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Saruni Wild
Saruni Wild
Saruni Wild
Saruni Wild
Saruni Wild
Saruni Wild
Saruni Wild
Saruni Wild

Reviews of Saruni Wild

Wildlife sightings and reviews

4 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Saruni Wild and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Nov-2021, 1 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Saruni Wild.
Lion

100% success

Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Wild dog

0% success

Eland

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Spotted Hyena

100% success

Wildebeest

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Aardvark

0% success

Black Rhino

0% success

Buffalo

0% success

Hippo

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Striped Hyena

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Mr B
London

"Really peaceful with a beautiful setting"

1 night Arrived 24 Nov 2021
"Saruni Wild is set on the northern edge of the Mara conservancy system. Although it is in Lemek conservancy, they have access to several others - including Mara North and Ol Choro. This not only means that the guides have lots of options for finding wildlife, but also that Saruni are contributing conservation fees to lots of different local groups which is really fantastic. If anything, it felt like they could make a bigger deal of the work they are doing with the local area.

The camp is very small (just 3 tents) and really peaceful with a beautiful setting. There were almost always wildebeest in view from our tent. The tents are spacious and very well separated, so they feel very private. It did feel like they could do with one or two more pieces of furniture, perhaps somewhere to put your bags.

The guiding was to a very high standard, and even in November there were huge numbers of resident wildebeest, zebra and lions in the area (we very nearly saw a hunt!). The landscape was also quite different to the rest of Mara North. If communities in these newer conservancies continue to benefit, this could be a really up and coming part of the Mara ecosystem!" See all these reviews: 15n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Eland

4 sightings

Elephant

3 sightings

Giraffe

3 sightings

Lion

4 sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Ms C.
Saint Louis

"Real Bush Feel"

3 nights Arrived 30 Oct 2019
"In terms of game viewing, our experience at Saruni Wild was great, We saw all the big cats, as well as the wildebeests that we did not see at Lewa. Our guide, Kisame was outstanding.

Our experience, however, was more exciting than some people might want because a Black Spitting Cobra joined my husband in the tent while he was resting reading. The staff had to kill it in the end since it would not exit but went under the platform tarp. We were then offered accommodation at their lodge, but we chose to stay and just moved into the other tent that had been recently vacated. We recognize that we were in the bush, and had signed statements to such, and besides, it has made a great story to tell.

The main drawback to a small tent bush experience like this is that little more than game drives can be offered. While we were very happy to experience Saruni Wild, and were particularly pleased with our guide, we were glad we were not there any longer because of the limited activity available. (Our one walk was very short and not terribly interesting.)" See all these reviews: 8n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs Y
Fulham

"Saruni Wild was a delight."

2 nights Arrived 16 Apr 2018
"Saruni Wild was a delight. I was the only guest, so I had a private guide. Just lucky!

The tents are very comfortable indeed, the food was delicious, and the Maasai who work there are charming. I think my guide, Nemeria, gets himself inside the head of a lion, because I have never had such wonderful lion sightings anywhere else in Africa. (Mating lions, a pride with 10 cubs, a hunt and a kill).

We were out one day from 6.00am-9.30pm, with 1 1/2 hours in the middle for lunch." See all these reviews: 3n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms P & family
London

"Saruni Wild review"

3 nights Arrived 15 Aug 2017
"We loved Saruni! From the amazing open skies of Lemek to the incredible food and the fantastic feeling of being right in the middle of the bush...it is an unbeatable experience.
Our guide Tinka was a wonderful person to spend time with as well as being a relaxed, knowledgeable and extremely dedicated guide. The two hours or so we spent with him and the leopard we found literally just outside the camp border was unforgettable.
And our journey down to the Mara river to see our first crossing also a lifetime memory.
The camp itself is gorgeous - tents very comfortable and the dining fantastic. But it it the fact that you are surrounded by the wild without a fence that makes the experience unforgettable. One evening we drove into the camp surrounded by three female lions and a male strolling along and through the camp. But please please remember that the feeling of security and safety here - managed by the amazing William and his team is top notch. You feel secure at all times as long as you obey their extremely sensible rules.
So thanks you so much to William, James and the rest of the team - and we miss you Tinka!!" See all these reviews: 14n in Kenya; 6n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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