Wonderful five day stay in Kenya. Beautiful views from our tent. Our guide, Steve, and driver, Mikala, were extremely knowledgeable and excellent company. One day I did a walking safari that was extremely difficult, but well worth it, once you reached the top of the escarpment. The views were awesome. The great thing about Serian is that you have your own driver and guide, so you have total control over what time you leave and when you come back to camp. It was great having that flexibility.
The food was wonderful and the staff was extremely helpful and more than willing to provide anything they could. The regular camp managers were on leave, so Sophie was running the camp. She was very funny and it was a pleasure getting to know her.
We saw a wildebeest and zebra river crossing that was so exciting to watch. We saw so much game -- leopard, cheetah, lion, elephant, hippo, crocodile, pack of hyenas including babies and tons of birds.
Most of the drivers and guides are from the Masai tribe. It was great getting to know their culture and beliefs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A traditional bush camp most suited to adventurous outdoors characters in search of a real experience. "Serian" means peaceful, calm or serene in the Maa language. An artists haven and one of the most picturesque sites in the Mara. Located in the heart of the Mara North Conservancy "Serian" operates throughout the year. A traditional tented camp focusing on quality game viewing and providing clients access to some of the very best game viewing in Africa. The migration of wildebeest occurs from June through October and sometimes November, quickly followed by the birthing season from October to March. April May & June offer opportunities for ornithologists and those who enjoy the solitude of the quiet season. Serian guarantees exclusive use of vehicle at no extra cost. This is the key to a quality experience and not a shared compromise. The Nest is a tree house perfect for a picnic after a bush walk in the private conservancy, where guests can also spend the night in the two oval double beds and watch nocturnal game on the infra-red cameras! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Serian Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Serian Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve