Nkorombo wins plenty of points from YZ, due to its awesome location and authentic safari feel. It belongs to the portfolio of properties known as Alex Walker’s Serian, a collection of intimate and exclusive camps in Kenya and Tanzania. The word ‘serian’ is Maasai for ‘serene’ and the emphasis at all camps is experiencing the wilderness quietly, fully immersed in its magic. Nkorombo combines brilliantly with sister camps Serian ‘The Original’ and Ngare Serian.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The camp is located on a private site on the east bank of the Mara River, in the middle of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
The main area comprises a mess and lounge tent, just a few feet from the river as it rushes by. This is the setting for relaxed communal meals, though often food and drink are enjoyed in the shade of orange croton bushes on the bank – and dinners are prepared courtesy of the large hippo-shaped barbecue! There is also plenty of comfy seating in the lounge area, creating a very homely atmosphere.
The guest accommodation at Nkorombo consists of five Selous-style traditional tents, spaced along the riverbank to ensure every guest has spectacular views! These are a good size, with a real safari feel. Each has an iron-framed bed, bedside tables, director’s chairs, and lighting by solar power. The en-suite facilities comprise a flush toilet, washstand, storage space, and classic bucket shower. All in all, the tents have a mobile-camp vibe and offer a basic level of comfort – perfect for travellers whose priority is the wildlife!
There is plenty of wildlife to see at Nkorombo. You do not have to leave camp to view hippo, crocodile and wildebeest making their way through the Mara River, or the cats and black rhino at the salt lick nearby. The best months to come to view the wildebeest crossings are July through to November, but there is loads to see all year round. All Big Five animals roam the reserve, as well as abundant predators and herbivores. The birdlife is nothing short of spectacular, with over 470 resident and migrant species including raptors and waterfowl. Every group gets its own vehicle with spotter and driver/guide!