We go on safari a lot...and I do mean a lot!! This camp is one of the best we have stayed in, the accommodation, beds and food all excellent...it is a bit of a trek from the airstrip about and hour which we understand is going to change, when permission is granted to build an airstrip closer to the camp. The camp it self is very close to Masi villages hence there was quite a bit of debris and plastic bags around in the conservancy, which I found off putting. Even razor wire!!!!!
The journey down into the conservancy was a bit arduous as there were apparently three routes from the camp all of which had to go through very rough terrain lots of volcanic boulders which were very shake rattle and roll, and we ended up having two punctures in one day, something we have never had in all the time were have been going to Kenya.
Big cats were very hard to see we were very lucky to have come across a leopard in a tree with a kill but we kept going back to see her so it got a bit Samey ...the very large pride was just too far away to get to in the time allotted, and also very shy, the only way to see them was as it was getting dusk and they were too far away from camp.
I do recommend you take the option of the day trip into the Mara these were our best sightings of big cats the marsh pride in particular just inside near the Musiara airstrip, also 3 cheetahs making a kill, we were lucky as there was a second migration in the Mara this year so there were a lot of prey species hence the big cats.
The trip to the market I would also recommend very interesting, it's only on once a week
Nice touches were the hot water bottles, and blankets for the morning game drives you certainly do need them as it gets very cold.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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