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Making 'Wild' Memories & Silver Medals
Dear <<First Name>>,

The last weeks have been exceptionally busy and fruitful for the Saruni family and we want to share with you some of our events and achievements.  From stunning Saruni Wild images by Stevie Mann to eco-rating success, from Tom Harding taking over the management at Saruni Samburu, assisted by the fantastic Cecilia, to the newly updated pages about our much-loved guides, so much has happened that we had to select only some of the main news. This coincides with new energy felt through Kenya with a surge of interest in safaris and coastal holidays for the rest of the year and for 2016. Talking of beaches, we start with a fantastic story that comes from the shores of the Indian Ocean and from our property in Msambweni, Saruni Ocean.

Happy reading and thank you for your on going support.
Riccardo
S.O.S turtle!
Saruni Ocean became the unlikely rescue centre recently for a beautiful (and rather enormous!) turtle that had caught itself in a fishing net near to shore. The local fisherman, along with the Saruni Ocean team, managed to bring it in to safety, turn it its rightful way up, and release it back into the ocean......all in a day's work - and who said "life's a beach"?!? Check out the whole story here. Incredible images and to watch how the drama unfolds. Well done to everyone involved - amazingly handled.
 
 
Tom takes the reins in Samburu
A sunny Saruni ‘karibu’ welcome to Tom Harding, the new Saruni Samburu Manager. Tom has literally hit the ground running after the recent departure of our previous valued manager, James. We want to thank James for his hard work and determined efforts during his time with us, and wish him all the best in this next exciting chapter of his life. Don’t be a Saruni stranger! 

For those of you yet to meet Tom, read his story below: 
"Samburu National Reserve holds an incredibly special title for me as, aged 5, it was my first taste of a safari adventure. Since that family holiday many years ago a lot has changed but one thing has remained consistent my love for this continent and specifically for Kenya. With the aide of my adventurous parents and in more recent years a no holds barred backpacker mentality I have been privileged enough to explore many different African countries and marvel in the variety of landscape, wildlife and culture each different region has to offer. Fortunately, I even managed to work my passion for conservation and community development into my studies with a 2 month research trip in Botswana's Okavango Delta undertaken as part my dissertation project. After attempting city life working as an Africa specialist for a brilliant tailor-made tour operator I found my burning desire to get my feet on African soil on a permanent basis was too much and, following a very successful short term management role with a lodge in Masai Mara, I am over-the-moon to be back where it all began and incredibly proud to call Saruni Samburu my home".
Welcome on board, Tom, enjoy the exciting journey. 
Town & Country - Simply the best!
Staying in Samburu, we are thrilled to be the only Kenyan lodge to make it into the USA’s prestigious ‘Town & Country’s Travel – 100 Hotel’s that will change your life’. T & C writes ‘with immense family villas…..expertly trained guides…..it’s as authentic as it gets’. 

We are so proud of Saruni Samburu, well done! Read more here (page 75). Enjoy!
Sustainable silver - Saruni Mara
We get to share the pride this month with Saruni Mara with the news that it has yet again successfully been awarded a silver level eco-rating by Ecotourism Kenya. After stringent audits and a tense wait – we are thrilled with the result. Congratulations to the SM team for making this happen and for exemplary best eco-practice. Eco-rating results for Saruni Samburu are due any day now, and we hope to have another reasons to celebrate. Going for gold next round!
The lions sleeps tonight - Saruni Wild
 
It’s not just us here at Saruni who have been going wild for Saruni Wild in its thrilling new location in the heart of the Mara plains. Guests who have been so far lucky enough to experience classic under canvas camping, amongst the wilderness, under the African skies, have been positively raving about their stay. If you don’t have a trip to Saruni Wild planned yet, lose yourself in the meantime in these fabulous new Stevie Mann images, here.
Herd-tracking Migration - Mara on the map
There’s nothing like witnessing the Great Migration, one of nature’s natural wonders, in person across the Mara Serengeti ecosystem. For those of you who still have it on their 100 THINGS TO EXPERIENCE list, you can ‘live it’ from wherever you are in the world via your mobile phone, tablet or computer UNTIL 5TH OCTOBER ONLY. You can watch 2 x daily broadcasts, between 10-20 mins each, following nerve-wracking wildebeest river crossings and thrilling, insightful game drives. To read more, and to watch the live broadcasts, register here
Up, up and away - 2016 Exclusive Air Safaris
Don’t miss out on the trip of a lifetime – experience the thrill and wonder of a private, exclusive air safari, departing in both March 2016 (few seats remaining) and May 2016. In partnership with our long-time Friends of Saruni at Campi ya Kanzi, you can choose from an amazing 16 day air safari from Kenya and Botswana, combining the great migration, gorilla, chimps, Victoria falls and the Okavango!  (March 2016) or an epic 36 day (split in two parts – you can do both!) air safari from Kenya to Namibia and back, taking in the vast wilderness and the array of wildlife Africa has to offer from the air and land!  (May 2016).
 
Spaces are limited and interest has been ‘sky-high’ – email us for further information, here.
Making memories - Meet our Guides
Our Saruni guides, or more accurately, your ‘Memory Makers’ work tirelessly, both front-line and behind-the-scenes, to provide you with lifelong, enriching experiences during your safari with us. But how well do you really know them? Read more about them here. Many of you return to Saruni requesting your favourite guide, which is a fantastic credit to the work they do. Well done Saruni guides, keep making the memories!
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