From $ 585 per person sharing
- Single supplements and child discounts may apply
- Price varies with seasonality and room options
- Indicative price is for low season
- Sanctuary Retreats
Kusini Camp is perfectly situated atop a kopje (hillock) in a remote corner of southwest Serengeti. It overlooks the plains where spotting wildlife is easy all year round. The camp is ideal for seeing the cheetah and the wildebeest that congregate on the grassy plain in the calving season.
Best time to catch the migration - mid-December to March.
What makes Kusini Camp Special?
Kusini Camp is the only permanent camp in the southern Serengeti. This eco-conscious camp is built on a rocky outcrop and is surrounded by woodland, offering spectacular views from anywhere in the camp. When guests head out on their game drives they are likely to see zebra, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and various plains game, as well as cheetah and other predators.
The Serengeti National Park covers approximately 15 000 km2 of grassland plains, savannah, riverine forest, and woodlands. It is situated in the northwest of Tanzania, bordering Kenya to the north and Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the southeast, Ikorongo to the west and Loliondo Game Control Area to the east. Together, these areas form what is known as the Serengeti ecosystem.
The Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s most famous park and one of the most famous in the world. The Serengeti ecosystem is home to over a million wildebeest, 200 000 zebra, 400 000 Thompson gazelle, more than 2 700 lion, 1 000 leopard, 500 cheetah, huge herds of elephant, eland, impala, waterbuck, giraffe, ostrich and genet. The rivers within the park offer the perfect habitat for crocodiles and hippos; with more than 400 species of birds. Serengeti National Park is the major portion of a larger ecosystem, which includes the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and the Maasai Mara.
The camp consists of 12 luxurious open-plan tents, spaced out to provide absolute privacy and exceptional views. Each tent has its own personal butler, en-suite bathrooms and a large private wooden veranda to take in the beauty of the vast plains. The camp’s communal areas include a dining area, lounge and library, as well as a campfire.
Children over the age of 6 are welcome.
From bush breakfasts and private picnics, to sundowners on a kopje and three-course dinners, Kusini Camp offers an experience in true seclusion. A full breakfast is served in the main area to energise you for your morning game drive. Guests have the choice of a packed lunch if they choose to do a full-day game drive, otherwise lunch will be served in the main area upon return to the camp. Dinner is served either under the African stars or by candle light in the romantic dining tent.
Daily game drives are conducted by professional and knowledgeable guides who know every inch of the territory around the camp. This remote corner of this vast ecosystem never disappoints, with regular sightings of buffalo, elephant, rare wild dog, hyena, and giraffe all seen close to the camp.
After your morning game drive, enjoy a quiet read in the library or relax in the sitting room or on your private veranda taking in the views of the open plains.
At the end of your day, sundowners are a classic end to any day’s safari. At Kusini Camp they are truly spectacular as you climb the main Kopje to view the breathtaking sunsets with signature cocktails and snacks.
- Hot air ballooning
- Star gazing
- Animal tracking experience
- Bush dining