Ngare Serian: The Lowdown

 

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Ngare Serian is a comfortable, intimate, tented camp on the banks of the Mara River in the Mara North Conservancy, where every group of guests gets their own private vehicle. Yep, you read it correctly- every single one.

What’s Ngare Serian really like?

Wibble wobbling over the suspension bridge into Ngare Serian is an adventure in itself, as you look down at the Mara River running rapidly below. In contrast, we found the camp to be really rather peaceful- a lovely spot to sit in as we watched the sun flicker through the trees and listened to the hippos honking in the water. There’s a large marquee style main area on a deck on the river bank. Outside there’s a firepit, and inside we found comfy sofas and a communal dining table where we enjoyed a jolly dinner with an English family and one of the local lion researchers.  Further along the river are the four guest tents, also on decks. They’re all large and comfortable with polished wooden floors, rich rugs, and four poster beds. Outside the zipped up sleeping area, but still under the roof on your private deck is your semi-open ensuite bathroom, with shower and tubs with a serious view. A final thing to alert you to- as everyone who loves Serian will tell you, this is a place to cut yourself off from the outside world- the only Wifi you will find here is the camp dog!

What can I do at Ngare Serian?

One of the great draws of Ngare Serian is the chance to have your own private game viewing vehicle to explore the Mara North conservancy. For safari purists, this is a serious treat, and means you can get to know your guide well, and focus entirely on your own interests. There’s also the chance to sleep out in the Nest, Serian’s beautiful treehouse deck. Just let us know if you would like us to try to pre-book this for you- it’s simple, but feels like a huge adventure. Ngare Serian can also arrange a visit to the local community for you- there’s a small additional fee for this. Lastly, should you wish, we can arrange an early morning hot air balloon flight for you at extra cost, though the location of Ngare Serian does mean this requires an extremely early start!

Giving back at Ngare Serian: The majority of power in camp is provided by solar panels, and charcoal used for ironing and cooking is from eco-friendly charcoal made locally. Organic waste from the lodge is used as compost for the veggie patch- along with manure from nearby Maasai bomas!

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