners served in the dining tent or outside under the star-filled sky. From November to June the annual migration passes through the area, and if you visit at this time you’re likely to find your vehicle surrounded by vast herds of wildebeest and zebra with plenty of predators hot on their hooves.