- Private game drives
- Bush walks, fly-camping
- Cultural interaction
- Alex Walker's Serian Portfolio
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.
We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!
Jennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019
We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.
Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.
Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.
Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!
One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.
Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!
Brandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019
Thanks for all your help in making the arrangements, everything went so smoothly from landing in Jo’burg to departing a week later.
We all had a fantastic time, Kirsty (our youngest) was able to go on all the game drives and we were very well looked after both on the drives and back at the lodge. The food was great, staff were all very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them (e.g. providing hot milk for Kirsty at bedtime). The kids all enjoyed the rock pool during the day and we all loved the game drives.
We were lucky enough to see all the big 5, with the additions of Cheetah & Wild Dogs. I think it was the second to last day before we managed to see some Hippo (and finally I’ve been able to take some photos of them - I have only ever seen them at night before). We had the adventure of being caught up with some Lionesses stalking a herd of Zebra (one of the younger Lionesses went a bit early & scattered the herd).
We’re certainly aiming to go on safari again although it will be a while before we save enough to go again (maybe the kids will be taking us next time!)
Jeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019