Serian Camp is a traditional bush camp is a home away from home with its expansive mess deck overlooks the Mara River and in the main area there is a cosy indoor fireplace, and lots of chairs to curl up in.
Enjoying an expansive view of the Mara River and the Oloololo Escarpment, the main area is the focus point of the camp. The emphasis is on the traditional, natural wildlife experience and it epitomises the off-the-beaten-track safari.
Unique in their own way, each of the huge seven tented rooms is furnished with large double beds flanked by bedside tables and writing desks. The adjoining “bush bathrooms” include a shower, twin basins, large bush bathtub overlooking the river and flush loo. One of these is a family tent
Ngare Serian Camp is set on the other side of the river a little further upstream. It can be accessed by rope bridge. With just four beautifully appointed tents also set on the banks of the Mara River, this is a perfect choice for those seeking a more intimate camp experience.
Seven private tented rooms including one family room are available at Serian Camp. Each tent is unique in its 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. There are four huge tented rooms at Ngare Serian.
|Tented room at Ngare Serian|
|Tented Room at Serian Camp|
Serian Camp welcomes children although there are no specific facilities and the camp is not suited to very young children. Food can be tailored to suit children and earlier meal times can be arranged where necessary. Babysitting can also be organised for those that require it.
Activities from Serian include wildlife viewing and bird watching which are done by specially adapted vehicle or outside the park on foot. With both you are in the company of experienced guides who can share with you, a world that only they know. Hot air balloon safaris can also be arranged on request.
When to travel
The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter. The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid July to late October.
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Location and directions
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Serian Camp is located on the banks of the Mara river, aproximately an hour and a half away from the northern entrance gate to the Maasai Mara reserve in southwest Kenya.
How to get there
8.5 hour international flight to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, then its 30 minute by road to Wilson Domestic Airport. Scheduled flights from Nairobi’s Wilson airport to Musiara airstrip take about 40 minutes. On arrival at the airfield, the vehicle transfer to the lodge is approximately 45 minutes, allowing time for game viewing.