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Serian's Serengeti South Camp

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Private game drives
- Bush walks, fly-camping
- Cultural interaction
- Alex Walker's Serian Portfolio

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Overview

Serian’s Serengeti South is a traditional, mobile camp which is set up from December to May in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area at the southernmost tip of the vast Serengeti Plains, Tanzania. Accessed via light aircraft, the camp is hidden away in a bay of acacia woodland, offering spectacular views of the millions of wildebeest who congregate here to give birth to their young. The predator action during this season is inevitably spectacular, with an abundance of cheetah, hyena and wild dogs to be seen.

This high-specification camp belongs to the ‘Alex Walker’s Serian’ portfolio and offers comfort and exclusivity to guests, making it an ideal option for groups or families. There is a cosy mess tent where meals are served at a communal dining table and six spacious safari-style tents with large beds, attractive furnishings and en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and bucket showers (hot water is provided). All tents have superb views northwards over the Lamai Wedge. 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. Triple tents are also available. 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 centre on exploring the stunning surroundings. Guests enjoy game drives from the comfort of their own private safari vehicle, complete with dedicated expert guide and spotter. Night drives, with picnic dinners and infrared cameras supplied, are not to be missed. The wide-open landscape and wonderful scenery mean that walking safaris are particularly good here, with the local Hadzabe and Mangati hunter-gatherer guides providing a unique perspective and sharing their traditional ways of life with visitors. Fly-camping close to the Seketeti Escarpment, with wonderful views down over Lake Eyasi, is also a special feature.

Serian’s Serengeti South is an attractive, well-managed camp offering a good range of activities. Although the price tag naturally reflects the superb location and high standards of service and accommodation, the wildlife-viewing is unbeatable and guests will enjoy an incredible stay.

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