Boutique Luxury

Saruni Mara

Saruni Mara is perched on a hill in the Mara North conservancy, bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve. This is a luxurious and intimate lodge with just six cottages and a private house overlooking the beautiful valley, offering walks and game drives.

Maasai Mara, Kenya
Saruni Mara
  • Stay in individual thatched cottages with private decks

  • Listen to animals wandering through camp at night

  • Enjoy fantastic Italian food and wine

  • Sit around the fire swapping stories from a day's game viewing

Saruni Mara is a small, luxurious lodge offering a combination of wilderness and adventure with high standards of service, comfort and style. There are six spectacular thatched cottages and a private house, all decorated with antique furniture from Africa, Europe and India, Persian carpets and Maasai art. All of the cottages have a different theme and are individually furnished and decorated. One of these is a huge family suite with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge and dining room and a large terrace.

The family villa, Nyati House, only a 10 minute walk from the main lodge, is the newest addition. 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, and is very private. Those staying in Nyati House benefit from exclusive use of a safari vehicle and a Maasai guide for their activities.

Activities include day and night game drives in open customised Land Rovers, guided walks with Maasai warriors, bush picnics and visits to local villages and the rhino sanctuary. The cuisine is of the highest standard with a strong Italian influence. As well as enjoying meals in the main camp, guests can eat alfresco on the numerous bush picnics and have bush dinners where local Maasai warriors dance around the fire-pit - guests are often seen joining in!

Saruni runs the Maasai Wellbeing Space in a private cottage; it is a unique feature of Saruni 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. The property is very welcoming and homely, with open fires to snuggle around and a lovely library area to have your very own “Out of Africa” moments.

What makes a Saruni safari different to other safari’s is the authenticity, isolated away from the busier parts of Kenya and with expert guiding from Maasai guides where you learn all about their traditions, history and culture. Game viewing is excellent all year round. Mara North Conservancy is a well managed and operated private conservancy with minimal other tourists offering an exclusive and action packed safari showing you the 'other side' of Kenya. 

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Maasai Mara, Kenya

Saruni Mara is tucked in a forested valley and overlooks the Mara plains in a relatively new conservancy called Mara North. People cannot self drive in the area so this is not the part of Kenya that is commercial and over run with white mini vans and tourists

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