Showing we care
Since its opening in 2013, Mahali Mzuri has been deeply rooted in conservation, with the goal of preserving the under-threat route of the Great Wildebeest Migration.
With sustainability and community now firmly ingrained in our DNA, we have formed close bonds with the local Maasai landowners and today, over 80% of our team comes from the local community, many of whom have been with us from the very beginning.
Creating a better future
Highlighting a decade of Mahali Mzuri's extraordinary achievements, our newly launched ‘Creating a Better Future’ five-part video series offers a true insight into our camp's widespread work to support the local communities and conserve the future for generations to come.
Discover our team's personal stories and unprecedented accomplishments, which are paving the way for the younger generations of the Maasai people.
Supporting the community
Working with generous, individual guest donors, over the last ten years we have worked hard to enhance the standard of living in the local communities. Our efforts have centred on the key pillars of Education, Water and Sanitation and Health.
One of our biggest success stories is the decade-long development and ongoing support of the local school for 300 students, aged three to 15 years old. It’s now complete with dining hall, computer lab, accommodation and toilet facilities, as well as a school meal programme and rainwater harvesting system aimed at combatting malnutrition.
Guests to Mahali Mzuri can contribute towards the expansion of the school and the running of these initiatives by visiting the local villages and, in turn, learning about the Maasai culture and long-standing traditions.
Conservation and sustainability
The most important contribution to sustainability is how we work together with the local community in the formation of conservancies and the protection of the wider Maasai Mara Ecosystem.
Forming conservancies guarantees a fair income to every landowning member regardless of tourism numbers, ensuring a stable income for the community, high-value, low-density tourism creating less pressure on the environment and the appreciation of the real value of effective conservation of conservancy land.
There are no fences between the Mara and Olare Motorogi conservancies, so there is fantastic game viewing to be enjoyed.
With a core focus also on creating even greener prospects, the imminent completion of a solar farm will provide 100% of the camp’s energy, with a larger garden to supply the kitchen with vegetables and herbs and a rainwater harvesting system also on the near horizon.
Inua Jamii: Uplifting the community
Launched in 2023 and committed to sustaining support for the community long into the future, Mahali Mazuri's funding support for ongoing and future initiatives will be channelled under the umbrella of a dedicated charitable association: Inua Jamii.
Inua Jamii means ‘uplifting the community’ in Swahili, with 100% of donations still going directly towards specific projects and the Maasai communities.
Pack for a Purpose
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers to make a lasting impact in the community at their travel destination.
If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you'll make a priceless impact on the lives of our local children and families.
Here at Mahali Mzuri, we are currently supporting the Enkenju - Enkoirien Primary School, located about 4kms from the Mahali Mzuri camp in Narok county, Aitong town.
The school currently houses 120 students, aged between four and 14 years. Donations from local businesses have helped to fund essential items such as solar lights, computers and printers, while local communities and guests have provided stationery including books, pens and pencils, beads for bead-making, maps and dictionaries.
All contributions are a big help towards encouraging young children to go to school for a formal education.