Fodor's Expert Review Saruni Wild

Masai Mara National Reserve, Narok, Kenya

You certainly won't come across another vehicle at this exclusively sited camp in the northern section of the Masai Mara ecosystem on the border between the Lemek Conservancy and the Mara North Conservancy. It has three comfortable Bedouin-looking tents with en suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flush toilets and outdoor verandahs with tables and chairs offering great views across the plains. One of the tents is suitable for families, with two bedrooms and bathrooms. This area has resident elephants, giraffes, buffalo and impalas, the lucky might spot lions paddling by, and this is also one of the very few parts of the Mara where wild dogs are occasionally seen. You can track animals on foot or take action-packed night drives when you have more than a good chance of spotting a leopard, as well as other nocturnal animals such as bush babies and genets. Full-day game drives into the Mara are also available and guests can also go to the Saruni Mara to use the spa.


  • because the camp is in a conservancy, you'll hardly see another vehicle
  • there's a high chance of seeing rare nocturnal species
  • very small with an exclusive and intimate feel


  • it's far from the prime viewing spots during migration time
  • won't appeal to those wanting more facilities like a pool
  • the conservancy fee of $116 per person per night is not included in rates


Green, Romantic, Views, Family
Local Flavor


Phones: 020-218–0497-reservations


3 tents
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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