Alex Walker's Serian

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Address:
PO Box 1232, Arusha
Member Number: 203740 Tel: +255 752 922 222

Best known for the ‘Great Migration’ where nearly two million wildebeest roam the plains. The Serengeti Mara eco system hosts the last great concentration of mixed species wildlife, predators and prey in Africa. Alex Walker’s Serian, make up a collection of truly special, intimate safari camps nestled deep in Kenya’s Mara North Conservancy and Mara Reserve. To truly experience the phenomenal migration three seasonal mobile camps are also located in Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Amongst the most authentic in East Africa they flaunt a sense of spirited style and offer characteristic flexibility. Operating distinctive safaris, eco-chic ‘Serian’ is about conservation, adventure, wildlife & walking. Guests will also enjoy their very own exclusive dedicated guide and vehicle to ensure they get the most from their experience at Serian. New this year Serian also offers “The Nest”. located on our own exclusive use walking area, a short walk from Ngare Serian, offering the ultimate in night’s out in the bush. Alex Walker, a fourth generation East African, has been guiding and outfitting safaris throughout East Africa for over twenty-five years. Brought up in the tea fields of Mufindi, his childhood was spent exploring the bush of Southern Tanzania, the forests of the Mau in Kenya and the mountains and vast wilderness of Southern Sudan. The adage ‘location, location, location’ surpasses all - Serian has it in spades. Simply put, the very best game viewing experience in Africa!

Where we operate

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Bird Watching
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Photography
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Walking Safaris

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

The very foundation of Alex Walker’s Serian is constituted by a deep respect for the beautiful wilds of Kenya and Tanzania, as well as its people and cultures. The preservation of these precious spaces lies at the heart of our ethos and practice, and this manifests itself in a number of ways. One of the keys to conservation is managing the way people interact with these wild spaces, and the game that they harbor. As human populations increase, and pressure on resources mounts, it’s crucial to invest in ways that makes it profitable to local populations to keep conservation alive.

Communities living in natural wildlife areas must be provided with the economic incentives to set aside their land for wildlife conservation. In the 1980s & 1990s, growing land fragmentation began to lead to the environmental degradation of the Masai Mara ecosystem and exacerbated community impoverishment. Without a partnership between Maasai landowners and the private tourism sector it was difficult to ensure sustainable, well co-ordinated and effective wildlife protection along with recognizable benefits for all stakeholders. In 2008 the founding members of MNC decided to approach the local Maasai leaders to jointly find a sustainable long-term solution for the conservation of the area. After many consultations, held under the shade of acacia trees, 750 Maasai landowners decided to lease their land to the Mara North Conservancy, which was officially established on the 1st of January 2009. This new partnership established a truly innovative approach, whereby the MNC member camps guaranteed to pay fixed monthly lease payments to the Maasai landowners, regardless of tourism ebbs and flows, for the privilege of carrying out their game drives within this exclusive wildlife area.

News

29 November 2017

Join resident photographer Trai Anfield in the Mara… 

There is nowhere quite like the middle of Africa to succumb to a serious case of lens-envy. Safari goes hand-in-hand with photography, and being in such a stunning and surreal environment naturally stirs our instinct to capture it all and take it home with us. Trai Anfield returns as in-house resident photographer, Trai will be in our Mara camps from 16th Jan to 13th Feb 2018… Read More.

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14 June 2016

Alex Walker's Serian 2016 Photographer in Residence

Penny Robartes, professional fine art wildlife photographer, will join the Alex Walker’s Serian team as photographer in residence for our 2016 high season.  Penny will be available to all clients in camp to provide mentoring on how to capture high quality wildlife images during their stay at Serian. She will be based in our Masai Mara camps from August 1 - 31, 2016 and in the Serengeti North from September 1 - 10th, 2016. She has emerged as one of Africa’s great nature photog…

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21 August 2015

Explore the best of Kenya and Tanzania with Alex Walker's Serian this October!

We would like to invite agents to join us on an educational trip to Alex Walker's Serian camps in the Masai Mara and Serengeti!   ITINERARY 3rd & 4th Oct: Ngare Serian 5th & 6th Oct: Serian's Nkorombo 7th Oct: fly Mara to Serengeti 7th & 8th Oct: Serian's Serengeti Mobile (Lamai)   Additional flycamping nights on the 9th & 10th can also be added.   Please contact us on marketing@serian.com to let us know if you're interested.  

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