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 Masai-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 14 guests in 1 family villa and six cottages, Saruni 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, Saruni Samburu, a 6 villas/20 beds lodge in Samburu; Saruni Wild, a 3-tents only private camp in the Mara North Conservancy.
In total, we employ 90 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 do day and nights game drives, game walks, early morning game drives with picnic breakfast, full day game drives with bush lunch, evening game drives with bush dinner, drawing safaris , “warriors for a week” special programs for families and children, sundowners in the plains and in the mountains, birdwatching and more. The cuisine, the personalized service, the open Land Rovers make Saruni a special experience
- silver member of EcoTourism Kenya
a spa called Masai Wellbeing Space
game drives, game walks, birdwatching, special "Warriors for a week" program
US$100 per day per person for non resident adults