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Serian's Serengeti North Camp

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- 8 tents, great for groups
- Private game drives
- Walking safari, fly-camping
- Alex Walker's Serian portfolio

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Overview

Serian’s Serengeti North is a traditional, mobile camp situated in the immense, rolling plains of the far-northern Serengeti, Tanzania. Accessed via light aircraft from the nearby Kogatende airstrip, the camp’s remote location offers a superb abundance of wildlife under wide open skies. The camp is open from June to November, with the attraction being the intense drama of the wildebeests’ river crossings, along with incredible game-viewing opportunities around the Lamai Wedge and Wogakuria Kopjes.

The mess tent houses an elegant central dining table where delicious food is served. The facilities are equally impressive and the accommodation comprises eight spacious tents, each with an en-suite bathroom including bucket shower, flushing toilet and 24 hour generator-powered electricity. Tented suites for groups or families consist of two tents joined by a communal living space. Parents can sleep in one tent and children in the other, with the option for a third child to sleep comfortably in the living room. Children of all ages are welcome, although note that animals are free to roam through the camp and whilst they’re unlikely to approach humans or tents, children should remain under the watchful eye of their parents at all times.

Activities here are naturally centred on the phenomenal river crossings which are thrilling to watch as animals fall and crocodiles claim their prey. The camp is part of the ‘Alex Walker’s Serian’ portfolio which has a strong focus on private game drives in exclusive 4WD safari vehicles, each with their own dedicated private guide and spotter, affording guests and families the freedom to tailor itineraries to suit their needs. Early-morning walking safaris are also possible, offering guests the chance to get closer to the wildlife and experience nature from a more intimate perspective. At times, adventure fly-camping can also be incorporated into the stay, providing the unique opportunity to sleep out in the bush and experience the wilderness in a completely different way.

Serian’s Serengeti North is a delightful place to stay, offering a traditional safari experience combined with stylish modern convenience in a truly remote location. The camp is at the higher end of the price spectrum but the comfortable accommodation, attentive staff and highly professional guiding combined with spectacular wildlife-on-tap make for a wonderful stay.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 506 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

  • We had the most incredible time thank you. We loved Karen Blixen camp and felt part of a family there, it was incredibly special. And Breezes was very relaxing.
    We can't fault all the transfers and the moment we were greeted on the tarmac at Nairobi airport we knew we were going to be well cared for.

    Thank you so much to you and all the Tourdust team for making it such a happy and memorable trip.

    MissingZoe A reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Beach on 27 August 2019

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