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:
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.
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.