#Competition winners

Commendable Cats:  We are excited to announce the winners and finalists of the 4th Annual #WhyILoveSaruni contest. With an increase of entrants this year, we undoubtedly received breathtaking photos from over a hundred contestants worldwide who visited us and gave their captured rendition of why they love Saruni. This year we let you, friends of Saruni, pick our lucky winner and with an impressive number of votes our highly deserved victor of the 2017 #WhyILoveSaruni competition goes to Wes Orshoski and his ‘Magnificent Cats’ photograph, winning two nights for two on a fully complimentary stay at Saruni Samburu, Saruni Mara or Saruni Wild worth up to $3000 . Thank you to all our contestants who participated and we look forward to what’s in store for 2018.

  THE ‘EYES’ HAVE IT!  Announcing the * WINNER * of our   #WhyILoveSaruni  photo competition  – ‘Magnificent cats’ by guest Wes Orshoski! No skulking in the dark for these cat-tastic predators – they were ‘spotted’ by Wes in broad daylight, loud & proud during his recent safari! This photo was the hands-down winner – with over a 100 votes from around the world. Wes wins  a fully complimentary 2 night stay for 2 at Saruni Samburu, Saruni Mara or Saruni Wild valued at almost $3000!  Congratulations Wes!

THE ‘EYES’ HAVE IT! Announcing the *WINNER* of our #WhyILoveSaruni photo competition – ‘Magnificent cats’ by guest Wes Orshoski! No skulking in the dark for these cat-tastic predators – they were ‘spotted’ by Wes in broad daylight, loud & proud during his recent safari! This photo was the hands-down winner – with over a 100 votes from around the world. Wes wins a fully complimentary 2 night stay for 2 at Saruni Samburu, Saruni Mara or Saruni Wild valued at almost $3000! Congratulations Wes!

   RUNNER UP  of our   #WhyILoveSaruni  photo competition  – ‘Ugali up close’ by guest  Christopher Bramhall ! This beautiful capture of ‘Ugali’ the female leopard who considers the rocks around Saruni Samburu her home, has allowed many of us to get close up from the comfort of our home! For those of you who have had live encounters with her – lucky you!  #goldenticket . Christopher wins  a fully complimentary 1 night stay for 2 at Saruni Samburu, Saruni Mara or Saruni Wild valued at almost $1500 ! Congratulations Christopher.

 RUNNER UP of our #WhyILoveSaruni photo competition – ‘Ugali up close’ by guest Christopher Bramhall! This beautiful capture of ‘Ugali’ the female leopard who considers the rocks around Saruni Samburu her home, has allowed many of us to get close up from the comfort of our home! For those of you who have had live encounters with her – lucky you! #goldenticket. Christopher wins a fully complimentary 1 night stay for 2 at Saruni Samburu, Saruni Mara or Saruni Wild valued at almost $1500! Congratulations Christopher.

  POPULARITY Prize  to The photos that got the most likes, comments & views on Instagram or Facebook wins  an original  Stevie Mann  photographic print   of their choice ! All of the entries submitted by The  Shalamov Family  AKA the  Travel Photo Bloggers  were total favourites! We loved them all, as did you! Alex, Marina, Mia – thank you!

POPULARITY Prize to The photos that got the most likes, comments & views on Instagram or Facebook wins an original Stevie Mann photographic print of their choice! All of the entries submitted by The Shalamov Family AKA the Travel Photo Bloggers were total favourites! We loved them all, as did you! Alex, Marina, Mia – thank you!

 
 'Waterhole Ugali' - December finalist Christoper Bramhall (Instagram)

'Waterhole Ugali' - December finalist Christoper Bramhall (Instagram)

 'Kalama Walk' - December finalist Heather Sutherland (Instagram)

'Kalama Walk' - December finalist
Heather Sutherland (Instagram)

 'Heart of the Adventure' - November finalist Sheila Meade (Facebook)

'Heart of the Adventure' - November finalist
Sheila Meade (Facebook)

 
 'Spot the Difference' - November finalist Kelly Berry (Instagram)

'Spot the Difference' - November finalist
Kelly Berry (Instagram)

 'A Dog with a Bone' - November finalist Ali Harvey (Instagram)

'A Dog with a Bone' - November finalist
Ali Harvey (Instagram)

 'The Magic Tree' - October finalist Kelly Berry (Instagram)

'The Magic Tree' - October finalist
Kelly Berry (Instagram)

 
 'Safari Njema' - October finalist Rozanna Bozabalian (Instagram)

'Safari Njema' - October finalist
Rozanna Bozabalian (Instagram)

 'On my doorstep' - October finalist Jeffrey Hartog (Facebook)

'On my doorstep' - October finalist
Jeffrey Hartog (Facebook)

 'Thrill of the Hunt' - October finalist Ali Harvey (Instagram)

'Thrill of the Hunt' - October finalist
Ali Harvey (Instagram)

 
 'Dreams do come true' - September finalist Christel Gellidon (Instagram)

'Dreams do come true' - September finalist
Christel Gellidon (Instagram)

 'Tricolore Mara' - September finalist Christel Gellidon (Instagram)

'Tricolore Mara' - September finalist
Christel Gellidon (Instagram)

 'Starry Rhino nights' - September finalist Rebecca Roth (Instagram)

'Starry Rhino nights' - September finalist
Rebecca Roth (Instagram)

 
 'Bath with a View' - September finalist Christel Gellidon (Instagram)

'Bath with a View' - September finalist
Christel Gellidon (Instagram)

 'Rhino Tracking' - September finalist Rebecca Roth (Instagram)

'Rhino Tracking' - September finalist
Rebecca Roth (Instagram)

 'I Heart Samburu' - September finalist Rebecca Larsson (Instagram)

'I Heart Samburu' - September finalist
Rebecca Larsson (Instagram)

 
 'Lion in the Grass' August finalist, Billy Hare (Facebook)

'Lion in the Grass'
August finalist, Billy Hare (Facebook)

 'Camouflaged Oryx' - August finalist Heather Sutherland (Instagram)

'Camouflaged Oryx' - August finalist
Heather Sutherland (Instagram)

 'Mara Storm' - August finalist Maritha Flakstad Kleppe (Facebook)

'Mara Storm' - August finalist
Maritha Flakstad Kleppe (Facebook)

 
 'Loijupu and his Keeper' - August finalist Rozanna Bozabalian (Instagram)

'Loijupu and his Keeper' - August finalist
Rozanna Bozabalian (Instagram)

 'The Two-Headed Giraffe' July finalist, Karim Karmali (Facebook)

'The Two-Headed Giraffe'
July finalist, Karim Karmali (Facebook)

 
 'Kalama Ellies at the Waterhole' July finalist, Heather Sutherland (Instagram)

'Kalama Ellies at the Waterhole'
July finalist, Heather Sutherland (Instagram)

 'Along the Ewaso Nyiro' July finalist, Cleo Vauban (Instagram)

'Along the Ewaso Nyiro'
July finalist, Cleo Vauban (Instagram)