Saruni Mara

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The lodge is located in a secluded valley in the heart of the wildlife-rich Mara North Conservancy which is an exclusive, wildlife concession bordering the world-renowned Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya, East Africa. Saruni Mara is the only small, boutique lodge in the Masai Mara featuring only five cottages, one family villa and one private villa which ensures guests enjoy a most exclusive and personal wildlife experience.

Six reasons to stay at Saruni Mara:

  • Magnificent wildlife
  • Exclusive location
  • Maasai-guided
  • Community focused
  • Warrior programme
  • Elegant cottages.

Special Offers at Saruni Mara:

  • Stay 6 nights and pay for 5 nights only


  • Day and night guided game drives
  • Guided bush walks
  • Bush meals and sundowners
  • Birdwatching
  • Stargazing
  • Maasai Wellbeing Space massages & spa treatments (payable extra)
  • Warriors Academy (special programme in bush skills and animal tracking)
  • Drive to Mount Kilileoni
  • Saruni gift shop with special local artifacts
  • Cultural visit to local village market
  • Migration River Crossing (National Reserve fees apply)
  • Visits to the Olchorro rhino sanctuary (payable extra)
  • Hot air balloon flights (upon request & payable extra)
  • Weddings & Blessings (payable extra)
  • Seedballs throwing


Saruni Mara features different accommodation options which are ideal for couples, single travellers, honeymoon couples as well as families travelling with children.

Room types:​​​​

  • The Observatory
  • The Love Shack
  • The Photographer’s Studio
  • The Artist’s Studio
  • The Literary Room
  • Private Villa
  • Family Villa

The Observation Chalet

The Observatory Chalet features a vintage brass telescope, a moon map as well an interesting selection of cosmic things. Beautifully furnished and spacious, this cottage features a large front deck which is ideal for relaxing in the day and star gazing at night.

The Love Shack

The Love Shack offers an ideal romantic retreat. Elegantly designed it invites for hours of relaxation. This secluded cottage is also referred to as Saruni Maras honeymoon suite. Its neutral colour scheme, the elegant furnishings as well as the beautiful antiques offer a feeling of romance and classic elegance. The chalet's bedroom is spacious and opens onto a veranda from where scenic views of the valley leading onto the Masai plains can be admired.

The Photographer’s Studio

The Photographer’s Studio takes its inspiration from imagery and is decorated to the theme of life through the lens. This is a very well-appointed furnished cottage offering space and charm. Guests enjoy a large bedroom, an en-suite bathroom as well as an outdoor veranda. This room pays tribute to the countless, magnificent photography which the Great Migration and the Masai Mara have produced.

The Artist’s Studio

The Artist’s Studio provides an elegant retreat for the creative soul, the ideal place to find inspiration. The en-suite bedroom is stylishly decorated and leads onto the open veranda. This chalet offers amazing views over the secluded valley and across the Mara plains in the distance.

The Literary Room

The perfect hideaway for writers, thinkers, and dreamers offers the Literary Room. It is inspired by great stories of African discoveries and adventures. This exquisite cottage which is a private and comfortable space and is equipped with a vintage typewriter, leather reading chairs, as well as a writing desk with a brass reading lamp, quill pen and leather blotter. Travellers may experience and create their own safari story. The beautiful en-suite bedroom leads onto a large veranda, a perfect reading perch for the afternoon.

The Natural History Suite

The Natural History Suite is a spacious, two bedroom family villa which is complete with a welcoming living area, a fireplace and an outdoor veranda. The stylish family villa offers is decorated with a selection of antique and vintage prints. The Natural History Suite inspires guests and families to understand and experience nature.

Room amenities:

  • Private veranda
  • Room safe
  • Organic soaps and lotions.
  • Hairdryer (avail on request)
  • Water dispenser
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Air horn
  • Umbrellas
  • Hangers
  • Insecticide
  • Free Wi-Fi connectivity in common areas
  • Mosquito net
  • Wake-up service
  • 24hr security
  • Bathrobes
  • Hot & cold water.


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Viewing Deck

More Information on Saruni Mara

FAQs about Saruni Mara
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Saruni Mara are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is Saruni Mara located?
Saruni Mara is located at the following location / address: Masai Mara.