What we love about Saruni Mara Lodge
It's got the community at its heart: The lodge is a founding member of the Mara North Conservancy, providing jobs and income for the local Maasai people. Tourism supports conservation - when you visit the lodge, you are giving back to the community that protects the land.
Unique opportunities: At Saruni Mara Lodge, they offer a 'Warriors Academy' programme, in which guests spend a couple of days learning the survival skills of the Maasai warriors.
Exclusive location: Found nestled into the secluded hills of the Mara North Conservancy, with game-filled plains to the south and rolling forests to the north. Explore the incredible ecosystem of the private and protected conservancy.
More than 80% of Saruni Mara’s employees are Maasai from the local communities. They are trained, employed and encouraged to rise through the ranks so that the local communities benefit directly from the lodge’s presence in the area.
Rooms and Amenities
The Observatory: A themed cottage inspired by the starry skies of an African night, this is a king-sized room (can be twin) is beautifully furnished and spacious, fitted with a private veranda to stargaze from.
The Love Shack: A perfect romantic option, it's designed for relaxation. A secluded cottage, it is elegantly furnished and spacious. It opens out onto a private veranda overlooking the valley and Masai plains - the perfect area for a candlelit dinner.
The Photographer’s Studio: Inspired by the theme of 'Life Through the Lens' this beautifully furnished cottage is spacious with a large king-sized bedroom, en-suite and outdoor veranda overlooking the plains.
The Artist’s Studio: An elegant option for the creative to find inspiration. Stylishly decorated with a king-sized bed (single bed also available) and en-suite. The open veranda boasts views of the secluded valley and the Mara in the distance.
The Literary Room: Inspired by the great stories of African adventure, this classic cottage is equipped with a typewriter, reading chairs, and a writing desk topped with a quill and ink. to write your own story. The beautiful and spacious en-suite bedroom opens up onto a veranda, a perfect reading perch.
The Natural History Suite: A family villa filled with reading material about wildlife and vintage prints, the villa is fitted with two en-suite bedrooms, a dining area and a lounge. There is also a large verandah overlooking the scenery of the Masai Mara.
Nyati House: A private home in the wilderness, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge and dining room, kitchen and large verandah. This option can only be booked exclusively and is situated in its own private valley, it comes with its own vehicle and private guide. Perfect for groups or families looking to explore on their own schedule.
Activities at Saruni Mara Lodge
There are a plethora of activities for you to explore at Saruni Mara Lodge. Here are just a few of our favourites:
- Day and night game drives guided by an expert
- Guided bush walks
- Ol Chorro Rhino Sanctuary visit
- Hot air balloon flights
- Drive atop Mount Kilileoni
- Watch the annual Great Migration
- Cultural performances