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Mara Saruni Lodge

Saruni is an eco-friendly and community-friendly deluxe safari lodge in the Masai Mara, the most exciting wildlife sanctuary in Africa. Located inside the Maasai-owned Mara North Conservancy, we offer the thrill of a real African adventure coupled with the highest standards of style and comfort. With accommodation for only 16 guests in 1 family villa, 1 private villa and six cottages, Saruni Mara is set in a remote valley of forests and hills, overlooking the open savannas. Established in early 2003 by a group of friends led by writer and journalist Riccardo Orizio, who had been dreaming of setting up his own Africa dream for 20 years, Saruni is today a company that own and runs three properties: in addition to Saruni Mara, Saruni Samburu, a 6 villas/20 beds lodge in Kalama, Wildlife Conservancy in Samburu; Saruni Wild, a 3-tents only private camp in the Lemek Conservancy (Masai Mara ) and Saruni Rhino, a 3 banda/8 beds intimate camp, in Sera Community Conservancy in Samburu.

In total, we employ 120 people and provide the communities with hundreds of thousands of dollars in income every year. We work closely with  the Maasai communities and our guides are all very well qualified local guides, who know the ecosystems very well and will bring you close to the most amazing wildlife, but also will offer the correct narrative that will explain the interaction of animals, landscape, flora, people, land management.

In the Masai Mara  we offer  guided bush walks, early morning game drives with picnic breakfast, full day game drives with bush lunch, evening game drives with bush dinner, “Warriors Academy” special programmes for families and children, sundowners in the plains and in the mountains, birdwatching and more. The cuisine, the personalised service, the open Land Rovers make Saruni a special experience.

A wards/ Accreditations

Gold member of EcoTourism Kenya


Game drives, game walks, birdwatching, special "Warriors for a week" program.

Conservancy Fees

US$116 per day per person for non-resident adults


Mara North Conservancy

Contacts: Office mobile: +254 (0)735 950 903
Office landline: (+254) 020 26 94 338
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