Serian’s treehouse, ‘The Nest’ is perched 12 feet (3.7m) high in a lone Warburgia tree overlooking the Mara River. A mere meander away from Serian’s main camp, ‘The Original’, it’s both the perfect picnic spot after a trek through the bush and a romantic overnight bedroom for two. Listen to a roaring lion or harrumphing hippo as you fall asleep together al-fresco, under the stars.

Designed to be an escape from the rapid bustle of contemporary life, all of Serian’s accommodation options provide a chance to experience untamed Africa in a traditional way, yet with ample luxury on tap. ‘The Nest’ is part of the private, 75,000-acre Mara North Conservancy, a wilderness to which only 10 other camps have access to – so the feeling of having your own personal piece of Africa will be constant. No horrible convoys here!

‘The Original’ also overlooks the famous Mara River, with views extending on to the craggy Oloololo Escarpment. Featuring cream sofas and dark-wood furniture, its thatched main building houses the lounge and dining area, while daybeds dot river-facing terraces. Look out for gentle Wi-Fi, the resident (Labrador/Rhodesian Ridgeback) dog.

  • Set in Serian’s own 1,500-acre private conservation area within the wider Mara North Conservancy, not far upriver from Ngare Serian.
  • Perfect for a night out for those staying at Serian ‘The Original’ or Ngare Serian, or as a picnic spot during a walking safari.
  • Candlelight & kerosene lanterns.
  • All-weather and rain-proof.
  • Kitted out with infra-red spotlight and night-vision camera for watching nocturnal creatures.
You have two cosy, nest-shaped double beds, plus plenty of space for additional bedrolls for kids.
There’s a flush toilet up the tree, plus a bucket shower below on request.
Dinner can be served at The Nest with prior arrangement but breakfast is served back at the main mess
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Families, couples and single travellers



  • Game drives in the Mara North Conservancy and Maasai Mara National Reserve with a private vehicle and guide
  • Night drives in the Mara North Conservancy
  • Hot-air balloon flights (additional cost)
  • Bush walks
  • Fly-camping 
  • Fishing
  • Every March, Serian guests can join the award-winning team on an annual refresher training course called Pyramids of Life, offering an insight into both guiding skills and the natural world.