Serian is an exclusive wilderness camp set in a secluded valley flanking the Ol Are Orok River close to its source. The private tents are set in the shade of large walburgia trees that cover the site, a tranquil setting that borders one of the finest Game Reserves in the world.
Arriving by air, you land on the plateau above camp, walking down a cut grass pathway into camp. Clients driving into camp alight on the far bank of the Ol Are Orok, crossing over a bridge and walk up a cut grass pathway to the mess tent. This opening onto views of the Olololo Escarpment, a ridge that defines the western edge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
The experience at Serian is focused on viewing wildlife, in particular, the big five. Cape buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Elephant and Rhino. The 1,512 km2 Maasai Mara National Reserve was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1974. This when paired with the inextricably linked Koiyaki/Lemek Conservation area of around the same size gives guests access to a huge natural wildlife area. Following the initiation of the Campfire Conservation enterprise and other concerted preservation efforts to save the big cats, the Lion and Leopard population are very visible and stable. For the keen ornithologist there are four hundred and fifty three recorded bird species in the Mara, fifty three of which are raptors. Conception of the wide open spaces and the traditional Maasai culture are eye-openers for first time travelers.
Can be booked on an exclusive basis. Intimate outdoor dining. Dedicated specialist guides who also lead game walks in the area.The wildebeest migration, especially in August and September.