Mahali Mzuri, Olare Motorogi: The Lowdown

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Mahali Mzuri is an upmarket safari camp on the Masai Mara’s Olare Motorogi Conservancy. It’s an excellent choice for those who prefer a polish to rustic bush camps, and is a beautifully designed compromise between the slickness of a luxury hotel and the simplicity of a more wild-feeling safari camp.

What’s Mahali Mzuri really like?

There are 12 luxury tented suites, all raised up on wooden decks and spread out either side of the main lodge. Although you are nominally in a tent, these are really more like luxury rooms with a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and a mini bar. Outside, there’s a deck where you can sit and watch the world (and the wildlife) go by in between game drives. Two of the 12 suites can be converted to a family suite, with a twin bedroom for children next to the master bedroom. 

The main area of camp has a bar, dining area and a lounge with a TV and i-pod docks. Guests also have access to wifi if you need to keep in touch with the outside world. There’s also an infinity pool, which is utter bliss on a hot afternoon. Unusually for a safari camp, Mahali Mzuri has a spa tent, using gorgeous Africology products. Although this feels a little unexpected in the bush, there’s nothing more blissful than a massage to sooth away the aches and pains of a long international journey or a bumpy game drive.

What can I do at Mahali Mzuri?

Guests at Mahali Muzuri can visit a local village for an insight into how the community live and also, during term time, visit the local school- please just let us know in advance if you would like to do this. Game drives are shared and take place in the morning and late afternoon on the conservancy, away from the hustle, bustle and crowds of the public Mara Reserve. Should you wish to visit the Mara Reserve, this is do-able, though park fees will be payable locally.

Giving back at Mahali Mzuri:

The camp partners with Pack for a Purpose to support the local Enkenju – Enkoirien Primary School. If you have spare room in your luggage supplies and donations are hugely appreciated.

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