Serian (Mara North Conservancy - North of the Masai Mara Game Reserve) Kenya
Alex Walker, a fourth generation Kenyan, has been guiding and outfitting safaris throughout East Africa for twenty years. During his childhood he was to be found in the bush of Southern Tanzania, the forests of the Mau in Kenya and the mountains and vast wilderness of Southern Sudan. Alex spent his time in the bush on foot hunting and exploring with his father’s trackers. It was this early fascination with the animals & birds of the bush that convinced Alex as early as five years old that this was to be his vocation in life. Alex, a keen cameraman, is also part owner of a film and production company together with John Moller and Kire Godal, producing informative and exciting wildlife and conservation orientated documentaries. Malaika Media has produced programs for the Discovery Channel and Fox FN on American and English TV and promotional material for Lewa Downs Conservancy and the WWF. Alex has wrought out a charismatic home, Serian; in the Masai Mara. From here he operates unique safaris & expeditions throughout Africa with a bent on walking, at the same time keeping a hand in by recording some of Africa’s unique images on film.
Eight “bedroom” marquee's each unique in their 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.
Comfortable colonial style furnishing with a little eastern "spice", the tents, set on a grass plinth, measure 165sq ft, and are identical in design. They are constructed of canvas and supported by hardwood poles with the interior walls and ceilings made from Kenyan canvas. Entry to each tent is through a screened door that zips closed to form a totally insect proof barrier.
The "bedroom" area is fitted with large double beds, under a mosquito net, flanked by twin writing desks. The "bathroom" area includes a shower, soaking tub and separate toilet. The dressing area contains the cupboards with hanging space and twin basins. Hanging swathes of cotton and canvas walls provide complete privacy.
A personal Butler is allocated to each Marquee; he is at the guests’ personal beck and call. Start your day by being served early morning tea in the comfort of your bed whilst your butler organizes your laundry and arranges with the chef a menu to suit your own taste. He will also liaise with your safari guide to organize picnic breakfasts, lunches, sundowners, and starlit dinners. The Mess deck and indoor fireplace leave one with the impression of having found a home from home! Enjoying an expansive view of the Mara river and the Oloololo escarpment, the deck area plays host to a great deal of wining & dining.
This refuge of serenity may not suit those who seek a tame, barren surroundings Rather, it fits the more audacious voyager who seeks out safari’s real character. Because of its intimate and select character, Ngare Serian is suited to being set aside in its entirety for family gatherings or close friends on a private basis. Each of the four, tented suites stands on a rich hard wood deck, sat above the burbling Mara river deep in the North Mara Reserve. Can be reserved on exclusive basis Four large marquee's on hard wood decks Exclusive mess dining area Access by rope bridge Helipad Access to exclusive use walking area Green, eco chic environment.
The mobile camp is positioned to blend unobtrusively into the surrounding vegetation. There are five ensuite “Selous Style” tents. Each simply furnished in traditional safari style with single cots, carpets and tray tables.
The bathroom has long drops and bucket showers. The experience at Serian’s mobile camp is focused on viewing wildlife, in particular, the migration of Wildebeest and Zebra as they cross the Mara River.
Each day will be new and exciting. Meals in camp will be interspersed with picnics out in the bush. There are no schedules to be met and you are free to make your own timetable on a daily basis.
Game Viewing /Activities:
Your driver guide is crucial to the success of your day. The guides have specialist local knowledge and are experienced at handling and approaching dangerous big game safely. They have gone to great lengths to put together an unbeatable team, who are dedicated to providing a helpful, attentive and knowledgeable service to guests.
The experience at Serian is focused on viewing wildlife, in particular, the big five - Cape buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant and rhino. The Migration of one and a half million wildebeest, zebra and topi pass through the Maasai Mara, it is undoubtedly the Jewel in the Crown of East Africa, forever to be associated with vast numbers of game.
The experience at Serian is focused on viewing wildlife, in particular, the big five. Cape buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Elephant and Rhino. The 1,512 km2 Maasai Mara National Reserve was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1974. This when paired with the inextricably linked Koiyaki/Lemek Conservation area of around the same size gives guests access to a huge natural wildlife area.
Following the initiation of the Campfire Conservation enterprise and other concerted preservation efforts to save the big cats, the Lion and Leopard population are very visible and stable. For the keen ornithologist there are four hundred and fifty three recorded bird species in the Mara, fifty three of which are raptors. Conception of the wide open spaces and the traditional Maasai culture are eye-openers for first time travelers.
From $675 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.