- Asilia Africa Camp
- Great Big Cat populations
- Remote location
- Small exclusive camp
Namiri Plains Camp is a stylish high quality authentic mobile tented camp in a remote location on the grass plains of Serengeti Central. Located near the Serengeti National Park in the eastern corner of the Serengeti, Namiri plains has a high ratio of predator sightings, including cheetah, leopard and lion especially around the Kopjes in addition to being a great place to view the main migration of wildebeest and zebra with hardly any other vehicle traffic.
Reports from when the camp was built in 2014 suggested this area was home to over 100 lions, 20 cheetahs and several leopards. The Camp is excellently located for bit cat sightings. Activities are centres aroung game drives. Walking safaris are available, but they take more the form of nature walks rather than an adventurous walking safari.
The small camp provides an authentic safari experience with animals such as lions and elephants passing through it during the night. At the heart of the camp are a pair of open sided tents containing the lounge and dining areas leading out to a campfire. The guest accommodation is 6 spacious tents with private bathrooms and veranda's looking out over the sweeping Namiri plains.
Families are welcome (children from 5 years old) and there is a family tent that sleeps 4. There are no specific activities for children and children below the age of 12 must share a tent with an adult. (Walking safari's here can only be done by children from 16 years old). It is important to note that the camp is not fenced and animals can wander through camp. Whilst it is true that the wildlife tends to stay away from humans and camps, parents will need to keep a close eye on children and not allow them to wander off or play independently.
The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!
William Kearns reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018
The Namibia trip was fantastic!
Self-driving was brilliant, and the chronology of the itinerary was perfect (against the flow/direction most other travelers took).
As for specifics:
This place was the best!
Best service, best staff, best food, best experiences, best facilities.
We saw a cheetah kill, leopards, and white rhino (which we were not expecting).
If you’ve never been you should go...If I ever go back to Namibia I will revisit.
The only (slight) disappointment.
Maybe because it was right after Okonjima, but the service was lacking, the facilities were a bit run down, it was the only place with mosquitoes in the room with no net and no spray. Food was marginal. Not sure if there are better options in the area, though.
Etosha Park was amazing. There was so much wildlife with so little crowds.
The Okaukeujo Camp had the best watering hole with animals coming in at all times of the night. A great experience exclusive to the camp.
Beautiful place. Very private. Food and service excellent.
A nice stopping point on the drive.
An amazing place...How they laid out and built it.
Enjoyed exploring the grounds and the local area/sights.
The staff was on par with Okonjima.
2 days were perfect.
Ivin provided us with good advice/information/recommendations along the route, along with a cell phone and cooler for the trip. The car was perfect.
They represent Tourdust well!
Again, another great trip you put together...Thank you!
Earl Wong reviewing Northern Namibia Highlights - Self Drive on 17 October 2018
We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.
Jonathan Bailey reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018