East Africa Bush Tails

A February Mara Safari

These photos were sent to us by recent client and really give a flavour of the animals you are likely to see on a Governors Safari at this time of year. Sue and Rhys have stayed with us many times and it is always a pleasure to host them on safari in the Mara. Sue wrote to us to say “Many thanks for another wonderful stay at Governors Camp. We had a fantastic time, and saw the most amazing things. But my favourite was the baby hyena – so cute !” Many thanks to Sue and Rhys for sharing their wonderful photos with us.

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Dear Friends,
Saruni is preparing for another excellent year by focusing on delivering quality in every way through our lodges and our safaris. There is a lot of development happening as we continue to grow, and we are delighted to share the following exclusive stories with you.

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Where the magic happens
Our Safari Reservations and Tour Ops team has recently expanded, and as you know, we have moved to a lovely new office in Karen in Nairobi to accommodate our flourishing team. We welcomed back Tom Hartley to the Saruni team as our Operations Manager and Nikki Rushmere has joined us in our Marketing department.

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Together with Fatima Salim and Ann Lepirei in reservations and bookings, and Thomas Whachira and Paul Murugu in accounts this is where the magic happens, and where the team works hard behind the scenes to make sure Saruni guests have unforgettable, life-changing experiences while on safari with us.
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Saruni Guides sharpen their skills

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Saruni acknowledges and value the very important role a guide plays in a guests experience. A guide has the responsibility and the privilege of taking guests on a journey of discovery, sharing their knowledge, tracking wildlife, creating memorable experiences, hosting guests and tending to their individual needs. It is often a guide that leaves a lasting impression many years after a safari.

As we head into low season, all of the Saruni guides will be preparing for the high season ahead and the many more to come by taking part in intensive training by the renowned Guides Guide, Pietro Luraschi. This is a very exciting opportunity for the guides, as well as Saruni as a whole.

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Pietro is the guides’ guide to guiding. After many years in the field, he gained the highest qualifications from the most accredited association of safari guides in Africa, FGASA.

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Pietro will be with our Masai and Samburu guides for two months, teaching them the best walking and driving safari etiquette, going deep into birdwatching, botany, mammals behavior, and hosting of guests. It is not only his impeccable technical skills that will make a difference, but his belief that every safari is an adventure that will last for a life time.

Further training for Saruni’s Wellbeing Team

We believe in investing in our staff, nurturing each Saruni employee to achieve their full potential and to create experiences of the highest quality for guests. In addition to encouraging and empowering our guides, our Saruni Wellbeing Team will be undergoing further training in beauty and massage therapy.

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This training will focus and develop their knowledge and experience, and will be conducted through the world-renowned and highly professional Italian Spa franchise, Centro Benessere Stresa. Sabrina Devito will be joining us from Italy for 3 weeks in May.
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