Once an ever moving mobile camp, Nkorombo found such an amazing spot on the Mara River in the Masai Mara reserve that it has taken up permanent residence. It has maintained the intimate and luxurious feel of a mobile camp but boasts year round amazing numbers of black rhino, leopard and lion as well as being perfectly placed for the river crossings of the great migration.
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Located in the heart of the action in the Masai Mara Reserve, this former mobile camp offers some of the finest game viewing that East Africa has to offer. The concentration of leopard and black rhino in the area is unrivalled in Kenya.
The camp, whilst no longer actually mobile, has lost none of the charm that is associated with a mobile camp. Nestled in a beautiful spot on the banks of the Mara River, the 5 traditional Selous style safari tents offer a luxurious and safari focused stay with one as a family suite.
The main area comprises of a dining and mess tent, all overlooking the famous Mara River which makes the perfect back drop to relaxing during the heat of the day. The canvas style is continued throughout the main area as well giving guests that true Out of Africa feel.
With such a prime position, make sure you don't leave your camera in your room, you never know what wildlife you may spot in and around camp!
As with all Serian camps, each party, whether you are a family or couple on honeymoon will have their own private guide and vehicle. This allows you the flexibility, especially if you are a keen photographer, to plan the day as you wish and spend a long as you want in a sighting. The manjority of camps across Africa charge between an extra $350-450 per day for the use of a private vehicle demonstrating the great value for money of the Serian camps.
Due to the prime spot on the Mara River, Nkorombo is arguably the best camp to stay at if you are wanting to witness the huge herds of wildebeest battle for their lives as they cross the Mara River. The phenomenon tends to occur between July and October when around twenty-five percent of the wildebeest cross into the Masai Mara. Contrary to popular belief the Mara River is not the boundary between Kenya and Tanzania so river crossings can be seen from both countries throughout this period.
Whilst the Masai Mara National Reserve has one of the highest densities of wildlife in Africa and is home to the wildebeest migration for a few months of the year, we find that during peak season it can get busy as day trippers make their way from Nairobi to witness the planet's most incredible spectacle. We therefore recommend spending some time in the surrounding conservancies as well as time inside the National Reserve.
The surrounding conservancies offer a much lower density of vehicles because only guests staying at the lodges can game drive here, and there are less restrictions in regard to activities. At camps like Serian's Original
Camps, walking safaris, night drives and horse riding are all possible making for the perfect all-round safari experience.