The Virgin Limited Edition Safari Camp by Ruby Amir
‘ When you think of going on Safari in Kenya, one of the first things that comes to mind is the Great Migration. Words just can’t do justice to the majesty of this awe-inspiring spectacle. I hope you enjoy your Kenyan adventure as much as I do’ - Sir Richard Branson.
Mahali Mzuri isn’t the best hotel in the world without reason. The name translated to ‘beautiful place’ is literally a beautiful dream come true in the wild. Right on the passage of the annual Great Migration, the stay at this hotel is jaw-dropping from all corners. Nature’s drama unfolds in real time, witnessed from the ultimate glamping experience one can think of. The circle of life in the migration of the millions of wildebeest with friends and foes, is a view not to be missed.
The people of the savannah, standing proud with their painted shields and bright red cloaks, the Maasai tribe, is one of the most respected tribes in East Africa. Sir Richard Branson was honoured with the title of Maasai Elder, a title given as a thank you to the wealth he brought to their land. It is not common for people outside the tribe to be celebrated as one of them.
Glamping-it-up in one of the twelve luxurious tents in the middle of the Maasai Mara ecosystem is a once in a lifetime experience. Portraying the colours of Africa in the design, the tents come with private decks, sunrises, sundowners and everything in between. The limited number of tents Mahali Mzuri ensures quiet time to take in the scenery that surrounds it with a drink in hand.
Fine dining in the middle of the Maasai Mara can seem a bit far-fetched. But this is not the case in Mahali Mzuri, as the chefs have developed pan-African dishes influenced by the variety of spices, flavours and culture. From bush BBQ’s to dining out on the deck, there is a lot of creativity and love poured towards an unforgettable dine experience.
For activity-seekers, game drives are the way to go. The safari camp offers game drives twice a way, giving up close and personal views of the incredible animal sightings along the way. Leopards to lions, elephants to giraffes, zebras to wildebeest, there will not be a lack of adventure on these game drives hosted by experienced field guides.
This glorious camp has re-opened for travellers again. So,why not explore this bit of Kenya with the warmth of its people, the wonderful cuisine and the magical drama of the wilderness? Memories will not be limited edition for sure.