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Serengeti Haven For Cheetahs Reopens after 20 Years

Namiri Plains, a luxury tented safari camp in a remote eastern corner of the Serengeti, opened in summer 2014 after the area was closed off for 20 years to create a safe haven for cheetahs. We’re happy to announce that Bushtracks just added Namiri Plains to the over 340 safari camps and lodges on, so now you can build a Bushtracks Serengeti safari with Namiri Plains by using the Bushtracks Trip Builder. The camp is well-situated for designing a custom safari with a multi Serengeti safari camp experience and Ngorongoro Crater game-viewing.

Leopard in tree, Namiri Plains,Serengti, Tanzania, photo by Cai Tjeenk Willink This is big cat country, and, after 20 years of peaceful seclusion, Namiri Plains offers East Africa’s best cheetah viewing opportunities, as well as sightings of lions and leopards. Its secluded surroundings combined with superior guiding create a more intense wildlife experience.

Namiri Plains, Serengeti, Tanzania The remote camp consists of just eight spacious 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.

Wildebeest, Namiri Plains, Serengeti,Tanzania The Serengeti migration herds pass by the camp in November and early December, unleashing spectacular predator sightings as the resident big cats feed — lions, leopards and cheetahs — on passing wildebeests and zebras.

Namiri Plains, Serengeti,Tanzania, photo by Cai Tjeenk Willink Explore the Namiri Plains on daily game drives; enjoy sunrise breakfast picnics on top of Soit Le Motonyi rock or sundowners on top of a kopje. With your nearest neighbour over 45 minutes away, you may be excused for thinking that the Namiri Plains belong to you.


The first version of this article was posted on 17 Dec 2014 at 11:35 AM.


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