I have just come back from a holiday in Kenya, during which my family and I spent three nights at Saruni. Great things have been written on this lodge and I totally agree with all the positive comments. I was personally impressed by the staff and their attitude: we felt really welcome and cared for by everybody. We loved being greeted with great smiles in the mornings and when returning from game drives. We were travelling with a 6 year old and the chef did a great job in keeping him happy for the whole stay (my special thanks to him!). Food was excellent and plentiful and our room (n. 2) was beautiful. We appreciated our guide (Dixon's) being so flexible and able to accommodating all our requests (including leaving one hour earlier than planned on our last day!). He is a lovely guy and a knowledgable guide (I learned a lot and he even tested us on the last day to check we were listening!!), last but not least he was so nice and patient with "the little white warrior".
The only drawback I can find in Saruni is that you have quite a long drive (both ways) everyday along the same stretch of road before reaching the plain and the wildlife in the Conservancy. It is not the end of the world, of course, and - guess - a fair price to pay in order to enjoy in full the remoteness of Saruni's location. Still I felt I had to mention this.
Thanks again for the wonderful hospitality.