Saruni Mara

Located inside the Maasai-owned private Mara North Conservancy, Saruni Mara is an eco-friendly, boutique safari lodge bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve. With wide-open game plains to the south and forest to the north, guests have the opportunity to take part in a guided bush walk accompanied by guides and a vehicle up nearby Mount Kileoni.

Guides Sundowner Private sundowner

Offering accommodation for a maximum of 18 guests in one family villa, five cottages and one private villa, Saruni Mara is set in a remote valley of forests and hills, overlooking the open savannas. Each of the cottages is furnished with antiques, Persian carpets and African art.

Unique features include canvas fronts which can be opened to offer you an amazing 'shower with a view' and large verandas overlooking the stunning landscape. Saruni Mara also offers a 'Maasai Well-Being Space' to provide guests with professional massages and other treatments.

Getting There

Regular light aircraft flights from a variety of locations fly into Mara North airstrip (45 minute game drive from the lodge).


Day & night game drives, guided bush walks, bird watching, scenic flights & balloon flights (payable extra), visit to the Rhino Sanctuary (payable extra), bush meals, sundowners and Warriors Academy (special courses in bush skills, animal tracking and guiding).

Read what our previous clients thought of Saruni Mara

Review of Saruni Mara

Alex Iftimie

After staying at the sister property this stop felt over-rated. Our safari guide John really made the trip. Our room when we arrived was filled with thousands of bugs and we felt bad about asking for another room. We were surprised no one had checked the lights were on with the door open. It was small details like that we felt were lacking. The property manager was on holiday and…

26/12/2019 Read full trip review

Review of Saruni Mara

Keith Bennett & Susan Fuchter

See above. We did discuss some of the issues outlined above with the General Manager who, to be fair, recognised that we were trying to be constructive rather than critical. And, the rickety steps were fixed the following day!

09/09/2019 Read full trip review

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