Saruni is an eco-friendly and community-friendly deluxe safari lodge in the Masai Mara, the most exciting wildlife sanctuary in Africa. Located inside the Masai-owned Mara North Conservancy, we offer the thrill of a real African adventure coupled with the highest standards of style and comfort. With accommodation for only 14 guests in one stunning family villa and five cottages, Saruni is set in a remote valley of forests and hills, overlooking the open savannas.
On safari with us, you drive or walk among elephants, giraffes, lions, zebras and endless other species of wild animals, accompanied in total safety by our professional guides in the magic of old Africa.
A private habitat of more than 28.000 hectares bordering the Masai Mara National reserve, Mara North Conservancy is home to a spectacular array of plants, reptiles, birds and. mammals. The scenery ranges from the rolling hills dotted with acacias, made famous by endless wildlife documentaries, to the lesser known mountains, rivers and valleys where the vegetation can be very green and lush.
The Masai Mara region is considered the jewel of African wildlife and nowhere on the continent can you find the same abundance and variety of wild animals. It is also a prime area for ornithologists and hundreds of different bird species have been recorded. The area is teeming with herbivores that, in turn, support large numbers of predators.
Millions of wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, buffalo, impala, topi, hartebeest, giraffe, eland, elephant, dik-dik, hippo and warthog live their natural lifecycle alongside the largest population of lions in Kenya as well as cheetah, leopard, hyena and jackal. The highlight of the Masai Mara is the famous annual migration of wildebeest that move north from the Serengeti in Tanzania each July-August in search of fresh grazing. After remaining here for three or four months they return south in October before the beginning of the rainy season.
Watching millions of these animals traveling en mass is truly a humbling experience for human observers.The Masai Mara is, above all, the home of the Masai, a traditional people known for their beauty, intelligence and a deep love and understanding of the African wilderness.