Set within Tanzania’s eastern Serengeti is the magnificent Namiri Plains Lodge, an area home of a large portion of Serengeti’s cheetah population. You will explore this section of the plains in privacy because of the nearest camp being over an hour away. You will have the chance to catch sight of lions, wildebeest herds and much other wildlife out on the game drives, or even from the comfort of your own luxury room.
Enjoy comfort in the main lodge with its relaxing living room area filled with large sofas and chairs to sink into, and look out over the savannah through the open-side and sip on a delicious safari drink. The lodge has been designed so as not to interrupt the natural beauty of Serengeti National Park, using natural tones, wood and stone in contemporary styling. You will find various hints of African design and the heritage of the area throughout the lodge. Enjoy delicious drinks from the onsite bar where the bartenders have been trained to serve you drinks (and cocktails!) from around the world. Head into the dining area of the lodge, which has indoor dining and outside dining with a canvassed canopy. Each meal has been designed by the onsite chefs, allowing you to enjoy the flavours of Africa from the locally sourced produce. Enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner with breathtaking views of the plains, and maybe see an animal wander by as you take a bite. After a long day of being out in the bush, relaxation is what you need then you can head down to the pool area that overlooks the Serengeti plains, with seating for snacks and drinks and hammocks so you can snooze with the sounds of nature around you. If you are looking for something more indulgent, the onsite spa is exactly the ticket. Have a choice of incredible treatments to help you reinvigorate and rejuvenate yourself.
The ten tented rooms all offer spectacular and uninterrupted views across the Serengeti. They have been designed with comfort in mind, using natural tones and contemporary styling. A deluxe double bed has been placed in the centre of the room so you can wake up and go to sleep with spectacular views over the savannah. Each room also has its own private deck with soft seating so you can enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail as the sun rises or sets over the beautiful landscape. The en-suite bathroom has been fitted with all the amenities you need. You will find a glorious double sink and waterfall shower, and step out onto the deck for the glorious bathtub that allows you to soak in the water and soak up the view and sounds of nature.
Activities at Namiri Plains
Due to the conservation of cheetahs for twenty years in this area of the Serengeti, you find that the grasslands are vast and unspoilt. You can head out on the game drives from the lodge, either early morning or late afternoon; you will be taken out by one of the expert guides of the lodge. Have the chance to spot the area’s big cats that include lions, cheetahs, and possibly leopards. You may also see thousands of wildebeest that pass through the area for the Great Migration. Another great option to get closer to the wildlife of the grasslands is through a walking safari. Your guide will help you identify all the joys of the landscape that you may have missed on a game drive, spot butterflies, ants and even get closer to the birds. You will learn about how the ecosystem of the Serengeti works, and maybe even discover how tracking is used by the guides.
Around Namiri Plains is ancient history with some incredible fossil sites to be explored. You will have the chance to find a fossilised giraffe skull, which will give you an idea how long the wildlife has inhabited the area. You may even want to sit back and read through some fossil literature in the library. You could also help with the Serengeti Cheetah Project, which has been prominent in the area since the 1970s. You will have the chance to meet the researchers and learn about the recent growth of the cheetah population and also help with taking notes on any cheetahs seen during game drives.
Tripadvisor comments Namiri Plains
A true highlight from our trip. Visually the camp is just overwhelming. The staff/food/ambiance is perfect, not even a hint of a complaint. We had Patina as our guide. If Patina traded eyes with a Martial eagle it would a step down for him. He was amazing. The animal exposure was tops. Sadick, the manager, was a very hands on and always available. I really like that as a guest. If you come you will love this lodge.
steve100 from Fort Collins, CO
We had a great stay at Namiri Plains Camp, a beautiful lodge in a remote part of Eastern Serengeti. Excellent staff, delicious food, very spacious tent with a spacious bathroom with amenities, bath outside, nice view over the open plains.
IngridSanders from Echt, the Netherlands