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Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
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#48 of 175 Specialty lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
4.9
Value
4.8
Mahali Mzuri is located in the Motorogi Conservancy and there are 13,500 hectares of bush to explore along with the neighbouring Olare Orok Conservancy. Against the backdrop of a valley and sprawling plains as far as the eye can see, visitors to Mahali Mzuri can expect exciting game drives with experienced Guides, delicious meals, a cosy and relaxing atmosphere at our camp and in a uniquely designed, spacious and luxurious tent.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Highchairs available
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Radio
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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Languages Spoken
English, Swahili

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Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
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Mara Lodges Airport17 miSee all flights
Olkiombo Airstrip12 miSee all flights
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Waithira wrote a review Jun 2022
Nairobi, Kenya8 contributions6 helpful votes
After a short flight from Wilson airport, we landed in the heart of the Maasai mara & we were welcomed with a glass of champagne by our Maasai guide John. A soft drink was also Availed for my daughter. Very thoughtful 😊 The warm welcome simply sets the standard of what to expect at Mahali Mzuri. After an enjoyable drive from the airstrip, we arrived at Mahali Mzuri , an absolutely unpretentious & breathtaking place. We will never forget that right outside the tent patio, we saw a herd of elephants & to this day this magical moment remains a key highlight for us. The architecture of these tents is like no other. A site to behold. They stand out yet blend in with nature. They are clean,spacious and very comfortable. Even on hot afternoons, the temperatures in the tents are controlled. The people are wonderful. Special appreciation to Chef Eddie, Joy & our guide John The kids are also not left out of the activities, there's the little warriors experience where they are given a checklist with all the animals, plants & birds found at the conservancy, their duty is to tick off all they'll spot & at the end of the holiday, they're awarded with a Little warrior certificate. Indeed one of my bucket list items & I'm grateful i got the chance to experience Mahali Mzuri!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Faisal A wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The most wounded full The most wonderful experience I have ever had. Words can’t describe enough the joy and happiness we feel that we were lucky to go through this experience. I would really love to thank every and each one of the Mahali mzuri team who made went over and beyond our expectations. -Ms. Ann who really greeted us the with the warmest smile and explained to us in detail and was making sure to know our expectations simply just to go over it and surprise us, you really made us feel like we reached home from the first moment. -Mr. Kisimei who looked out throughout the stay , he remembered our preference and payed attention to ever small detail to ensure we had the food and drinks, he’s very friendly and very professional. -Head chef Mr. Edison who simply is hands down one of the few chefs around the world who’s able to ace all kind of different cuisine. Thank you for every single delicious bite we ever had in each and every meal you prepared for us from scratch, and the lovely memory that not only my brain will remember, but my stomach too, your dishes are out of this world. -Mr. Jackson Thank you so much for all of your time and effort, thank you for all the knowledge and information you passed to us , thank you for all of the amazing life time memories, your so friendly, respectful and professional you really made us wait for ever single drive to be surprised and blown away , I’m proud to say I have a friend in the MAASI now who we can trust and enjoy the moments with, thank you. To the rest of the team thank you so much and hope to see all soon.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Just book your flight and leave the rest to them
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Faisal A, Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a glowing and thorough review of your time at Mahali Mzuri – reading feedback like this leaves us beaming with pride from ear to ear. I simply loved reading your comments about each of the team and how their efforts had such a positive impact on your stay and would like to say a huge thank you as they are all overjoyed to receive personal recognition. I also couldn’t agree more, Ann’s smile and warmth lights up the room, Kisimei goes above and beyond in every situation, and Jackson’s knowledge of safari and the surrounding wildlife is simply unmatched. Not forgetting chef Eddie who I agree, is somewhat of a genius in the kitchen – it’s brilliant to hear that his culinary delights formed such a memorable part of your stay. We really enjoyed hosting you and very much hope you will come back and see us again soon. Kind Regards, Wilson Odhiambo General Manager Wilson.Odhiambo@mahalimzuri.virgin.com
