Alex Walker's Serian Serengeti: Information from the owner
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
|No. of rooms||8|
Main description of Alex Walker's Serian Serengeti
Serian's Serengeti North; a seasonal camp we operate in the far northern reaches of the Serengeti National Park. A five minute drive from the Kogatende airstrip and within easy striking distance of the "Great Migration's" well documented river crossing points.
Immense panoramas are awash with voluble hordes of wildebeest, brim full of thespian drama. Newborn calves delight in their gangly mobility, whilst mega herds swarm the banks nosing out suitable crossing points. Vast concentrations of wildebeest mix with other ungulates whilst indulgent Lion, Cheetah and Leopard pursue and delight in the smorgasbord of nomadic mega herds.
Roaming like nomads we settle camp at close quarters to this great stage show. From June to November Serian's Serengeti North lies in a hidden valley of the Wogakuria alongside the sinuous Mara River. Decamping southward to the short grass plains in mid December we sift our way through the birthing season when this whole area comes alive with thousands of newborn wildebeest.
Serian Serengeti: Facilities
|Property facilities||Eco Friendly|
|Room facilities||Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fireplace, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Pure Cotton Linen, Verandah|
|Available services||Airport Shuttles, Laundry Service, Room Service|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Big 5, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Walks, Safaris, Cultural Tours, General Sightseeing, Hiking|
Room types at Serian Serengeti
Traditional safari tents
8 large en-suite tents, decorated in classic safari style with large beds and opulent rugs. Swathes of cotton soften the luxuriant bedroom furniture whilst the bathroom houses flush toilets, safari showers and vases of wild flowers conjure up idyllic East Africa. The custom made tents have two skins with shade cloth softening the heat of the noonday sun. All tents are positioned to take advantage of the camps immense views north over the lamai wedge. The bathrooms are provided with fresh natural organic toiletries made in Kenya by "Cinnabar Green" and each tent has its own dedicated 240 volt power outlets so that you can charge camera batteries etc at any time of day.
Activities at Serian Serengeti
Early Morning Walks
A 2-3 hour early morning walk accompanied by your experienced guides and armed ranger yield a significant area that is only accessible by foot and this is how safaris are conducted here. You will immediately notice the difference between a vehicle tour and one conducted on foot. Senses that may have been a little dulled in a car will strain to perceive indications of the wild game that surrounds you. Your perception of the bush will change until you feel an intimate relationship with the environment itself.
A core activity whilst on safari! With the guaranteed exclusive use of vehicle you can make the day your own. Early morning starts, the freedom to plan to your pace and immerse yourself in this enormous wilderness. Africa's wide open spaces conquer the imagination, leaving you feeling overwhelmed, excited, chaotic & confused. Yet it nurtures a livid energy, offering refuge to some of the most significant & immense wildlife on earth.
Since the car, guide and spotter are your own, you have the chance to react react to what the day brings you. Supplied with picnic breakfasts and lunches you can roam as far and wide as you care to.