Saruni Mara

Kenya

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  • Incredible game viewing in Mara North and few other people
  • Guides and staff share their culture, history and traditions
  • Warm and welcoming: even the resident eland makes you feel welcome!
  • Stunning views from Saruni Mara down onto the plains
  • Great spa treatments, ideal after a day's safari

Saruni is a small, luxurious yet homely camp in Mara North conservancy. Excellent game, welcoming staff - we love it.

Nestled into the hills of northern Mara overlooking a gorge populated by elephant and buffalo, Saruni has the wide open game plains to the south and forest to the north. Staying here you'll have the opportunity to walk in lush forest looking for Colobus and Sykes monkeys, as well as following the big game on the plains below.

Saruni Mara has six uniquely decorated cottages furnished with colonial antiques, African art as well as artefacts produced by community members. Each cottage has hot and cold running water, electricity, polished wooden floors, and elegant Italian bathroom fittings in the large bathrooms, whose the canvas fronts can be totally open to offer an amazing shower with a view. The large verandas provide private views of passing wildlife as well as the distant Mara plains

The common dining area and is a mixture of old-fashioned Africa and modern design. Sitting in front of the huge fireplace you'll chat over the day's events with fellow guests. Meals are served dinner party style with the cuisine having a strong Italian influence while also including local ingredients and dishes. Alternatively meals can be taken in the bush, or by candlelight o­n your cottage veranda. There is an extensive collection of books in the library which is a perfect spot to rest and relax. The Maasai Well-being Space offers a range of massages and treatments using local plant products.

Fully-open Land Rovers specially designed for maximum visibility are used during game drives, on which you'll have the services of both a professional guide and a tracker. Foot safaris explore both the Masai Mara plains and the mountains and hills that surround Saruni incorporating local Maasai knowledge. There is also an opportunity to visit Maasai villages and witness their daily lives.

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Client Rating for Kenya 5/5 from 58 reviews

The lodge and the team that run it are excellent. Great quality rooms and excellent food, plus a spa, all combine to make you feel very relaxed. The only downside is the distance the camp is from the plains where you will see most of the wildlife (about 20-30 mins drive), but that's not a big deal and all the guests I talked to here didn't feel that was an issue. 

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Saruni Mara

Saruni Mara

A small luxury retreat in the Mara - tranquil and elegant

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