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Jess Savage wrote a review Apr 2022
Nairobi, Kenya22 contributions
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Travelled there with my husband who was on a business trip. Amazing view onto a valley with resident lion prides sunning themselves on the other side. Great guide in Jackson who is clearly very passionate about his job. Thanks to all the staff and Maryanne for welcoming us so nicely.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Jessica S, We’re delighted you were able to join your husband on his work trip and visit Mahali Mzuri as a result; it was our absolute pleasure to host you. Thank you so much for sharing such a glowing review and we’re thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed getting out on game drives with Jackson – the lions are incredible aren’t they. On behalf of myself and the whole team, thank you! Kind Regards, Wilson Odhiambo General Manager Wilson.Odhiambo@mahalimzuri.virgin.com
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Thushari K wrote a review Apr 2022
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We had the best safari trip here in this amazing camp in Masai Mara - amazing location, best service and most notably the best people I’ve ever met ! Newton and Betty : you were the most amazing guides who drove us around and became part of our families! We’ve seen everything we wanted to see and more ! Smiles all the way and can’t wait to return! Johnston: you really are the face of Mahali Mazuri ! Your smile every morning and evening made our day all worthwhile waking up to . How do you really have this smile all day everyday? We really hope to see you when we return to this amazing place again . Big thanks to Joe for supporting Johnston in looking after us throughout our stay . Mariana : thank you for making our stay memorable and comfortable! We loved the bush dinner and the dance on our final night including most romantic setting in our bedrooms . You have shown us how the service of an excellent holiday location can be . We would also like to thank everyone whose helped behind the scenes, chefs, kitchen staff , house keeper Jack and night guards etc ! This would not be as perfect without the support of you all - it’s all team work here and you all have shown it so well . Thanks once again for this most memorable trip - Balalle family and Kotalawela family from UK
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Thushari K, We are beaming from ear to ear after reading your review, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of Mahali Mzuri and for all the many, many kind words about the team. I’m a little biased, but they really are world-class and Mahali Mzuri wouldn’t be the memorable experience it is without them – it’s also what gave us the privileged title of #1 Hotel in the World. It was a privilege to host both your families and immerse you in the wonders of Kenyan safari and we can’t thank you enough for getting stuck in and experiencing everything to the full. On behalf of myself and the whole team, thank you, thank you, thank you. It really isn’t hard to smile all day with guests like you and we only hope you will visit us again soon. There’s nothing we like more than welcoming people as guests and parting ways as friends and we’re already looking forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Wilson Odhiambo General Manager Wilson.Odhiambo@mahalimzuri.virgin.com
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Joyce Gitangu wrote a review Apr 2022
Nairobi, Kenya29 contributions
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We enjoyed our stay, I felt at home. As a local, Kenyan traveler I didn’t feel like we were treated any less than the “other” travelers compared to other places I have traveled where we are bluntly discriminated upon. The rooms are comfortable, spacious, and even if we had issues with the water getting hot, the management team worked tirelessly to ensure it was fixed. As a vegan the chef Eddie went beyond to make sure I enjoyed the meals. The staff are exceptional, Johnstone, James, Joy, Marianne. Very professional! The only thing is housekeeping was very disconnected, and I feel he should have introduced himself to us and maybe customize our room to meet our needs. The whole experience was superb and I am thankful to the staff who made our experience worthwhile. I don’t repeat destinations but this one is a must repeat with friends and the broader family. Ashe 🙏🏽
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear jgitangu, It was so wonderful to host you and we can’t thank you enough for taking the time to write such a glowing review. Each and every guest that visits Mahali Mzuri is incredibly special to us and we are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with us. I’m a little biased, but Chef Eddie really is brilliant isn’t he. We’re so pleased the meals were to your liking and catered to your needs. Thank you too, for your feedback on our housekeeping – we always welcome thoughts and suggestions on ways we can improve. Your comments have been gratefully noted and will certainly help as we continually strive to be better. The team are incredibly grateful for the personal recognition and we’re over the moon to hear you would like to visit Mahali Mzuri again. We will be ready and waiting to greet you with open arms, don’t leave it too long. Kind Regards, Wilson Odhiambo General Manager Wilson.Odhiambo@mahalimzuri.virgin.com
