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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 2 nights at Saruni Lodge. It was amazing, from the very beginning. Very friendly and welcoming staff, feeling of safety during day and at night, spirit of Africa in every detail of interiors. Private or social dining, all you need according to the...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank MariaEremenko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Masai Mara was a ‘must’ for our recent Africa trip. We chose Saruni Mara for a couple of reasons: they had a promotion that included flights and stays at Saruni properties in Samburu and the Mara, and our agent was familiar with the properties...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Brent H
Response from RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni MaraResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Brent for your lovely review and for taking the time to go into details about how you spent the 3 days at Saruni. The previous review, unfortunately, is factually wrong and simply intended to make financial gain out of it. I'm very grateful...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me provide a very quick summary of the camp, we stayed just ONE night and checked out and went to Elephant Pepper Camp. 1) Location - we had been advised the location was 10/15 minutes drive to the main mara plains area.INCORRECT it took...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni MaraResponded 2 weeks ago

Mr Smith has been trying to "convince" reputable companies - one was his Kenya "ground handlers" and the other his travel agent in the UK, a well known tour operator - to "refund" him some money. This TripAdvisor review is part of his attempt. Saruni...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Samburu, Mara and the Wild and enjoyed all 3 immensely. The guides are all local and are very comfortable with the animals, getting you really close in open sided 4x4s - whilst a bit scary at first they were confident and experienced...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank helenfitzgerald
Response from RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni MaraResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Helen for your wonderful review and I'm very happy that you got the "vibe" of the Saruni Team, a truly exceptional group of men an women - mostly from the local Maasai community - very dedicated not only to tourism but also to...More

Reviewed October 22, 2018

We went to Saruni Mara with my wife for our honeymoon in late August. Our first trip to Kenya and Africa. And one thing for sure, we absolutely loved our stay at Saruni Mara !! Indeed, the staff was very kind, attentive, friendly, welcoming, helpful...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank nattos2018
Response from RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni MaraResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Nath and Daph for your wonderful words and kind feedback. We are very glad that you ha such a great time with us for your very special occasion. An cheers to Pulse Africa too, they are a great team of knowledgeable and dedicate...More

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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 More 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. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Concierge
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Pool
Beachfront
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$843 - US$1,429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Saruni Mara Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Saruni Mara Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve
Location
Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$843 - US$1,429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Saruni Mara Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Saruni Mara Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve
Location
Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
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Medas2005
August 25, 2018|
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Response from RiccardoOrizio | Property representative |
October is in my opinion one of the best months and one of the best value-for-money month in Kenya in general and in the Masai Mara. I'd not hesitate to book for a safari in October. Riccardo
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Medas2005
August 25, 2018|
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If you read the - for instance - last 10-20 tripdavisor reviews of 2018 about Saruni Mara you will find the answer, which is: no, the fact that Saruni Mara is on the mountain overlooking the plains instead of being in the... More
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anagrant2014
July 17, 2018|
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Response from RiccardoOrizio | Property representative |
Hello Ana, sorry for the delay in replying. Our food is Italian inspired, but far form being "basic" (I hope), as you can see from many tripadvisor reviews with their comments on the quality of our food. Kenyan cuisine is... More
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"All cottages nestle along the forest. Each one great."
TS73RB
Sep. 1, 2018
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"take something warm to wear as the temperature in the morning and evenings can be a little cold."
kmcard554771
Aug. 26, 2018
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"Excellent views, quiet rooms, exceptional service, very friendly staff"
cpereir2009
Aug. 17, 2018
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"the Family villa ensured we were together as a family which made early morning starts easier."
RhynoKneel
Aug. 15, 2018
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