Saruni MaraSaruni Mara

Saruni Mara

From: $700.00

Saruni Mara lies on a forested hillside in the far North of the Mara Conservancy. Each of the 6 cottage suites extends out over the bush for incredible views and the perfect quietness of the area is her highlight.


Saruni Mara

Mara North Conservancy

On a forested hill facing South in the far North of the conservancy lies Saruni Mara. The lodge has been beautifully designed in un-fenced surroundings with six luxurious cottages. While the lodge is not easy to get to it is precisely this isolated location that is it’s main attraction.

The conservancy is one of the oldest and our first impression was of complete quiet, a welcome change to other areas and the National Reserve which can be very busy with other game drive vehicles. The lodge has a very elevated vantage point and each room has been built to extend out and over the bush for the stunning views.

Surrounded by grass lawns the main guest area has a small curio shop and WiFi as well as a tame Eland. The lounge and dining area has a very warm atmosphere with dark furnishings and traditional rugs and art work. Meals are all communal and there is a spa area as well.


The six cottages at Saruni Mara are on either side of the main reception. Each has been decorated with a theme of Writer, Artist, Observer and Photographer and a family villa. All the rooms have old four poster beds that are enveloped by a mosquito net and one of the rooms can be made up as a twin room.

Rooms are very spacious and are dotted with the odd antique fitting as well as expansive decks that look down onto the bush.

The en-suite bathrooms were the best we have ever experienced with showers and complimentary organic toiletries.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Kenya.

Read our blog article on the Mara North Conservancy.

Combine this with Cottar’s Bush Villa, Kicheche Laikipia or Sanctuary Kusini.

For more information on the Masaai Mara and the conservation visit the Masai Wilderness Conservation Trust and the Mara Conservancy website.

How to Get There

Fly or Drive

Fly in to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with Egypt Air, Swiss Air, Lufthansa, KLM, Turkish Airlines, Emirates or Qatar Airways.

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by your safari representative who will drive you to Wilson Airport and assist you onto a light aircraft for your 90 minute flight to the airstrip. From the airstrip to the camp is a 50 minute game drive.

Driving from Nairobi takes approximately 5 hours.

For assistance with domestic flights get in touch with us, we’ll make sure your safari plans are seamless.



  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Limited laundry
  • Local brand drinks
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • One complimentary back and neck massage
  • Bush dinners
  • Sundowners
  • Picnic excursions
  • Young Warriors Academy (to be booked in advance)
  • Airstrip transfers
  • VAT


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees’
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Conservation fees’
  • Additional spa treatments
  • Cultural visits
  • Visits to the Masai Mara National Reserve

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