Situated in northern Kenya, covers an area of 870 square
kilometers. It straddles the equator about 370 kilometers
northeast of Nairobi. Thirteen permanent rivers originate
from the high hills fringing the western boundary of
the Park. Such an abundance of water flowing through
a predominantly arid part of Kenya creates a mosaic
of different habitats making Meru one of the most diverse
Parks in the whole Africa. Meru National Park is home
to species typical of northern Kenya such as reticulated
giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, Oryx, lesser
kudu, which are not to be found in many other National
Parks or areas in Kenya. Not to mention the classic
African icons such as lion, cheetah, elephant, and hippo.
Birdlife is particularly abundant with more than 400
different species recorded. A specific mention has to
be made for the Rhino Sanctuary which is at the doorstep
of Rhino River Camp. The area devoted to the protection
and population increase of rhinos is today about 50
square kilometers and is located on the Western boundary
of the Park. Here 40 white and 20 black rhinos roam
THE SAMBURU ECOSYSTEM
Is one of the most exciting in East Africa and is made
of several national reserves, private ranches and communally-owned
group ranches that are more and more interconnected.
Famous for its large population of elephants, Samburu
stands out for the abundance of northern species that
cannot be found in other areas of Kenya.
Kalama Conservation area, the wildlife
sanctuary bordering with Samburu National Reserve where
we are located, has an abundance of other rare species,
like the leopard, the striped hyena, the civet. We'd
love to take you to our secret spots, especially for
bush dinner, or to the river for a picnic lunch that
allows us to be with elephants, waterbuck, lion, impala,
giraffe and all the Samburu species that go and drink
water. If you are passionate about birds, Samburu is
your preferred park: not only the species are abundant,
but the birds are very tame and can be easily spotted
THE MAASAI MARA
The Maasai Mara is a 5,000 square km ecosystem made
of a national reserve and several private conservancies.
The national reserve covers 1,672 square kilometres
(more than 400,000 acres) and is situated between 1,500
and 2,100 meters above sea level. It is part of the
Serengeti ecosystem that extends from northern Tanzania
into southern Kenya. Of the conservancies, in one (where
Saruni is located) is the Mara North Conservancy, 74,000
acres of amazing wilderness, where the most of the wildlife
is concentrated most of the year.
The Maasai Mara region is considered
the jewel of African wildlife and nowhere on the continent
can you find the same abundance and variety of wild
animals. Millions of wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, buffalo,
impala, topi, hartebeest, giraffe, eland, elephant,
dik-dik, hippo and warthog live their natural lifecycle
alongside the largest population of lions in Kenya.
For our safaris we use comfortable,
fully-open Land Rovers, specially designed to give you
maximum visibility over the landscape and the animals.
On our foot safaris we walk, on the plains and in the
mountains that surround Saruni.