Part Italian and part Kenyan, you first safari property has an irrepressible character. There are only six cottage-villas, each individually decorated and set far apart from any others. Four-poster beds and antique furniture are found on the inside, and there are numerous comfy chairs for watching the wilderness below. Saruni Mara is set on a hillside, facing south over the Mara and makes for spectacular views both morning and night. Lounging on the verandah, you will see hundreds of animals dotted across the plains, and the odd elephant or giraffe will casually amble by with shocking proximity.
Your international flight will land in Nairobi in the morning, and you will be greeted by a guide for transfer across to the domestic Nairobi Wilson Airport for a flight to Mara North. You will then be picked up in a game vehicle for transfer to your camp, and upon arrival will enjoy a couple’s 30-minute massage in the Masai spa. Settle into your villa and admire the solitude, and it is something that few people expect when going on safari. As you are ready, enjoy an afternoon game drive in the conservancy, taking in the first impressions of all the famous Mara grasslands. Lions, elephants, zebra, giraffe, buffalo, and hippos are all seen nearly every game drive you take.