Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where a vehicle will transfer you to Wilson Airport for your flight to Mara North. Depart Nairobi in the morning, arriving at Mara North an hour later, where your Saruni guide will meet you. Game drive with a picnic lunch to enjoy under an acacia tree or by the river next to a ‘pod’ of hippos, or head to Saruni Mara or Saruni Wild for some rest and an exclusive game drive later in the afternoon in Mara North Conservancy – over 30,000 acres of plentiful, protected land bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Enjoy a completely different and less-explored corner of the Mara ecosystem in total privacy, brimming with wildlife.
Early morning game drive to look for the big cats and other predators of the Mara, returning to the lodge or camp for lunch and treatments at the Maasai Wellbeing Space. In the afternoon, a game drive will take you to a special area where the largest ‘tower’ of giraffe can be seen, followed by dinner at the lodge or camp and an optional night game drive.
Saruni Wild is a tented camp elegantly and comfortably furnished with all the necessary luxuries of a wild yet classic safari. The camp is located in the heart of the Masai Mara plains, on the border between Lemek Conservancy and Mara North Conservancy
Saruni Mara is the only small, boutique lodge in the Mara, with five elegant cottages, one family villa and one private villa. The lodge is nestled in a secluded valley in the heart of the most exciting wilderness in Africa: Mara North Conservancy – an exclusive, private wildlife concession bordering the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve.
Walk through the valleys and plains surrounding Saruni Mara, accompanied by a vehicle, or a game drive up to the top of Kilileoni, the highest mountain in the Serengeti- Masai Mara ecosystem – led by your skillful and knowledgeable Maasai guides. In the afternoon you will discover more of Mara North and its surrounding conservancies and experience ϐirst-hand what makes the Mara one of the most exciting wildernesses in the world. Weather permitting, experience a bush dinner in the middle of nature under the vast African sky, with Maasai warriors singing and dancing around the fire.
Venture through the plains of Mara North Conservancy in pursuit of the more rare and elusive species. Another wildlife-abundant game drive with a leisurely bush breakfast completes another exciting morning. Head back into Mara North for a late afternoon game drive, finishing your drive with refreshing sundowners overlooking the immense plains surrounding you before heading back to the lodge or camp for a hearty dinner.
After another morning game drive you might visit the rhino sanctuary on the way to the airstrip and once again admire the hippos and the crocodiles of the Mara River.The flight to Diani’s Ukunda leaves the Mara at 14:00 PM and arrives in Ukunda at 16:00 PM. A Saruni vehicle will be waiting to transfer you 40 minutes south to Msambweni beach. Arrive at the pristine white-sand shores of Saruni Ocean, welcomed by the warm sea breeze just in time for a sunset cocktail. Enjoy a delicious seafood spread before turning in for the night to your elegant and spacious, air-conditioned villa. (Accommodation is on full board basis including drinks only – Additional activities are payable direct)
Wake up for an early morning dip in the sparkling 1000 sqm infinity pool, a walk on the beach followed by a relaxing morning of pampering treatments at the Sarunity SPA. Spend the afternoon snorkelling the beautiful coral reefs and exploring the nearby coastline.
After a tropical breakfast, head out on the clear ocean on a traditional dhow to visit Funzi Island for a day of sailing, fishing, swimming with dolphins and discovering rare turtles. Return to Saruni Ocean to unwind in your beautiful suite, in the pool, on the beach or at the Sarunity SPA.
Saruni Ocean is a luxury eco-design boutique hotel and spa located on the beachfront of the remote and pristine 6km long Msambweni Beach, 20km South of Diani. This area offers an idyllic escape away from the crowds in beautiful thatched villas with unending views of the Indian Ocean. The 14 eco-design suites are all very private each has uninterrupted ocean views. Each suite has its own private living room with either a terrace overlooking the gardens or an open sided lounge to relax in
Wake up each morning to the sound of gentle waves and the slight breeze swaying palm trees. Enjoy early walks on the beach followed by relaxing mornings of beauty and health treatments at the Sarunity SPA. Start the days off with a sun-saluting yoga class, followed by a tropical breakfast, a morning massage and a dip in the warm Indian Ocean. Spend the afternoons snorkelling and diving the beautiful coral reefs and exploring the nearby coastline. Head out on the clear ocean on a traditional dhow to visit Wasini Island and Kisite Marine Park for a day of diving, snorkelling, swimming with dolphins, discovering rare turtles and sailing. Unwind in your beautiful villa, on the beach or in the Sarunity SPA. Explore the local fishing village and get to know the people and the culture of this small, undiscovered paradise. Indulge in delicious fresh seafood dinners.
Wake up to the sound of gentle waves and the slight breeze swaying palm trees one last time. Relax and rejuvenate for the morning, before departing in the afternoon for your flight back to Nairobi, which leaves Diani at 16:00 PM and arrives at Wilson Airport at 17:30 PM. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with Saruni driver and vehicle. Depending on the time of your international flight, stop at the Talisman or Carnivore restaurant for dinner.
Please Note: –This tour can be upgraded to a higher standard accommodation at an extra cost. It can also be cheaper if less expensive (but still good quality) accommodation is used. The final cost of the tour depends on your budget and preference