Saruni Leopard Hill

Saruni Leopard Hill is a contemporary-looking 6-tents safari camp located in the heart of Mara Naboisho Conservancy, in the midst of the African wilderness. Combining high-end living and pure nature in what is considered one of the best-managed conservancies in the Masai Mara eco-system, it is located close to a series of 3 waterholes where the wild animals come to drink through the day. The secluded valley where it sits is also the home of an historically and culturally significant Masai Mara Fig Tree. Dubbed Double Fig Tree, it was struck by lightning in the 1950s, as told by the local people. The tree was splintered in two, giving it its unusual shape, and it is revered by the Maasai people. Built almost under this Fig Tree, the camp has the perfect sunrises and sunsets. While enjoying your morning coffee on the terrace, you can admire the horizon, with the sky blazing in magnificent colours while the African savannah gives its soundtrack of wildlife calls.

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Accommodation

Saruni Leopard Hill has six tented rooms: four spacious deluxe tents, a family tent and a honeymoon tent. The tent architecture is inspired by round Maasai houses called Manyattas. This offers an almost 360-degree view of the surroundings, from your bed towards the Fig Tree, the water holes and from the bathroom to the back. The tents are tastefully designed and furnished, adorned with handcrafted items that seamlessly blend African elements with contemporary touches.

4 Tents

The four, large en-suite tents are located in a prime position, overlooking the vast expanse of Naibosho Conservancy. Designed in an innovative style that combines modernity and tradition, and the Masai concept of a round “manyatta”, well elevated on wooden platforms, they have a special feature: the guest can click a button and open the tent ceiling. When this is done, only a mosquito net is between the bed and the vast African night.

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1 Honeymoon Tent

The honeymoon tent is located in a prime position, overlooking the vast expanse of Naibosho Conservancy right in front of waterholes. Designed in an innovative  style that combines modernity and tradition, well elevated on wooden platforms, it has a special feature: the guest can click a button and open the tent ceiling, with only a mosquito net between the bed and the vast African night.

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1 Family Tent

The family tent is located in a prime position, overlooking the vast expanse of Naibosho Conservancy. Designed in an innovative  style that combines modernity and tradition, well elevated on wooden platforms, it has two wings, each accomodating a bedroom, a bathroom and a verandah. The guest can click a button and open the tent ceiling, then having only a mosquito net is between the bed and the vast African night.

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Rates from US$500

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Activities & Experiences

  • Guided, shared day & night game drives
  • Picnics, bush meals & sundowners
  • Maasai Wellbeing Space
  • Young Explorers Club – family activity
  • Guided walking safari
  • Tribal Story-Telling & Fireside Chats
  • Seedballs throwing
  • Migration River Crossings
  • Local Maasai Village & Manyatta Visit
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari

Facilities

  • Maasai Wellbeing Space – massages & treatments
  • Waterhole for wildlife sightings
  • Communal lounge & dining areas
  • Communal fireplace

Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Star beds
  • Indoor & outdoor shower
  • Fan
  • Private verandah, living area & fireplace
  • In-room safe
  • Exercise mat
  • Electricity

Saruni Leopard Hill is located in Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Masai Mara

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Saruni Leopard Hill is a founding member of Mara Naibosho Conservancy.

It is an important community-owned wildlife area in the Masai Mara ecosystem whose success has helped change the story of tourism and conservation in the Masai Mara, improving the livelihoods of people and extending the size of protected land where fauna and flora thrive.

Tourism directly supports conservation through daily fees. This means that by visiting Saruni Basecamp, our guests are directly giving back to the community who protect this beautiful land, improving their quality of life, whilst at the same time encouraging the purpose for conservation.

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Reasons to Visit Saruni Leopard Hill

There are many reasons to visit Saruni Leopard Hill and we have selected the six main ones to make it easier for you to feel the uniqueness of this safari lodge, where nature, wildlife and people connect in a special way.

Spectacular Wildlife

Situated in Mara Naboisho Conservancy, with fifty thousand acres of wilderness to explore, Saruni Leopard Hill is ideal for game-viewing, birdwatching, stargazing. Immerse yourself in Nature and enjoy a truly unique and life-enriching safari experience. Mara Naboisho has abundant wildlife by day and by night, and is particularly well known for its exceptional sightings of lions. The waterholes directly in front of the camp offer you the chance to sit back and watch animals from the comfort of your tent.

Perfect Sunrises

Enjoy a cup of Kenyan coffee on your private deck as the African sun climbs above the horizon, flooding the savannah with light and signalling the start of a new day on safari. Don’t miss the iconic silhouette of the lightning-scarred Double Fig tree, which has grown here for decades.

Exhilarating moments

Enjoy incredible wildlife encounters on both day and night games drives, with only a limited number of vehicles allowed in the conservancy. To get even closer to Nature, nothing beats exploring this incredible landscape on foot. It is a chance to see the smaller things that might be missed on a drive, while cultural experiences give you unique insights into sustainable savannah lifestyles.

Mara stargazing

At the press of a button, the roof of your safari tent opens to reveal the vast African night sky, filled with stars. Drifting off to sleep listening to lions roaring, hyenas whooping, and the chorus of night sounds is one of the quintessential Mara experiences.

Preserving a vital ecosystem

Tourism directly supports conservation through daily ‘park’ fees – this revenue is the main source of commercial income for the community, used not only to run the conservancy but to provide members with support in areas like health and education. It also provides them with a powerful financial incentive to keep community land undeveloped and in its natural state dedicated exclusively to tourism activity, ensuring the wildlife can traverse freely and safely throughout.

Positive impacts

We provide year-round support to over 500 Maasai families in the area through land-lease fees, employment opportunities and sustainability projects that are improving the quality of life for many Mara Naboisho community members.

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