Saruni Samburu is the only small, boutique lodge in the Mara, with five elegant cottages, one family villa and one private villa. The lodge is nestled in a secluded valley in the heart of the most exciting wilderness in Africa: Mara North Conservancy – an exclusive, private wildlife concession bordering the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve. Maasai warriors guide you throughout, sharing their ancient wisdom of the area and animals and their fascinating way of life.
This intimate lodge offers many opportunities to view wildlife up close and is perfect for romantic or adventurous couples. Get up early in the mornings to go on guided game drives to exclusive, sole-use areas or join Maasai warriors on escorted bush walks and explore the nearby hills on foot. At the end of the day, relax in the Maasai Wellbeing Space, a private treatment spa hidden in the valley’s olive tree and cedar forest.
Comfort and a closeness to nature inspired the creation of Saruni’s six private cottages, making a total of only 12 guests at the lodge at any time.
The views from the cottages, set in rolling hills, are sensational and to create a classic feel, rooms are warmly furnished with colonial antiques, Persian carpets and local African art pieces. Polished wooden floors compliment the broad, cedar beds in each spacious bedroom while in each of the en-suite bathrooms a canvas wall can be opened completely to offer an incredible yet private view for those taking a shower.
For those guests who want an even more intimate experience with Africa, Saruni Samburu has a tented camp that is 10km from the lodge and brings you even closer to the action without compromising on comfort and service. Just three tents are available at Saruni Wild, one of which is a family tent.
Activities offered from Camp: Day and night game drives; Maasai wellbeing space; Bush breakfasts, lunches and dinners; guided safari walks; bird watching, cultural experiences; Saruni library; a visit to Kilileoni; Hot air ballooning; Rhino sanctuary visit; Sundowners.