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Attleborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 27, 2014

We found the tented accommodation just not comfortable or practical. Two low power bedside lights left the room gloomy in the extreme, there was nowhere to store cases and little storage space for clothes. The outside bathroom was down six uneven twisting steps with a poorly positioned hand rail and suffered the same lack of lighting, only two LED lights...

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AlexWalker, Owner at Serian, responded to this review

Thanks so much to Berdewelle for her fantastic comments on their Serian experience. We’re enormously proud to have received the runner-up award for Best Guides in the Good Safari Guide award, and it’s great to hear that the delicious food and incredible game-viewing continue to delight. We take our feedback very seriously, and we were sorry to hear you felt...

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, France
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Just back from Nkorombo mobile camp & we have had the holiday of a life time. The 2 key factors to this phenomenal holiday were our guide Warren Samuels (www.wildvisionadventures.com) & the team at the camp, lead by Tanya. Warren turned a great holiday into an exceptional holiday. He is a wildlife cameraman (BBC big cat diary) & has a...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Just got back form a safari in Kenya that spanned four parks and 6 different lodges. Serian was by far the best. The camp had beautifully spacious tents overlooking the river, the food was the best we had anywhere, and the camp manager was a lovely hostess who bent over backwards to accommodated all our special requests for meals, bush...

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Lake District, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 14, 2013

I arrived at Serian Camp on 4th August having driven there with Jordan and Makela from Nkorombo Camp which is Serian's mobile camp on the banks of the Mara river in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. I could not fault this wonderful place from the moment I arrived and was warmly greeted by Roisin, the Manager and William and Simon....

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Dothan, Alabama
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Cannot say enough about property, especially Roshi, the host. Luxury tented camp- could hear lions roar at night- made our safari. Food is divine, they wait on your hand and foot, and anticipate every need. Location is gorgeous with active hippos on river. You can actually fish with the hippos after enjoying a lunch in the treehouse. Loved this place!!!

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Stephenville, Texas
Reviewed July 26, 2013

I am currently working for a year in Nairobi for a medical NGO. Subsequently I have had the time to review many different safari opportunities within Kenya and talk to many who have gone to the different parks within this beautiful country. The overwhelming majority of responses from Kenyans on where to go on a holiday safari is very simple,...

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Thika
Reviewed May 10, 2013

We recently spent some time at Serian and their mobile camp in the Maasai Mara. What a delight. We were amazed that Serian could improve on an already wonderful setting, but that is exactly what we found. Wonderful staff, management, and tents - the Mara river rolling past and African at its finest! The perfect place to be in Kenya.

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Wiesbaden
Reviewed March 19, 2013

We spent 2 nights at Serian Camp as part of a safari round trip and enjoyed it very much. Service, food, location and staff were all perfect as one could expect from a high class camp like this. What we felt truly was wonderful were our guides (Sam and Bajila) and also the opportunity to do great walks in the...

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Karlsruhe, Germany
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Serian Camp Maasai Mara/Kenya I had forgotten to ask what "Serian" (the name of the Serian Camp in the Maasai Mara) actually means. For me personally, the name of Alex Walker's camp on the Mara River represents one of the most beautiful and impressive trips I have ever embarked on. The camp standards are so high and service, cleanliness, food...

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed July 26, 2012

I recently spent 12 days at the Serian Camp on the Mara River in the North Mara Conservancy and I have to say that it was absolutely wonderful! Super staff, luxury bush accommodations, and great food! As a nature and wildlife photographer, I was especially interested in photographing a wide variety of wildlife and I was able to do just...

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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 

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Address: C14, Keekorok -Siria Escarpment, Mara North Conservancy, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Mara North Conservancy
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Price Range: $350 - $850 (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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“Tent 6 has a veranda with a marvellous view of the river. Hippos galore.”
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“All of the rooms are amazing. Bathrooms are oozing with rustic beauty. All very clean.”
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“We only really saw one, but do not believe there to be much difference. Commend mentioning of Mobility is an Issue.”
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“Room 6 hippo pool, room 3 Rapids on River”
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