Ngare Serian

Reviews of Ngare Serian

Excellent(95%) From 4 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 4 of our travellers who have visited Ngare Serian, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr & Mrs P from London
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ngare Serian review

Small intimate camp in great location on bank of the Mara river.

Spacious comfortable tents on raised decking. Very friendly/efficiently run with variety of activities offered - night in the treehouse recommended.

Lovely food in a communal dining setting. Private vehicle with guide and tracker a definite plus point.

Copious game to see within the extensive conservancy. Morning game drives with breakfast in the bush a highlight.

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Mrs Jane C from USA
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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The bridge over the River Mara

More rustic than Tortilis or Lewa, Ngare Serian nonetheless offered excellent facilities. Very exciting to show up and have to cross a roaring river on a footbridge...

Spent a night in their treehouse, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Great fun. We keep the hippos and the lions awake.

Food very creative and fresh. Drinks good.

Surprised, after Tortilis and Lewa, to have both a guide and a driver. It worked out very well but, then having to tip both, I would like to have known that ahead of time.

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Mr & Mrs B from Bath
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Ngare Serian

Ngare is across the river from the main Serian camp but it is run separately and there is no guest interaction between the two camps. It is approached by a narrow suspension bridge across a river.

The camp is well run. The tents are spacious and comfortable. As with Serian, the bathroom is outside the main tented living quarter on what is effectively the deck of the tent.
Food was variable and at times disappointing.

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NJW from Montreal, Canada
Arrived on: 9-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Loved this place!

I have stayed at over 25 high end safari lodges and I would put Ngare close to the top! I loved everything about this camp. My tent was gorgeous, with a wonderful deck overlooking the Mara and a family of hippos. There is a small sunken bathtub on the deck, perfect to soak in and enjoy the view-guilt free as the water is sent back out to the river. There is also a lovely sofa outside to nap or read between game drives.

Serian are very game-drive focused and each guest has thier own truck allowing you to prioritize whatever it is you want on your drives. This is brilliant for a photographer as you can sit and watch something as long as you like without feeling like you are holding anyone up. Game in the Mara North was superb and we had some wonderful sightings. The guys were quite knowledgeable and did everything they could to make sure I was seeing what I wanted.

The acting camp mangers, Emily and Fraser, went out of thier way to make sure I was having a good time. I was the only one in camp but they worked hard at providing the atmosphere! Food was wonderful and after bemoaning the fact I had not had chocolate for 8 days, Emily made a point of making a chocolate mousse for dinner. The small wire bridge you have to cross over the raging Mara is a bit of rush and raises the heart rate, especially at night, but by the last day I was starting to master my balance going across. It definitely adds to a feeling of seclusion and remoteness at the camp-which I adored.

I am looking forward to going back very soon.

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