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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kym and I have just returned from an stay at Saruni Mara Lodges. Just want to write a review and let you know how amazing a time we had, but primarily just to say thank you to all the staff that made it so incredible. We booked through Imagine Africa to go on safari in Kenya then get married in...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Saruni Mara was an incredible experience for our whole family of 6. We were in the family villa which had an amazing private chef, Edith, and James, who was so nice. The founder of the resort used to live there in that villa and it was amazing, he is Italian and he food is inspired by Italy. It felt like...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After being picked up on the middle of nowhere airfield we were driven to the Saruni Mara Lodge. From the moment we arrived we were amazed by its location and the more we stepped in the happier we become. Located in the hills, it provides stunning views of the Mara and still keeps a secluded feeling. From the main house...

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Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and kids and my sister in law and her kids (9 total) spent 2 days at Saruni Wild and 2 days at Saruni Mara. My wife and I have the unique perspective of having worked in Maasailand for 5 years from 2000-2006. So, to visit now as guests and yet know the language and culture allowed us to...

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb hospitality, food and incredible guiding. Camp fires and Maasai jumping songs, & wildlife everywhere. Very welcoming and knowledgeable staff. Mara North conservancy is going from strength to strength and providing an amazing animal viewing experience.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved my stay at this camp. The staff are nothing short of amazing. They were very attentive and even remembered the details of my preferences through my stay. My room was nice and cozy with a beautiful view of the sunset and the bush below. The game drive into the Mara early in the morning was lovely with the...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We gave stayed at Saruni for our masai mara safari and we had an absolute private and tailor-made service. We were the only once in the lodge mid december and all personal was at out disposal, like our own private resort with excellent maasai spotters and high-end cuisine, from increadible game drive to tailor made breakfasts lunch and dinner in...

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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

In the middle of this beautiful wilderness, Saruni Mara offers you this luxuriously comfortable home away from home. Not only are the surroundings breathtaking, but the quaintly rustic style of the lodges make you feel at the same time pampered and put at ease. The staff is made up of the kindest and most thoughtful people I've ever had the...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The main highlight here is the numbers and variety of wildlife seen as well as the service where both William and Cecilia couldn't do enough for you. They are very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife and were excellent hosts. The camp is located in a valley at the edge of the conservancy and this is the one downside...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We stayed at the Lodge in October this year - our 4th visit to the Masai Mara and this time we were very keen to experience life in the conservancies and in particular how tourism and the local people manage the area sustainably. We were a little concerned that there would be fewer animals but on the contrary there was...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Saruni is a small, luxury lodge in Mara North Conservancy, the best wildlife area in the Masai mara ecosystem. We have one family villa and 5 cottages. Our masai guides are among the best in Kenya and to discover the amazing wildlife of the Mara with them is an unforgettable experience. In July 2012 Saruni Mara opened the doors of a brand new family villa and completed the refurbishment of its existing villa’s in to six beautifully designed, themed rooms.The stylish new villa has two en-suite bedrooms and a large lounge complete with dinning area and comfortable sofa’s sounding the welcoming fireplace. There is also an impressive large veranda overlooking the magnificent scenery of the Masai Mara. The remaining villas have been refurbished to incorporate themes that will engage with guests passions whether that is art, astronomy, photography, literature, natural history or simply romance. All furniture, carpets, lamps and bedding was either sourced locally in Nairobi or designed by Kenyan interior decorator Larissa Hoops and then made by local craftsmen.The Art room will inspire creative guests with an easel and paint as well as a desk with drawing materials.For star gazers, the Astronomy room has a vintage brass telescope, moon map and selection of interesting material on all things cosmic.Book worms and budding writers will enjoy staying in the Literature room with its vintage typewriter, leather reading chairs, desk with brass reading lamp, quill pen and leather blotter. There is also a selection of classic and African literature. For clients that prefer to view life through the lens, the Photography room has an old box browning camera, antique photographic equipment catalogue and stunning prints adorn the walls. The Family villa also doubles as the Natural History room and is decorated with a selection of antique and vintage prints. There is also relevant reading material such a books on mammals, reptiles, tree’s and birds.The Honeymoon room has been simply designed for a relaxing romantic break with comfy furniture and beautiful antiques.Saruni Mara is owned and run by Italian author Riccardo Orizio. This resort is the Masai Mara’s smallest permanent lodge and guests enjoy an exclusive experience with their own private vehicle and guide. Evenings can be spent relaxing in the common area enjoying fine cuisine influenced by Riccardo’s Italian family heritage. Guests can also enjoy bush breakfasts and dinners in breathtaking settings such as in the middle of an acacia forest. Saruni Mara is extremely active in local community and conservation projects and works very closely with the local Masai communities. The lodge is the proud recipient on the Silver rating by Ecotourism Kenya.Rooms at Saruni Mara start from US$390 a night. Prices are based on two people sharing on full board including all house drinks, park fees, game drives and airport transfers. ... more   less 

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Address: C14, Keekorok | Mara North Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $1,904 - $3,601 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“We stayed in the love shack, it's the last lodge and very private.”
 of 5 bubbles yeahinabituk, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All chalets have their own balcony's on which to relax”
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“I had the Love Shack which is very private and right at the end of the row of rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles miraNewDelhi_India, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is available in some rooms but also in the general reception area. The family villa is great for famlies”
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“Every single room has a theme and all of them are equally excellent”
 of 5 bubbles Jason-and-Mel, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
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