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Saruni Mara is located in a private conservancy bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve and is an ideal base from which to witness the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra through the region. Based on a close partnership with the local community and built in a hidden valley to exacting environmental standards, Saruni Mara is far removed from everyday life and designed to blend in with its dramatic surroundings.

This intimate lodge offers many opportunities to view African animals up close and is perfect for a romantic or adventurous honeymooners. Get up early in the mornings to go on guided game drives to exclusive, sole-use areas or join Maasai warriors on escorted bush walks and explore the nearby hills on foot. At the end of the day, relax in the Maasai Wellbeing Space, a private treatment spa hidden in the valley's olive tree and cedar forest.


  • Excellent year-round game viewing
  • Private Masai Mara conservancy
  • Perfect for the Wildebeest Migration season
  • Day and night game drives as well as walking safaris
  • Environmentally and community focused, with Maasai cultural experiences
  • One of only 10 lodges in 74 000 acres of land


  • Bird watching
  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Night drives
  • Star gazing
Great option for a family learning holiday - learn first hand about bush skills, how to use a bow and arrow, tend to goats and learn all about the Masai culture.
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Private Villa

The private villa named Nyati House, is a beautiful and private wilderness home. It features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge and dining room as well as a kitchen and a large veranda. It’s the ideal safari home away from home and is booked on an exclusive-use basis. It’s perfect for travelling families or friends who want to experience the Masai Mara on their own schedule.

The Artist Studio

The Artist’s Studio is an elegant sanctuary for the creative soul, and the perfect place to find inspiration. With a stylishly decorated en suite bedroom, leading out onto the open veranda, this cottage boasts beautiful views over the secluded valley and out onto the Mara plains in the distance.

Family Villa

Saruni Mara also has a family villa consisting of two en suite bedrooms, a large lounge, dining area and a veranda that overlooks the Masai Mara.


Situated in a private cottage in the valley's olive and cedar forest, the Maasai Wellbeing Space is a well-appointed spa offering a combination of Western and local Maasai treatments. The Saruni library, with its private collection of rare African books, offers a perfect setting to read, think and reminisce.


Dining the African way is part of the Saruni experience: meals contain locally produced, organic products and the lodge chefs are always creating new and delicious combinations.

The Kuro House is the local meeting place where guests can share the day's stories and experiences after drinks around the fireplace.

Here, at a long dining table, a special dinner is served every evening but for a dining experience that is closer to the wild, you can enjoy an àl fresco bush dinner at a quiet spot under the stars while romantics will appreciate the opportunity to have a candlelit meal for two on a private veranda.

General facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Library
  • Wi-fi available


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Dates Board Price
2022-07-01 — 2022-09-30 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $860
2022-10-01 — 2022-10-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $700
2022-11-01 — 2022-11-30 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $500
2022-12-01 — 2022-12-19 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $700
2022-12-20 — 2023-01-02 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $860
2023-01-03 — 2023-02-28 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $740
2023-03-01 — 2023-05-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $530
2023-06-01 — 2023-06-30 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $740
2023-07-01 — 2023-09-30 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $900
2023-10-01 — 2023-10-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $740
2023-11-01 — 2023-11-30 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $530
2023-12-01 — 2023-12-19 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $740
2023-12-20 — 2024-01-02 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $900

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

Saruni Mara

Ginny Bistodeau

'We loved all three places that we stayed and the staff made us feel so welcome and comfortable. We saw all of the animals in both places and the guides were incredible. The food was spectacular. The staff were so welcoming and the drivers and tracke rs were excellent.'
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Beatrice Thiollier

"Saruni Mara is a lodge in very nice settings in the green hills bordering the plain and the number of animals we saw was amazing."

Mark Armstrong

"We saw every animal imagineable during our stay at Saruni Mara."

Rick Hood

The trip to Kenya was beyond amazing and all three lodges surpassed our initial expectations we had for them. Even though they are all Saruni lodges, they each gave us a completely different experience. The really only compliant we could possibly hav e is that Rick and I weren't that great on getting Isabelle covered with bug repellant the first night in Samburu and she was eaten by them but James got us some bug repellant for her that worked much better than what we had with us that we used for the rest of the trip. The tracker/guides we had were fabulous with Isabelle and catered to her needs which in return made our lifes much easier ;-). The staff at all three lodges were fabulous, making sure our needs (primarly Isabelle's needs) were met, food was great and there isn't anything negative we can say about the trip at all. We have already decided that we will be making a trip back to Africa a yearly vacation after experiencing this last trip.
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Gisele & Kim Bijok & Dredge

"Really beautiful location, great food. There was no general manager there he was off but he was replaced by William who was professional and really nice. Our guide was good but seemed preoccupied the last day.. Maybe having a bad day I don't know."

Thomas Sun

Saruni Camp was by far the best experience. It's small and out of the way, so you know everyone who's there wanted to be there and they share your tastes and preferences. The cocktails before and after dinner allow you to get to know the others reall y well, and there's alway a few of the staff and Maasai trackers that will join us for dinner, so it feels like a big family.
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