Opened in summer 2013, Mahali Mzuri is the newest addition to Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition of luxury retreats. Mahali Mzuri has been set up in collaboration with the local Maasai communities and a limited number of other tourism partners.
The lodge is located within the Motorogi Conservancy in the northern region of Kenya's acclaimed Maasai Mara ecosystem. It is located 1,700m above sea level, perched on the side of a lush valley with views over the Masai Mara plains.
The camp is well placed to observe the abundant game in the area and also to witness the annual 'Great Migration', which sees up to one million wildebeest undertake a 1,600km journey across the African plains.
There are 12 luxury tented suites which can accommodate a maximum of 24 guests at any one time. Each suite sits on a raised platform and is comprised of a spacious bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, a sitting area, and a terrace with views over the landscape.
The camp offers two daily game drives. There are guided tours of the local villages to learn more about the Maasai Tribe or visits to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Guests can also unwind by the camp’s infinity pool or take a spa treatment.
The lodge is about 240km west of Nairobi and the best way to arrive is by plane (1hr flight) from the city's Wilson Airport (WIL) which serves domestic destinations within Kenya. From the public airstrip, the journey to the camp is approximately one hour's drive. Special charter flights can also be arranged on request and these flights can land at the private airstrip in the conservancy, approximately 20 minutes' drive from camp. A transfer by helicopter can be also arranged directly to the lodge from Nairobi
June to October is the best time to visit as this is when the Great Migration occurs.