Seronera / Ndutu Area, Serengeti National
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KUSINI CAMP -
SERONERA / NDUTU AREA, SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA
Kusini Camp is located in the South Central area of the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti covers more than 14,763 sq. kilometers, making it one of the world’s largest wildlife sanctuaries. The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai language meaning, “endless plains”. Part of Kusini’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.
Perfectly situated in a cluster of kopjes, Kusini is a permanent tented camp, blended seamlessly 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 your stay.
Perhaps surprisingly, Kusini sits exclusively in this remote region of the Serengeti, affording guests the rare opportunity for secluded game drives well away from the principle tourist circuit. Kusini's expert guides enhance your stay by sharing their knowledge and experience gleaned during a lifetime in the bush.
Kusini Camp is owned and operated by Sanctuary Lodges.
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Secluded amongst the rocky outcrops of this private swathe of paradise, Kusini's twelve tents feature elevated terraces overlooking the Serengeti plains. Few properties pay homage to the surrounding environment with the same breathtaking effect as Kusini, effortlessly ensuring an exclusive proximity to the Africa that you have come to see, far from the crowds that might be expected to throng to so unique a destination.
Accommodation is offered in twelve double tents, each attended by a personal butler, which are scattered around the main Kopje. Each tent has en-suite facilities and hot running water. Private balconies with comfortable furnishings extend in front of each unit. 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, you may gather for elegant candlelit meals and safari tales in the dining tent, have 'sundowner' cocktails or picturesque banquets atop a nearby kopje, or spend contemplative hours in the intimate library lounge, taking stock of what you have seen.
Electricity: the camp uses inverted electrical energy.
Children of all ages are welcome at Kusini. Children up to 2 years are free of charge. Children between 2 & 11 years will be required to share with an adult. A 50% reduction off the adult sharing rate will be given to 1 child per full paying adult. This reduction is only applicable for children up to and including 11 years. A third and fourth child between 2 & 11 years will be required to pay the full adult rate.
The Serengeti Ecosystem is defined by the dominant annual wildebeest migration route and incorporates areas outside of park boundaries. The area around Kusini Camp is visited by the Migration between the months of January and April, but it should be noted that this is a grazing pattern and therefore experienced in the general area for this period. The season between January and March greets the arrival of newborn zebra and wildebeest calves.
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 some rarer species such as klipspringer, in addition to some incredible bird-life. Two game viewing drives daily in open-topped 4WD vehicles are included.
Climate & Clothing
Tanzania has a tropical climate, which is characterized by warm days and cool evenings. There is no winter here and the coolest months are June to September with average day temperatures of 18C-22C and night temperatures of 8C-15C. The hottest months are October to February with temperatures ranging between 22C-30C during the day and 15C-21C at night.
Clothing should be cool, comfortable & casual all year round. Jerseys and heavier jackets are required in early mornings and evenings. Muted colours are the most suitable on safari and white does reflect the light, creating a glare. We advise long sleeves and long trousers due to the long grasses. Sturdy and comfortable shoes are essential.
Laundry services are available.
All communication to the Camp is relayed via radio. The camp maintains 24-hour radio contact with the Central Reservations Office in Arusha and all vehicles are equipped with two-way radios. In addition, all the tents are equipped with VHF radios to enable guests to contact the management in the event of an emergency. The camp is also equipped with a satellite telephone which guests have access to.
Health: Please consult your doctor and local travel advisor on health requirements for Tanzania. Inoculations for yellow fever are required if arrival is from or through countries where yellow fever is endemic. Malaria also exists in Tanzania and prophylaxis as advised by your doctor is required.
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