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Mahali Mzuri

Mahali Mzuri opened in 2013 and is Sir Richard Branson's Kenyan Safari Camp located in the Motorogi Conservancy within the Maasai Mara ecosystem.

Mahali Mzuri is located within the Motorogi Conservancy in the northern region of Kenya's famous Maasai Mara ecosystem at an elevation of 1700m above sea level. The camp is perched on the side of a lush valley with views over the rolling plains. Together the Motorogi and Olare Orok Conservancies cover roughly 13,500 hectares (33,000 acres) and there are strict limits on the number of guests that can stay at any one time. The camp is well placed to observe the abundant game in the area and also to take advantage of the annual 'Great Migration', which sees up to one million wildebeest undertake a journey of roughly 1,600km.

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.

Our team has been working with the Maasai since the beginning of the project to ensure their full involvement. We promote and hire from the local communities and most of our staff are from surrounding areas.

Mahali Mzuri is part of Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson's portfolio of unique retreats.

Game viewing

Wild animals roaming the Kenyan plains include wildebeest, elephants, zebra, lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffe, impala and gazelles, but that's just for starters.

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. Our highly experienced and trained team of Field Guides will guide your twice daily (morning and afternoon) game drives navigating the Motorogi and Olare Orok Conservancies in open vehicles.

A number of lion pride territories meet in the Motorogi Conservancy which can make for some interesting encounters as the different groups battle for dominance. The area is also home to roughly 150,000 Loita wildebeest who do not make the annual migration south and seem content to 'loiter' all year round!

Of course one of the biggest draws to the area is the annual 'Great Migration', which sees 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.

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