Mahali Mzuri
Game drives at Mahali Mzuri Mahali Mzuri
Game drives at Mahali Mzuri
Mahali Mzuri

Mahali Mzuri

This most awe-inspiring of landscapes is the setting for Mahali Mzuri, Sir Richard Branson’s tented camp in a pristine part of the African bush. Positioned within the Maasai Mara ecosystem, this is the place to be for a front row view of the abundant game in the area. The camp is also in the path of the world-famous annual Great Migration.

Country

Kenya

Highlights

Mahali Mzuri is located in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy and there are 13,500 hectares of bush to explore. Against the backdrop of a valley and sprawling plains as far as the eye can see visitors to Mahali Mzuri can expect exciting game drives with experienced Guides, delicious meals, a cosy and relaxing atmosphere at our camp and accommodation in a uniquely designed, spacious and luxurious tent.

Need to Know

Mahali Mzuri has been set up in collaboration with the local Maasai communities and a limited number of other tourism partners. Our key priorities are to leave as minimal a footprint as possible on the land and to promote low density tourism which creates less pressure on the environment.


SafarisSafaris


We have open 4x4 Land Cruiser vehicles, seating a maximum of six guests and there are early morning and late afternoon game drives. Night game drives are also available and can be arranged by guests whilst at Mahali Mzuri. We can also pack you a picnic lunch and set off on a full day drive to make the most of the bush.


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Made famous by the abundance of wild animals roaming the Kenyan plains incluing wildebeest, elephants, zebra, lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffe, impala and gazelles, the conservancy partners have restricted the number of vehicles allowing a more private game viewing experience. On a typical game drive at Mahali Mzuri you’ll spot many of the animals listed above as well as buffalos, topi (antelope native to this area only), hippopotamus, warthogs and hyenas plus an abundant and diverse range of bird life. The camp is well placed to observe the abundant game in the area and also to take advantage of the annual ‘Great Migration’, when up to one million wildebeest plus hundreds of thousands of zebra, gazelles and other game undertake a journey of roughly 1,600km through Tanzania and Kenya.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

• Guided bush walks • Visits to the local markets • Twice daily game drives and game drives at night • Relaxing spa treatments • Cultural day trips to learn more about the Maasai Tribe • Day trips to the Maasai Mara National Reserve

FacilitiesFacilities

The central Main Tent features a main lounge area with an open fireplace, a library of books, iPads for guest use, iPod docking stations and speaker systems, a games console and a TV/DVD player for those who wish to keep in touch with the news or sport. We have binoculars available for guests and a telescope for stargazing plus our 12 metre outdoor infinity pool, big enough for a leisurely swim or a refreshing dip. There is a large decked area where breakfast and lunch is served and a communal table inside seating 24.

AccommodationAccommodation

We have 12 unique tented suites sleeping a maximum of 24 guests at any time. The tents are perched on a ridge looking over the valley with a distinctive design adapted to the local climate and terrain. There are six tents on either side of the Main Tent, each accessible by a shared walkway, the furthest of which is approximately a 5 minute walk from the Main Tent. Ten of the 12 tents are designed to sleep two adults and all can be split into twin beds. The remaining two tents are configured so that the sitting area is enclosed with fold-out sofa beds accommodating up to two additional guests.

AccoladesAccolades

Mahali Mzuri was featured in the Travel + Leisure It List 2014

SeasonSeason

All year round

Average StayAverage Stay

3 – 4 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Prices start from US$ 800 per room per night, based on shared double occupancy and include all meals, drinks, game drives and transfers from the nearest airstrip.

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children aged eight years or older are very welcome to stay at Mahali Mzuri. We have two tents which are able to accommodate additional guests in the separate enclosed sitting room. Children are able to join their parents on daily game drives.  We have children's books, games and kites, plus a TV, DVD player and games console for extra entertainment. We would be delighted to organise tailored activities to further educate our younger guests on their African surroundings and the local wildlife. Baby-sitting can be arranged and special food and beverages or simple snacks and light meals can be prepared.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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