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#24 of 107 campgrounds in Maasai Mara National Reserve
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4.9
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5.0
Service
5.0
Value
4.8
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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
Entertainment staff
Board games / puzzles
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
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
Airport transportation
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
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Private check-in / check-out
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Interconnected rooms available
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Radio
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Private balcony
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Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
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Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Refrigerator
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Mountain view
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili

Location

Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
Mahali Mzuri
Getting there
Mara Lodges Airport
17.4 mi
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Olkiombo Airstrip
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Sue wrote a review Mar 2024
5 contributions2 helpful votes
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Where do I start?? From the welcome home to the waves goodbye the 4 nights we spent here were magical, The place it’s self was beautiful, the view, the tents, the food and of course the staff were amazing, 2 game drives aday with Jackson and Joshua, just coming from the airstrip we saw elephants giraffes, gazelle topi zebra and more, If you are looking to do a safari, then look no more, just get this place booked NOW, you will not be disappointed, I promise, 10/10 for every aspect, Thankyou everyone at Mahali Mzuri for making this one of our best trips ever, we will never forget you 🥰
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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rr wrote a review Feb 2024
New York City, New York44 contributions66 helpful votes
My husband and I selected Mahali Mzuri after researching lodges in Kenya for our November holiday. We chose Kenya in general because we wanted to try something new, and Nairobi is only a 13.5 hour direct flight from JFK. Visiting Mahali Mzuri was the most memorable vacation we have taken in our 13 years together. Words will fail to describe how special this was to us, but in an effort to try, I will highlight the property itself (utterly spectacular, comfortable, and unique), the views (you must see them live to fully appreciate them!), the game drives (Betty was kind, fun, and taught us so much<3), the spa and pool facilities (the massages, wraps, facials, etc. were first-rate), and the service (10 stars if that were such a thing). On a personal note, I did not expect to go on twice daily game drives. I imagined I would do one a day and relax for the other. I was a fool!! The game drives were the highlight of the trip, and no two were alike. I look forward to bringing my nieces here when they are old enough to enjoy the experience. For those (like me) with a fear of planes -- the bush plane situation is not for the faint of heart. It is, however, well worth the destination.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Susan B wrote a review Feb 2024
Westerham, United Kingdom229 contributions103 helpful votes
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We arrived at the camp with a wonderful welcome and met our guide who would be with us for the duration of our stay Gideon. All the staff are amazing and looked after us beautifully. From the lovely housekeeping staff to Jo our "go-to person" who would attend to our requests. The tents are very well fitted out and a good size all the tents are the same I believe (or although they are having a makeover soon which I think is now needed) The weather sadly was not the best for us but it did not deter us from our wonderful stay. The Balcony is super and the views are stunning we watched many animals walk around the river edge every day. The hippos let you know they are there every lovely morning. The Kitchen Garden is a work in progress and we met the chef to walk around the garden and is great just needs time and more work but I am sure will improve in time. They told us they are building a gym within the makeover which will be very nice as we found you need some exercise after all the drives just sitting as we are very active people and as the pool was not very warm due to the cold weather it was very restricted for exercise I resorted to work out videos on my iPad! The food is ok, the breakfast could be better but I don't eat much at breakfast as I eat fruit a lot but there was not much variety and the other cooked food was all very stodgy. Overall it was what we were expecting average food but hot and welcomed after a long game drive! The Staff made the whole experience, We had a massage in the spa which was wonderful, but does need a makeover! We loved the trip and our stay and Gideon made our holiday perfect we met two wonderful American ladies who share our land cruises and we will now be friends for life so there will always be our memories of Mahali Muzri when we meet up, we even have a what app group called Gideon team! Thank you so much Gideon and the whole team for making our stay incredible! I have never laughed so much when we got stuck in the mud with the lions roaring behind us! 🤩
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Enthusiast wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom301 contributions78 helpful votes
Our visit Mahali Mzuri was arranged by safarinut.com. There are 12 tents that are elevated above a riverine valley. They are not as huge as we have experienced at other camps but are large enough. Good ensuite with brass bathtubs overlooking the valley. Each tent has its own spacious deck. The camp is in the Motorogi side of the Olare Motorogi conservancy and there is plenty of game to see. There is an open bar, infinity swimming pool, spa and well stocked souvenir shop. I did not use the spa but since it is lower down from the tents it is a great place to get up close to the wildlife in the valley.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded Jan 30, 2024
Dear WildplaceEnthusiast, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for the positive feedback. We hope to welcome you here again someday.
