Nkorombo is a part of Alex Walker’s Serian, a collection of exclusive safari camps stretching both sides of the border between Kenya and Tanzania. The word ‘serian’ comes from the Maasai language, meaning ‘serene’, ‘calm’ or ‘tranquil’, perfectly fitting for the outlook of Alex Walker’s Serian. Staying at a camp like Nkorombo is about disconnecting as much as it is about reconnecting – it’s about immersing in a purer, simpler world that still belongs entirely to nature.
Nkorombo is open all year and there’s always a fantastic reason to come and stay. November and December are generally much quieter after the Great Migration has made its way south again, and much of the tourism has gone with it. However this doesn’t mean that wildlife is in short supply and those visiting at this time will get to have a more laid-back safari experience. January-March tend to be the hottest months in Kenya, ideal if you’re looking for a little dose of warmth, and it’s during this time that many animals give birth to their young so there’ll be cubs and calves aplenty! During the later spring months the natural world is in full flourish and when lots of elephants are passing through the conservancy.
The Great Migration begins in July and lasts through until October, with tens of thousands of herd animals crossing the Mara River from Tanzania to Kenya and joining the already ample populations of wildlife. August, especially, is usually very busy but the exclusivity of the North Mara Conservancy means Nkorombo stays nice and quiet. These cooler, drier months are also great for Big Cat sightings. This is when the Maasai Mara is in full swing!