The very foundation of Alex Walker’s Serian is constituted by a deep respect for the beautiful wilds of Kenya and Tanzania, as well as its people and cultures. The preservation of these precious spaces lies at the heart of our ethos and practice, and this manifests itself in a number of ways. One of the keys to conservation is managing the way people interact with these wild spaces, and the game that they harbor. As human populations increase, and pressure on resources mounts, it’s crucial to invest in ways that makes it profitable to local populations to keep conservation alive.
We have teamed up with the Frankfurt Zoological Society along with Tanzania Parks (TANAPA) to assist with mobilizing de-snaring teams, to protect our precious wilderness. Their presence alone is a powerful deterrent…
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Take up your post as a watchman for Africa’s wildlife in times of hardship and into better times beyond. When all is at its most threatening and uncertain we need you to stand by your spear, lean into the storm and cry ‘Not On My Watch’.
Ecotourism has collapsed in the Serengeti National Park as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving the conservation of this important ecosystem in crisis. Tourism revenue from the Serengeti paid for the management and protection… Read More
The Serengeti De-snaring Programme is a joint project between the Tanzania National Parks, Frankfurt Zoological Society and a group of committed tour operators, the SENAPA INVESTORS, working towards reducing the number of snares in the… Read More
Recently Tanzania joined the ranks of Rwanda and Kenya in banning single use plastic bags, see the official statement below: “The Government of Tanzania wishes to make an official note to travellers planning to visit… Read More
The ancestral ritual of communal fireplace and dining – the essence of sharing… we are social animals, and part of what makes things vivid and real to us is our capacity to share: the joy is dissecting your day, raking over the delicious details and unwrapping the delights over and again, over the fundamentally communal experience of breaking bread. It’s also part of absorbing and storing memories – the re-telling and re-living makes it more vivid, and sets the place of the experience in our minds. The evening is for digesting and processing the day.
"An oasis of calm in a fairy-tale setting. A fantastic recharge of batteries and a reminder of why Africa is so special"
Tom & Faith Martin
"Africa! Miles and Miles of Bloody Africa! How wonderful to be here, surrounded by life rejuvenating itself perpetually. Hopefully we will be able to teach the world how delicate this balance is and preserve it for as long as possible..Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. All our love"
Ela, Serra, and Stefano.
"Dear Alex, we awoke this morning in a cocoon of a room floating on a cloud of bliss. Thank you for a sanctuary – exactly the tonic required!"
Saba Douglas-Hamilton, BBC presenter, Big Cat Diary