Saruni Mara is an eco-friendly, small boutique safari lodge located in the private Mara North Conservancy, which borders the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve. The safari experience in the conservancy is the same as being in the Masai Mara Reserve but without the minibuses - so exactly as the first hunters and explorers discovered it.
Daily game drives, accompanied by a professional guide and tracker, depart early in the morning or in the late afternoon, when the wildlife is most active. The drives explore secluded areas where no other tourists go, so the only other people that you will meet will be the Maasai, armed only with a spear and bow and arrows, who are guarding their herds of cattle. On the morning safari drive, the light is perfect for photography so make sure your camera battery is fully charged! On the afternoon drive, just before sunset, you will stop in the bush for a sundowner and listen to the sounds of nature as you sip your drink.
On a game walk you will walk with the Maasai warriors into the African bush and learn how they use the berries and the leaves, about their traditions and their life, and about the animal tracks you come across.
The huge fireplace is the focal point of life at Saruni and it is here that guests exchange memories of their day on safari. Guests may also be treated to a mealtime in a 'secret spot', providing the thrilling experience of a gourmet meal in the middle of the bush.
The Maasai Wellbeing Space offers a range of massage and wellness treatments - a lovely way to relax inbetween the safari activities of the day.
The 5 cottages are each decorated to a unique theme with a luxurious, classic safari feel. From your large veranda you can enjoy views of the plains and the wildlife dotted about. The Family Villa has 2 large en-suite bedrooms, a large lounge complete with dining area and a welcoming fireplace, and a veranda.
Nyati House is a beautiful, private wilderness home, with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lounge and dining room, kitchen and large veranda. It is booked exclusively and is located a 5 minute drive away from the main camp, in its own secluded valley. Perfect for groups or families looking for privacy and wanting to experience a safari on their own schedule, a stay here comes with your own safari vehicle and guide, and with meals served in your own dining room.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Full Board Package: All meals; soft drinks, beer and house wine; and Conservancy fees are included. Game drives are taken with your private driver-guide. Additional day game drives into the Masai Mara National Reserve can be arranged (the Masai Mara National Reserve daily fee will be an additional per person cost).
Game Package: All meals; soft drinks, beer; house wine and non-luxury spirits; shared game drives; guided bush walks on the Conservancy; Conservancy fees; transfers to cultural visits; bush meals and sundowners; airstrip transfers; a limited laundry service; and one complimentary 30 minute massage per cottage are included. Additional day game drives into the Masai Mara National Reserve can be arranged (the Masai Mara National Reserve daily fee will be an additional per person cost).
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
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