- 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.
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
I had just the most incredible time on the climb.
The team were incredible and just so accommodating. I really only have good things to say as it was such a great experience.
George was as good as a guide as it gets, very articulate and made sure I was comfortable the whole way up with frequent briefings.
Finn R reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 10 May 2019
We had an amazing time thank you. The itinerary was great as we felt like we saw lots of different things and it kept it interesting for our daughter. She especially loved the gorge at Hells Gate.
Unfortunately the Menengai Crater walk was a bit hard for her although that probably had something to do with how hot it was!
We especially loved the Sunbird Lodge - it is such a beautiful place and all the staff were so incredibly welcoming and friendly.
Our guide, Joseph, was exceptional too and we can’t speak highly enough of him.
Suzanne S reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 30 April 2019