It is well known that renowned entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has always had a personal love for Africa and has visited Kenya on multiply occasions. With this background the foundations for Mahali Mzuri, his Kenyan Safari Camp, was first laid in 2007.
Mahali Mzuri opened then in summer 2013 and is the latest edition to the Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Bransons’s collection of stunning retreats around the world. Mahali Mzuri is located in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy within the Maasai Mara ecosystem. It has been set up in collaboration with the local Maasai communities and a limited number of other tourism partners. The 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. The camp is perched on the side of a lush valley with views over the rolling plains. The Olare Motorogi Conservancy covers approximately 13.500 hectares and there are strict limits on the number of guests that can stay at any one time. You can discover a diverse range of game on the twice daily game drives and guided walks throughout the Olare Motorogi.
Mahali Mzuri is well placed to observe the abundant game in the nearby area and also to take advantage of the annual “Great Migration”, when up to one million wildebeests plus hundreds of thousands of zebras, gazelles and other game undertake a journey of roughly 1.600km through Tanzania and Kenya. Mahali Mzuri offers a total of twelve luxury tented suites catering for a maximum of 24 guests at any one time. Each tented suite sits on a raised platform and includes a spacious bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, sitting area and a terrace with views over the landscape – perfect for spotting the game that will almost certainly wander into view!
With his passion and vision for sustainable tourism, Sir Richard Branson was made a Maasai Elder, a traditional honour the tribe chose to bestow on him in return for bringing prosperity to the land. The traditional ceremony, known in the Maasai language as “Ipayiani”, was conducted by the Maasai Elders in the presence of around 30 members of the local tribal community. Let the celebrity host Sir Richard Branson enchant you and share his passion for Africa and its wildlife, nature and foremost cultures.
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