See you later! Off to Serian.

Old Jun 7th, 2008, 10:24 PM
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See you later! Off to Serian.

Hi! Since I am going on a business visit to Dubai - I am combining that with a short safari to the Masai Mara. Will be at Serian ........ I have always been keen on going there and now, finally I'm going to get there.

Will keep you posted on return.

Too short this trip - Just 5 nights on safari, but, I don't have work commitments for immediately when I get home!

Head out in a few hours.

Rgds
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Old Jun 7th, 2008, 10:26 PM
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Typo: I don't have more time due to work commitments ..... (my fingers are slipping on the keyboard with excietement)
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Old Jun 7th, 2008, 10:36 PM
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Have a great time Hari. I look forward to your comments on Serian, especially as it is one of the camps we are considering for our trip to the Masai Mara.
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Old Jun 8th, 2008, 07:28 AM
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Hari, good luck with the cheetahs!
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Old Jun 8th, 2008, 08:46 AM
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Have a fantastic trip, Hari! Looking forward to your report.
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Old Jun 8th, 2008, 08:57 AM
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jambo and have a great safari!

would be curious about serian camp - know the owner but not the camp itself.

so can't almost wait to read your trip report which is hopefully coming soon ;-)

happy landing!
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Old Jun 8th, 2008, 09:27 AM
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Enjoy your short safari Hari... I look forward to your thoughts on Serian. Its top of my list of Mara camps to visit... I like the idea of a private vehicle.
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Old Jun 8th, 2008, 05:42 PM
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What luck! And I hope you have lots of cheetah luck, too. Cannot wait to red the report. Have a fantastic time, Hari.
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Old Jun 8th, 2008, 07:07 PM
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Serian is a masterpiece, have a GREAT time. Send my regards to Alex, I stayed there with my father in law for 2 nights in September, then he set up a fly camp for us on the south bank of the Mara inside the park for another 2 nights. My first 4 nights in Africa. Mind blowing.
In particular, if possible, please ask about our guides. The guide was Edwin, whose Masai name is Centau, and our driver was Joseph. We became very close with them in our 4 nights together. A month after I got home I sent them photos of themselves and all kinds of other things from the states care of the camp, but I never heard back from anybody...just wondering if they received the stuff, and, more importantly, if they are ok.....thanks
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Old Jun 8th, 2008, 07:46 PM
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Hari,
I echo Jenack's post.A truly great camp that we experienced last Sept.Please pass on my regards to Alex,and our great driver-Dawson,and Masai guide-Daniel.Many great memories,and hope to get back sometime soon.Look forward to your report.Have a wonderful time!
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Old Jun 8th, 2008, 09:25 PM
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Hari, I just can't wait for you to post about your experience at Serian (too impatient and too excited), so I am going to hijack your thread for a moment and ask Jenack, toontowndoc and any others who have stayed at Serian some questions.

1) I have read each party has its own vehicle. Does this mean we can stay out all day with a picnic lunch if we like?

2) It looks to me that Serian is in the Greater Mara, just outside the actual Masai Mara. Is this correct? Can vehicles from Serian transverse into the Masai Mara?

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Old Jun 9th, 2008, 07:00 AM
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Have a wonderful time Hari. Five days might short, but it's still five days on safari! I am so jealous you can combine a safari with a business trip. Along with Leely2 and the others, I'm wishing you great cheetah luck!
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Old Jun 9th, 2008, 07:34 AM
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I am not Hari, but the answer is YES!

Private vehicle for you and you can go where you want and for as long as you like!

That fireplace in the main camp is great!

I am not shy to say that Serian is one of my favorite camps and I have seen many!

Hari, the Loita herds are near Serian at this time!

My friend David Naurori (a local Masai guide) is visiting with me now and he tells me there are many wildebeests between his village (near Musiara Gate) and Serian.

So you will see a lot!

I am heading to the Western Serengeti this Tuesday to catch the Serengeti herds!
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Old Jun 9th, 2008, 10:15 AM
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Hello all,

Greetings from Dubai.

Thank you all for the well wishes and will pass on your greetings to serian........ will be gameviewing from wednesday. So, have one more full day of work ahead of me before I can head off on safari.

Eben - thanks for the Loita update ....... I have been intrigued by serian for a long time now, and certainly the flexibility of the private vehicle is a huge tipping point towards my decision.

Rgds
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Old Jun 9th, 2008, 10:35 AM
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Safari njema, Hari...

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Old Jun 9th, 2008, 10:51 AM
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Georgie,

1)Yes....you can stay out all day, and we did stay out all day. Had breakfast and lunch out. You can do whatever you want.

2)The camp is way above the actual Masai Mara, up in the hills, and a difficult travel as the roads are not really roads. You can go down into the park, but it would be at least an hour trip down, maybe more. It is certainly do-able, and most guests do it.I don't know how long you are staying or if you are going to be in other camps. We stayed around the camp for 2 nights, and there was PLENTY of all kinds of animals around the camp, and then we went down to the fly camp inside the park for 2 nights. If you can handle the primitive nature of the fly camp, it was the absolute best 2 nights we had in Africa, except for the 4 nights we spent fly camping in Ruaha. The fly camping experience was simply indescribable.
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Have a great time -- to me, the Masai Mara/Serengeti is, by far, the best wildlife viewing area on Africa. I'm sure you'll have a great time.
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I'm booked into Serian for our trip in August and CAN'T WAIT so great to read more positive reports!
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Hari, youd better hurry up with a report so that its finished before I leave.
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Hari i just left Serian 2 days ago...You will have the Mara and most of Serian to yourself, send my love to Isaac who will be there to attend you as Alex is abroad. Enjoy...my favourite camp in the Mara.
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