Serian ‘The Original’

“Alex Walker's Serian” is a collection of intimate East African bush camps; that allow you to flee the bustle of contemporary life & experience a blend of untamed Africa in traditional tented splendour!  

Serian was the first of Alex’s camps. It perfectly captures the essence of its name: meaning ‘peaceful, calm, serene’ in the Masai language. Designed to be a retreat from the bustle of contemporary life, Serian offers a chance to experience untamed Africa in traditional tented splendour.

Serian lies in the private Mara North Conservancy. The beauty of this location is that only 10 other camps have access to it. The feeling of having your own personal piece of Africa is a luxury that Serian has in spades.

The camp consists of five vast marquees perched on beautiful hardwood decking – one of which is a family suite. Each is unique in its own way, but all are furnished with elegant simplicity, complemented by countless thoughtful little personal touches that make it feel like home.

The beautiful bush bathrooms offer views over the river valley as you soak in your tub. This openness simulates the delicious sensation of being outdoors. Airy and spacious, they include a shower as well as an enormous bath, twin basins, and a flushing toilet.

The thatched mess area has a stunning view over the Mara River and the Siria escarpment. It is the perfect spot to share a sundowner and stories of the dwindling day. Comfy furniture, smooth wooden decks and an indoor fireplace give a warm feeling of home away from home – and the idea is most definitely to treat it like one.

Dining at Serian is an experience in itself. Using herbs, fruit, veggies and honey fresh from the organic garden. Serian’s fare is fresh and tasty.

The main activities at Serian include Private Game Drives, Early Morning Walks, Adventure Fly Camping, Night Game Drive and Hot Air Ballooning. A variety of ways in which you can witness the magic of the Mara with the local experts.