This review is for SERIAN NKOROMBO camp, which does not yet have its own TripAdvisor page, and is part of the Serian family of properties in Kenya along with Serian Main Camp and Serian Ngare (which is connected to the main camp).
This place was truly AMAZING. The staff were beyond excellent, helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, courteous and welcoming. We were very lucky to meet John, and Isaac our first day at camp, and have Camp Manager Angus collect us form the airstrip and excellent Silver Guide James being our guide for our stay, and Jackson keep us safe at night as went were escorted along for dinner in the dark! BUT there were so many other people in the background making our stay great that we thank them all.
I have dreamt of safari since I was a little girl and this place was so magical I cried when we left - it truly lived up to every expectation and beyond. The tents are so comfortable and the amenities are of such high quality, and more than you need, for us first time safari goers.
So what was there: a) main shared areas: communal tent for dinner with 3 course meal every night, communal tent with comfortable seating for relaxing in between drives, chairs set up to watch the hippos in the river any time of day, a camp fire for nibbles before dinner, booze should you so wish of all varieties. b) private tents: large beds, warm bedding, bug sprays, bucket / pipe shower and proper flushing toilet, vanity station with mirror and bowl for washing, tooth brushing, etc and bottled water for the same, rain boots for if it got muddy, mossie nets around the tents, and your own chairs to watch the river from your private spot. c) the drive vehicles: toyota land cruisers which can get through literally ANYTHING! especially when guided by such skilful drivers like James, and where the tops come off to stand up for a 360 view or stay on to keep the rain away, and room enough to stow breakfast if you want to take it with you from camp to get in an early sunrise start to the day.
I have tried to post several photos so people specifically focusing on this camp have extra info, hope they help. I cannot recommend this camp highly enough and if I am ever lucky enough to return to Kenya and the Masai Mara, there would be only one choice of play to stay in our minds. Thank you to everyone at Serian Nkorombo, may we see you again one day!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Serian Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve