A safari in the Maasai Mara is a truly special experience. The famous reserve located in the South West of Kenya extending into the greater Serengeti ecosystem attracts visitors and film crews from all over the globe. The annual migration of thousands wilderbeast being the named one of the new seven wonders of the world.
Saruni Mara is located in Mara North Conservancy, a private conservancy bordering the National Reserve. The conservancy is run by a partnership of conservationists, camp owners, and local Maasai landowners. This arrangement has ensured that money raised by tourism goes back into the local community providing them with education and healthcare facilities. Governing members meet frequently to discuss land boundaries to prevent the encroachment of humans into wildlife territory and minimize human- wildlife conflict. Equally, regulations are put in place to limit the number of tourists and to ensure member camps use eco-friendly practices.
Saruni’s location in Mara North gives guests the opportunity to experience a more personal safari away from the busy national reserve. Guests are able to enjoy watching the wildlife with a limited number of other tourists. During migration season Saruni offers those staying 3 nights or more, a complimentary day in the National Reserve to try and observe a river crossing.
Saruni has 6 individual cottages all with their own theme. The largest of these is the family villa comprising of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a large sitting area and verandah. The villas are decorated with a mixture of dark wood and stone whilst paying heritage to their African home.
Saruni is an all-inclusive lodge with the option of 3 meals a day. There is no menu as such but guests are asked prior to arrival for any allergies or intolerances. Lunch and dinner are served as 3-course meals at the communal dining table in the main part of the lodge. This gives the guest an opportunity to share their safari experiences and get to know their guides. Breakfast is served out on the verandah with a stunning view of the plains. The food is mostly locally sourced and is prepared fresh on site.
Included in your stay are two game drives per night with a professional guide. The guides at Saruni take pride in updating and continuing their education on the wildlife and surrounding ecosystem providing their guests with a very insightful view on what they see.
Why stay at Saruni
Saruni provides a unique and highly personalised safari experience. Its location in a private conservancy allows guests to observe wildlife practically undisturbed and their excellent guides ensure you don’t leave disappointed. Once back at the camp the villas provide the utmost of luxury in the wild and make for the perfect place to detox from the world.