• Location: Kenya, Masai Mara
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable


Located in what is considered by some to be the prettiest campsite in Masai Mara, Serian The Original is a classic safari camp ideally suited to travellers who want to make the most of their African adventure. Because the emphasis is firmly on the spectacular wildlife found in the private Mara North Conservancy in which Serian The Original is positioned, you will have exclusive use of your own 4x4, top-notch guiding and game drives on demand.

Because it only has six tents and a single family room, Serian The Original maintains a friendly, intimate atmosphere where you can also enjoy all-day hiking in the 2 000ha exclusive-use area, night drives until 11pm and interesting photography workshops to make the most of the exciting scenes unfolding around you. Fly-camping (spending the night out in the wildberness in a simple dome tent) can be arranged once you arrive.

Big cat viewing is excellent year-round, while Wildebeest Migration viewing is best from July to October (which is also peak safari season). If its adorable baby animals you want, visit from November to May during Green Season.


  • Private vehicle & game drives on demand
  • Photographic workshops
  • Night drives until 11pm & all-day safari walks
  • Exclusive hiking in 2 000ha area
  • Views of the Mara River
  • Witness the Wildebeest Migration from July to October

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The communal mess tent, which comprises a cosy lounge and dining area, is adjoined by a vast deck with expansive views of the Mara River. Gather here for pre-dinner drinks each evening and share stories of the day’s thrilling adventures and sightings.

General Facilities

    Laundry service
    Wheelchair friendly


Serian The Original specialises in fresh farmhouse food, made from locally sourced ingredients. Picnic lunches can be enjoyed out in the bush on game drives but dinner is a slightly more formal affair taken either in the mess tent or alfresco under the star-studded skies – an irrefutable highlight of the Serian experience.

Standard Tent

Serian (The Original) comprises six large tents with soft double beds and en suite ‘bush bathrooms’ featuring running water, flush loos, showers and hand-carved bathtubs. 

Standard Tent AMENITIES

    En-suite bathroom


  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives
  • Sundowners
  • Fishing
  • Cultural tours
  • Photographic safaris
  • Private game-drives
  • Fly camping
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Specialist guides
  • Guided walking safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017 $570 Game Package
  • 16 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 $825 Game Package
  • 06 Jan 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $620 Game Package
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $825 Game Package
  • 01 Oct 2018 - 15 Dec 2018 $620 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. The Nest - Treehouse Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Africa Safari Expert

"A tranquil, serene camp where one feels immersed in safari from a bygone era. Ideal for families or couples alike, and your own private safari vehicle to explore the surrounding private concession."



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