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AshSinc wrote a review Apr 2022
Co.Durham64 contributions42 helpful votes
Would love to tell you about all the surprising and magical things we experienced here but I don’t want to spoil an amazing holiday. Suffice to say that I believe the staff here are invested in the success of their camp, and the opportunities it provides for the local community. We wanted for nothing, and every interaction was positive. They’ve thought of everything. John, our guide, was endlessly knowledgeable, and everyone at the hotel anticipated our needs, from our favourite coffees waiting for us in the morning to sundowners in the evening. I don’t feel qualified to rate something as awesome as the animal kingdom but it, too, seemed to be out in force from the moment we flew over the Maasai until the moment we left. Bring a toothbrush and a change of clothes and Mahali Mzuri will take care of the rest. The village visit was really interesting, the tents were awesome, but not as awesome as the view and the opportunity to be so close to so many of natures wonders. Wilson, Bob, David were just a few of the gems we met, the chefs were helpful and produced sumptuous menus every day. The kids had great fun training to be little rangers and learned so much from seeing the animals in their natural habitats. Mariana was so welcoming and helped us with anything we needed. Thank you all for an outstanding holiday - anywhere else has a lot to live up to!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear AshSinc, Reviews like this make everything we do at Mahali Mzuri worthwhile – it is so touching to hear all the wonderful things you have to say about your time with us and we can’t thank you enough for taking the time to share your experience. It was our absolute pleasure to host you and your family. Your little ones were such brilliant little guides, full of energy and completely engaged in their surroundings, and we’re delighted that you took the time to join us in visiting the community in the local villages; I can’t emphasise enough how important taking care of the surrounding villages and people is to all of us at Mahali Mzuri so it means a great deal that you fully immersed yourselves in everything we do here. Thank you too for your kind words about the delicious meals and various locations you enjoyed them in. We take great pride in making sure every second of your stay in camp is full of adventure and surprise (with a good dose of relaxation), so we’re delighted that all the little extras and special moments enhanced your trip and left you feeling so well looked after. Thank you again for your glowing review and for personally recognising so many members of the team, you’ve made our day. We only hope you will come back and visit us again soon. Kind Regards, Wilson Odhiambo General Manager Wilson.Odhiambo@mahalimzuri.virgin.com
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J Lee wrote a review Jan 2022
San Francisco27 contributions7 helpful votes
If you are headed to Maasai Mara, this is THE only place to stay. Before my arrival my cynical self thought "Oh no, it can't be that amazing" but let me tell you it was. Every minute from touchdown at the dirt airstrip, being met by the amazingly knowledgeable Betty (my driver guide while I was there), to arrival at the main entrance to be met by the incredibly welcoming Mariana (camp manager), to my tearful and reluctant departure three days later was fabulously excellent. Six or seven stars at least. Yes, your suite is a "tent" but it's like camping on steroids -- trust the photos on Trip Advisor, they accurately convey the luxury. And you want game viewing? It's right Up Close And Personal here - the guides are allowed to go off road right up to the animals, unlike other places where drivers are confined to the dirt paths (like the Serengeti). And the animals don't mind, they seem accustomed to vehicles (just don't get out!). The food is better than most Michelin rated restaurants and the service will consistently knock your socks off. Yes it is not cheap but if you want to have The Pinnacle Safari Experience, this is THE place to do it. Short hop on a small plane from Nairobi, don't miss it! And yes the photos posted here of the wildlife are 100% accurate - - I saw those same things too!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded Jan 21, 2022
Dear J-CECIL, We don’t really know where to begin, but with a huge thank you. What a wonderful, heartfelt review. We really love what we do at Mahali Mzuri and are passionate about giving guests the very best experience of Kenya, showing them the wonders of camp life and helping to create memories that will last a lifetime. Receiving feedback like this makes it all worthwhile. You were certainly in good hands with Betty and Mariana too, they’re invaluable members of the team and are so grateful for your kind words. We loved seeing you fully indulge in everything Mahali Mzuri has to offer and can’t thank you enough for your comments about our accommodation and food and beverage offering; not least, how much you enjoyed soaking up the action on twice-daily game drives – they’re quite spectacular aren’t they! It certainly wasn’t just you that was sad to say goodbye; it’s guests like you that make our jobs so magical, so please do come back and see us again soon. There really is nothing we like more than welcoming back old friends. Kind Regards, Wilson Odhiambo General Manager Wilson.Odhiambo@mahalimzuri.virgin.com
