Permanent tented camp
Understated luxury and high levels of personal service in a splendid tented camp nestling between rocky outcrops (kopjes) in a remote part of the southern Serengeti. Wildlife is simply stunning – it’s the perfect place to witness the migration at calving season. You can also enjoy other unforgettable experiences like cosmic safaris and cheetah monitoring.
Camp owner Sanctuary Retreats promises ‘Adventure, enchantment and luxury – naturally’ and Sanctuary Kusini delivers on all points. The only permanent camp in this part of Serengeti, it’s luxurious and elegant but in an understated way, blending into within rather than intruding into the landscape. Because there are no other camps around you have a great feeling of privacy as you enjoy an authentic safari experience.
Wildlife is great all year round, and there is some wonderful birdlife, but stay here from January to March and you’ll witness hundreds of thousands of migrating wildebeest gathering to calve, and the predators circling to prey on the newborn animals. This is a ‘big five’ destination, and is particularly rich in big cats, with large numbers of lion and cheetah, while leopards are often found on the huge granite rocks (kopjes) close to camp. The camp participates in a cheetah monitoring project and you can be a part of it, travelling with a guide to find and photograph these beautiful creatures.
Ascend to the top of the main kopje, recline on comfortable pillows and feel a million miles from anywhere as you enjoy a sundowner and an unparalleled view of the sunset. Or take a cosmic safari while sitting round the campfire – go for a ‘walk’ through the stars as you’re guided round the universe with a green laser pointer.
Sanctuary Kusini prides itself on a high level of personal service, and each tent has its own butler. Food is excellent and, after a day’s thrilling game viewing, you can’t beat a fine, three-course dinner as you swap stories of your adventures.
Times to Go
December to March are generally the warmest months, and around January to March you will be able to witness the calving season of the migrating wildebeest and other plains game. June to August are relatively cool, and things then start to warm up again from September to November, with short sessions of rain in November. Wildlife is good throughout the year, though obviously January to March is fantastic. The camp is closed during the rainy months April and May.
Sanctuary Kusini highlights
- Beautiful and luxurious permanent camp
- Magnificent, private position by spectacular rocky outcrops
- On the path of Migration at calving season (January-March)
- Fantastic predator sightings, including cheetah and leopard
- Take part in unique cheetah monitoring project
- Cosmic safaris – ‘walk’ through the night sky
- Personal butler for each tent
Sanctuary Kusini location
- 12 spacious en-suite tents
- Open June-March
- Children aged 6 + are welcome
- Personal butler for each tent
- Wifi in public areas
- Laundry service
- Private safari vehicle and guide (optional)
- Morning and afternoon game drives
- Full day game drives with picnic lunch into central Serengeti
- Cosmic safaris
- Cheetah monitoring
Sanctuary Kusini rooms
Each of the spacious tents has polished wooden floors, colourful rugs, pale soft furnishings, a large comfortable, canopied double bed, writing desk, comfy chair and plenty of storage.
En-suite bathrooms have showers, twin basins and flush toilets.
Large elevated private decks with comfortable furnishings in front of each tent have terrific views of the bush and its resident wildlife.
Twiga the giraffe likes this because…
“Sanctuary Kusini supports the Serengeti Cheetah Project and sponsors a local school, with particular emphasis in that support on providing facilities for deaf, disabled and special needs children”
And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Tanzania Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of Afr ica through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.
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