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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In early July 2017, we took our two children (ages 13 and 9) on a safari to the Alex Walker Serian in the Mara North Conservancy. From start to finish this trip was amazing! Our guide and driver - Gladys and Denis - were warm, knowledgeable and terrific company. The camp staff set a new bar for family travel -... More 

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Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This was our first trip to Africa and we didn't know what to expect. Web sites look good but the reality can be quite different. Happily we were pleasantly surprised at every turn. The room (tent) evoked days gone by with a small writing desk, and a veranda for morning coffee looking out at the river. Even with this tip... More 

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NYCands, Marketing & PR at Serian, responded to this review

Hi Johnnie, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your stay at Serian - The Original. I am so happy our team was able to create a memorable experience for your first visit to Africa. You mention in your review how your stay helped you to get closer to the nature within the little corner... More 

Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Our visit to Serian Mara North was totally awesome. From the moment we got off the plane and were met by Mark and Onango we were treated to the best Safari experience that one can imagine. We had our own private jeep and the boys showed us every animal that we could expect, and then some. The camp is set... More 

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NYCands, Marketing & PR at Serian, responded to this review

Hi Plantsman_10, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay at Serian. On behalf of Rosh, Adrian and the Serian team, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us. I'm pleased to hear you took advantage of a night at the Nest, our treehouse. Waking up and watching the hippos play as the sun... More 

San Rafael, CA, United States
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

This is a beautiful camp on the Mara River, where the rapids provide lovely background noise night and day. Across the River is the Oloolo Escarpment on the western edge of the Rift Valley. The Mara is largely savannah with animals everywhere. Leaving the airstrip with my awesome guides, Koiku and James, we must have seen 10 species within 10... More 

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NYCands, Marketing & PR at Serian, responded to this review

Hi Diane, Thanks for the lovely review about your stay with us at Serian. Your game viewing experience sounds absolutely incredible! I'm sure you have some fantastic photos and memories to last you a lifetime. I am particular happy to hear that even as a single traveler you were made to feel a part of the Serian family. That's the... More 

Attleborough, United Kingdom
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57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Few of the improvements promised by the Owner in his response to my review following our visit two years ago were evident. No 'new en-suite' adjacent to the tent (either in the tent occupied last time or this), and no improved lighting (although the electrical system had been up-graded to provide 'charging' sockets in the room) in fact this time... More 

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Thank Berdewelle
NYCands, Marketing & PR at Serian, responded to this review

Hi Berdewelle, Thanks for your review of your stay at Serian. We are thrilled that your game viewing experiences were outstanding. The Mara is a very special location. I am happy to note that our improvements on the bathrooms have been completed and now every tent does have an en-suite bathroom. I am happy to hear many of your issues... More 

gloucester, uk
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We stayed at Serian in the Northern Conservancy in January 2016. The accommodation was fabulous, large and so comfortable. We saw an astonishing amount of wildlife travelling from the air strip to the camp and this pretty well set the tone for the rest of our stay. Even though there was a lot of long grass around (due to unseasonal... More 

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NYCands, Marketing & PR at Serian, responded to this review

Hi Dave and Jenny, Thank you for your glowing review! I will be sure to pass along the lovely compliments to the team at both Serian and Nkorombo. Your wildlife viewing experiences sound pretty fantastic! We hope your time with us will leave memories for years to come. Be sure to keep up with us on our Facebook and Instagram... More 

Howden, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Having been on several safaris in the past I presumed that this trip would be similar to the others. I did not consider one could have a better experience than the best previous holidays. But this week, as a whole, was the most amazing week of our life. The attentiveness of the staff is out of this world. True rustic... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

We flew North from Kogatende, beside the Mara River in Serengeti (Tanzania), to Tarime airstrip , then transferred by vehicle to the border post in Isibania (as grotty a town, as I can recall ), then drove on to Migori (airstrip) for the final flight South to the Mara North airstrip - just setting the scene! Nice flights, but horrid... More 

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Hey are you looking to see the great wildebeest migration and the crossing at the Mara River? Then book a few nights at Nkorombo Serian in late August and thank me later! This is hands down THE place to be for the crossing. We saw three major crossings and one "zebra only" crossing in just two days!! As well as... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We had a lovely very well equipped tent with a huge verandah looking over the river which was usually full of Hippo. My bathroom was an absolute dream, with the bath hewn out of a huge lump of marble. I could lie in it and look out over the bushes and trees full of colourful birds. We were so well... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Serian

Address: C14, Keekorok -Siria Escarpment, Mara North Conservancy, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Mara North Conservancy
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Price Range: $950 - $1,765 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Serian 4.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Serian Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
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