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FKG wrote a review Nov 2023
4 contributions4 helpful votes
We’ve been in several different countries on safari but this was definitely amongst the top we have experienced. Fabulous views from all around the camp, 5 star quality accommodation, with fabulous dining and exceptional staff who catered for all we could ask for. Special thanks to Letitia who made sure we were looked after in style at every meal and very soon knew exactly what we liked. Her friendly company at meals made them extra special. Also huge thanks to our amazing safari guides, Levi and Josphat, both first class in every regard, knowledgeable, friendly, and went out of their way to make sure Faisel 1 and 2 saw and experienced all we wanted. Josphat will certainly be an asset and star for the future. We look forward to returning in the hope that both will still be there. Thank you Mahali Mzuri for an unforgettable holiday.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jan 30, 2024
Dear 29faiselk, A huge Mahali thank you for the wonderful review. I’m thrilled to hear we stand so tall among your safari adventures. I’ll be sure to pass your feedback on to Letitia, Levi and Josphat - they will be over the moon. Their commitment to creating unforgettable moments is the heartbeat of Mahali Mzuri. We can't wait to welcome you back under the African sky to make more safari memories and for another unforgettable holiday. Kind Regards,
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Audrey G wrote a review Nov 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our recent stay at the Mahali Mzuri Hotel was nothing short of extraordinary, leaving us with memories that will undoubtedly last a lifetime. From the breathtaking landscapes to the impeccable service, every aspect of our experience surpassed our expectations. The highlight of our trip was undoubtedly the safari, an adventure guided by the exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly duo of Levi and Josphat. Levi, our skilled driver, seemed to have an innate ability to track down the most elusive creatures of the wild. His enthusiasm and passion for the animals were infectious, and under his guidance, we were treated to close encounters with lions, elephants, giraffes, and more. Levi's deep understanding of the local wildlife added a layer of appreciation to each sighting, making our safari not just an excursion but an educational journey. Josphat, our other guide, was equally exceptional. His wealth of knowledge about the animal kingdom, coupled with a genuine love for sharing his insights, made our safari not only thrilling but also intellectually enriching. Josphat's anecdotes and fascinating facts about the animals brought a deeper connection to the wildlife we were privileged to witness. Back at the hotel, the hospitality continued to impress, with a special shoutout to Bob, who was not just a server but an outstanding host. His warm demeanor, attention to detail, and genuine care for our well-being enhanced our dining experience. Bob's recommendations and personalized service added an extra touch of luxury to our evenings. The entire staff at Mahali Mzuri demonstrated a commitment to excellence that made our stay truly remarkable. From the moment we arrived until our departure, we were surrounded by a team dedicated to ensuring our comfort and satisfaction. As we reflect on our time at Mahali Mzuri, we are filled with gratitude for the unforgettable experiences and the exceptional individuals who made them possible. This is a place where nature, luxury, and genuine hospitality converge to create an unparalleled escape. We eagerly anticipate our return to Mahali Mzuri, eager to once again be immersed in the magic that this exceptional destination offers.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Dec 7, 2023
Dear Q6722SSaudreyg, Your review just gave us the best kind of goosebumps! It's like reliving a safari adventure through your words—thanks for letting us be a part of your extraordinary journey at Mahali Mzuri. Levi's got that superpower to track down elusive creatures like it's a real-life game of hide-and-seek and his enthusiasm for wildlife is infectious.! And Josphat is the maestro of animal insights… His anecdotes and knowledge bring the safari experience to life. Bob, the host with the most! His warmth and attention to detail are the secret ingredients that turn dining into a luxury experience. From the moment you stepped foot until the bittersweet departure, our team was on a mission to sprinkle your stay with moments you'd cherish. Nature, luxury, and top-notch hospitality—it's the ultimate combination we offer each guest. Your gratitude fuels our safari spirit, and we're already buzzing with excitement for your next visit. There's even more magic waiting for you here at Mahali Mzuri, and we can't wait to dive back into those unforgettable moments. Kind Regards, Wilson Odhiambo General Manager wilson.odhiambo@mahalimzuri.virgin.com
