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Serian Serengeti North: Interesting Facts
Serian Serengeti North: In depth
The camp opens in the Kogatende region in the north of the Serengeti on the 1st of July and will stay there until mid November. Minutes from the Mara River, Alex has chosen an amazing location for his Kogatende camp. Mara River crossings are considered to by many to be the highlight of the safari world and you will struggle to find a camp that feels more secluded while being so close to the action.
Alex Walkers Serian, both North and South, gives you the opportunity to be amazingly flexible with your safari trip. He encourages his guests to spend as much time as they can in the bush; and this is where he really sets the bar that the competition is still trying to reach. There are no set schedules for the safari trips at Serian. If there is an all day crossing, the other vehicles will come and go but you can stay for as little or as long as you like! Private vehicles for each group are included in the price.
The tents themselves are large, with big comfortable beds (necessary after a long day out!) and ensuite bathrooms with flushing toilets and hot showers on request. As with any mobile tented camp, don not expect luxury. The feel is more classic safari, with a small library in the tasteful and welcoming communal main area. You will be shocked at the quality of the food that the chefs produce from their tiny kitchen, sourced locally where possible.
A stay here manages to be rewarding, exciting, comfortable and relaxing at the same time and we don’t think any other mobile tented camp comes close to matching this.
Serian Serengeti North: Client Reviews
100% based on 3 customer reviews
Our favorite part of the trip was the Serian camp in the northern Serengeti. We loved the focus on game and the flexibility to customize each day according to our wishes and what was happening in the park. The vibe was great – wonderful and interesting guests and staff (including Alex) who were fantastic. Great food, accommodations and atmosphere. Top notch and good value.
The grand finale was of course the trip to the Northern Serengeti and to Alex Walker's Serian camp. This was definitely one of if not the best wildlife experiences we've ever had on our travels (and having backpacked all over the world - including places such as the Amazon and the Galapagos, hopefully this is saying a lot). The camp is extremely well organised with fancy plumbed "tents", great food and great service. However, the real reason this camp is so great is of course Alex himself. As well as making every evening meal memorable with his stories and general wildlife knowledge, he clearly cares a great deal about the experience that every one of his guests has. He works as hard as he can with your guides (who are also excellent) to get you to the right places at the right times and to make sure you are enjoying yourself. Consequently, we got to see all of the big five
within about 10m from our car. An intimidating site when one of those big five is a massive Rhino. Of course, ticking off the big five wasn't even the biggest highlight wildlife-wise - that had to be being in the middle of The Great Migration - and again we have you to thank for convincing us that this was the best idea for us and the best use of our money. I think in fact, our only negative point for the entire trip would be that we wanted more time at this camp. It was that good and every extra day is definitely worth it.
D & J Collis
Alex Walker's camp was pretty special!
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