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Serian's Serengeti South (Kakessio)

  • Fantastic moveable camp, open from mid-December to May
  • Just six sumptuous tents, all with en-suite facilities
  • Comfortable mess tent, with lounge, dining area, bar, plus fire pit
  • Thrilling game drives, walking safaris, fly camping at Lake Eyasi
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"I literally cannot get enough of Alex Walker's Kakessio! With access to remote wild tribes, the Rift Valley escarpment, and also the game-rich Ndutu plains, Kakessio will always be my favourite Serengeti mobile. Simply outstanding."


We are big fans of the Alex Walker’s Serian camps. One of Africa most famous professional guides, Alex Walker’s camp are nothing short of exceptional. With private vehicles offered as a standard and some of the best guiding in the country, if you are after a Great Migration-focused camp, then these are a great beat.

We love the setting of Serengeti South! If the calving season is the time during the Great Migration that holds the most interest for you, this camp is ideal. It also combines brilliantly with Serian’s Serengeti Mobile Kusini – just contact us for more details!


The camp is pitched in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and boasts amazing views across the short-grass plains. Plenty of cool shade is provided by majestic acacia trees. 


The communal areas of camp are found in a pleasant mess tent. One side contains the lounge, with lots of comfy chairs, plush sofas, a few plump pouffes, a chunky coffee table, a selection of books, floor cushions, snug rugs… and a telescope for viewing passing wildlife! The other side is home to Serengeti South’s dining area, which has a large round table surrounded by directors’ chairs. The bar is situated between the lounge and dining areas. Outside, the fire pit is a short distance from the mess tent, and there are a few further seating spaces dotted around the site, perfect for relaxing and enjoying those breathtaking vistas over the plains!

Serengeti South’s guest accommodation consists of six tents, all positioned well apart for privacy and also in the shade of trees. Each has a private veranda, featuring a very comfortable daybed and, of course, superb views! Inside, there is a large wrought-iron double bed, two bedside tables with lamps, a writing desk and chair, and lots of storage space. Floor rugs add to the overall sumptuous feel. The en-suite facilities comprise flush toilet, washstand with basin and mirror, and classic bucket shower!

Service back at camp is also excellent, with staff members providing a lovely home from home. Surrounded by nature, you will feel very ‘Serian’, which in Maasai means ‘serene’! Dining is hosted – sometimes by Alex himself – and life in this comfortable camp is a world apart from the hustle and bustle of everyday existence. Electricity is provided by a generator, but there is no Wi-Fi connection. The emphasis lies on nature – and on a seriously impressive scale!


Activities at Serian’s Serengeti Mobile Kusini are all about the wildlife:

  • Expertly guided game drives

    - The quality of guiding really lifts the experience of being in this thrilling part of the world. All the guides are exceptionally knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions. One of the many fab things about Serian is that every visiting group, to any of the properties, has exclusive use of a safari vehicle together with a dedicated spotter and guide! This brings a lot of freedom. You can decide exactly where you would like to go and whether you wish to head out during the morning, afternoon, or evening – or for a full day, with a picnic!
  • Great Wildebeest Migration

    - During the calving season, the short-grass plains provide a home for thousands upon thousands of wildebeest and zebra – with plenty of predators in their wake.
  • Walking safaris

    - Cheetah are particularly prolific, prowling around the herds of herbivores on the alert for opportunities to seize an easy meal! Other species in the area include hyena, jackal, and honey badger. The birdlife is pretty impressive too, with hundreds of species such as the smart secretary bird and the rare Fischer’s lovebird and grey-crested helmet-shrike.
  • Game drives to Ndutu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

    - As well as the Serengeti, guests can check out the Ndutu region and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Both boast a wealth of wildlife and are certainly worth a visit while you are here!

*This property is unfenced and located in a wildlife area, so large and potentially dangerous animals do pass through. If you opt to stay here, always be alert when walking around the camp and request for a member of staff to escort you if you have any concerns. Any guest is escorted after dark as a matter of course.

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