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Saruni Mara

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location was spectacular, remote & unspoilt. The individual chalets were spacious, clean & the decor exactly what you would hope for, classic Safari. A decanter of Sherry in your room & hot water bottles in your bed in the evening were just some of the "little touches". The staff were attentive & caring, the food delicious. Nothing was too... More 

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Scottsdale, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't hesitate to stay here. My husband and I needed this get away and was blessed by everyone here ... the attention to our comfort, needs, wants... the staff, the lodge, the bungalows all helped this trip be unforgettable... oh, and then there were the zebras, giraffes, leopard, cheetahs, lions, hippos, baboons..., and the rest of the wonderful world of... More 

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Flintshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the second stop of our safari honeymoon and we were arriving from Saruni Samburu and quite frankly we were struggling to believe that it could be as good as our previous 4 days. We were proven wrong within minutes of landing, our guide Lamiria (apologies for the spelling) picked us up and instantly started showing us the vast... More 

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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Truely wonderful trip,made so by the lodge setting and outlook The staff are all so friendly and attentive, Well managed by manager Eddie Our guide John was with us for all 4 days of our stay and was able to find so much game we became blaze about it. Facilities and food were all out of the top draw and... More 

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Tarrytown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a once in a lifetime experience at Saruni Mara. Our travel agency, Imagine Africa, couldn't have picked a better place for us! We are so thankful to Eddie, Senior and Daniel and all the incredible staff for making our honeymoon unforgettable. Our guides, Senior and Daniel, were knowledgeable and had the most impeccable eye sight. They didn't miss... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I recently spent several days at Saruni Mara. It was an incredible experience. The staff at the lodge was wonderful attending to our every need. Senior was a terrific guide. He and William, our tracker provided us with an amazing experience. Our safari exceeded our wildest dreams. We saw the Big 5 and the great migration with... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Mara, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review and thank you for your comments about the safari being an experience entered not only on the wildlife but also on the people and the culture. We look forward to have you back to Saruni and to Kenya! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently spent a portion of our anniversary holiday at the Saruni Mara and we couldn't have been more impressed. The attention to detail and personal service made the experience something special. We've been on game drives before with other companies but the Saruni approach put them all to shame. Our guide, John, made certain to tailor-make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife stayed here on our honeymoon, we were recommended it by our travel agent "imagine Africa" and wow they couldn't have picked a better lodge and it turned out to be the best safari we have ever been on, as we arrived at the Mara north airstrip and greeted by our personal guide IMERIA (apologies for spelling)... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A classy experience. Great big individual chalets with zebra , deer and other animals outside; the best food we have had in over 30 safaris ; and no need to go into the Mara triangle with thousands of others whenever there is so much in the conservancy. Guides know what they are doing and everything is relaxed and adapted to... More 

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RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni Mara, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review and.. we agree with you, the provate conservancies - where we are located - are the key to a great safari in the Masai Mara ecosystem. We look forward to have you back during the "non-migration" season, it will surprise you. More 

Kisumu, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We went 3 years back in September to celebrate my Dad's 65th birthday and what a place it was! Isolated on top of a hill with their own salt lick and animals grazing right next to our family tent. We had incredible game drives with a bush breakfast and saw the great migration. We missed the birth of a giraffe... More 

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Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback and I'm glad we helped you to celebrate you Dad's birthday so well. We look forward to have you back. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Saruni is a small, luxury lodge in Mara North Conservancy, the best wildlife area in the Masai mara ecosystem. We have one family villa and 5 cottages. Our masai guides are among the best in Kenya and to discover the amazing wildlife of the Mara with them is an unforgettable experience. In July 2012 Saruni Mara opened the doors of a brand new family villa and completed the refurbishment of its existing villa’s in to six beautifully designed, themed rooms.The stylish new villa has two en-suite bedrooms and a large lounge complete with dinning area and comfortable sofa’s sounding the welcoming fireplace. There is also an impressive large veranda overlooking the magnificent scenery of the Masai Mara. The remaining villas have been refurbished to incorporate themes that will engage with guests passions whether that is art, astronomy, photography, literature, natural history or simply romance. All furniture, carpets, lamps and bedding was either sourced locally in Nairobi or designed by Kenyan interior decorator Larissa Hoops and then made by local craftsmen.The Art room will inspire creative guests with an easel and paint as well as a desk with drawing materials.For star gazers, the Astronomy room has a vintage brass telescope, moon map and selection of interesting material on all things cosmic.Book worms and budding writers will enjoy staying in the Literature room with its vintage typewriter, leather reading chairs, desk with brass reading lamp, quill pen and leather blotter. There is also a selection of classic and African literature. For clients that prefer to view life through the lens, the Photography room has an old box browning camera, antique photographic equipment catalogue and stunning prints adorn the walls. The Family villa also doubles as the Natural History room and is decorated with a selection of antique and vintage prints. There is also relevant reading material such a books on mammals, reptiles, tree’s and birds.The Honeymoon room has been simply designed for a relaxing romantic break with comfy furniture and beautiful antiques.Saruni Mara is owned and run by Italian author Riccardo Orizio. This resort is the Masai Mara’s smallest permanent lodge and guests enjoy an exclusive experience with their own private vehicle and guide. Evenings can be spent relaxing in the common area enjoying fine cuisine influenced by Riccardo’s Italian family heritage. Guests can also enjoy bush breakfasts and dinners in breathtaking settings such as in the middle of an acacia forest. Saruni Mara is extremely active in local community and conservation projects and works very closely with the local Masai communities. The lodge is the proud recipient on the Silver rating by Ecotourism Kenya.Rooms at Saruni Mara start from US$390 a night. Prices are based on two people sharing on full board including all house drinks, park fees, game drives and airport transfers. ... more   less 

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Address: C14, Keekorok | Mara North Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $1,044 - $1,801 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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