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Sanctuary Kusini Camp

Adventure, enchantment and ‘Luxury, naturally’ - all delivered with a quiet, understated charm and understanding of place – is the guiding philosophy of Sanctuary Retreats and one of their traditional tented camps, Sanctuary Kusini. Sanctuary Kusini is the only permanent camp in this unspoiled and remote part of the Southern Serengeti where the wildebeest migration congregates on an annual basis. Sanctuary Kusini’s location was specially selected by guides and local experts. The camp is nestled in a woodland area surrounded by kopjes, where game is a common sight all year round. Built around a spectacular rocky outcrop and on the path of the wildebeest migration, the camp is ideal for seeing cheetah and wildebeest that congregate on the grassy plains in the calving season from mid-December to March.

Why Sanctuary Kusini:

• The only permanent camp located in the quiet southern region of the Serengeti
• On the path of the wildebeest migration
• Sundowners served on a rocky outcrop (kopje) with incredible 360 degree view
• Participate in a cheetah watch project with your cheetah images
• Incredible cosmic safaris on top of the kopje
• Complimentary Wi-Fi available in the main area
Sanctuary Kusini Camp
Sanctuary Kusini Camp
Sanctuary Kusini Camp
Sanctuary Kusini Camp
Sanctuary Kusini Camp
Sanctuary Kusini Camp
Sanctuary Kusini Camp
Sanctuary Kusini Camp
Sanctuary Kusini Camp
Sanctuary Kusini Camp
Sanctuary Kusini Camp
Sanctuary Kusini Camp

Room Information

Accommodation is offered in twelve double tents scattered around the main kopje. Each extremely spacious tent has en suite facilities with an indoor shower. Large private decking with comfortable furnishings extends in front of each tent, with views of the surrounding bush below where zebra, buffalo and lion are a common sight year-round. The tented rooms feature mosquito netting, hairdryers and in room safe. Guests also have a personal tent attendant to look after their every need during their stay.

Things To Do

Sanctuary Kusini is one of the great places in the world to see large predators – lion and cheetah; with leopard often lying in the kopjes nearby camp. Between January and March the great migration returns and wildebeest and zebra cover the plains as they give birth to their young. The treeless plains in this area provide the perfect habitat for cheetah that has made this area of the park their permanent home. Key wildlife include: lion, the elusive leopard, elephant, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, striped and spotted hyena, wildebeest, impala.

The following activities are included in your stay:

Game Drives
Experienced guides know every inch of the territory around the camp and this remote corner of the vast eco-system never disappoints - buffalo, elephant, the rare wild dog, hyena and giraffe, all can be seen close to the camp. There are no other camps round here, so adventurous travelers can be sure of unobstructed viewing from customized safari vehicles. Bird life is particularly good on the forest edge where woodpeckers and brightly colored kingfishers can often be seen.

Cosmic Safaris
Most visitors come to Africa looking for the wildlife and the beauty, yet one of the most spectacular sights of all is hardly ever mentioned - the African night sky, offering some of the best star gazing in the world. In the evening before dinner, sit around the campfire and allow the camp manager to uncover the universe. With a green laser pointer to show you the way, embark on a walk through the stars where you can look back millions of years in time and get lost in the beauty of the night sky.

Sundowners are the classic end to any day on safari - and the sundowners at Sanctuary Kusini are simply sensational. Climb to the top of the main kopje, relax on large pillows and view spectacular sunsets with signature cocktails and snacks.

Serengeti Cheetah Project
The Serengeti Cheetah Project helps to monitor the demographics of the 50-80 cheetah in the area, one of the last few remaining natural ecosystems where cheetah exist in viable numbers. Sanctuary Kusini, located within the Serengeti National Park, is a proud supporter of this project which has been established for over 30 years. The camp’s location directly in the path of the seasonal cheetah movement makes it ideal to help track this iconic African animal. There are dedicated game drives at Sanctuary Kusini with the specific purpose of finding cheetah and identifying them. Once spotted, guests are encouraged to photograph the cheetah, and leave copies of the sighting photos which are then passed on to the research team. Feedback is then provided when possible to guests on which cheetah were observed. Further commitment to the project offers guests a fascinating insight into the lives of the cheetah during their time on a Serengeti safari; along with increasing the valuable research required to conserve the habitat of this amazing cat.



Southern Serengeti National Park, Tanzania



Hotel Includes:

24 Hour Reception


In-Room Dining

Internet Access

Laundry Services

On-Site Activities


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Price Guide

$ = Up to $100
$$ = $100 to $199
$$$ = $200 to $349
$$$$ = $350 to $599
$$$$$ = $600 +
Price per person, per night.