Daily Nation, Kenya,

By | Saruni In the Media

7th April 2019

We woke to the roar of a lion. Well, my wife did. When I eventually opened my eyes, she told me she was sure it was a lion. Maybe it was, because on a game drive the previous evening, we saw a lioness leaving the waterhole way down on the plain below our villa.

We were at Saruni Samburu, which has the most dramatic location of any lodge I have ever stayed in. It’s like an eagle’s eyrie…  Read the article

PAA Magazine, In-flight magazine of Precision Air, Tanzania

By | Saruni In the Media

Cecilia Rono has become the first female lodge manager in her own community, running the boutique Saruni Mara. In 2007, when Cecilia Rono began working as a house-keeper at Saruni Mara, the management knew they had a star in the making. And so it has proved. She now runs the boutique lodge, making her the first female general manager of a luxury safari property in the Masai Mara and possibly in Kenya. That she runs Saruni Mara, nestled in a secluded…

Why I Love Kenya Magazine, Kenya

By | Saruni In the Media

March 2019

For the ultimate in honeymoon suites why not head for Saruni Samburu where the recently refurbished honeymoon villa not only delivers soul-stirring views over the exquisite Kalama Conservancy but also features its very own ‘wrap around’ living rock formation.


Elite Traveler Magazine

By | Saruni In the Media

March 2019

With only six eco-villas on the property, Saruni Samburu is a private oasis with exclusive access to over 200,000 acres of Kenyan wilderness (in fact, you won’t find another property for miles). It’s located just north of the Samburu National Reserve and has spectacular views of Mount Kenya and the private wildlife sanctuary, Kalama Community Conservancy.

MOJEH Magazine, Dubai.

By | Saruni In the Media

20th January 2019

The skies open, thunder ferociously roars in the distance and lighting strikes across the otherwise ink-black horizon. Until barely five minutes ago, the sky was a black mass punctuated only by the intense shine of its stars. Having traveled from a polluted Dubai, it’s a rare and exciting treat.

But we’re in Northern Kenya now, and this is only a whisper of the natural splendor that’s about to unfurl.  Read the article

Business Daily Africa

By | Saruni In the Media

12th October 2018

Tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo has been talked about world over, but few know about following black rhinos in Samburu’s Sera Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya.

At the community-owned Sera Conservancy, we started the unique and thrilling journey of tracking rhinos at 6am because the animals generally sleep during the day to escape the scorching heat.  Read the article

Glint Magazine, UK

By | Saruni In the Media

31st August 2018

A new lodge in the wild Sera conservancy in Northern Kenya has unveiled the first black rhino tracking on foot safari in East Africa, combining GPS positioning and traditional bushcraft. Lydia Bell reports for Glint Perspectives

My Samburu guide, Joseph Lekalaile, who has been tracking wild animals in the bush since he was eight years old, and is as sharp as a razor, issues a concise stream of instructions: “The black rhino are about 200 or 300 metres from here,” he says.  Read the article

The Telegraph, UK

By | Saruni In the Media

7th August 2018

We have to stay downwind of her,” our guide, Sambara Lengamuya, whispered, releasing puffs of chalk into the air like a priest dispensing incense, then watching which way the powder blew across the thorny scrubland of Sera Wildlife Conservancy in northern Read the article.

Nomad Magazine

By | Saruni In the Media

August 2018

The ranger comes to a halt and lifts the GPS transmitter a little above his head, and we all listen with bated breath for a signal being sent from the microchip implanted in the horn of the black rhino we have been tracking for the past half hour. Joseph- our Samburu guide- shakes a small cloth dispersing ash particles into the air, a method that was traditionally used in the bush to tell wind direction in order to keep one’s natural scent away from the rhino’s strong olfactory sense.