Perfectly sited in a cluster of kopjes, Kusini Camp is a permanent tented camp that blends into the delicate environment of the predator-rich plains of the Serengeti. The surrounding short grass plains provide the setting for the most spectacular natural phenomenon in the continent of Africa, the wildebeest migration, during which time the hordes amass around the camp for the birthing of their young. The migration comes with its own retinue, and the predators - lion, leopard and cheetah -plus countless zebra, gazelle and other plains game add to a diverse eco-system that evolves around you during a stay at Kusini Camp.
Kusini Camp is located in the South Central area of the Serengeti National Park. Part of Kusini Camp's charm is its remote and private location within the park borders. With no other camps in the near vicinity, Kusini offers exceptional and essentially private game viewing and is particularly a great place to be Jan - March when the migration passes through.
Accommodation is offered in twelve double tents - each attended by a personal butler - which are scattered around the main Kopje. The luxurious tents feature colourful fabrics, ensuite bathrooms with showers and elegant wooden furniture, and elevated terraces overlooking the Serengeti plains.
The dining area, lounge and library are housed in the main public area, which affords spectacular views from its wooden deck. Between definitive wildlife encounters and classic African adventures, guests gather for elegant candlelit meals and safari tales in the dining tent have 'sundowner' cocktails or picturesque banquets atop a nearby kopje, enjoy tranquil siestas watching the animals that often visit Kusini's waterhole, or spend contemplative hours in the library lounge.
Kusini has a private airstrip, and flying time from Arusha is approx. 45 minutes. Road transfers from Ngorongoro Crater take approximately 3 hours with game viewing. Children aged 6 and over are welcome here.
Activities: Game drives are the main activity here: the park, and the area around Kusini in particular, is noted for its lion and cheetah populations and excellent leopard sightings. Sites such as the nearby Moru Kopjes are also renowned for good resident game, particularly cats, all year round. The woodland area fringing the short grass plains, where Kusini is located, also has high sightings of resident game including rarer species such as klipspringer in addition to some incredible bird-life.
Kusini Camp is actively involved in the Cheetah Research Project which has been monitoring the demographics of the cheetah in the Serengeti for some 30 years. The camp is well placed for cheetah sightings and guides have received specialised training in cheetah identification from project staff. Guests can attend talks about cheetah, the work of the project and its results. They are also encouraged to leave copies of any photos of cheetah, so these can be identified by research staff, who can let the guests know which cheetah they saw.
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499