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Allyson wrote a review Dec 2021
New York City, New York7 contributions2 helpful votes
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Mahali Mzuri is absolutely the nicest place to stay on the Mara! We had a wonderful stay with amazing game drives where we saw an epic cheetah chase, a pride of lions feeding on a water Buffalo, plus a leopard and her Cubs hunting their dinner. The entire staff is so welcoming and special shout-out to Mariana, the camp manager who runs the amazing place along with the dedicated staff members Johnson (food & beverage) Newton (our game driver), Vera (massage therapist), Jane (gift shop) and all others that make visits to the Mara so memorable. As Americans, we were apprehensive of travel due to Covid and we’re blown away by the safety measures Mahali Mzuri took to make us feel so comfortable. We stayed in Tent 4 which has beautiful views and truly felt like home for the few days we were there. If you’re looking to visit, this is definitely the place to book! We can’t wait to be back and recommend it to everyone we know.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Tent 4 has stunning views!
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Responded Jan 21, 2022
Dear allysonshattem, Wow, thank you so much for your 5* review. We’re over the moon to read such a glowing account of your time at Mahali Mzuri. It sounds like you had quite the adventure during your game drives – some amazing sightings and such a great time to visit to see lots of baby cubs dotted around. We’re thrilled to hear that you also took time out to relax at the spa, visit the guest shop and enjoy lots of culinary delights at camp; Mariana, Johnson, Newton, Vera and Jane are beaming at receiving personal recognition. We can’t thank you enough for trusting us during a certainly more unsettling time for travel. It is so important to us that you felt safe and comfortable during your stay. On behalf of the whole team, thank you; it was our complete pleasure to host you and we really do hope you’ll be back very soon. Kind Regards, Wilson Odhiambo General Manager Wilson.Odhiambo@mahalimzuri.virgin.com
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stefanie o wrote a review Nov 2021
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The view, the tents, the nature, the animals, the food, the swimming pool, and of course the people, everything is wonderful at Mahali Mzuri. We had great time in family with our guide Newton, our butler Wilson and also Ann.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded Nov 18, 2021
Dear 353stefanieo, Wow, 5*’s! Thank you very much – we’re beaming with pride over here. We’re delighted to hear everything was to your liking during your stay at Mahali Mzuri and even more delighted to know that you really made the most of your time with us – there’s nothing better than an early morning game drive, followed by a swim in the pool and a delicious meal! Also, a huge thank you for personally recognising Newton, Wilson and Ann – they're over the moon. Do come and visit us again soon! Kind Regards, Wilson Odhiambo General Manager Wilson.Odhiambo@mahalimzuri.virgin.com
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Nesa K wrote a review Oct 2021
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Everyone is incredibly friendly and polite! They take initiative and you never have to ask twice. Food is delicious (even if you r vegetarian). Everyone is eager and ready to do whatever you request. Always happy to recieve feedback❤️ we had a magical time!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Always look out for animals!!! We saw a leopard from the dining area
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Responded Oct 29, 2021
Dear Nesa K, What a lovely review, thank you so much. We really appreciate your comments about the staff being friendly and proactive – it was our complete pleasure to host you. There’s nothing we love more than welcoming back old friends, so please do come again soon! Kind Regards, Wilson Odhiambo General Manager Wilson.Odhiambo@mahalimzuri.virgin.com
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PRICE RANGE
$1,739 - $3,040 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMaasai Mara National Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mahali Mzuri
What are some of the property amenities at Mahali Mzuri?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Mahali Mzuri?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Mahali Mzuri?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mahali Mzuri?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mahali Mzuri?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mahali Mzuri have airport transportation?
Yes, Mahali Mzuri offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mahali Mzuri?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.