Mahali Mzuri (Kenya)

Each year, millions of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles migrate between the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Richard Branson’s Mahali Mzuri in the Maasai Mara offers one dozen tented suites with front-row seats to the Great Migration. Even outside of this million-creature journey, countless animals fill the valley below. During daylight, guests can sit on private porches (or inside their tents soaking in elegant tubs) and look down upon towers of giraffes trotting through the valley, or across the way where a resident lion pride combs the hills. By night, with a hot water bottle slipped under the covers of king-size beds, visitors can hear hippos and buffalo trade off similar-sounding moos, or the growls of a female leopard sleeping nearby. Unlike with tent camping, guests leaving their luxury accommodations by dusk have the company of a Maasai guide, who waits on the path to escort visitors to dinner or drinks.

Photo: Jonathan Cosh of Visual Eye courtesy of Mahali Mzuri

published 2023-03-03 02:06:49