Located in the far east of the Serengeti plains, Ehlane Plains Camp is a haven for visitors and wildlife alike. The surrounding area is home to the acacia woodlands that lie on the border of the savannah, which attracts prey and predators en masse. Offering eight private tents all under canvas, merging beautifully into the natural environment, to help cause little disturbance for the animal inhabitants of the area and point focus on the magnificent vista that surrounds the tented camp. Situated at the centre of the camp is the dining and lounge area which is the meeting point for travellers. The design of the furnishings is to compliment the surrounding outside area, using a mixture of white, greens and yellows to make it feel like an extension of the plains. The lounge area has the comfort of large sofas and a warming campfire to sit by during the cold African nights. The side of the tent is often raised so that you can see out into the bountiful Serengeti and watch as the animals wander throughout the kopjes. The dining area is next to the lounge and offers a great spot to relax and enjoy a delectable meal served by the onsite chefs. Taste traditional African dishes that have been made using locally sourced produce, giving you the flavours of Africa.
With eight tents all under canvas and with beautiful views of the plains, each gives you luxury and comfort at its finest. The tented suites contain a lounge that has sofas to recline on and look out over the vista. A dressing area that has handcrafted cupboards, a king-size bed with draped netting to offer a peaceful night's sleep and carpeting throughout. Every tented suite also has an en-suite bathroom that makes use of a natural theme shower and flushing toilet. Head outside to your own private seating area so that you can enjoy the views that surround you and listen to the calls of the wild. Due to the African night sky being majestic, Ehlane Plains Camp also has two tented suits designed as ‘star domes’. With an open rooftop that lies above large cushions to recline on, you can fall asleep under the stars.
Activities at Nasikia Ehlane Plains Camp
Head out into the heart of the Serengeti on an exciting game drive where you will get to experience wildlife viewing and bird watching. Game drives are offered twice a day, early in the morning and then late afternoon. Your experienced guide will share the wonders of the Serengeti, taking you to known wildlife spotting locations, talk about the herd family dynamic and maybe even teach you about how they track the wildlife. You will be able to see the magnificent plains through a locals eyes and discover the beauty of the savannah.
If you are looking to see the Serengeti from a different perspective, head out on a balloon safari, at an additional cost. You will soar above the plains and see the herds and wildlife galloping and hunting in the early morning. Once you have flown with the birds of Africa, you will then settle down for a romantic champagne breakfast in the bush. This will be an experience that you will never forget. A guided walking safari is a great way to explore the wilderness from the view of the animals. You will follow tracks and learn interesting facts about the wildlife and the area from one of the expert guides. Learn about medicinal plants, how to track a herd and maybe even have the chance for an exciting wildlife encounter.