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We’re located within the Olare Motorogi Conservancy to the north of Kenya's famous Maasai Mara National Reserve 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 is about 240km almost due west of Nairobi and the best way to arrive is by plane is to Nairobi-Wilson Airport. We can arrange transfers between the international and domestic airports for arrivals from outside Kenya.
The main international airport in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, with daily direct flights from the main European hubs: London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam as well as New York.
There are also daily arrivals from Johannesburg in South Africa as well as from hubs in the Middle East including Dubai and Doha.
Flights from Europe take on average just over 8 hours and direct flights from New York will take 15 hours. For those connecting from any other USA hub will need to travel via one of the cities mentioned above.
A number of domestic airlines are based at Nairobi-Wilson Airport and most provide scheduled flights to the region which take an hour or less. There are two airstrips close to Mahali Mzuri that we would recommend guests to use. The closest airstrip is the Olare Orok airstrip which is approximately 25 minutes away from Mahali Mzuri. The second is the Mara North airstrip where the journey by vehicle to the camp is roughly one hour's drive.
Both airstrips are served by flights operated by Safarilink Aviation and Air Kenya. Olare Orok is also served by Governor's Aviation.
Special charter flights can also be arranged on request if the scheduled times don't suit you and these flights can land at the private airstrip in the conservancy, roughly 20 minutes' drive from camp.
Virtually all visitors to Kenya will need a visa to enter the country. UK and Irish citizens travelling to Kenya can apply for their visa in advance online using the Kenyan e-visa portal: www.evisa.go.ke. Visas are generally issued within two working days. Please note that the e-visa system only accepts Debit cards and is roughly US$51 per person.
Visitors are also required to have at least two blank pages in their passport which must be valid for 6 months beyond your expected departure date from Kenya. As advice can change on a regular basis we recommend you check with the advice issued by your government’s State Department or Foreign Office before you set off on your journey.
If you are driving from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you should allow for a journey of 245 kilometres and about 5 hours. If you have a GPS device the coordinates for the camp are: 1° 16’ 24.26” S / 35° 13’ 22.87” E.
Before you set off please contact us with a mobile phone number we can use to reach you and your expected time of arrival. If you get stuck please give us a call on +254 20 5100 090 and we’ll do our best to guide you in!
Leave the airport and follow the A109 (this becomes the A104) out of Nairobi and looking for the junction with the B3 after about 50 kilometres
Join the B3 heading north – this roads swings to the left to take you towards the west after another 20 kilometres
Continue on the B3 for another 90km until you reach Narok. Keep going on the B3 until you reach the turn off for Ngorengore (about 33km) and turn left
Join the Murrum Road and continue for 47 kilometres until you reach Aitong Junction at which point turn left
Follow this road for approximately 8km past the Aitong Primary School on the right until you see the turning for Mahali Mzuri and the Olare Motorogi Conservancy
You’re now on the final stage of the journey to Mahali Mzuri–just another 7-8 km to your destination. We’ll have the champagne on ice!