Serian ‘The Original’, Mara North Conservancy

Serian, whose name translates to ‘peaceful’ in the Masai language, is a true haven where guests can experience the magic of the Masai Mara from the comfort of just five luxury tents.

What really sets Serian apart is its location. One of just 11 camps in the exclusive Mara North Conservancy – an 80,000-acre private wilderness where big cats bask in the sunshine – you will feel like you have this corner of Africa all to yourself. Here, where sweeping plains give way to thickets of woodland, activities include off-road driving, riding, walking safaris and following the ‘Great Migration’. Each guest is designated their own safari vehicle, expert guide and spotter, allowing for a truly personalised experience. 

Serian has just five spacious tents, each elevated on hardwood decks overlooking the Oloololo Escarpment. Simply yet elegantly furnished in classic safari style, each has an adjoining bathroom featuring a huge tub with stunning river valley views. Guests can also choose to spend a night at ‘The Nest’, a secluded treehouse with a romantic setting in a Warburgia tree overlooking the Mara River. Drifting off to the sounds of the bush under a canopy of stars – there’s no experience quite like it. 

Serian ‘The Original’, at a glance

  • Exclusive, intimate safari camp located in the private Mara North Conservancy
  • Five spacious and luxuriously appointed tents, of which one is a family suite
  • All sit on hardwood decking above the Mara River, with expansive views over the Oloololo Escarpment
  • Double beds with bedside tables and writing desks
  • Each has an adjoining bush bathroom with hot and cold running water, flush restroom, and a shower and custom-made bathtub with gorgeous views over the landscape
  • Dine family-style in the dining room or out on the wooden deck where you can drink in stunning views 

For leisure and pleasure 

  • Guests have exclusive use of a 4WD safari vehicle, plus a dedicated guide and spotter
  • Off-road and night driving
  • Riding excursions
  • Walking safaris
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Fly camping
  • Photography workshops
  • Follow the Great Migration
  • Fishing opportunities
  • Sleep-out under the stars at Serian’s ‘Nest’ overlooking the Mara River 
  • Alison was more than helpful and practical. Nice people traveled in Royal style.

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    MC, Seychelles, 2014