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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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  • 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!

    MissingWilliam Kearns reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018

  • The Namibia trip was fantastic!

    Self-driving was brilliant, and the chronology of the itinerary was perfect (against the flow/direction most other travelers took).

    As for specifics:

    OKONJIMA
    This place was the best!
    Best service, best staff, best food, best experiences, best facilities.
    We saw a cheetah kill, leopards, and white rhino (which we were not expecting).
    If you’ve never been you should go...If I ever go back to Namibia I will revisit.

    EMANYA
    The only (slight) disappointment.
    Maybe because it was right after Okonjima, but the service was lacking, the facilities were a bit run down, it was the only place with mosquitoes in the room with no net and no spray. Food was marginal. Not sure if there are better options in the area, though.

    OKAUKEUJO
    Etosha Park was amazing. There was so much wildlife with so little crowds.
    The Okaukeujo Camp had the best watering hole with animals coming in at all times of the night. A great experience exclusive to the camp.

    DORO NAWAS
    Beautiful place. Very private. Food and service excellent.
    A nice stopping point on the drive.

    SPITZKOPPE
    An amazing place...How they laid out and built it.
    Enjoyed exploring the grounds and the local area/sights.
    The staff was on par with Okonjima.
    2 days were perfect.

    Ivin provided us with good advice/information/recommendations along the route, along with a cell phone and cooler for the trip. The car was perfect.
    They represent Tourdust well!

    Again, another great trip you put together...Thank you!

    MissingEarl Wong reviewing Northern Namibia Highlights - Self Drive on 17 October 2018

  • We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
    Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.

    MissingJonathan Bailey reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018

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