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Serian 'The Original'


Serian 'The Original' was the first of the Alex Walker Serian camps, 'serian' meaning peaceful, calm and serene in the Maasai language, the perfect description for the camps in the Alex Walker group.

Serian 'The Original' was designed to be a retreat from the bustle of contemporary life, and a chance to experience untamed Africa in traditional tented splendour. 

The camp consists of 5 vast marquees perched on beautiful hardwood decking, one of which is a family suite. Each tent is unique in its own way, but all are furnished with elegant simplicity, completed by countless thoughtful little personal touches that make it feel like home.

Each tent has an ajoining bush bathroom which offers views over the river valley from beautiful custom made bathtubs. The bathrooms have hot and cold running water, twin basins, a shower, and a flushing toilet.

Game-drives are the principal means of wildlife spotting and are a big part of the Serian experience. With this in mind each group has exclusive use of their own 4x4 safari vehicles, with private guide and spotter. Serian 'The Original' has something for everyone, it is designed to be treated like a home from home and is all about each guest having total flexibility with their day to day activities. 

For those wanting to truely disconnect and fall under the spell of this enchanting, untouched African landscape, Serian 'The Original' is the perfect place to begin your journey.


There are 5 tents, which accommodate up to a maximum of 3 people, with exception of the family tent which can accommodate 4 people. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom, with hot and cold running water, a shower, bathtub and flushing toilet. 


The camps are full board and also have a full bar. Room service is provided daily, as well as a laundry service. Amenities such as soap, shampoo and conditioner are provided,  however hair dryers are not permitted on site. 

For valuables and items guests wish to have held securely, there is a safe in the managers office. The camp is family friendly, and for an additional cost there is also a nanny service.


Each group at the camp has exclusive use of their own 4WD safari vehicle, with their own dedicated guide and spotter. This allows for unlimited game drives, day and night. There is also the opportunity to take part in photographic workshops, river fishing, cultural visits and adventure fly-camping. At an additional cost hot air ballooning is also available. 

Serian 'The Original' is also walking distance from 'The Nest,' a beautiful little tree house where guests can spend a night under the stars, or just stop for a picnic. 

Located in the Mara North Conservancy, Serian 'The Original' is one of only 11 camps allowed access to this area. The camp is open all year round and is perfect for groups of friends or family.

Serian 'The Original' is the flagship camp of Alex Walkers Serian collection, offering an exclusive and intimate safari experience, from serene and tranquil settings. 


'The Nest' is a beautiful little tree house only accessible by foot, located on the western side of the Mara River. Perched out on a limb in a lone Warburgia tree, it is the perfect picnic spot after a trek through the bushes, and also doubles up as a romantic overnight stay for two under the stars.

'The Nest' has 2 cosy nest shaped double beds, with space for additional bedrolls for children. There is a flush toilet, and a bucket shower can be provided on request. It is all weather and rain proof, and for those spending the night, there is an infra red spotlight and night vision camera for watching nocturnal creatures.

Located in the Mara North Conservancy, the preferred airstrip is Mara North. It is a 45-60 minute transfer from the airstrip to the camp with daily scheduled flights. There is also a helipad at the camp for those wanting to arrive by helicopter.

On booking, Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions will provide you with full information and details you will require for your stay at Serian 'The Original.'