Alex Walker's Serian properties offer a truly authentic safari experience with a local Maasai guiding team. They may not have all the bells and whistles of some of the other luxury camps in the Mara but if you're looking for fantastic locations, superb hospitality and top quality guiding then put this camp on your short list.
There are 4 options: Serian Mara Ngare, with just 4 tents often used on an exclusive basis; Serian Original (Mara North) on the river which makes up the main camp with 7 tents including 1 family tent; Nkorombo Mobile Camp with 5 tents also along the Mara River adjacent to a salt lick and finally the Serian 'Nest' which is a satellite overnight camp comprising of a treehouse for romantic sleep outs.
Serian Original was the first of Alex Walker’s camps, and it perfectly captures the essence of its name: meaning ‘peaceful, calm, serene’ in the Masai language, it was designed to be a retreat from the bustle of contemporary life, and a chance to experience untamed Africa in traditional tented splendour. It lies in the private Mara North Conservancy, and the beauty of this location is that only 10 other camps have access to it. There are just 5 vast, spacious tents set on hardwood decking, sitting above the Mara River with views over the Olooloo Escarpment. Each has an adjoining bush bathroom with hot and cold running water, flush toilet, and a shower and custom-made bathtub with gorgeous views over the landscape.
Our favourite camp is Serian Ngare - a really beautiful camp.
All the accommodation is high quality with a serene safari style and attention to detail whilst still blending in with the local landscape. It is the feeling of space, of Africa and of leaving the modern world behind. In this, the camps have few rivals.
Expert guiding is something Alex Walker's camps are known for, always aiming to deliver an exceptional and authentic safari experience. As well as game drives in the wonderful Mara North conservancy you can also enjoy balloon rides, bush dinners, exploring at night, getting out on foot, river fishing, learning traditional cultures amongst other things.