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EFR wrote a review Nov 2023
7 contributions2 helpful votes
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First we should aknowledge our agent Rustom @ Safarinut.com that meticulously planned for us the logistics of our trip to Kenya and to Mahali Mzuri. He made the trip with our 3 little daughters literally as easy as a walk in the park, with a special focus to service quality and safety. In addition he kept in touch during the entire trip to ensure all went smoothly. Our return to Mahali Mzuri turned once again memorable. Just on arrival we witnessed herds of Elephants, Giraffes, and even Hippos grazing around the river in the enchanted Valley below. The game drives were nothing less than spectacular: Levi our experienced guide, helped by the young Maasai Robert, once again made every drive an adventure, never wasting an opportunity to unveil the natural wonders of the Mara. We managed to get 4 out of the big 5 on the first drive... On our return to the camp we were greeted by Johnston armed with a genuine smile and desire to ensure that each day was a unique experience. Last but not least Edison the head chef and his team managed to prepare meals worthy of a Michelin restaurant. The list is actually much longer from our house keeper to Arthur at the Bar and everyone at the camp did they real best to make our stay once again memorable... Asante Sana!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Dec 7, 2023
Dear ErnFrag, Asante Sana for your wonderful review and for sharing your incredible experience with us! It sounds as though you had an exciting start to your trip, seeing the wildlife grazing around the river as you arrived at camp – what a welcome! Levi and Robert, like all our guides and trackers, have mastered the art of turning each game drive into a thrilling expedition, unveiling Mara's natural marvels at every turn. Spotting four out of the big five on your first drive? That's like hitting the jackpot, safari-style! I’ll be sure to pass on your kind words to Johnston, Edison, the housekeeping team, and Arthur – they will be over the moon. Here's to more adventures and unforgettable moments under the Kenyan sky. Until next time! Kind Regards, Wilson Odhiambo General Manager wilson.odhiambo@mahalimzuri.virgin.com
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Londonmum1 wrote a review Nov 2023
London, United Kingdom31 contributions15 helpful votes
My family loved everything about Mahali Mzuri. The Masai Mara was an incredible last stop on our safari, we were amazed at how close we could get to the amazing animals, especially the lions. The resort is just beautiful, the unique decor from local Masai villages was a real highlight. Every meal was perfect and all of the staff was just wonderful, especially our guide Gideon. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded Dec 7, 2023
Dear Londonmum1, Thank you for this review, for choosing to stay with us on your last safari stop, and, of course, for your special mention of our guide Gideon. He, like all our trackers and guides, is so well versed in the flora and fauna of the Maasai Mara – they make every game drive an epic adventure. We can’t wait to welcome you and your family here again for more incredible safaris and delicious dining experiences. Kind Regards, Wilson Odhiambo General Manager wilson.odhiambo@mahalimzuri.virgin.com
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Susan M wrote a review Oct 2023
Lavington, Kenya1 contribution1 helpful vote
The morning light ushering in a new day at Mahali Mzuri. Waking up in these tents was a refreshing (that I’ll be back to soon, unfortunately)... I’ve been waking up and looking at this & other pictures everyday to remind me of that good feeling of peace and quiet, this city is too noisy. 😒
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Dec 7, 2023
Dear Sueshieesue, Thank you for your review and, of course, the 5-star rating. I’m pleased to hear your stay with us in the African bush was everything you needed. Whenever city life gets too loud, our tents are always open here at Mahali Mzuri. Kind Regards, Wilson Odhiambo General Manager wilson.odhiambo@mahalimzuri.virgin.com
