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Saruni Mara

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C14, Keekorok | Mara North Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This was our second visit to Saruni Mara, after beeing here in October 2014. We had no doubt about to come back to Saruni. It is the perfect cocktail for a Safari: excellent location (quiet, on a hill, a bit out of the world, with a great view), excellent game viewing (the mara north is really fantastic, a concervancy full... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Mara, responded to this review

Thank you Tommaso for your excellent review. I'm very happy that you have been satisfied with both Saruni Samburu and Saruni Mara and you'll be happy to know that shortly after guiding you Jackson has qualified as a silver guide for the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association. We look forward to have you back! More 

norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a first class place. It was much more than we expected. Jackson, the driver, made the trip a lifetime experience. The lodge was just great and everybody did their utmost to make the stay fantastic. We can really recommend this place

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Mara, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review, we look forward to have you back to Saruni one day. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This was our third visit to Saruni Mara and we were a little nervous that it might not live up to our fantastic memories but we need not have worried. The drive from Mara North airstrip took us through plains where wildebeest, zebras and giraffe roam freely. The welcome was so warm and friendly that it felt like coming home.... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Mara, responded to this review

Third time! Amazing! Thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts: you support and your enthusiasm mean a lot to us. The conservation of Kenya land, wildlife and tribal customs is fuelled by people like you who come, support, visit, understand. Thank you! See you... for the fourth visit. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stayed three full days at Saruni Mara and, having now come back to the UK, we almost feel home-sick missing the warm atmosphere and the stunning views of this gem. Saruni Mara is located in a beautiful, secluded area in the Mara North Conservancy, from which you can enjoy uncomparable views into the planes of the conservancy. Many people... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Mara, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm very grateful that you found the time to write about us and your support is very important to the Saruni family. next time I hope you can sample our new property at the beach, Saruni Ocean. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We just got back from two nights and three days at Saruni Wild. Though my husband and I live in Kenya, we took our visiting family to this amazing, secluded, adventure-filled oasis for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We were 4 adults, 1 3 year old and one 11 year old. We saw a ton of wildlife (including a leopard... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Mara, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and for your fantastic review. We look forward to have you back to Saruni soon! More 

Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This lodge was the highlight of our trip in kenya, its a short bumpy drive to the game park where you will find excitement at every turn, the lodge is a beautiful camp set back into the mountains with the most beautiful and relaxed feel to it, the staff Raymond and Chelsea are amazing and the theme dinners are very... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Mara, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful words and for noticing our flexibility when we organise the safari: it is one of those ingredients that can make a real difference! More 

Riga
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The people in this hotel are amazing. The hosts make you feel really welcome. Like in family. Other guests we met were also very interesting people - great to spend evenings with. The safari tour guides - intelligent and very professional. The quality of hospitality in this lodge is even more than you would expect from an european or american... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Mara, responded to this review

Thank you very much for comparing us so favourably to US or European 5 star hospitality. This is a huge compliment and we'll make sure that we keep it up. More 

Oakland, California
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I visited Saruni's Mara location 2 years ago, and to this day it remains the most exquisite and awe-inspiring experience of my life - and I travel constantly. Every single detail was perfect. The food was unbelievably delicious, the staff was kind, the rooms are the height of luxury, and the nature unparallelled. Not only that, but I had my... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Mara, responded to this review

The title os your review says it all and I can only thanking you for your wonderful words and for visiting us. When you come again on safari with us, we'll make sure that you enjoy another amazing travel experience. More 

Lamberhurst, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Arriving in the Mara after three days in Samburu gave us a very different but equally thrilling experience. The wildlife here is so abundant that there's something interesting to see in every direction during daylight hours, if you are lucky enough to be with a guide as skilled and knowledgeable as Jackson. The long days allowed us to enjoy the... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Mara, responded to this review

Like you, I believe that having breakfast with wild animals surrounding us and particularly with elephants is omen of the great joys and privileges in life. Thank you for writing to enthusiastically about Saruni! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

After spending two night at saruni samburu we were a little sad to be leaving this special place and thinking how saruni mara was going to compete, however we were soon put wrong. This place was stunning bursting with life so green, animals thrived here, our guide for the next three days saruni was excellent and gave us memories we... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Mara, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and it was mine and Elizabeth's pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you again in he near future. More 

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