When the Maasai named this place, it was in honour of the vast landscapes that seemed to go on forever. They called it Seringit. Endless plains. Today, we know it as the Serengeti - where earth and sky collide in one of the most spectacular safari destinations in Africa. This is where you'll find Nimali Serengeti, at the centre of this legendary, 15,000km² national park, surrounded by one of the most prolific wildlife regions on the continent.
Granite outcrops known as kopjes floating like ships in a sea of grass, offering vantage points for lion, leopard and cheetah alike.
The soft sawing call of the secretive leopard as it stalks close to camp at night, winding its way through a diverse landscape filled with an abundance of life.
The unique scent of mineral-rich dust carried on a gentle breeze as it blows across the Serengeti plains.
A hearty bush breakfast served al fresco in the middle of the Serengeti wilderness accompanied by champagne and a large helping of adventure!
Ancient rocks shaped by wind, rain and sun, formed deep within the Earth during the planet's infancy.
Enjoying a brand-new position close to Makoma Hill, in the heart of the central Serengeti, the reimagined Nimali Serengeti enjoys uninterrupted views out over plains dotted with kopjes on one of the Serengeti's most renowned great wildebeest migration routes, with the herds moving through from April to June and October to December each year. The game viewing here is outstanding all year round, with large herds of buffalo and elephant, an abundance of plains game and exceptional big cat sightings.
There are 12 tented suites at Nimali Serengeti, each enjoying panoramic views out over the surrounding landscapes of the central Serengeti. Two tents are connected by a shared walkway making them perfect for families. Each suite has its own private verandah and en-suite bathroom with bathtub and outdoor shower. The lodge's central lounge, dining area and pool deck offer more than enough space to relaxin between activities, with a sunken fire pit the perfect place to toast the setting sun once the day's adventures are over. The décor takes its inspiration from the rich landscapes of the Serengeti, with a modern, contemporary style blending effortlessly with organic textures. Elements of antique brass add a warm, vintage feel.
Nimali Serengeti's main activities are morning and afternoon game drives, exploring one of the most wildlife-rich regions of the park. This area is particularly well known for its predators, especially lion, cheetah and leopard, all of which are seen regularly. A hot-air balloon flight over the surrounding wilderness is also highly recommended.
In addition to these activities we also offer the following:
- Spa treatments and wellness therapies
- Bush lunches & dinners
- Sundowners in the bush
- Dedicated children's activities
- Champagne bush breakfasts
Although Nimali Serengeti is accessible by road from Arusha, it's an eight-hour drive and not recommended. Nimali Serengeti is four hours by road from the Ngorongoro Crater main gate and a four-hour game drive from its sister camp in the north, Nimali Mara. The Serengeti's Naabi Hill gate is approximately a two-hour drive from camp.
- Seronera Airstrip (40 minutes' road transfer)
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