- Private game drives
- Excellent Serengeti location
- Ngorongoro Conservation Area visits
- Alex Walker's Serian portfolio
Serian’s Serengeti Camp, Kusini, is an attractive, high-end mobile camp located within the southern reaches of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, not far from the Ngorongoro Conservation area. A short 15-minute drive from the Serengeti South airstrip, this intimate and secluded resting-place is nestled amidst acacia woodland on the edge of the shortgrass plains where the wildebeest come in their millions to give birth to their young. The camp is open from December to May when there are high concentrations of game and predators to be seen in the area from cheetahs and hyena to jackals, honey badgers and spectacular birdlife.
The cosy mess tent houses the beautifully-presented dining table where delicious food is served. Although there is no WiFi, 24-hour generator power is provided, along with charging points for electrical devices.
With just six tents, this intimate camp belongs to the ‘Alex Walker’s Serian’ portfolio and lends itself well to family or group bookings. Each of the stylish, traditional safari tents houses a large wrought-iron bed and an en-suite bathroom with flushing toilet and bucket shower (hot water is provided).
Activities here are naturally centred on viewing the superb wildlife in both the Serengeti National Park and the nearby Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Breath-taking game-drives are the main focus, with guests occupying their own, private safari vehicle with a dedicated guide and spotter who can tailor itineraries to the needs of any particular group or family.
Children of all ages are welcome and the relaxed nature of the camp make it a great choice for families. Early meals can be arranged on request and there is a family suite comprising two separate tents joined by a comfortable communal living space. Parents sleep in one tent, up to two children in the other and a third child can sleep comfortably in the living area. With the camp’s strategic location on an ancient migratory path, animals are free to wander through and although they are unlikely to approach tents or humans, children must remain under parental supervision at all times.
The Serian Serengeti Mobile Camp, Kusini, with its elegant feel and efficient, accommodating staff makes for a wonderful stay. While it’s not an option for those on a low budget, the camp does offer high calibre accommodation combined with a seamless, authentic safari experience and a touch of luxury in a superb and truly wild location.
Everything was fab, I especially loved Tuningi such a special place and my son got to see his favourite animal the cheetah (after a bit of time hunting about on foot!). Mauritius is lovely we saw quite a bit of the island in the end.
Laura L reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 12 December 2018
We had a wonderful trip to Morocco. What a fascinating country. Thank you so much for all of your help making things smooth and less stressful!
Here are a few things we wanted to pass on:
Dar Housnia was absolutely delightful. It was like an entire wing of a house to ourselves with perfect Moroccan decor. The private area where we ate was so cute, the riad staff so accommodating. I loved waking in the cozy space with our family and hearing both call to prayer as well as roosters. Just perfect.
I was a little unclear how to ask what time we were being picked up etc, but your office promptly replied to my emails - even on weekends- when we had these questions about transport times. Once, we met our guide in Imlil these details we not problematic as our guide “Abraham” totally took care of us. Abraham was awesome. You should definitely request him again in the future. He was young (29)and energetic. He had a ton of hiking experience in Imlil as he was from there. He also seemed to know everything else about morocco, the desert, the culture, etc, etc. He was approachable, kind, patient, great with our kids and answered SO MANY of our questions.
The hike was lovely - after rain the day prior in Marrakech - there was snow in the mountains. It was gorgeous. We may have been up for a longer hike up Mt Taboukel if I had known this was a realistic option for families ( I thought from reading that it was too technical for us). Yet not sure we had enough days for all these things always since getting in the desert was a priority.
The mountain house, Dar adar, was just as described… very basic. The wifi was broken (which was a nice break when you have pre-teens addicted to phones, plus my husband called no wifi an amenity to not be available by email for his work!)). There was no heat and the fireplace helped a tad - but was so very cold in the rooms. My husband loved the rustic space, I may have gone up one step in niceness of mountain accommodation if I had to do it over again. Yet, meeting the other families in this Dar Adar (including another Tourdust family from England) made this house very memorable.
We were then joined by our driver for the next several days, Jamal. What a fun guy and a perfect driver. He could joke with my kids, he had a fun smile, and he had worked with Abraham before so they were a great team. The drive to desert was long as I knew it would be. It was nice to have the stop on way there near Ait Ben Haddu. The drive back from desert was long. It was more near 10 hours of driving (plus 1 hour at lunch = 11 hours) but I wouldn’t have made any different choices.
The luxury desert camp was far and away the highlight of our trip. The tents were adorable, I was sufficiently warm even at night inside the tent. We loved the camel riding, the ATV vehicles at a nearby camp, sunsets on the dunes, music around the camp fire, meals with others at the camp and more.
The last night was at Riad Jona. This was so very very lovely. The food was amazing - such a good idea to eat here after our long drive back to Marrakech. They had a small dining pool plus a hot tub which was delightful. It was almost more of a boutique hotel as it had several rooms.
Gwyneth R reviewing Luxury Family Desert Holiday on 11 December 2018
The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!
William K reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018