- Alex Walker’s Serian – a collection of charismatic, exclusive and intimate bush camps in the prime wildernesses of East Africa. Amongst the most authentic in East Africa, they flaunt a sense of spirited style & character.
- We operate and outfit safaris, and our focus is on offering you access to the magic of the bush in a rich variety of ways.
- Our clients have exclusive use of their safari vehicle for day and night game drives at no extra cost, and on top of that, bush walks, bush picnics, flycamping, photography, ballooning with champagne breakfast – the list goes on.
- 5 traditional Selous-style tents, set in a private campsite dotted along the bank of the Mara River. Each has an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and bucket shower. 24hr electricity powered by generator.
- This is a private mobile tented camp perfect for getting as close as possible to wild Africa. Staying in a mobile camp and sleeping under canvas gives you a different experience. You still have an ensuite bathroom with flush loo but enjoy a safari hot water ‘bucket shower’ for instance, and camp life very much revolves around the camp fire.
- The camp has a riverside location and is adjacent to a salt lick where black rhino, leopard and lion are regular visitors. During migration months the mobile allows you to get closer to the river crossings too.
- Just round the river-bend is one of the wildebeest river-crossing points – a prime spot between July and November.
- A wonderful idea to combine with Serian or Ngare Serian. Exclusive use of 4WD Safari vehicle and dedicated guide and spotter.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
June conditions are ideal for hot air ballooning in the Western Corridor of the Serengeti. The throngs of wildebeest and other antelope are present and preparing to move north across the crocodile-infested Grumeti River and into the Mara. Have your cameras at the ready, as hundreds of wildebeest risk life and limb in the pursuit of the grassy plains of the Maasai Mara in Kenya. A fantastic way to beat the crowds, with a birds-eye view of the action.
The Wildebeest are pouring through the Serengeti en mass in August, and the only hinderance to their progress in the mighty Grumeti River. They gather like a storm on the banks of the river and build their courage, before taking the plunge into the crocodile inhabited waters, providing one of the most remarkable spectacles on the African calendar. Photographers and documentarians dream about capturing this moment, so make sure you get there in August.
By May, the rains have usually cleared in the Serengeti and the Great Migration is heading North through the central Seronera and Western Corridor regions. There is a buzz in the air as the rutting season (breeding season) kicks-off. Witness testosterone-fuelled fights between the bulls, rams and stallions competing for the attentions of their opposite sex. Wildlife enjoys its peak condition in a beautiful green environment. However, cloud cover has been known to affect photographic conditions.
Each year millions of wildebeest follow the lush grass from the Southern Serengeti up into Kenya. It happens across the course of the year: the herds gather in the South ahead of the April/May rains to give birth to their young. Once the rains have stopped and the grass has dried up, they begin the march North to Kenya to find fresh grazing before heading back to the to Tanzania in November, starting the cycle once more. It ’s one of the biggest animal migrations on the planet and a phenomenal site to see.
January welcomes the calving season in the Serengeti, when wildebeest are dropping their young across the southern plains and the Ndutu region of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The landscape is lush and green, wildlife is in its prime and the predators are up and about, with lion and cheetah being particularly active. If you don’t mind a little rain on your parade, this is a fantastic time for wildlife photography.
Tanzania’s Singita Grumeti Reserve offers the exclusivity of luxury lodges combined with magnificent wildlife encounters along the western corridor of the Serengeti. It’s ideally positioned on the annual wildebeest migratory route, and if you time it right you may find yourself cantering alongside the two-million strong herds as they follow the rains. Riding pace is varied and game viewing offers some exciting encounters with huge numbers of plains game, elephant herds and the ever-present predators. Riders create their own safari to include a mix of luxurious lodges and wild camping out in the Serengeti.
Alex Walker’s Serian – a collection of charismatic exclusive and intimate bush camps in the prime wildernesses of East Africe. Amongst the most authentic in East Africa, they flaunt a sense of spirited style & character. We operate and outfit safaris, and our focus is on offering you access to the magic of the bush in a rich variety of ways. Our clients have exclusive use of their safari vehicle for day and night game drives at no extra cost, and on top of that, bush walks, bush picnics, flycamping, photography, ballooning with champagne breakfast – the list goes on.
Nkorombo is Serian’s tented mobile camp, set on a private riverside site in the Masai Mara Reserve. This snug little setup is chock-full of character with a view over the rushing Mara River, bursting with laughing hippo and languorous crocodile. Much like at Serian and Ngare Serian, life at Nkorombo is low-key and tranquil. Nestled among a stand of wild olive and orange croton, the camp is right next to a lively salt lick that regularly features black rhino, and lion and leopard on the lookout for kill. There is an abundance of prey in this area, and it’s the perfect spot for spectacular game viewing.
Guest accommodation consists of 5 tents. Each has a private veranda, perfect for taking in amazing views across the Serengeti plains. Inside, there is a large wrought-iron double bed, bedside tables with lamps, a writing desk and chair, a tea-and-coffee station, and plenty of storage space. Here too, Moroccan rugs bring interest to otherwise neutral tones! The en-suite facilities of each camp comprise flush toilet, wooden washstand with basin and mirror, and classic bucket shower.
The six double tents at Kusini are strung along the woodland. Structures are canvas and mesh with fold-away flaps and a small shady patio to make the most of the views across the plains. Even though the entire camp is movable, the tents are smartly furnished with Moroccan rugs, local baskets and embroidered pillows. Each also has a wrought-iron double bed or two twin beds, writing desk, tea and coffee station and hanging closet. The ensuite bathrooms have flush toilets, a solid wooden basin and a bucket shower.
Dining is hosted in the mess tent – this is a great time to get to know your fellow guests and share those safari stories! A stay here is about connecting with nature. Just relax and tune in to the natural world!
The dining area has a large wooden table and directors’ chairs, providing a social environment for meals. There is also space outside the mess tent to sit and relax, enjoying the wildlife go by.
Laundry service, massages, private vehicles. Game drives, bush walks, river fishing, horse riding, day visits to Lake Victoria and balloon safaris.