Saruni Mara

A romantic and incredibly affordable safari lodge

Works very well in combination with it's sister lodges for a Kenyan circuit

Set in a private conservancy ordering the Maasai Mara National Park

Facilities at Saruni Mara

Boutique Shop
Game Drives

When to go to Saruni Mara


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The camp is very traditional in style, taking you back in time to safaris like they used to be before everyone had access to them. The secluded location of the camp means that you are unlikely to run into anyone else on game drives, a huge bonus, and it really feels like your very own little part of Kenya.

The lodge is made up of five individually designed cottages, one family suite with two bedrooms, and an entirely separate private villa – Nyati House. All of the rooms boast private verandas with beautiful views and are incredibly private.

Nyati House is a private bush home, to be taken on an exclusive use basis, a five minute drive away from the main camp and located in a valley of it’s own. Nyati House is perfect for groups or families looking for total privacy and comes with it’s own safari guide and vehicle, with meals served in the house’s own dining room.

The Saruni lodges really pride themselves on their level of guiding and whether it’s your first safari or you’re a safari regular there is sure to be plenty to thrill you. The food has an Italian influence here and is nothing short of delicious, meals are often set up in exciting places and lucky guests might get to witness local Maasai warriors dancing around the campfire. Another popular part of Saruni Mara is it’s extensive and cosy library, where guests can enjoy some downtime curled up in front of the fire with one of the many good books.

Saruni Mara is a small and intimate lodge in the Mara North Conservancy, an exclusive concession that borders the Maasai Mara National Park of Kenya. The camp is tucked away in a forested valley overlooking the Mara plains with wonderful views. The Mara North Conservancy covers an area of more that 30,000 hectares and has very low vehicle density.

Saruni Mara has three sister camps, Saruni Samburu in Northern Kenya, Saruni Wild, a tented camp on the border of the Mara North and Lemek Conservancies, and Saruni Rhino, the first rhino tracking experience in East Africa, located in the Sera Community Conservancy. Combined with a beachfront property – you can enjoy an entire Kenyan circuit, experiencing the very different parts and landscapes of this wonderful country.

Saruni Mara can be reached by car or charter flight. Driving from Nairobi takes approximately 5 hours. Alternatively there are numerous daily flights on Safarilink, Air Kenya and Mombasa Air. These take around 90 minute. The drive from the airstrips to Saruni Mara is then around 50 minutes. 

Day and night game drives
Guided bush walks
Bush meals and sundowners
Spa treatments
Warriors Academy (special programme in bush skills and animal tracking)
Drive to Mount Kilileoni
Cultural visit to local village market
Migration River Crossing (National Reserve fees apply)
Visits to the Olchorro rhino sanctuary (additional charge)
Scenic flights (additional charge)
Hot air ballooning (additional charge)