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Big Cats Photographic Safari in Namiri Plains -Tanzania


Tour Highlights – Dates upon request.

  • It’s hard to think of a better camp in the world to see Big Cats.
  • Specially designed photographic vehicle.
  • Unparalleled privacy with NO CAMPS within an hour’s drive.
  • Wildlife photographers will not be disappointed with the quality of sightings.
  • Furthest east in the Serengeti with a unique and unspoiled landscape.
  • Need to fly to Seronera airstrip, as distance is too far to drive.
  • All year destination.
  • Firmly on Big Cat sightings with exceptional viewing.
  • Stylish rooms.


Availability: 6 in stock (can be backordered)

Big Cat Country in this unique part of the Serengeti, giving you the best cat sightings in East Africa with options on photographing low down with specialist photographic vehicle.  Apart from the thriving cheetah population, the safety provided by the years of research has meant other predator populations have also started to boom.  Lion and spotted hyena concentrations are very high in the region.  Wildlife Dreams is proud to bring you this safari as part of its portfolio making Wildlife Dreams come true.

DAY 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro International Airport  Tanzania 

When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to Arusha. We will stay overnight at Katambga House with a evening meal and breakfast.

DAY 2: Namiri Plains (B,L,D)

Transfer to Arusha airport for our flight to Seronera Airport. Where your safari starts to the amazing Namiri Plains depending on what we see on route there isn’t another camp for miles. We arrive for a welcome drink and lunch. Settle into camp before going out on a evening game drive returning for dinner under the stars. 

DAY 3: Namiri Plains (B,L,D)

Our game drives depart at the coolest times of day (early morning and late afternoon) when animals are most active. Times differ slightly with the seasons.  With our private vehicle we can plan your schedule with our guide. 

Start the day bright and early with a wake-up call and tea or coffee.  Enjoy breakfast before you depart for a morning game drive or have it packed as a picnic to take with you.  Arrive back at camp mid-morning, with a chance to freshen up before lunch. 

DAY 4: Namiri Plains (B, L, D)

After a leisurely lunch, enjoy siesta time.  Read a book or just relax and soak up the sights and sounds of the bush.  Refuel with afternoon tea, then depart for an afternoon/evening game drive with sundowners.   You’ll be back in time for drinks around the campfire and dinner creating the perfect chance to unwind after a long day in the bush. 

DAY 5: Namiri Plains (B,L,D)

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. 

DAY 6: Namiri Plains (B,L,D)

As it’s one of the few locations in the eastern Serengeti with permanent underground water sources, game viewing is excellent.  The seasonal riverbed is where plains game, such as zebras or reedbuck, come to quench their thirst making it an ideal spot for viewings.  It’s no surprise that predators have cottoned on to this too.  Keep an eye out for lions lurking nearby, ready to ambush their next meal.  

DAY 7: Namiri Plains (B,L,D)

The short grass of  this area makes it popular with cheetahs who can more easily chase down their prey.  It is particularly gratifying to see cheetahs here, as this part of the Serengeti was closed for around 20 years to allow the population to recover.  It’s now a haven for these big cats, as well as lions and a few leopards. 

The migration heads toward Namiri between October and May.  During this period  you may see the plains covered with wildebeest gathering here to feast on the lush grass. 

DAY 8: Namiri Plains (B,L,D)

All food is made in camp, including fresh bread, biscuits and muffins.  Breakfast is a continental buffet or full English and lunch is a light buffet with salad or fresh vegetables.  If you opt to extend your game drive into the day, we can pack your lunch for a bush picnic.  Later a three course dinner is served in the dining tent or under the stars.  

We are able to cater to most diets.  Please let us know of any dietary requirements ahead of your arrival.

DAY 9: Home (B)

Game drive and breakfast and then transfer to Seronera Airport for your flight back to Arusha which takes about 90 mins before going to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your journey home or another destination with Wildlife Dreams.

• Transfers from airport to hotel and vice-versa by private air-conditioned car/van with driver.
• 8 nights lodge accommodations in single/ double/twin room with private facilities at the mentioned
or similar hotels as per itinerary inclusive of any applicable room taxes and service charges.
• Nature drives into the Park as per the itinerary by park private vehicle with Park naturalist.
• Full board meals included as mentioned B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner 
• Mineral water on board the vehicle.

• Return international airfares to South Africa,
• Internal airfares.
• Any passport and visa fees.
• Any airport taxes.
• Any insurances including Travel, Personal and Medical.• Any immigration charges
• Any meals, alcohol and soft drinks except those specifically detailed in the itinerary.• Tips/ gratuities to drivers, guides,
waiters for included meals, tips to room boys.
• Laundry charges.
• Any massages/spa treatments, telephone calls, faxes or any other charges of personal nature.

Essential Info

Visa needs to be obtained before travel if required.

Internal Flights

Make sure you have a enough time from your international flight to your internal flight. Please leave at least 3 hours for delays, customs and transfer to internal flight.

All airfare as well as flight timings are subject to change by the
airlines without prior notice.

All prices shown are the best value prices applicable at the time of booking.  Booking prices are subject to change owing to ground product increases and currency rate fluctuations.


Namiri Plains


While seeing wildlife is never guaranteed

These are the species that we would hopeful see on your safari/tour.

Lion, leopard, cheetah,elephant, Impala, giraffe, zebra, cheetah, hyena and many species of birds 

Tour Guide

Wildlife Dreams Photographer.

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