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…
Can you help?
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’.
Grass and Rain – Set on the short-grass plains, the Southern Serengeti hosts the wildebeest birthing season and all the predator action that dogs this movable feast. Pyramids of Life – Grass and Rain from… Read More
Tightening of shoelaces, the smell of fresh unwritten paper, doodling to check the pen works, that fast walk that isn’t a run yet. Chefs, mess attendants, guides, drivers all gather round to read the schedule… Read More
As they get ready for the pictures, the ladies talk in Maa: they help each other arranging their jewelry, they set the binoculars. So I start with them looking for something over the escarpment, they… 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.
"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
"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"