SARUNI WILD - LEMEK CONSERVANCY - MASAI MARA
Saruni Wild is a wonderfully private and elegant 3 tent camp owned and managed by Saruni in the Masai Mara. Located in Lemek Conservancy it is rich in wildlife and complete private and is located very close to Mara North airstrip and to the border with the Masai Mara National Reserve. Being so small it is ideal for families or small groups of friends who can book out the whole camp.
Whilst set in a remote location the camp has all the comforts: flushing toilets, hot and cold water, large showers, excellent food and open Land Rovers. Elegantly styled, each tent has a large veranda with stunning views over the vast open plains.
Saruni Wild camp is perfect for those looking for a more private and intimate tented experience in a low density private conservancy where it is also possible to see the migration in season and excellent for year round wildlife safaris too.
Saruni Wild is located on the border between Lemek Conservancy and Mara North Conservancy in the Masai Mara in Kenya.
There are 2 x luxury double tents at Saruni Wild each with a spacious ensuite bedroom equipped with large comfortable beds - 1 large queen bed or twin beds, hot water showers, flushing loos and an outdoor veranda with side tables and chairs.
Saruni Wild's luxury family tent accommodates up to 4 adults or a couple with children in two bedrooms – one king and one twin - can be separated and zipped down for privacy in between. The two ensuite bedrooms are comfortably and stylishly furnished with big beds, hot water showers, flushing loos and an outdoor veranda with side tables and chairs.
ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE
Surrounded by tens of thousands acres of pristine, untouched wilderness the camp has a beautiful Masai Mara setting where it is possible to watch wildlife from camp. Enjoy endless views, fire-lit meals under the vast African sky and guided game drives led by Maasai warriors.
Day and Night Game Drives – the lodge uses comfortable, fully-open Land Rovers, specially designed to give you maximum visibility over the landscape and the animals. You are accompanied by your professional guide and by a tracker and there will be time to observe the wild animals, to see how they interact and to study their behaviour and their habitats.
Sundowners - the sundowner is a well-deserved drink at the end of a long day on safari to salute the African sun as it is setting. Saruni guides drive guests to secret corners and on top of the highest peak in the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem and serve you your favourite drink along with a selection of small snacks.
Bush Walks - on a game walk you will feel, touch and smell the trees, the bushes, the rocks and the tracks - and even the animal droppings. To walk with the Maasai warriors in the African bush is a fantastic experience and you will learn how they use the berries and the leaves, about their traditions and about their life.
Birdwatching - guides are birdwatchers by instinct and training and share a love for birds and always carry field guides in the vehicles.
Cultural Visit to Local Village Market - held every Thursday you will have the opportunity to see how the Maasai have adapted to modern times with their traditions intact. The market is an authentic weekly gathering in Aitong of local people from across the Mara region and is also an important cattle market where the Maasai go to trade in livestock and monitor their value.
Drive to Kilileoni - the highest peak in the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem where at the top you can enjoy a panoramic view over the Mara plains and forests with the Tanzanian border visible on the horizon. You may see rare antelope species that live at high altitude and elephant and buffalo grazing.
Warriors Academy - this a special interactive wildlife safari with a strong educational flavour designed especially for families or small groups. It is a family learning holiday that allows you to explore and learn about wildlife, wilderness and life from one of the most well -known and culturally interesting cultures left in Africa, the Maasai. Learn and experience bush skills, folklore and ancient wisdom and gain an in depth experience in wildlife tracking following an elephant or a leopard, learn survival skills, visit an original Maasai village, learn how to use bow, arrows, pangas and spears, build a bush camp, tend goats and cattle whilst listening to Maasai stories and songs.
The Maasai Wellbeing Space - Private cottage is hidden in the lodge’s valley's olive and cedar forest and devoted to the use of local plants for beauty and relaxation treatments. All with an open view of the forest, where bushbuck, elephant and waterbuck roam freely.
Hot-Air Ballooning – an early start to reach the launch area. Float over the Masai Mara and see the area from a different perspective.
Star-Gazing and the incredible sky of the Mara - the night skies in the Mara are among some of the brightest and most beautiful in the world. The air is unpolluted and offers unobscured, clear star-gazing.
Rhino Sanctuary Visit - located in the Olchorro Conservancy about 30 minutes from Saruni Mara, this conservation project employs staff from the local community and has been protecting white rhino for over 20 years. Rhino roam freely on the slopes of the mountain and the unique attraction of this project is approaching the rhino on foot in complete safety, whilst guided by a local ranger.
Weddings and Blessings - the Masai Mara is the perfect place if you want to be part of an unusual but very genuine Maasai wedding ceremony. The experience can be enjoyed both by newlyweds who want to re-affirm their vows in the middle of a very spiritual land and by those who plan to actually get married in Kenya. The ceremony takes place in a Maasai village, with the participation of the elders, the women and the warriors, or on the top of a mountain overlooking the endless landscape.