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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Serian was our last safari stop of our 10 day honeymoon and we couldn't have loved it more! We stayed in a tented room the first night that was extremely private even thought one entire side of it opened up to the Mara River. The separate bathroom had a beautiful, rustic bathtub that was so lovely. The Maasai beaded detail...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Everything about Serian Camp is wonderful. The camp is luxury meets the the naturalness of the Mara. The tents have every home comfort you would require on such a trip - including a sunken bath with a view of hippos in the river. Fred our host and the team made us feel extremely welcome and nothing was too much trouble....

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Our first visit to Kenya was complemented perfectly by a stay at Serian - While giving a strong feeling of remoteness Serian camp is extremely civilized and well organised to ensure that the stay is busy without being pressured. Our guide (Dennis) was exceptionally good at locating exactly what we wanted to see and we managed to find something new...

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La Canada Flintridge, California
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Foremost, this camp gives every couple/family a private vehicle and outstanding guide! That is huge, because you decide with your guide what you want to see that day, and the guide takes you there. Mara North is vast, and the guide has to maximize your time. We saw other vehicles with 6-8 people in them- what if someone has paid...

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Thank LindaF1953
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We returned 2 weeks ago from this wonderful camp. The location is beautiful. The staff and guides could not be more helpful. Sofi runs the camp with charm. The food was excellent from bush breakfasts to light lunches and delicious dinners. We had dinner in the bush one evening, incredible experience. Our guides were Shadrack and Dennis. I never worked...

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Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent our final three final days in the Mara at Serian Main after spending our first two nights at Serian Nkorombo. Both Serian Camps are tented with Serian Main being a permanent structure while Serian Nkorombo was technically a mobile camp. One of the best features we enjoyed about both camps was that we had the...

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Thank Richard R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This was my second visit to Serian so my expectations were high, and I'm happy to say they were surpassed. My tent was as comfortable as I remembered, but improved by the new ensuite bathroom area; drifting off to sleep in a four poster bed hugging a hot water bottle with the sound of the river rushing by and hippos,...

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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...

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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 27 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 -...

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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...

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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 

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Address: C14, Keekorok -Siria Escarpment, Mara North Conservancy, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Mara North Conservancy
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Price Range: $490 - $1,189 (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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“All the rooms are wonderful with different river views and the luxury of a bath in the bush and endless hot water”
 of 5 bubbles 478susie2017, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are fully independent and offer a great view on the river.”
  • View from the room onto the river with hyppos.
 of 5 bubbles RobertR658, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask the hippo”
 of 5 bubbles andreaski18, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Do book a night at the treehouse, its an amazing experience no one else offers. No wifi (we found that an advantage).”
 of 5 bubbles mar_apazc2017, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All tents are the same - tent 4 has a great location.”
 of 5 bubbles pheraj, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
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