Ngare Serian is located on the west bank of the Mara River on its own 16 square kilometre private conservancy. Ngare is the sister camp of Serian, which is 100m upstream on the east bank within the Mara North Conservancy. The camp is owned by a veteran safari guide, Alex Walker.
Ngare Serian is one of just 11 member camps in the Mara North Conservancy.
Ngare Serian like all the other Serian camps has no Wi-Fi connection.
Ngare Serian is accessed by a 50m-long, single-file crossing, swing bridge from the parking area. Walking across, several metres above a stretch of the Mara River, is completely safe although the bridge does bounces and wobbles a little. The views of the rushing river below are spectacular.
One of the most unusual features here is the exclusive use of 4WD Safari vehicle and dedicated guide and spotter to every party of guests.
You are encouraged to take an early morning game drive but you are free to organise your schedule as you deem suitable. Each group is provided with their own 4×4 game vehicle, a guide and wildlife spotter to allow flexibility. You will retain the pair for the entire duration of your stay at Ngare Serian.
At 4pm you have afternoon cup of tea or coffee before heading out for another game drive in the cooling afternoon. Later in the evening, you will stop over a scenic spot for sundowner as you enjoy the amber colour of the sunset.
For visitors staying for three or more nights, they have the option of doing all day game drive in Masai Mara National Reserve. This is suitable during the wildebeest migration season between July and October to witness the crossing.
Guided bush walk is another major activity in Ngare Serian. Short walks for all ages are taken the private conservancy which is 16 square kilometers on the west bank of the Mara River. Long walks are done in Mara North Conservancy accompanied by armed guards. Night game drives are also available in the camp.
Fly camping at The Nest Treehouse is another option. The rustic fly camp is a short walk north of Ngare Serian Camp.
Ngare Serian is located on the banks of the Mara River in the Mara North Conservancy, a beautiful private wilderness area just outside the Masai Mara National Reserve. Mara North airstrip is about an hour drive to the Camp.
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