Mahali Mzuri

Mara Lodges, Kenya

The hotel

Mahali Mzuri opened in 2013 and is part of Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s eclectic and exclusive portfolio of retreats. The name, in Swahili, means ‘beautiful place’, an apt description for this particular part of the world, teeming with wildlife, including elephants, zebra, wildebeest, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, gazelle and buffalo. There’ll be plenty of opportunities to explore your fascinating surrounds and spot the abundant wildlife during game drives, safari walks and night drives conducted by experienced Masai guides. Accommodation is in 12 luxury tented suites, all set beautifully beneath the stars and very comfortable indeed. As for eats and drinks, it’s all included, with gourmet meals, utilising fresh, local produce served in a variety of locations. Meals are accompanied by the finest wines and champagne and be sure not to miss Africa's tradition of sundowners! If you have children with you, there are two family tents and a main tent full of games, a music system and a TV. With a swimming pool, spa treatment room and unlimited access to the stunning Olare Motorogi Conservancy, this unique luxury tented camp, is getting very popular indeed!

Amenities

  • Safari
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Near National Park

Where is it

In the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, just north of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, right in the path of the annual migration. Flight and road transfer from Nairobi Wilson Airport: 2 hours.

Hotel information

12 luxury individual tents providing views of some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. All are stylishly decorated with 1 king-size bed, sitting area, and en-suite bathroom, private terrace, mini-bar and free standing bath with separate shower. There are 6 tents on either side of the Main Tent, all are accessible by a walkway and most sleep maximum 2 adults, or 1 adult and 1 child.

Tents 7 and 8 are able to accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.

All Inclusive of: breakfast, lunch and dinner. All drinks including Champagne and premium brands. Game-drives.

All meals and drinks (including premium drinks and champagne) are included and served either in the dining room, in the bush or somewhere private, just for two. Bush barbecues, Champagne picnics and sundowners available. Sunrise and sunset game drives (at least 2 daily). Informative talks on local culture, flora and fauna (on request), visits to local markets (open Wed-Thur only). Main tent with TV, DVDs, iPod and sound system, small library of books and games. Complimentary WiFi in rooms and the main areas of the retreat. Spa treatments* are available in a secluded spot a short walk from the main tent. And not forgetting the swimming pool, looking out over the plains.

3 nights between 22 Dec-1 Jan.

Price includes 3-night itinerary below staying at Mahali Mzuri

Day 1: Nairobi to Mahali Mzuri
Board your internal flight from Nairobi Wilson airport to Mahali Mzuri. You will be met and transferred to the camp. Afternoon game-drive. (D)
Days 2-3: Mahali Mzuri
Game-drives in the Masai Mara. (B/L/D)
Day 4: Mahali Mzuri to Nairobi
Late morning flight to Nairobi Wilson for your onward flight arrangements. (B)

Please note: children must be aged 6 years or older to stay at Mahali Mzuri.

* Denotes local charge. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic & Unique Property! Wonderful stay!

Dec 29, 2019 pacwp Winter Park, Florida

We visited this property as part of our Micato African Splendour safari. Our "tent" was spacious and beautifully decorated as were the common areas. We had a huge patio that overlooked the Mara. Service and food was very good. Everything about our stay was great.
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Dec 11, 2019 awwanjau Narok, Kenya

One of the best ⛺ well ventilated and you can enjoy scenery from the balcony.Food is of high standard,well prepared with balanced diet,veriaty of drinks.Staff are well trained with high moral and clean, friendly.
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Oct 30, 2019 F6089MSlizs Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

This is our second visit to this fantastic camp as a family. Cannot praise it enough. Location is out of this world and the tents are spacious and comfortable. Everything has been thought of from sun cream, lovely toiletries and even hair dryer (areal luxury in the Bush) But it is the staff at this place which really make it for us. Every single… Read more
This is our second visit to this fantastic camp as a family. Cannot praise it enough. Location is out of this world and the tents are spacious and comfortable. Everything has been thought of from sun cream, lovely toiletries and even hair dryer (areal luxury in the Bush) But it is the staff at this place which really make it for us. Every single one is smiley and helpful and spoil our two grandsons rotten. There is always someone around to fulfill any wants and we never feel we are being too much trouble. Although everyone is absolutely lovely our very special thanks must go to John, our guide. He finds us everything and is endlessly patient with the boys teaching them so much. Hope to return before too long. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Superb Camp, Charming Staff, Tremendous Food and the Great Migration - What Else?

Oct 11, 2019 Patricia W Gainesville, Florida

We have always limited ourselves to camps/game drives in South Africa because of the logistics. WE WERE SO WRONG. Early morning we flew in a tiny plane - 150 miles west of Nairobi - to the grassy landing strip in Mahali Mzuri ("beautiful place" in Swahili). It was a beautiful flight! The camp is located in a lush valley of the 35,000-acre… Read more
We have always limited ourselves to camps/game drives in South Africa because of the logistics. WE WERE SO WRONG. Early morning we flew in a tiny plane - 150 miles west of Nairobi - to the grassy landing strip in Mahali Mzuri ("beautiful place" in Swahili). It was a beautiful flight! The camp is located in a lush valley of the 35,000-acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy which is part of the Greater Masai Mara ecosystem famous for its abundant populations and species of wildlife. The Conservancy is dedicated to protecting the animals and people that live on the land. We were met by our Guide Levi and Tracker Rinka with champagne! They were so great at finding wildlife - we stayed busy almost every minute of our drives. We saw leopards, cheetahs and lions galore! One day they took us to the Mara River to see the migration and the crossing! It was an entire day with lunch on the river! During our visit we followed on our daily drives many instances of this 1,000 mile Great Migration. The futuristic designed "tents" are perched on a bluff where we could sit on our veranda and watch the elephants play in the valley below. The entire arrangement of the suite is perfect. They have a bar set up with the special liquid of choice! They assign a very competent and charming staff member. Thank you, Johnstone! Our food was prepared by Chef Edison - and we had already been told he was GREAT in the kitchen. His soups are amazing and every bit of meat - beef, lamb, beef, lamb - was prepared perfectly. We were wowed! We had several meals served on our veranda and ended the evening listening to the game near our property. Six days of wildlife treks, astonishing photography, great food, helpful staff, and abundant African wildlife passed by all too quickly. We have fallen in love with this camp and have already booked it for 2020 - breaking our South African Rule, again. Thank all of you at Mahali Mzuri - it was truly a gift! Read less
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Oct 8, 2019 alleppey New York

We had great expectations for Mahali Mzuri in Kenya’s Masai Mara after our stays in Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. No question the place is exclusive and the tents were the best we stayed in. But the food was far below our experience in the other places. Especially steak!! However our guide Betty was superb. She knew how to… Read more
We had great expectations for Mahali Mzuri in Kenya’s Masai Mara after our stays in Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. No question the place is exclusive and the tents were the best we stayed in. But the food was far below our experience in the other places. Especially steak!! However our guide Betty was superb. She knew how to track the animals and was often the first to arrive at the “scene”. The Masai village visit was great and their efforts to support the local school for Masai must be commended. We also met some nice fellow travelers at Mahali!! We strongly recommend as we know the Branson organization will fix the food. Read less