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Hudson, New York
Reviewed 6 October 2016

In August 2016 I took my son and his family on the most magical adventure we have ever had! We stayed in the family tent at the Camp which equalled any 5 star hotel complete with 2 sunken bath tubs , posh living room, 2 spacious bedrooms with canopy beds and a huge private deck overlooking the river with lots...

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We have been to Kenya 3 times before and stayed at many camps.... we were very excited to be going to The Alex Serian tented camp in the Mara North conservancy......... But bitterly dissaponted with the camp from the very beginning, so much so we moved after 1 day and night to another camp. The only good thing we're any...

4Thank Julien S
Candice R, Public Relations Manager at Serian, responded to this review

Dear Jane and Julien, I whole heartedly apologise on behalf of us all at Serian. We would like to thank you for taking time to let us know how you felt. I assure you we take very seriously any personal feedback, we have reviewed and addressed the issues highlighted in your commentary. Rest assured we strive daily to provide a...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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 -...

1Thank pjrplan
Candice R, Manager at Serian, responded to this review

Hi pjrplan, Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you chose to stay with us and that we managed to exceed your expectations. I'm thrilled to hear that you were able to take advantage of all the wonderful activities that we offer in the Mara North for families. Be sure to keep up with us on our Facebook and...

Reviewed 30 June 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...

Thank johnniegib
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...

Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 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...

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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...

San Rafael, CA, United States
Reviewed 3 March 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...

Thank Diane D
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...

Attleborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 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...

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...

gloucester, uk
Reviewed 15 February 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...

Thank Jenny-DaveCox
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...

Howden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 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...

2Thank Suzanne Y
Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 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...

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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
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Mara North Conservancy
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Price Range: ₹ 23,829 - ₹ 57,870 (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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