The word ‘safari’ means to be out and away, to be on a journey or travelling in remote areas.
It is both a physical and spiritual journey that can be undertaken in many ways.
A safari with Saruni is by game drive and on foot. We use comfortable, fully-open Land Rovers, specially designed to give you maximum visibility over the landscape and the animals. On foot safaris, we explore the plains, mountains and hills that surround Saruni.
If you are passionate about birds, we are more than happy to help you identify new species among the more than 500 that live in the Mara. Our guides are birdwatchers by instinct and by training. They can recognise these beautiful creatures by their calls and songs as well as their plumage. Above all, they share your love for birds.
On a foot safari, you will feel, touch and smell the trees, the bushes, the rocks and the tracks – and even the animal droppings – that make our area unique. To walk with the Masai warriors in the African bush is a fantastic experience. You will learn how they use the berries and leaves, about their traditions and way of life.
Wildlife is most active in the early morning and late afternoon into the evening. These are the two magic times of a safari. After dawn, the light is perfect for photography and the sounds of the African bush start filling the air. This is the moment when we will explore the special, secluded areas behind Saruni, where no other tourists go.
The only other people that we meet will be the Masai, armed with a spear and bow and arrows, guarding their herds of cattle. Then, just before sunset, we stop to think about the day that is about to end while drinking a sundowner. We will be in the middle of ‘nowhere’ yet right in the centre of everything.