An exclusive Kenyan experience
Forget mass tourism, large lodges, crowded game-viewing and busy beaches – think exclusive private conservancies and secluded beaches, small and unique lodges in intimate settings where visitors can see first-hand the benefits of tourism in giving back and helping local communities. Come and see the “real Kenya” with Saruni – a unique portfolio of four properties located across Kenya’s beautiful national parks and stunning Indian Ocean coastline. Kenya’s off-the-beaten-track experiences offer maximum wow factor without breaking the bank and Saruni offers guests the opportunity to experience undiscovered parts of Kenya’s most popular regions.
Saruni’s safari and beach combination allows guests to take in the wild and dramatic landscapes of Samburu in stunning northern Kenya, the vast savannahs of the world famous Masai Mara in the privacy of the Mara North Conservancy and the stunning south Kenya coast just 30 minutes south of Diani.
Established in 2003 by three friends, Saruni owns and runs four properties in Kenya located in exclusive locations; Saruni Mara, the only small, boutique lodge in the Masai Mara, Saruni Samburu, with spectacular views over Kalama Conservancy and Mount Kenya, Saruni Wild, a small private tented camp in the heart of the Masai Mara plains and Saruni Ocean, an intimate property in magical Msambweni on Kenya’s secluded south coast.
The Saruni experience is centered around exclusivity and intimate settings in its small private properties where Saruni Samburu has only six villas, Saruni Mara is the smallest permanent property in the Mara with only five cottages and two private villas, Saruni Wild is the smallest tented camp in the Mara with just three tents, and Saruni Ocean has six villas with fourteen suites.
Saruni is the only collection offering this combination of incredible locations in Kenya ensuring guests experience the same Saruni hospitality, first-class cuisine, luxury experiences and community-focused tourism everywhere they stay. Furthermore, Saruni’s managers across the collection are experienced, warm and hospitable and really go the extra mile to make each stay special.
Above and beyond the incredible game viewing whilst on safari, guests are guided by specialist Maasai and Samburu guides whose expert knowledge of the environment and its wildlife is second to none. Through these guides, guests can also learn about the ancient traditions, history and culture of these two tribes who have lived on this land for hundreds of years and know it inside out. As well as 4×4 safaris, you can also enjoy walking safaris, bush skills courses, game viewing from the first photographic hide in Kenya and day and night game drives as well as exclusive, authentic and individual accommodation in each location.
On the coast, Saruni Ocean offers seafood inspired menus under the stars upon miles of unspoilt beautiful beachfront as well as a range of watersports and activities including yoga. The location is like stepping back in time, wildly romantic and blissfully personal and intimate. Furthermore, each Saruni property is centered around holistic spa experiences so guests leave feeling recharged and refreshed after their stay.
Saruni Ocean is heavily focused on health and wellness, the signature SPA, the Sarunity Wellbeing Space (in partnership with the Centro Benessere Stresa at the Grand Hotels Des Iles Borromees on Lake Maggiore, Italy) has a fitness area, relaxation area, wet area, a Jacuzzi pool and a Kneipp Circuit, the very first of its kind in East Africa. Here guests reinvigorate and purify the body, bring peace to the mind, and soothe the spirit. The therapies are based on ancient, traditional knowledge combined with the latest contemporary techniques.
Combining Saruni properties is made easy with scheduled direct flights on small aircraft available between all the locations. The small flights are an adventure in themselves offering amazing views of Kenya’s plains and enabling guests to arrive in style. The scheduled flights therefore make multi-centre trips more flexible and so adaptable to different types of travelers. With fabulous family suites available across the collection with adjoining bedrooms and bathrooms.
Offering exceptional value on family stays where children over six pay 50% of the adult rate and under five’s go free.
Honeymoons booked by 6th January 2017 will benefit from 50% off for the bride across the safari and beach stay (minimum night stay).
Prices for a 10 night Supreme Safari and Beach holiday staying 3 nights at Saruni Samburu, 3 nights at Saruni Mara or Saruni Wild and 4 nights at Saruni Ocean are 6,600 USD (approx £5,020) per person. Price includes all-inclusive accommodation in each property all internal flights, transfers, game drives and park fees with no hidden extras and is valid for travel until 20th December 2017 (excluding Christmas 2016)