- 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.
We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!
Jennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019
We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.
Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.
Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.
Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!
One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.
Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!
Brandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019
Thanks for all your help in making the arrangements, everything went so smoothly from landing in Jo’burg to departing a week later.
We all had a fantastic time, Kirsty (our youngest) was able to go on all the game drives and we were very well looked after both on the drives and back at the lodge. The food was great, staff were all very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them (e.g. providing hot milk for Kirsty at bedtime). The kids all enjoyed the rock pool during the day and we all loved the game drives.
We were lucky enough to see all the big 5, with the additions of Cheetah & Wild Dogs. I think it was the second to last day before we managed to see some Hippo (and finally I’ve been able to take some photos of them - I have only ever seen them at night before). We had the adventure of being caught up with some Lionesses stalking a herd of Zebra (one of the younger Lionesses went a bit early & scattered the herd).
We’re certainly aiming to go on safari again although it will be a while before we save enough to go again (maybe the kids will be taking us next time!)
Jeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019