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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago

Serian Nkorombo located on the banks of the Mara River is such a beautiful location. A small intimate camp allowed the staff to give us great service. I love the small details - from the hot water provided in the morning to wash your face to the waiter always ensuring your glass is never empty. The guides are very knowledgeable...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first safari and after staying four days in Samburu we continued onto the Mara and stayed at Alex Walker's Nkorombo mobile camp for two days and then onto the Original Serian camp. Expectations were high but we were not let down!!! Minutes off the airstrip, our awesome guide, Steve spotted a cheetah with a fresh kill. I...

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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

What can I say? Our time at the Serian camp was delightful! It exceeded all expectations and I have never been so satisfied with a holiday destination in my life as I am with this place. I can go on and on and repeat all the other positive reviews about this wonderful accommodation, location, sights, experiences and ample wildlife, but...

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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 4 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 17 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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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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Reviewed 8 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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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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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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Price Range: $459 - $1,115 (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 tents are the same - tent 4 has a great location.”
 of 5 bubbles pheraj, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Tent 6 has a veranda with a marvellous view of the river. Hippos galore.”
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 of 5 bubbles petew445, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are amazing. Bathrooms are oozing with rustic beauty. All very clean.”
 of 5 bubbles 529suzanney, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We only really saw one, but do not believe there to be much difference. Commend mentioning of Mobility is an Issue.”
 of 5 bubbles Safariholic, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 hippo pool, room 3 Rapids on River”
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