Welcome to Mahali Mzuri
The name means ‘beautiful place’ in Swahili, and we hope you agree! Mahali Mzuri is Sir Richard Branson’s Kenyan Safari Camp located in the world-famous Maasai Mara ecosystem and right in the path of the annual great migration.
Mahali Mzuri safari camp in the Maasai Mara in Kenya is one of the slickest safari camps you’re likely to come across. In a private conservation area, which is approximately an hour’s flight due west of Nairobi, it’s right in the heart of the wildlife-rich plains and the migration path (July-October), ensuring wildlife aplenty, with a high chance of spotting the stars of the show.
This may not be camping as you know it – this is not even boutique camping, but something far superior. A crop of just twelve stylish, space-age structures on the lush green hillside, the luxury tents boast wooden floors, a plush en-suite bathroom, heaps of living space and a raised patio with a view of the bush and beyond. You’ll have access to the luxe facilities, which include the dining, lounge and bar area, a 12-metre infinity pool with a sunbathing deck and the Nasaro spa treatment room offering Africology treatments.
Twice daily, you’ll hop into a 4×4 Land Cruiser with your experienced guide and explore the wild beauty of the 13,500 hectares of game land. This is a truly intimate experience with uninterrupted views of the animals, plus drinks on hand to toast the sunrise or sunset. You can also take guided bush walks to learn more about the plants and their medicinal properties, as well as getting a closer look at the smaller animals and insects that Africa is famous for.
Good to know
There is more than enough to see within the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, but should you wish to take a day trip out to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Mahali Mzuri include one day’s entrance fee in your rate based on a minimum three-night stay during migration high season (1st July-19th October), usually charged at US $80 per person, per day.
Virtually all visitors to Kenya will need a visa to enter the country, however this can be obtained on arrival at the airport on payment of a cash sum, currently $50 per person. We recommend carrying at least this amount per person travelling, plus a few extra American dollars for snacks at Nairobi Wilson airport or for emergencies. Please note, there is a strict limit of 15kg in soft bags only (including hand luggage) when you board the domestic flight from Nairobi Wilson to the Mara. Storage facilities are available should you need to reduce your luggage for this part of your trip.
Visitors are also required to have at least two blank pages in their passport, which must be valid for six months beyond your expected departure date from Kenya. As advice can change on a regular basis, we recommend that you check with the advice issued by your government’s State Department or Foreign Office before you set off on your journey.