Serian’s Serengeti North

Serian’s Serengeti North is a luxury seasonal camp, whose movement is governed by the annual wildebeest migration. Traditional, elegant and relaxed, with a focus on excellent guiding, this is a great option for those looking to experience the famed annual migration in comfort and style.

From mid-June to mid-November, Serian’s Serengeti North is found – along with 1.6 million gnus –  in the far north of the Serengeti plains. The beauty of Northern Serengeti is it is the heart of the crossings, and in this respect, Serian is all about location. The camp is set a mere 2 kilometres from the Mara River, within minutes of the major crossing points. Away from the frenzy on the riverbanks, equally dramatic scenery hosts a good variety of game, especially in the arena of big cats.

From mid-December to May, the same camp is renamed ‘Serian’s Serengeti Southm and situated at the southernmost tip of the Serengeti Plains, where the wildebeest give birth to their young. Between mid January and late February, 3-400,000 calves are born – a spectacle in itself, but even more so when compounded with the predator action that accompanies this movable feast.

The camp itself strikes the perfect balance between colonial elegance and home away from home comforts, with a maximum of six spacious tents, including one or two family units. All are en-suite with a bucket shower and flushing loo. The tents are extremely large and are classically decorated with traditional safari simplicity and a nod to life’s little comforts. As well as the sleeping tents, there is also a stylish communal mess tent, which serves as a sitting room, library, and dining room.  Here you can relax when you are not out on safari, or where candlelit dinners are enjoyed  ‘en famille’.

The cornerstone of a safari experience at Serian is that each group has their own open-top safari vehicle, and their own dedicated guide and spotter. The freedom this grants you is key to getting the most out of your stay: go where the day takes you, be it a full day out with a picnic in the wilderness, or a lazy siesta back in camp before those ice-cold sundowners. Walking safaris are also a great way to explore: set off with the first light in the company of your guide, and tune into the whispering savannah silence away from the hum of a vehicle.