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  • Location: Kenya, Masai Mara
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Mid-range

overview

Situated in a picturesque valley in the northern conservancy of the Masai Mara, this Hemmingway-style tented camp is a tranquil bush retreat ideal for those yearning to reconnect with nature. Comprising just three tents, exclusive use of the camp for your family or friends is easily arranged, which also means private 4x4 access and expert Maasai guides for a truly memorable African safari.

The magnificent valley has a thriving resident population of elephant, giraffe, buffalo and impala as well as leopard and wild dog. Game viewing in the Mara North Conservancy rivals that of the central region with the added bonus that you are unlikely to see any other vehicles, and night drives are permitted which could lead to encounters with elusive species such as genet and white-tailed mongoose. Track animals and learn specialised bush skills passed down from generations of Maasai warriors. Walking safaris individually tailored to your interests and fitness level take you through the forests, springs and mountains of this pristine wilderness.

For budding artists, drawing safaris allow you to spend a few days sketching in some of the world’s most spectacular scenery under the watchful eye of professional artist, Mariane Høstmark Tveter.

highlights

  • Hemingway-style tented camp in the Mara North Conservancy
  • Excellent game viewing including elephant, wild dog & buffalo
  • Exclusive-use availability with private Maasai guides
  • Walking & drawing safaris with specialist hosts
  • Flying & hot-air balloon safaris on request
  • Access to Wellbeing Space at Saruni Mara

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Facilities

The emphasis at Saruni Wild is on top-class game viewing, bird watching, star gazing and relaxing around the camp, taking you back to the days when you could truly ‘switch off’ from modern life. A laundry service ensures that you always look your best. Guests at Saruni Wild have access to the Wellbeing Space at the main lodge, Saruni Mara, which is a short drive away.

General Facilities

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    Restaurant
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    Curio shop

Dining

The restaurant serves up cuisine inspired by Italy and a cosy fireplace takes the chill out of winter evenings. Dine together as a group at Saruni Mara where you are waited on by friendly Maasai or enjoy a private candlelit dinner on the verandah of your tent at Saruni Wild.

Double Tent

Two elegantly double tents each sleep two people and feature an en suite bathroom with flush toilets, hot water and large safari showers. They are adjoined by a spacious verandah that offers uninterrupted views over the Yaile Mountains of the northern Masai Mara. An extra single bed can be added to each tent to accommodate one child under 16.

The large family tent sleeps four people, and an extra single bed for a child under 16 can also be added.

Double Tent AMENITIES

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    Ensuite bathroom
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    Outside area

Activities

  • Bush dining
  • Cultural tour
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Night drives
  • Scenic flights
  • Sundowners
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 20 Dec 2014 - 02 Jan 2015 $760 Game Package
  • 03 Jan 2015 - 28 Feb 2015 $630 Game Package
  • 01 Mar 2015 - 31 May 2015 $460 Game Package
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015 $630 Game Package
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 30 Sep 2015 $780 Game Package
  • 01 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $630 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 $460 Game Package
  • 01 Dec 2015 - 19 Dec 2015 $630 Game Package
  • 20 Dec 2015 - 02 Jan 2016 $780 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Tent,Exclusive Use Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • We didn't know what to expect of our safari. We were unsure how close we would get to the animals and even as to what we would see. On collection from the Mara airport, and within 10 minutes we were at a hippo pool watching a croc trying to get to a baby Hippo! And from there things just got better. It was way beyond our expectations. I feel we were really spoilt in Kenya as our guides were able to get us to within 2 metres of lions, cheetahs, elephants, giraffe, in fact all game. And on the guides, we had two Masai guides (John and Coney) who were absolutely fantastic. They provided us with some amazing memories and were so determined and persistent in locating animals. On one night we were taken to dinner at a camp site (in the middle of the Mara) and our guides organised for the local Masai to do a Masai tribal dance for us which was quite spectacular in front of a fire. The camp itself is perfect and we would highly recommend this type of accommodation over the larger more touristy lodges. We only had 2 other guests staying at the time we were at Saruni and it was so relaxing and the perfect way to unwind. The rooms and dining areas were perfectly furnished and themed and the scenery was beautiful. The service was fantastic and very personalised and made us feel very welcome. We would definitely return to this camp.

    Stefan Hutton, April 2008

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Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

"Located in a peaceful valley in Mara north conservancy, Saruni wild offers a classic and exclusive safari experience. Some highlights are the guided bush walks with the Masai and night game drives. Dinners enjoyed under the African night sky are delicious and then some relaxation at the camp fire to absorb the days wildlife sightings – this is how a safari should be!"

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Per person sharing

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