we came to mara after saruni samburu !! mara saruni was good 1 hour drive from the air strip, but its the eco system of mara which makes it such a wonderful place.. animals in samburu looked like struggling to live in hardship, whereas mara animals looked much more happy and in abundance with nice green pastures and forest with big old trees !!
Staff at saruni is A + again, rooms are fantastic, views from rooms are ok, but its fine as most of day tourists would be in the MARA..
Try to visit far end of mara, near the reserve as many times as you could during your visit. ( you need to take breakfast and lunch packs), its worth the trip.
make use of night safari, we were luck to spot mountain lion pride which stays not far from lodge.. we believe the leopard ( at leopard gorge ,who was expecting babies) is going to be ok with those sly hyenas stalking her badly !! dont forget to support the rhinos !! just 2 were left in the jungle with heavily armed soldiers... make a visit there in evening with relaxing sundowner..
thanks for making this trip successful !!