Serian Serengeti North and South

Serian Serengeti North & South are essentially one seasonal tented camp which moves between the Kogatende region of the Northern Serengeti and the north-western Ngorongoro Conservation Area on the southern edge of the Serengeti Plains.

Serian Serengeti North & South are traditional seasonal tented camps offering an upmarket and old school hosting experience which is getting harder to find these days. The camp is owned by safari guide Alex Walker, and either Alex himself or one of his management team are always in camp to host guests. Although technically quite mobile and offering a close to nature bush experience, the camp is very comfortable and there is an air of quiet quality about everything from the details of the accommodation to the food and service. The guiding is always good and it is great that each set of clients automatically get their own private vehicle and guide for flexible activities. In the North, the location of the camp means that it is perfect for viewing the migration herds and perhaps witnessing a spectacular river crossing. In the South, on the southern edge of the plains, the camp is situated away from the crowds and affords the opportunity for some cultural experiences and extended walking, in addition to seeking out the migration herds on longer drives. If your priority in the southern Serengeti is big game, then you may consider their sister camp, Serian Serengeti Kusini, either instead of or in combination with Serian Serengeti South. A five or six night combination of these two camps is perfect for combining big cats, migration, exclusivity, walking and culture.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation consists of six elegantly furnished traditional Meru-style safari tents. Each tent has en suite facilities with a flush toilet, plumbed taps and shower from a large water drum (so there is not an unlimited water supply), proper…

AREA & ACTIVITIES

With an area of some 14,000 sq. km, Serengeti is probably the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world. The ecosystem includes the National Park itself, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Maswa Game Reserve and Kenya’s Masai Mara…

Families

Both camps are very suitable for families looking for an exclusive tented bush adventure. The family tents are great, though the sleeping areas are not internally linked so it is best if the children are old enough to be happy in…

Conservation & community

Serian offers employment and job opportunities for rural communities. 80% of their staff are from the local communities where they offer apprenticeship programmes. Any given member of staff is sending at least 70% of their salary…

Location Kogatende (Northern Serengeti) and Ngorongoro Conservation Area (South)
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Kogatende or Mwiba (or Ndutu), or by road from Ngorongoro Crater (South only)
Open Serengeti North: mid-June to mid-November. Serengeti South: December to April
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented camp
Focus Big game / Migration experience / Walking / Culture (South only)
Children No age restriction
Activities Game drives (by day) / Guided short walks / Night drives / Extended walks / Cultural experiences / Fly-camping
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 5
Private Vehicle Options Yes (included as standard)
Off-road Driving Possible at South / Not at North
Number of Rooms 6 tents (including 2 family tents)
Family Accommodation 2 two bedroomed family tents
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed taps and shower from large water drum
Power for charging In room
Lighting Solar / Generator
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling No
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Whistle
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception Patchy
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Not accepted