Saruni Safari Camp is a luxurious lodge that offers guests the thrill of an authentic wilderness adventure combined with high standards of comfort, style and service. There are five spectacular thatched cottages, including Morani House, the honeymoon suite, all decorated with antique furniture from Africa, Europe and India, Persian carpets and Maasai art.
The family villa, Nyati House, is the newest addition to the lodge. The two en-suite bedroom unit has an amazing main dining and lounge area, and a large verandah with stunning views over the Maasai Mara. It is the ideal set up for a family or small group travelling together. Those staying in Nyati House benefit from exclusive use of a safari vehicle and Askari guide for their activities
Activities include game drives in customised Land Rovers, guided walks with Maasai trackers, bush picnics and day excursions to Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria. The cuisine is of the highest standard and uses many fresh ingredients from the camp’s own vegetable garden. As well as enjoying meals in the main camp, guests can eat alfresco on the numerous bush picnics.
Saruni runs the Maasai Wellbeing Space in a private cottage hidden in our valley's olive and cedar forest. It is a unique feature in the Maasai Mara: in the most serene and relaxing environment, guests enjoy massages and wellness treatments under the supervision of highly trained staff who are devoted to the use of local plants for beauty and relaxation treatments.
Saruni accomodates 10 guests at the main lodge in luxurious en-suite cottages. The cottages all have a thatched roof, large en-suite bathroom and a huge veranda. All the rooms are furnished with colonial antiques, Persian carpets and African art giving them a worldly feel.
Nyati House has two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a huge main lounge area and dining table, all overlooking the rolling plains of the Maasai Mara. This is a perfect option for families.
Saruni Safari Camp welcomes children although there are no specific facilities and the camp is not very suitable for very young children. Food can be tailored to suit children and earlier meal times can be arranged where necessary. Babysitting can also be organised for those that require it.
A unique feature of Saruni is its collection of books and its library, the most beautiful in the African bush. With thousands of rare books and its very private location, Saruni's library is a perfect place to relax.
Saruni runs the Maasai Wellbeing Space. It is a unique feature in the Maasai Mara: in the most serene and relaxing environment, guests enjoy massage and wellness treatments under the supervision of highly trained staff.
The Saruni Duka (shop) sells lots of Maasai handicrafts.
Activities from Saruni Safari Camp are tailored to suit the guest. For game drives, comfortable, fully-open Land Rovers are used specially designed to give maximum visibility over the landscape and the animals. On foot safaris guests are taken for a walk, on the plains and in the mountains and hills, that surround Saruni - for both activities fully licensed and trained guides and trackers will share their knowledge.
When to travel
The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter. The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid July to late October.
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Location and directions
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Saruni Safari Camp is tucked in a forested valley and overlooks the Mara plains. Located in Maasai Mara region, Southwest Kenya, on the Koyaki-Lemek Group Ranch, at an altitude of 1,900 m.
How to get there
8.5 hour international flight to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, then its 30 minute by road to Wilson Domestic Airport. Scheduled flights from Nairobi’s Wilson airport to Musiara airstrip take about 45 minutes. Once at the airstrip you will be met by a Saruni Safari Camp representative and transferred to camp.