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C14, Keekorok Mara North Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve 20500 Kenya See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Room Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having been guests at the magical Saruni Samburu lodge last year, we came to Saruni Mara with great excitement and very high hopes, and were not disappointed! The lodge is nestled in a high wooded valley in the Mara North Conservancy with beautiful views over...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent 4 nights at Saruni Mara at the start of September, with it being our first visit to Kenya and the Mara North Conservancy. Although our expectations were very high Saruni exceeded them in every way possible, which is a huge testament to Cecilia...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third visit to Saruni Mara. My wife and I had were guests at Saruni Mara in 2011 and 2012. Saruni Mara was our last stop on our Kenya safari with prior stops at the other Saruni properties ( Samburu, Rhino, and Wild)....More

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ll say the same thing right at the start that another reviewer below said…I cried when I left Kenya, having stayed at three Saruni camps and being surrounded by its warm and wonderful people who made my trip so special. I traveled the first two...More

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Response from RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni MaraResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review, detailed and inspiring. I'm very happy that you absorbed the Saruni way of life and enjoyed the experience. We are grateful that you came to Kenya, to Saruni and became part of our family. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at Saruni Mara during our vacation this year in Kenya. This place is a treasure! We've immediately fallen in love with the atmosphere and really enjoyed the hospitality of Cecilia and her team. John has been a great guide for us during...More

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Response from RiccardoOrizio, Owner at Saruni MaraResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review and for your warm words of support. We look forward to have you back with us.

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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 ...More 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. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Concierge
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Pool
Beachfront
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$816 - US$1,419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Saruni Mara Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Saruni Mara Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve
Location
Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$816 - US$1,419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Saruni Mara Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
,
Saruni Mara Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve
Location
Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
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Medas2005
25 August 2018|
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Response from RiccardoOrizio | Property representative |
October is in my opinion one of the best months and one of the best value-for-money month in Kenya in general and in the Masai Mara. I'd not hesitate to book for a safari in October. Riccardo
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Medas2005
25 August 2018|
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Response from RiccardoOrizio | Property representative |
If you read the - for instance - last 10-20 tripdavisor reviews of 2018 about Saruni Mara you will find the answer, which is: no, the fact that Saruni Mara is on the mountain overlooking the plains instead of being in the... More
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anagrant2014
18 July 2018|
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Response from RiccardoOrizio | Property representative |
Hello Ana, sorry for the delay in replying. Our food is Italian inspired, but far form being "basic" (I hope), as you can see from many tripadvisor reviews with their comments on the quality of our food. Kenyan cuisine is... More
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"All cottages nestle along the forest. Each one great."
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"take something warm to wear as the temperature in the morning and evenings can be a little cold."
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"Excellent views, quiet rooms, exceptional service, very friendly staff"
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"the Family villa ensured we were together as a family which made early morning starts easier."
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