Saruni Mara: Information from the owner
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
|No. of rooms||7|
Main description of Saruni Mara
Saruni Mara: Facilities
|Property facilities||Kiddies Club|
|Room facilities||En-Suite, Lounge Area, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Verandah, Complementary Wi-Fi, Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns|
|Available services||Chauffer Service, Room Service (24 hours), Travel Desk, Babysitting Service, Credit Card|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Big 5, Bird Watching, Fine Dining, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Garden Tours, Gourmet Picnic, Massages, Rhino Tracking, Safaris, Animal Encounters, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, Hiking, Hot-air Ballooning|
Room types at Saruni Mara
Nyati House (Private Villa)
Nyati House is a beautiful, private wilderness home, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge and dining room, kitchen and large veranda. Nyati House is booked exclusively and is located a 5 minute drive away from Saruni Mara in its own secluded valley. Perfect for groups or families looking for privacy and wanting to experience the Masai Mara on their own schedule and in the comfort of their own wilderness home. Equipped with your own safari vehicle and guide and with meals in your own dining room, guests at Nyati House have a very personal experience. The house has a unique style with lots of wooden features and natural elements. The rooms are spacious and overlook your very own view of the Mara plains. There is a large front garden for children to enjoy.
The Artist's Studio
The Artist's Studio is an elegant sanctuary for the creative soul, and the perfect place to find inspiration. With a stylishly decorated en suite bedroom, leading out onto the open veranda, this cottage boasts beautiful views over the secluded valley and out onto the Mara plains in the distance.
The Family Villa
The Natural History Suite is Saruni Mara's family villa, with two large en suite bedrooms, a spacious living area and a veranda. The stylish new villa has two en-suite bedrooms, a large lounge complete with dining area and big, welcoming fireplace. There is also an impressive large veranda overlooking the magnificent scenery of the Masai Mara. The villa is decorated with a selection of antique and vintage prints. There is also relevant reading material such a books on mammals, reptiles, trees and birds. The Natural History Suite will inspire you and your family to understand and experience nature, in all it's wonderful shapes and forms.
The Literary Room
The Literary Room is an ideal hideaway for thinkers, dreamers and writers, inspired by great stories of African adventures and discovery. As if from the pages of a quintessential African novel, the cottage is classic and more than comfortable. Equipped with a vintage typewriter, leather reading chairs, writing desk with a brass reading lamp, quill pen and leather blotter, guests can experience and create their own safari story. There is also a selection of classic and African literature. The beautiful, spacious en suite bedroom open up onto a large veranda, a perfect reading perch for the afternoon.
The Love Shack
The Love Shack is the perfect romantic retreat, simply and elegantly designed for long hours of relaxation. The Love Shack is a wonderfully secluded cottage, known as Saruni Mara's honeymoon suite. The neutral colour scheme, elegant furnishings and beautiful antiques create a feeling of classic elegance and romance. The bedroom is very spacious, and opens out onto a large veranda with a magnificent view of the valley leading onto the Masai plains - the perfect private dining area.
The Observatory is a themed cottage that makes you dream of vast, star-lit African skies. The Observatory has a vintage brass telescope, moon map and selection of interesting material on all things cosmic. This cottage is beautifully furnished and spacious, with a large front deck for relaxing in the day and star gazing at night.
The Photographer's Studio (Cottage Five)
The Photographer's Studio is inspired by imagery and decorated to the theme of life through the lens. A beautifully furnished cottage, spacious and charming, with a large bedroom, en suite bathroom and outdoor veranda overlooking the beautiful view. This rooms pays tribute to the decades of incredible photography the marvel of the Great Migration and the Masai Mara has produced. The environment, the wildlife and the people - beautiful, picturesque and inspiring. The Photographer's Studio has an old box browning camera, antique photographic equipment catalogue and stunning prints adorn the walls.
Units at Saruni Mara
Perfect for families or a group of friends, this stylish new family villa has two en-suite bedrooms with a large lounge and dining area in between. There is also an impressive, large verandah overlooking the magnificent scenery of the Maasai Mara, and a lovely big fireplace in the lounge to enjoy in the evenings. Guests can have private dinners in their dining area in the villa. The villa is decorated with a selection of antique and vintage prints according to the theme of Natural History.
Nyati House is Saruni Mara's private villa, offered on an exclusive basis. Guests can enjoy the thrill and seclusion of Saruni Mara from the comfort of their very own wilderness home. Located very close to the main lodge (a 5 minute walk away), but in it’s own secluded valley, Nyati House is the perfect hideout for families and groups of friends. With two en-suite bedrooms, and a third attic room, the house accommodates groups of up to 5 people. The exclusive experience of Saruni Mara comes with your own waiter and driver/guide.
Saruni Mara has five, large cottages, where one can experience both the elegance and safety of a permanent accommodation with the thrill of sleeping in close contact with nature. The rooms are furnished with colonial antiques, Persian carpets and African artifacts according to various themes (see room types). Each cottage has hot and cold running water, 220 volt electricity, elegant Italian bathroom fittings, polished wooden floors, a comfortable sitting area and large bathrooms, where the canvas front can be totally open to offer you an amazing "shower with a view". Each cottage also has a large verandah where one can enjoy a private view of the Mara plains. Saruni Mara has a low impact on the environment thanks to the use of solar power and the recycling of waste.