Alex's Serengeti North operation has more to offer than its competitors - fly camping, walking and an amazing northern location. After making his name in the Massai Mara, Alex has been running camps and guiding in Africa for a very long time and his expertise and knowledge he passes onto his staff and guides to ensure a top quality, adventurous safari experience. This is not the most luxurious tented camp on offer in Kogatende but the atmosphere they create is what we think safari should be all about.
Alex Walkers Serian Serengeti - The Details
Alex Walkers Serian Serengeti moves its location twice in the year. From July through to mid-November the camp takes residence in Kogatende, the northern region of the Serengeti, to make the most of the famous Mara River crossings. Very few mobile tented camps or permanent lodges can claim to be as close to the river and early risers can be rewarded with a crossing all to themselves.
Alex Walker is very well known for offering a true safari experience away from the crowds. Flexibility is the key here, Serians distinctive trait. Unlike other companies which operate mobiles and luxury lodge and have rigid safari times, Alex encourages his guests to spend the entire day out in the bush. There is no set itinerary, no pre-arranged lunchtime back in camp between drives! If a crossing lasts a whole day you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ll see as much or as little of it as you want.
The camp itself has eight tents, with the capability of adding rooms to fit larger groups. The tents are all classic “Selous” style, with a distinct air of adventure but all the luxuries you can ever need – comfy beds, flush toilets and hot showers on demand. Food is sourced from local farms and is remarkably good quality considering the seemingly basic cooking facilities. Dinners are usually taken in the main tent which also has a small library and a number of sofas. Dinners outside and fireside chats under the stars are encouraged at Serian.
Serian offers private standard game drives during the daylight hours and each vehicle comes with a driver and a spotter. Nowhere else will you find a camp so safari-orientated but with such a relaxed atmosphere.