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Stuart D wrote a review Oct 2023
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom19 contributions16 helpful votes
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There are just not enough superlatives to describe this 'beautiful place' as the name translates very appropriately into English. There is some sort of sweeping canvas like structure to your room, but that is where the similarity with tented accommodation ends. The 'tent' has an entrance door that leads into an enormous suite consisting of an entrance hallway, huge bedroom and luxury bathroom with both shower and bath situated to look over the savanna. On one occasion we could see the Dik Dik pride come down from the hills, cross the river to rest in the long grass, without leaving our room. At Mahali you are allocated your own waiter, who soon becomes much more than that. We had asked for David, who had looked after us before and the return visit didn't disappoint. Your waiter soon becomes a full on butler and friend, looking after your every need and I mean every - including Champagne should you want it to celebrate this amazing experience. The food and drink are what you might expect in any fine dining restaurant and it is always served with an infectious Maasai smile. Of course the main reason for a safari is to observe the wildlife and Mahali delivers on this front in bucket loads. It is set in the Olare Motorogi conservancy, which is a partnership between the lodge holders and the Maasai landowners. Here the African wildlife is protected in return for a contribution that is made for each guest staying. It is a partnership that has meant that an abundance of game and predators can be found here. Newton, our driver, was a genius at reading the signs as to what might happen, which led to us witnessing a lion hunt that brought down 3 Wildebeest and the privilege of spending several hours with the Leopardess Tito and her 2 small cubs. The roaring of Lions at night and the Rock Hyraxes jumping on the tent certainly gets the heart racing and ensures that you are up before daylight to begin another early morning game drive, with poncho and hot water bottle for company. Early starts and sundowners in the bush as the light fades adds the finishing touches to this wonderful place with all its incredible staff especially when they go out of their way to deliver this out in the bush with Maasai dancers. If you are looking for a traditional style safari tent with rustic charm, then Mahali probably isn't the right place for you, but if you want high end luxury, staff who are attentive to your every need and an abundance of wildlife then I cannot recommend this place too highly.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded Nov 20, 2023
Dear Stuartd565, Thank you for sharing your enchanting experience at Mahali Mzuri. I must say, reading your vivid account of your stay here brings a smile to my face. I'm thrilled to hear you had such a remarkable time, and I'm grateful for your kind words. Our mission is to create an unforgettable and immersive safari experience for every guest. You've perfectly captured the essence of Mahali Mzuri in your review, and it sounds like we've succeeded in making your visit one to remember. I'm delighted to hear about your reunion with David. At Mahali, our team works incredibly hard to ensure every aspect of your stay is extraordinary, and I’m so pleased your return visit did not disappoint. I’ll be sure to share your feedback with the whole team. It’s also great to hear that you enjoyed the fine dining throughout your stay and our Maasai team’s infectious smiles, making every meal memorable. Our unique location in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy is indeed a gem in the world of safaris. Our partnership with the Maasai landowners has allowed us to create a haven for African wildlife, and I'm thrilled that you had the opportunity to witness this firsthand. Newton, your driver, knows the terrain like the back of his hand, and his ability to read nature's signs is awe-inspiring leading you to witness the magic of Mahali Mzuri. Thank you for choosing Mahali Mzuri, and we await the day when we can welcome you back for another unforgettable safari adventure. Kind Regards, Wilson Odhiambo General Manager wilson.odhiambo@mahalimzuri.virgin.com
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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.