Serian 'The Original'
Family tent Bathroom
Family tent

Serian 'The Original'

Serian was the first of Alex’s camps, and it perfectly captures the essence of its name: meaning ‘peaceful, calm, serene’ in the Masai language, it was designed to be a retreat from the bustle of contemporary life, and a chance to experience untamed Africa in traditional tented splendour. 

It lies in the private Mara North Conservancy, and the beauty of this location is that only 10 other camps have access to it – so the feeling of having your own personal piece of Africa is a luxury that we have in spades.




With no set times for game drives, bush walks or meals you are in control of your safari throughout your stay - immerse yourself in the safari experience with your own dedicated vehicle so that you can plan your day; laze in bed or get going pre-dawn - the choice is yours.

Need to Know

Serian consists of five vast marquees perched on beautiful hardwood decking – one of which is a family suite. Each is unique in its own way, but all are furnished with elegant simplicity, complemented by countless thoughtful little personal touches that make it feel like home.

The beautiful bush bathrooms offer views over the river valley as you soak in your tub, and this openness simulates the delicious sensation of being outdoors. Airy and spacious, they include a shower as well as an enormous bath, twin basins, and a flushing toilet.

The thatched mess area has a stunning view over the Mara River and the Siria escarpment, and is the perfect spot to share a sundowner and stories of the dwindling day. Join Adrian and Roisin by the fireside, and watch as the stars take over the sky.

Comfy furniture, smooth wooden decks and an indoor fireplace give a warm feeling of home away from home – and the idea is to treat it like one: so sit back, put up your feet and succumb to the chilled ambiance and good company that constitutes Serian’s nightlife.


All guests enjoy the comfort and privacy of their very own dedicated safari vehicle, guide and driver.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

The big five, prolific big cats, hippo and elephant aswell all manner of plains game. The migration of wildebeest when in season.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Great game drives, walking safaris and adventure flycamping, as well as river fishing, Masai beading, cooking with our chefs, bush dinners, night game drives and off-road driving.


  • One of just 11 member camps in the private and exclusive Mara North Conservancy.
  • 5 vast, spacious tents, of which one is a family unit.
  • All tents set on hardwood decking, above the Mara River with views over the Olooloo Escarpment.
  • Each has an adjoining bush bathroom with hot and cold running water, flush toilet, and a shower and custom-made bathtub with gorgeous views over the landscape.
  • 24hr electricity on a combination of solar and generator.
  • Hosted dining en famille, in our cosy dining room or under dappled sunlight on our wooden deck.
  • Exclusive use of 4WD Safari vehicle and dedicated guide and spotter.


5 vast, spacious tents, of which one is a family unit.


Best Safari guiding team winner 2015 - The Safari Awards 



Average StayAverage Stay

5 nights or more when combined with either Nkorombo our seasonal camp close to the river crossings.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

895 usd

Children PolicyChild Policy

All children are welcome

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Serian 'The Original''s website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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