Overview of Saruni Wild

Situated in a picturesque forest at the border of the Lemek and Mara North private conservancies, this Hemingway-style tented camp is a tranquil bush retreat ideal for those yearning to reconnect with nature. The combination of just three tents, exclusive-use 4×4 access and expert Maasai guides makes for a truly memorable African safari.

The area has a thriving resident population of elephant, giraffe, buffalo as well as leopard and classic Masai Mara plains game. Game viewing in the Mara North and Lemek Conservancies rivals that of Masai Mara National Park with the 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.

 

Make a Positive Impact Through Travel

Saruni believes in the ethical creation of wealth. This is the way forward for Africa, and for conservation: the protection of wildlife and nature based on the distribution of income and jobs to its stakeholders. This is why they are proud to be among the founding members of Mara North Conservancy (MNC) and to be part of Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) – two leading community-run conservation organizations in Kenya, which demonstrate the vital connection between communities, conservation and wildlife, a relationship fueled by tourism.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
01/03/2024 - 31/05/2024 Game Package $700
01/06/2024 - 30/06/2024 Game Package $800
01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024 Game Package $900
01/10/2024 - 31/10/2024 Game Package $800
01/11/2024 - 30/11/2024 Game Package $700
01/12/2024 - 19/12/2024 Game Package $800
20/12/2024 - 02/01/2025 Game Package $900

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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Hemingway-style camp in the Mara North & Lemek Conservancies
  • Excellent game viewing including elephant, leopard & buffalo
  • Private Maasai guides
  • Nature walks with specialist hosts
  • Flying & hot-air balloon safaris on request
  • Access to Wellbeing Space at Saruni Mara
Bush dining

Bush dining

Cultural visits

Cultural visits

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walks

Guided walks

Hot air ballooning

Hot air ballooning

Night drives

Night drives

Scenic flights

Scenic flights

Sundowners

Sundowners

Rooms at Saruni Wild

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Double Tent

    Two elegant double tents each sleep two people and feature en suite bathrooms with flush toilets, hot water and large safari showers. They are adjoined by spacious verandahs. An extra single bed can be added to each tent to accommodate one child under 16.

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      Family Tent

      Saruni Wild’s luxury family tent accommodates up to 4 adults or a couple with children in 1 x super king-size bed and 2 x single beds, in an area that can be separated and zipped down for privacy in between. The two en-suite bedrooms are comfortably and stylishly furnished with big beds, hot water showers, flushing loos and an outdoor verandah with side tables and chairs.

      General 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.

      Curio shop

      Curio shop

      Restaurant

      Restaurant

      Dining

      The restaurant serves up cuisine inspired by Italy and a cosy campfire takes the chill out of winter evenings. Dine together as a group or enjoy a private candlelit dinner on the verandah of your tent.

      Expert Opinion

      We know because we go
      Lauren Johansson

      Lauren Johansson

      Africa Safari Expert

      Located in a peaceful valley in a 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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      Traveller Reviews

      • SH

        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
      • SH

        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

      Traveller Reviews

      • SH

        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
      • SH

        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