Saruni Wild

Saruni Wild is a 5-tents camp located at the very heart of the Masai Mara ecosystem, in a community-owned conservancy called Lemek. Elegantly and comfortably furnished with all the necessary luxuries of a wild yet classic safari, the camp is in the plains and makes a great complement to Saruni Mara and Basecamp Mara Houses, both located on the hills overlooking it. It has all the essential amenities of a luxury camping experience, including en-suite bathrooms, hot showers and flushing loos, and spacious verandas with beautiful views. It can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests, so Saruni Wild has the atmosphere of the classic African bush camps, where personalized service, intimate atmosphere and super location make the difference. In fact, it is surrounded by tens of thousands of acres of pristine, untouched wilderness and the wildlife thrive right next to the tents. The team is a Maasai team, where most of them come from the families who own the stunning land where the camp is located. Lemek is famous for the diversity of its landscape and of its fauna.

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Accommodation

Saruni Wild is small and intimate. It has 4 double tents and 1 family tent. The total capacity is for 12 guests: a privilege to share your African experience in such an atmosphere, that brings you back to the classic bush camps of the past, but with all the modern facilities. All tents can fit one extra bed to accommodate an additional person.

4 Tents

The four large, double tents are en-suite, each accommodating 2 people. Furnished in traditional safari style, Each has a spacious bathroom comprising of flushing toilets, hand basin and enclosed bucket showers area, where wonderful hot showers can be enjoyed. Each tent has a beautiful verandah that overlooks over the Masai Mara plains, where plenty of wildlife roam day and night.

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1 Family Tent

The family tent has two en-suite bedrooms accommodating 4 people. It also has two bathrooms on the opposte ends of the tent, comprising of flushing toilets, hand basin and enclosed bucket showers that provide wonderful hot water showers. The two en-suite bedrooms are comfortably and stylishly furnished with big beds, hot water showers. The spacious verandah has side tables and chairs.

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Rates from US$700

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Activities & Experiences

  • Guided, shared day & night game drives
  • Picnics, bush meals & sundowners
  • Massages & treatments
  • Guided bush walks
  • Warriors Academy – family activity
  • Visit to local weekly village market
  • Tribal story-telling through song & dance
  • Drive atop Mount Kilileoni
  • Birdwatching
  • Ol Chorro Rhino Sanctuary visit
  • Migration river crossing
  • Seedballs throwing
  • Traditional ceremonies & blessings
  • Hot air ballooning safari

Facilities

  • Communal lounge, dining area & fireplace
  • Panoramic “bush table” for sundowners

Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Indoor Shower
  • In-room water dispenser
  • Private verandah
  • Electricity

Saruni Wild is located in Lemek Conservancy, Masai Mara

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Saruni Wild is a founding member of Lemek Conservancy and, through its sister property Saruni Mara, a key partner of Mara North Conservancy.

Both are important community-owned wildlife areas in the Masai Mara ecosystem and their success has helped changing 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, 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 Wild

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

Authentic under-canvas experience

Encounter the true spirit of Africa at Saruni Wild: under canvas and vast African skies, out in the middle of the unspoiled wilderness, surrounded by and becoming a part of Nature – a truly authentic and life-enriching experience.

Location, Location, Location…

Saruni Wild is located in the heart of the Masai Mara plains, on the border between the Lemek and Mara North Conservancies. Surrounded by tens of thousands acres of untouched wilderness, the camp has a classic Masai Mara setting, with wildlife regularly passing right through the camp.

Personal and Exclusive

Privacy and exclusivity are two of the hallmarks of any Saruni Wild safari, alongside personalised service. Our Maasai guides host you, and eagerly share their ancient customs and traditions, as well as their knowledge of the landscape and wildlife. As the proud custodians of this incredible wilderness, they take great delight in revealing its secrets to people who share their passion for conservation and for wild Africa.

Incredible wildlife encounters

The tents of Saruni Wild are set within the natural habitat of many species. The Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, of which the Lemek Conservancy and Saruni Wild is a part, has the highest density of predators and plains game of any wilderness in the World. Each year, this area forms the backdrop to the awe-inspiring Great Wildebeest Migration.

Unique warrior programme

Our ‘Warriors Academy’ experience gives you the chance to spend a few days learning the survival skills of the renowned Maasai warriors. They will share this knowledge with you in much the same way that they would teach a junior warrior, and you will learn to track animals and craft tools on the plains of the Masai Mara. This immersive experience is a particularly exciting activity for families with children.

Community Focused

Saruni Basecamp is a founding member of the Mara North Conservancy, which provides jobs, income, training and guidance for the local Maasai. Saruni Basecamp’s ecotourism model directly supports conservation - by visiting Saruni Wild, you are directly giving back to the community that protects this beautiful land, improving their quality of life, and giving new meaning and purpose to conservation initiatives.

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