Sanctuary Kusini

Wildlife Hero

The Serengeti is one of the best places to see large predators. At Sanctuary Kusini cheetah, lion and leopard lie languidly in the nearby kopjes by day. This remote corner of the Serengeti never disappoints, where buffalo, elephant and giraffe can be seen close to camp.

The cheetah population here averages between fifty and eighty adults. Every year the Serengeti, a World Heritage site, plays host to the epic wildebeest migration. One of the highlights is the calving season, usually January to March, where one sees the arrival of newborn zebra and wildebeest take place in the plains surrounding Sanctuary Kusini. Key wildlife here include: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Striped and Spotted Hyena, Wildebeest, Impala, Serval, Bat Eared Fox, Grant's and Thomson's Gazelle and Eland.


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Guests have been quite lucky with their elephant sightings in recent months with many being seen very close by to the camp and within the camp grounds. Some guests were lucky enough to see them every day whilst another group saw a group of 200 elephants whilst out on a game drive - how very lucky!

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Lions have been seen very frequently by Kusini guests. Particular sightings have included a lioness visiting the camp one evening - to the joy of the guests. Whilst out on game drives guests have seen the area's famous tree climbing lions as well as mating lions.

June 2015 Cheetah - kusini.jpg

Kusini is lucky to be situated in an area famed for her high numbers of cheetah, and this title has definitely not disappointed guests recently. Guests also have the opportunity to take part in the Serengeti Cheetah Project which helps monitor the demographics of the cheetah in the area.

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Winter has come to the Southern Serengeti meaning hard times for the local predators. With water and food scarce the mother lions must be on point in order to secure a meal for their little ones. It's both a beautiful and hostile time to visit.

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The Serengeti is home to around 500 species of bird, including the majestic Martial Eagle (pictured). Guests have been lucky enough to see these beautiful creatures around camp recently.