Saruni is the deluxe, intimate design lodge set in a conservation area bordering with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With accommodation for 12 guests in six spectacular cottages, it is set in a remote valley at the heart of the most exciting Africa Wilderness.
Owner-hosted, Saruni offers a new concept of safari: the thrill of a real adventure lived in harmony with the Masai Warriors coupled with high standards of style and comfort.
Designed and built by Kenyan architect Mark Glen, Saruni has six large cottages, where one experiences both the elegance and safety of a permanent accommodation with the thrill of sleeping in close contact with nature. The accommodations are furnished with colonial antiques, Persian carpets and African art. The atmosphere at the camp is informal but elegant. Each cottage at Saruni has hot and cold running water, 220 volt electricity, elegant Italian bathroom fittings, polished wooden floors, and large bathrooms where the canvas front can be totally open to offer you an amazing “shower with a view”.
Décor is unique for each cottage and from the large verandahs one enjoys a unique view of the Mara plains and can watch the many wild animals that come to our waterhole. Your safari at Saruni actually starts on our massive cedar beds, from where you can see in total privacy elephant, leopard, waterbuck, bushback and impala traversing freely and peacefully in the grounds of the camp.
In collaboration with Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees (Stresa, Italy) and its world-famous spa—Centro Benessere Stresa, Saruni runs the Maasai Wellbeing Space. It is a unique feature in the Maasai Mara: in the most serene and relaxing environment, our guests enjoy massage and wellness treatments under the supervision of highly trained staff. It’s a private cottage hidden in our valley’s olive and cedar forest and devoted to the use of local plants for beauty and relaxation treatments.
We use comfortable, fully-open Land Rovers, designed to give you maximum visibility over the landscape and the wildlife. On our foot safaris, you’ll explore the plains and the mountains led by a professional guide and by a tracker. We don’t rush while on safari and there will be time to observe the animals and their habitats.
Expecially for bush dinner or bush lunch, we love to take you to our “scret spots” where you never meet another vehicle. It is the Masai Mara as the first hunters and explorers saw it.
Deep in the forest or by the river Mara overlooking a “hippo beach”, a nicely decorated table is waiting, providing us with the thrilling experience of a gourmet meal in the middle of nature.