Reviews of Ngare Serian
Wildlife sightings and reviews
5 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Ngare Serian and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
The tents at Ngare Serian (and the word tent barely does it justice) are simply spectacular. It's tempting to just spend the whole day sitting and relaxing, but then there are so many activities to do too!
We had a brilliant afternoon game drive, and were sent with a packed dinner before transitioning to a night drive. Wildlife highlights included watching the river pride (lions) feeding on a hippo and even spotting an Aardvark (quickly followed by a flat tyre - what an adenture!) While having dinner we turned the lights off and were surrounded by thousands and thousands of fireflys - so memorable! We also saw black coucal, several species of cuckoo around camp and lots of vultures if you like birds.
We also really enjoyed the walk - although it was hot, the trek up to the top of the hill was well worth the views of Mara North. On the way back down we saw a number of young giraffes, zebra and even a hippo (at a good distance!) .
Our hosts were wonderfully welcoming and made us feel like part of the family, rather than tourists. Guide George and Dennis, along with Charles and Alfred to name just a few - but all staff really were so wonderful. A very special and unique camp." See all these reviews: 15n in Kenya
"Ngare Serian review"
Our guide Steve and his assistant Irene can spot wildlife with X ray eyes.
The food here is outstanding. The tents are vast with outdoor bathrooms.
We spent a night in the camp's new tree house (there was some confusion about this: Serian don't appear to be advertising the new treehouse extensively) I did cross that rope bridge for the last time with a heavy heart." See all these reviews: 8n in Kenya
"Ngare Serian review"
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." See all these reviews: 6n in Tanzania; 4n in Kenya
"The bridge over the River Mara"
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." See all these reviews: 10n in Kenya
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." See all these reviews: 10n in Kenya
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