Ngare means ‘by the river’ in the Masai language, which makes this delightful camp aptly named, as it is perched on the banks of the Mara river, tucked away in a private spot between the riverbank and the Oloololo escarpment.
The camp is so private that it is only accessible by foot and guests need to cross a rope bridge over the river to reach their destination. This is an adventure in itself and sets the tone from the moment of arrival.
Ngare Serian is run by Alex Walker’s Serian who manage several camps in the Masai Mara and Serengeti. Their focus is on private experiences, tailored to the individual, delivered by expert guides. All game drives here are in a private vehicle, led by both a driver-guide and a spotter.
As the camp is located in the private Mara North conservancy, drives can be taken off-road, and guests can also experience walking safaris, night drives and fishing. For an even greater sense of adventure, try a night of fly-camping at ‘The Nest’ treehouse, which is just along the river from Ngare Serian.
With only four tents, the camp is boutique, intimate, and perfect for families or groups. The camp staff encourage all guests to eat together en famille, in the traditional safari manner, and there is no wifi in camp (aside from the resident dog, whose name is “wifi” – look out for him on Instagram!), giving a sense of timelessness and authenticity in this enchanting location.
Coral Tree luxury rating
Number of rooms
4 spacious marquee tents
All ages welcome
Why we love it
“Ngare Serian is an intimate, special little camp, where the focus is on expert guiding, tailored experiences and an authentic sense of adventure.”
Mike, Coral Tree founder
Key Highlights & Amenities
- One of the few camps in the exclusive Mara North conservancy
- Luxurious and spacious tents are perched above the Mara river - enjoy a bath overlooking the hippos
- Swimming pool
- Small, boutique camp, ideal for exclusive use bookings
- Guaranteed private vehicle with guide and tracker
- Walking safaris, night drives, off-road driving, all in the conservancy
- Book a night of fly camping at ‘The Nest’ treehouse