One of Kenya's most unique safari lodges and the only small boutique lodge in the Mara 

One of Kenya's most unique safari lodges and as the only small boutique lodge in the Mara, Saruni Mara is undeniably charming. 

Being the only boutique hotel in the Mara, enjoy an unique stay whilst exploring this spectacular conservancy

The lodge lies in the Mara North Conservancy, just a 40 minute game drive from the nearest airstrip, and this exclusive and private wildlife area borders the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve.  

Consisting of five elegant cottages, one family villa and one private villa, the lodge is the perfect place for both first timers to Kenya or people who are experienced travellers of the country. 

Your access to this private and protected wildlife area is brought to life by Maasai warriors who will guide you throughout your stay. Imparting wisdom that goes back centuries in regards to animals and habitats, these fascinating people will ensure you’ll go home feeling connected to Kenya.  

Enjoy private safaris with a professional guide and a tracker, where you'll visit all the hot spots and gain access to secret spots with no other safari vehicles. 

The lodge and surrounding area is a feast for the senses, with night drives in the conservancy, bush walks, local Masai markets, hot air balloon rides, and many more fantastic activities.  

Saruni Mara is the also the perfect place to relax and unwind, with a first class wellbeing space offering sumptuous massage services. In the evenings, you can tuck into delectable gourmet Italian food, expertly crafted by the chefs in the Main Lodge. 



The Resort

Saruni Mara offers unrivalled privacy in undisturbed surroundings. The five luxury cottages are all individually decorated with a distinctive theme and character. A favourite with guests is the Love Shack, the lodge’s honeymoon suite located in a secluded corner of the property, providing dramatic views and romantic interiors. Each of the luxurious cottages feature breezy verandas overlooking stunning views, modern amenities, and organic toiletries. 

Nyati House is a unique private wilderness home, located a five minute drive from the main property in its own secluded valley. Complete with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen, and a large veranda, the house also boasts its own private safari vehicle, guide, and gorgeous gardens. It's the perfect place for a group or family who wish to experience the Masai Mara on their own schedule. 


Guests can embark on a range of outdoor activities, from private safaris and night game drives to cultural visits and hot air balloon experiences. 


Gourmet Italian food is served at the onsite restaurant, and bush meals can be arranged for breakfast and starlit dinners. 

How this resort makes your trip more responsible

Saruni Mara actively engages in responsible tourism and conservation work. The company is among the founding members of Mara North Conservancy and is part of Northern Rangelands Trust. These are two leading community-owned wildlife conservancies in Kenya, working to develop the vital connection between communities and conservation. 

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