Give in to the call of the wild whilst revelling in luxuriant comfort in this stunning safari lodge. Here, in this lesser visited part of Masai Mara country, you’ll have the chance to totally immerse yourself in nature with just a handful of other guests. Rise early to catch big cats basking in the sun’s first rays, take a bush lunch down at hippo beach or indulge in a spa afternoon and be enthralled as your Masai guides recall their very own legends over a sundowner.
The Masai Mara has long been considered the jewel in Africa’s crown – from the tiny dik-dik to the mighty Big Five, nowhere on the continent will you have access to such an abundance of wild animals or some of nature’s greatest events. But with this also comes the greater spotted Land Rover. Our insider tip; head north of Kenya’s National Reserve to the Mara North Conservancy. Here nestled in a remote valley protected by forests and overlooking the open savannahs you will uncover the enchanting Saruni Mara.
No one likes an early wake-up call, but we’re inclined to bet that you’ll let this one slide. Awaken in sumptuous four-poster beds swathed in fine muslin drapes as elephants take a morning stroll past your veranda. Each room possesses an air of informal Out of Africa elegance, polished wooden floors, alfresco showers (hot water of course) and electricity are standard yet in true Black Tomato style each room has its own unique design touches.
Why we like it
We are hopeless to the charms of Saruni Mara; however, strip these away and we’d still be begging for more. Whether you choose to go out on foot or by jeep, it is the expert guides that set Saruni Mara apart. Watch as your Maasai escort instinctively tracks wildlife with the inherited skill of generations of ancestors, a truly fascinating experience.