One cannot go wrong at Mara Serian on the river. The staff, drivers and guests were all fantastic.
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Maasai Mara, Kenya
- Enjoy an expansive view of the Mara River and the Oloololo escarpment
- Exclusive use of vehicle with private spotter and guide included in the rates
- Incredible big cats - BBC's Big Cat Diaries filmed here
Facilities includeRoom service Barbeque Facilities Bar 24-hour Security
- Game Walks
- Game Drives
- Fly Camping
- Bird Watching
- Balloon Safaris
- Cultural Visits
- Use of 'The Nest'
Seasons in Kenya
About Serian Camp
Serian was the first of Alex'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 so the feeling of having your own personal piece of Africa is a luxury that we have in spades
Five private (inc one family) marquee tents, each unique in their own way furnished with large double beds, flanked by bedside tables and writing desks, the adjoining "bush bathrooms" include a shower, twin basins, large bush bathtub and flush toilet. Hanging swathes of cotton and canvas walls provide complete privacy.
The Mess deck and indoor fireplace leave one with the impression of having found a home from home! Enjoying an expansive view of the Mara river and the Oloololo escarpment, the deck area plays host to a great deal of wining & dining.
Serian Camp is located in the Mara North Conservancy adjacent to the north the Maasai Mara reserve in southwest Kenya.
How to get there
We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
Mara North Airstrip is about a half-hour drive from the main camp in dry conditions, and longer if wet.
All airstrip transfers are included.
FROM NAIROBI WILSON
Twice daily scheduled Safarilink flight departing Nairobi Wilson at 10.00AM and 3.00PM
Three times daily in high season and twice daily in low season - Air Kenya flight departing 9.15AM, 12.15PM and 3.15PM.
Once daily scheduled Fly 540 flight departing at 10.00AM and 3.00PM (afternoon flight not available on Friday or Sunday).
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
January - March: Enjoy the bliss of the Mara without anyone there. Come for winter sunshine. The short grass makes for uninterrupted views, and it's a great time for cat viewings. Blissfully empty of crowds, spend undisturbed quality time with sightings.
April - June: Serian is a special space at this time because of the ridge that is the backbone of the MNC, which drains the short-grass plains making for fantastic game. Beautiful birds in their mating plumage plus a great time to get a good secret season discount. The river is full to bursting, gorgeous greenery, waving grass, big skies and dramatic storms - the landscape is in its element.
July - September: The key to this period is realising that it's not all about the river… It may be busy, but there's always a quiet corner: if you move away from the masses, you'll find a secret spot. The river crossings are the focus: huge wildebeest herds, and crocodile action. Away from the river, the plains are filled with wildlife, and fantastic cat sightings
October - December: This is a great period to take 7-10 days and enjoy having the river crossings to yourself. MNC and MMNR yield some of the most phenomenal game viewing you can experience - take the time to come and see it. With all the babies and new life comes cheetah, raptors and great predator action. Big storms, big skies, stunning sunsets, folded valleys and layers of landscape add dimensions.
Serian Camp is open all year round.
Malarial protection is recommended
Credit cards are not accepted
Airstrip transfers are included
All drinks are included except for Champagne and premium wines and spirits
Travelling with children
Children are welcome at Serian Camp.
Children aged 5 - 15 pay $420 a night.
A nanny service is available at $100 per day.
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