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Saruni Mara is a deluxe and intimate lodge tucked away in a secluded valley in the private Mara North Conservancy, a prime and private game-viewing area, which borders the Masai Mara National Reserve, the most famous wildlife park in Africa. For guests that want more comforts than tented accommodation, Saruni Mara is the perfect solution as it’s the smallest permanent lodge in the Mara and offers high standards of comfort, style and intimacy.
Enjoy the Italian-inspired cuisine and being immersed in nature from your private veranda, the Masai Wellbeing Space and the open lounge and dining area. Masai warriors will guide you throughout your stay, sharing their ancient wisdom and local knowledge of the area and the animals, their way of life and their secret corners of the most loved wildlife reserve in Kenya. Game viewing is incredible year round in this exclusive and pioneering conservation area.
All – Inclusive
Saruni Mara is nestled into the secluded hills of the Mara North Conservancy, with the wide open game plains to the south and lush forest to the north. Guests can explore the world renowned Mara-Serengeti ecosystem in complete, uninterrupted exclusivity in this private and protected conservancy.
One of the most remarkable aspects of a safari at Saruni Mara is the fantastic guiding experience. Guests are guided by Maasai warriors, who eagerly share their ancient customs and local knowledge of the landscape and wildlife. Over and above being professionally qualified,theguides are members of the Maasai tribe who are the proud custodians of this incredible wilderness, and who have known this area as their home for centuries.
Saruni mara is a founding member of the Mara North Conservancy, which provides jobs, income, training and guidance for the local Maasai people. Tourism directly supports conservation – by visiting Saruni Mara, you are directly giving back to the community who protects this beautiful land, while at the same time encouraging the purpose for conservation.
Mara North Conservancy is teeming with wildlife. The Mara Serengeti ecosystem, of which Mara North is part, has the highest density of predators and plains game of any wilderness in the world, and is home to the most thrilling, awe-inspiring natural spectacle on the planet – the Great Migration. Game drives are action-packed and guests are guaranteed incredible and unforgettable wildlife encounters.
Unique Warrior Programme
At Saruni, they offer a unique programme called ‘Warriors Academy’ where guests spend a few days learning the survival skills of the revered Maasai warriors – taking part in teaching in the same way as a junior warrior learns to track animals and craft tools on the plains of the Masai Mara. This is a particularly exciting activity for families with children.
Saruni Mara is the only small, deluxe lodge in the area. Each room is beautifully designed and stylishly furnished according to a theme, such as the Love Shack, the Photographer’s Studio, the Observatory, and the Natural History Suite.
A lovely lounge with a fire and dining area overlooks the plains below and is the hub of the lodge. There is also an intimate library for downtime, relaxing and dining. The activities include: day and night game drives, guided bush walks, bird watching, bush meals, sundowners and the Warriors Academy. At additional cost you can enjoy the Masai Wellbeing Space treatments, visit the nearby rhino sanctuary and enjoy hot air ballooning.
This is the only small, boutique lodge in the Mara, with five elegant cottages, one family villa and one private villa.
All inclusive – includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beers, house wines and spirits , airstrip transfers, shared day & night game drives, guided bush walks, bush meals, sundowner and picnic excursions, one 30-minute back & neck massage per room per stay, transfers to cultural visits and limited laundry included. Stay 3 nights or more and receive an excursion to the Masai Mara National Reserve.
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