It’s been more than four years since the plans for Mahali Mzuri, Virgin Limited Edition’s newest property, were first sketched out on the back of the proverbial envelope, but the vision to bring this project to completion has its roots in a ceremony dating back to 2007. On the 3rd of June that year our owner 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.
Fast forward to 2013 and in many ways it feels as if the opening of the Mahali Mzuri camp is the completion of the first chapter of our Kenyan adventure.
This 12-tented luxury safari camp is set to open its doors in August this year, and due to our location in the Motorogi Conservancy guests are guaranteed a front-row seat to the area’s year-round abundant game as well as the Great Migration, usually taking place between July and October.
The quality of game is evidenced by a recent report on prides of lions in the Motorogi and neighbouring conservancies which identified a resident population of 15 adults and cubs per 100 square kilometres – that’s a lot of lions! Maintaining a large population of carnivores alongside traditional pastoral communities like the Maasai for whom cattle herds have a significant cultural and economic status is tricky, and this is only made possible by the innovative land management program currently in place. This partnership involves local tourism partners, Virgin Limited Edition and the Maasai Tribal Elders.
Get in touch with our reservations team to be the very first guests to experience Mahali Mzuri. Rates start from US$590 per person per night in low season, and from US$995 per person per night in high season.