Front-row seats to the Great Migration is just the beginning of the experience at Mahali Mzuri ecolodge in Kenya.
This newly opened safari camp is as dazzling and authentic as its benefactor, Sir Richard Branson, a Maasai tribal elder since 2007. So in a way, the newly opened camp is on Branson’s tribal land.
The views from Mahali Mzuri (‘beautiful place’ in Swahili) are quite literally to die for. And you may just witness the circle of life from the main viewing deck or your private balcony.
The camp, of just 12 tents, is set on one side of a valley, right in the centre of the Great Migration highway.
On the other side of the valley, a watering hole seduces thirsty migrating wildlife while travelling through Kenya and Tanzania… often becoming a lion’s dinner, all within the watchful eyes of guests.
True to Branson’s style, the tents are small-part safari tent, bigger-part luxury villa. So close, you can almost touch the wilderbeest whilst lying in your billion-counts of Egyptian linen wonder – although not wise.
The food is stunning, served alfresco under lantern-lit trees.
Listening to the sound of a hyena’s cackle as you lounge in your roll topped bath and witnessing the law of the jungle from the chaise lounge on your private deck has to be added to your bucket list.
All-inclusive rates start from $653 per person per night based on double occupancy.