Serengeti Plains is located in the Eastern Serengeti, an area known for its big cats and the region’s largest cheetah population. The Great Migration passes through the region on its annual journey to the nutrient-rich grasslands of the southern plains.
This part of the Serengeti is a wildlife photographer’s paradise and is much less crowded than other parts of the legendary national park. The open grassland plains of the south-eastern Serengeti were once reserved for research purposes, particularly for big cats, but in the last decade, it has opened up for tourism.
Serengeti Plains, opened in June 2023, situated over two hours away from the busy central Seronera Valley, where the park headquarters and main airstrip are located. The luxury camp is set on the edge of Acacia woodland, overlooking grassland plains as far as the eye can see. The Ngare Nanyukie River is a permanent water source for a variety of plains game and the river valley provides shelter and cover for the predators and scavengers. The massive granite Zebra, and Gol Kopjes are some of the best wildlife areas in the Serengeti, both during the migration and for resident game.
The camp initially consists of 7 guest tents and a central lounge and dining area, all set on raised wooden decks under stretched fly-sheets. Each guest tent contains bedroom and lounge sections as well as an en-suite bathroom, with solar heated water plumbed into the bathroom and furnished in a modern style with a touch of East African motif. The camp is designed to have a minimal footprint on this pristine wilderness, with no permanent foundations and a full solar system to meet the camps electrical and water-heating needs.
Game drives are carried out in open game-viewer safari vehicles led by a team of excellent guides who know the area well. In time, walking safaris will be offered, giving guests the rare opportunity to explore the Serengeti on foot.
Serengeti Plains offers a serene and romantic safari experience with the remote comforts and conveniences of the modern era.