Ngare Serian
Lunch on the lawn Room with a view
Lunch on the lawn
Room with a view

Ngare Serian

‘Ngare’ translates to ‘by the river’ in the Masai language, and the idea behind this snug little camp was to transport the serenity of the original Serian camp to the water’s edge. Hugging the banks of the Mara, Ngare Serian is perfect if you’re after that ultimate elusive luxury: seclusion. Ngare can only be reached on foot, over a narrow rope bridge – and in a way this is very fitting: you are all but inaccessible to the rest of the world. The crossover is symbolic – step out of touch and out of time, and give yourself over to the natural charm of the place. There’s something special about being on the water’s edge – the water slipping and sloshing over the stones sets a soothing soundtrack, but at the same time its energy and movement lends lightness and life – green shoots, verdant growth and glossy rocks that metamorphose into hippos.




As a founding member camp of the exclusive Mara North Conservancy, Ngare Serian offers East Africa's highest big cat density complemented by the Masai Mara's lowest vehicle density... Not to mention access to our very own private conservation area, used exclusively for walking. There's also our tree house, The Nest, for those that fancy a romantic night 12ft closer to the canopy of stars overhead...

Need to Know

Ideal for combining with walking and adventure flycamping for a longer stay, and also for fantastic photographic itineraries.


We pride ourselves on offering all our clients exclusive use of vehicle with private spotter and guide, included in our rates. This grants clients the freedom to explore at their own pace, and entirely according to their own schedule.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

The Mara is world-renowned for its felines, and not for nothing was BBC's Big Cat Diaries filmed here. The abundance and density of game in general yields fantastic viewing, and with a backdrop of classic 'Out of Africa' scenery, it's a photographer's dream come true.

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.


  • 4 vast, spacious tents.
  • All tents set on hardwood decking, above the Mara River with views over the Oloololo Escarpment.
  • Each has an adjoining bush bathroom with hot and cold running water, flush toilet, and a shower.
  • Luxurious bathtubs are built into the veranda decking, with a view over the river.
  • 24hr electricity on a combination of solar and generator.
  • Its boutique style and intimate nature make it perfect for families or small groups.
  • Hosted dining en famille, in our cosy dining room or on the lawn by the water.
  • Exclusive use of 4WD Safari vehicle and dedicated guide and spotter.


Ngare consists of only 4 tents, and this intimacy makes it perfect for hosting a family holiday, or gathering a group of friends. The tents are dotted along the riverbank, decked out in style with Zanzibar four-poster beds and open bathrooms overlooking pods of hippo. Take a leaf out the hippos’ book: lounge languidly, soaking up the sights and sounds of the bush from the bathtub built into your veranda decking.


Best Safari guiding team winner 2015 - The Safari Awards 


Open all year round

Average StayAverage Stay

4 to 5 nights.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

USD 945

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children of all ages are more than welcome.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Ngare Serian's website.

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

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