What does it take to find the perfect tree house? Located on the western side of the Mara River and only open to access by foot – thick with trees, valleys, rocks – we kept circling back to one particular spot: fifty metres from the water looking along a stretch that is filled by a raucous pod of hippo. A line of Warburgia stretches along a little draw, and a single tree at the end shows scars: a scratching post for a resident male leopard. The salt lick luring the impala leads to a hippo funnel and their small sandy beach.
The Nest at Serian
Per adult per night
Serian’s tree house, ‘The Nest’, is perched out on a limb in a lone Warburgia tree overlooking the Mara River. A mere meander away from Serian – The Original and Ngare Serian, it’s the perfect picnic spot after a trek through the bushes, and doubles as a romantic overnight tryst for two: think soup under the stars to the sounds of harrumphing hippo…
With two double nest-shaped beds, plus space for a couple more bedrolls, it can work either as an intrepid sleepover for the adventurer wanting to engage their senses, or a means for a family to realise that inner-child dream of living in a tree-house… This special little spot will add an extra element to a stay at Serian or Ngare Serian.
Itineraries visiting this property
Game Package, High Season, If SALE: Applies to current season only, Per Adult Sharing, Valid during 2023
Accommodation, Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Closest airstrip transfer, Cocktails, House Drinks, Laundry, Soft drinks, Tea and Coffee, Water
Champagne and cellar wines, Concession Fees, Flights, Insurance, Medivac insurance, Optional activities, Park Fees, Transport to and from
Bush meals, Fishing, Game Viewing, Guided walks, Night drives, Private vehicle, Sundowners
|Activities at extra cost||
Mara Reserve Entry, Balloon Flight, Fresh Water Fishing, Helicopter Flights, Village Visits
|Best Time to Visit|
Bushbuck, Buffalo, Cheetah, Crocodile, Duiker, Eland, Elephant, Genet Cat, Giraffe, Grant's Gazelle, Hartebeest, Hippo, Impala, Leopard, Lion, Monkey, Serval Cat, Spotted Hyena, Striped Hyena, Thomson's Gazelle, Topi, Warthog, Wildebeest, Zebra