Namiri Plains, Serengeti
Completely refurbished and upgraded in 2019, Namiri Plains is in Tanzania’s eastern Serengeti. This remote camp is also a conservation initiative, protecting an area crucial to cheetah and other big cats.
Before Namiri Plains was built, these grasslands were closed for 20 years to allow the cheetah population to restore. The nearest other camps are over an hour’s drive away so you can experience the vast plains all to yourself. When not out in the bush spotting lion and other big cats or watching huge wildebeest herds, while away an afternoon around the pool or schedule a massage in our spa. Feed your mind in the library and information centre, or simply chill out and soak up the views from your own private deck.
While exploring the grasslands close to Namiri Plains, you might be fortunate enough to come face to face with one of our most beautiful and unique wildcats – Manja, the melanistic serval. He is quite the celebrity in the Serengeti and has been featured globally by the likes of BBC Earth and The Discovery Channel.
Image taken by Marc Mol
Namiri Plains at a Glance
Open: Year round
November - June
Seronera: 75-minute drive from camp
Children aged five and older
Accommodation & Amenities
10 tents (including 1 family tent)
Pool and deck area
In-room lockable box
100% solar power with back-up generator
We stayed at five lodges in Tanzania. All were good. Namiri Plains was one of the two best. I liked the unusual tent architecture, the privacy it gave while still allowing our unit to be open to the wonderful outdoors. The unit was beyond spacious. The common facilities were spacious , free flowing and connected to the outdoors. Staff was great. Food was great. Our guide Tony was a font of knowledge and energy in getting us to see wildlife. We even saw lions, at a distance, from our room. Nothing not to like. - Lance R
Amazing place and outstanding service We loved the warmth of the staff, great food, the set up and area that allow you to have an enjoyable trip and an area that is almost private for the guest in Namiri Plains with cheetahs, lions, elephants, giraffes and hipos
We loved! Unique experience with “Good luck”, our great guide - a02cuzz
A novel could be written about the incredible experience at Namiri Plains. If you wish to have a safari experience way beyond your expectations, Asilia Namiri (and the other camps of Sayari and Olivers), provides the finest in every aspect. All of the staff were tremendous, kind, accommodating, engaging and knowledgeable. The guides were best in class and became our friends immediately. The game drives were pure magic in the open Land Crusiers (the only way to go). The facilities and dining experiences were tremendous. We will be back. Don't miss this fantastic place. - D2adventures
Frequently Asked Questions about Namiri Plains Camp
Where in the Serengeti is Namiri Plains?
Namiri Plains is positioned along the Ngare Nanyuki River in the eastern Serengeti. The vast grassland plains are mostly open, aside from the occasional acacia tree. The hard calcrete layer beneath the topsoil prevents many trees or shrubs from growing here.
What is there to do at Namiri Plains Camp?
There are two game drives at Namiri Plains each day: one first thing in the morning, the other in the late afternoon. Walking safaris and hot air balloon rides are also on offer, and are a great opportunity to learn about how the whole Serengeti ecosystem works.
When is the best time to visit Namiri Plains?
The Serengeti is a year-round destination. The busiest months for tourism are July and August. The famous wildebeest migration herds pass Namiri Plains from around October to May. Throughout the year, there are always hyenas, leopards and lions in the area.
Are children allowed at Namiri Plains?
Families with children aged five and over are welcome at Namiri Plains Camp.