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Saruni Mara Lodge

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Saruni Mara

Saruni Mara is a small, luxury lodge in the Masai Mara, with 5 cottages, 1 family villa and 1 private villa. It is located in a secluded valley in one of the most exciting wildernesses in Africa – the Mara North Conservancy. This is an exclusive community-owned wildlife conservancy bordering the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve. The access to the conservancy is reserved to its selected members, which guarantees privacy and exclusivity.

The lodge is on a hill overlooking the Mara plains, surrounded by an indigenous forest where wildlife abounds. The beautiful cottages and villas are each decorated to a unique theme with a luxurious, classic safari feel. Evenings are spent around the fire, sharing each other the exciting adventures of the day. The lodge is a pioneer in community-based conservation and tourism and has a great team, famous for their skills, warmth and hospitality.

Masai warriors guide you throughout your safari, sharing their knowledge of and connection with the land and animals, and how they live together with nature. – a truly life-enriching, unforgettable safari experience that brings our guests to a closer understanding with nature and the people who protect it.

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Saruni Mara has 5 cottages, 3 x doubles and 2 x twin rooms (that can become double), each ensuite, a family villa and a private villa, for a total capacity of 18 guests. All cottages and villas have fantastic views over the surrounding hills and the Mara plains below. They are carefully furnished in a personal, elegant way with unique objects of classic style that evoke the golden days of African safaris. Cottages and villas are all very spacious, each cottage and villa has a different theme and all allow private dining, if required. They have verandas, and roofs made of African hand-made “makuti” tiles.


The four cottages are build on a hill overlooking the Masai Mara plains. Beautifully furnished and spacious, with a bedroom and a en-suite bathroom, the cottages have a large front deck for relaxing in the day and star gazing at night. Each cottage is furnished with a traditional theme.  They are large, comfortable and overlook the valley where the lodge is located, surrounded by pure nature

Luxury Accommodation

Honeymoon Cottage

This is the perfect romantic retreat, simply and elegantly designed for long hours of relaxation. The honeymoon cottage is a wonderfully secluded cottage, with elegant furnishings and beautiful antiques create a feeling of classic elegance and romance. The bedroom is very spacious, and opens out onto a large verandah with a magnificent view of the valley leading onto the Masai plains – the perfect private dining area.

Family Villa

This unit is Saruni Mara’s family villa. The stylish new villa has two en-suite bedrooms, a large lounge complete with dining area and big, welcoming fireplace. There is also an impressive large verandah overlooking the magnificent scenery of the Masai Mara. The villa is decorated with a selection of antique and vintage prints.

Activities & Experiences

Saruni offers unique and authentic safari experiences – an exciting and varied range of unforgettable activities, from the adventurous to the luxurious, the thrilling to the tranquil

  • Guided, shared day & night game drives
  • Picnics, bush meals & sundowners
  • Maasai Wellbeing Space
  • Guided bush walks
  • Warriors Academy – family activity
  • Visit to local weekly village market
  • Tribal Story-Telling through song & dance
  • Drive atop Mount Kilileoni
  • Ol Chorro Rhino Sanctuary visit
  • Migration River Crossings
  • Birdwatching
  • Seedballs throwing
  • Traditional Ceremonies & Blessings
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari

Saruni Mara Rates

Rack Rates 2024  High Season  Mid-Season  Low Season
  Rates from 03 January 2024 to 02 January 2025July, August, September & 20 December 2024 – 02 January 202503 January – 29 February, June, October & 01 – 19 December 2024March, April, May & November 2024
4 Cottages – per person per night sharing basisUSS 900USS 700USS 500
1 Honeymoon Cottage – per person per night sharing basisUSS 900USS 700USS 500
1 Family Villa – per unit per night (up to 4 pax) Any additional adult/child, standard sharing rate appliesUSS 3,600USS 2,800USS 2,000
1 Private Villa – per unit per night (up to 4 pax) Any additional adult/child, standard sharing rate appliesUSS 3,600USS 2,800USS 2,000
Child aged 5-16* – per night sharing basisUSS 450USS 350USS 250
Single occupancy per nightUSS 1,080USS 830USS 620
Conservation fees ** per person per nightAdultUSS 116USS 116USS 116
Child aged 5-16USS 58USS 58USS 58
  • Full-board – all meals & accommodation
  • Soft drinks, house wines, selected beers & house spirits
  • Bush meals, picnic excursions & sunset sundowners at a scenic spot
  • Tea & coffee service in own room
  • Selected laundry service
  • Unlimited internet
  • Return airstrip transfers
  • Shared day & night game drives in open-sided vehicles
  • Guided bush walking safari
  • 1 x complimentary Back & Neck massage (30 min.) per room per stay in our Wellbeing Space
  • Warriors Academy – family/children activity (upon request and bookable in advance)
  • Local weekly market visit (Thursdays only)
  • VAT & taxes
  • Daily conservation fees
  • Premium spirits, wines/Champagne and beers
  • Temporary Flying Doctors Evacuation cover
  • Additional Wellbeing Space massages & treatments
  • Exclusive use of safari vehicle & guide (USS350 per day)
  • Late departure fees (USS150 per adult / USS75 per child)
  • Lunch on day of departure (USS35 pp)
  • Visit to the Masai Mara National Reserve entry fee (USS100- S200 per adult per day based on season – contact us for child rates)
  • Own private guides (USS60 per day)
  • Gratuities to staff & guides
  • Anything of a personal nature, any payable extra services, activities & extras
  • All statutory increases beyond our control
  • All rates are in USS and per person per night on a sharing basis or per unit per night.
  • Rates are subject to change with notice.
  • Accommodation is subject to availability.
  • *Children under the age of 5 stay free of charge when sharing with parents/adults. See the Child Policy section in the accompanying Booking Procedures, Terms & Conditions.
  • ** Conservation fees are subject to change by the private
  • conservancies in which we operate.
  • No Easter, Christmas or New Year supplements.
  • All guests travelling to Saruni Basecamp must have comprehensive travel insurance, medical insurance and emergency evacuation coverage.
  • Masai Mara National Reserve visits, if requested are charged additionally.
  • Masai Mara National Reserve entry fees and exclusive use of the vehicle are payable extra costs.
Special Offers

Some times more is less! For the Long-Stayer, we have a series of Pay/Stay Special Offers that allow you to stay longer – and pay less!

If planning an impromptu Kenya safari experience is more your thing – then take advantage of our Last-Minute Offers.

Celebrating your nuptials with a unique and memorable honeymoon – our gift for the happy bride is a generous one!

Read on to see our current Special Offers

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