Serian ‘The Original’

Serian ‘The Original’ is an exclusive tented camp located on the forested banks of the Mara River, facing the Siria Escarpment, in the Mara North Conservancy.

Serian is an exclusive ‘old school’ camp which is full of character and offers attentive personal service and a warm welcome. Owner Alex Walker is not interested in creating a manufactured luxury lodge and we like the fact he remains true to his values and promotes the safari experience and camp hospitality ahead of modern luxury. Having said this, accommodation is still very comfortable! The hospitality side of Serian is very good, with communal hosted meals and an informal social atmosphere in camp. The guiding is also great and every booking enjoys exclusive use of a vehicle and a private guide, something that can make Serian feel very good value for money. We also like the fact they offer unlimited walking, night drives, bush meals and the chance to sleep out in their Nest Treehouse.


There are five accommodation tents at Serian, including one two bedroomed family suite. The luxurious marquee-style tents are set on solid concrete bases, sometimes with extended wooden decks, and are spacious with slightly classic…


The Masai Mara ecosystem is one of the best game viewing areas in Africa and is especially good for viewing the big cats. Elephants, buffalo, hippo, crocodiles, giraffe, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyaena, impala, gazelles, eland, waterbuck…


Serian has a very owner-run feel and offers a warm atmosphere with flexibility when it comes to activities, all of which adds up to a great family option. There is no commercial brochure about a children’s program or ‘kids club’, yet…

Conservation & community

Serian are members of the Mara North Conservancy (MNC) whose land is leased through monthly payments to the Masaai landowners. The partnership provides the landowners with an incentive to set aside part of their land for wildlife conservation…

Location Mara North Conservancy, Masai Mara
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Mara North (1hr)
Open All year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented camp
Focus Big game / Walking
Children No age restriction
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Fly camping / Walking / Fishing / Cultural / Nest sleep out platform / Helicopter scenic flights / Hot air ballooning
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle Each party has exclusive vehicle as standard
Private Vehicle Options As above
Off-road Driving Yes
Number of Rooms 5 tents (including 1 family suite)
Family Accommodation 1 two bedroomed family suite
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Bath
Power for charging In room
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling No
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Horn / Whistle
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Not accepted