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Mahali Mzuri
Mahali Mzuri
Mahali Mzuri
Mahali Mzuri
Mahali Mzuri

Reviews of Mahali Mzuri

Wildlife sightings and reviews

1 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Mahali Mzuri and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Aug-2018, 1 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Mahali Mzuri.
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Buffalo

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Elephant

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Giraffe

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Hippo

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Spotted Hyena

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Wildebeest

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Zebra

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Aardvark

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Eland

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Pangolin

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Mr D
Ilfracombe

"Total Luxury at Mahali Mzuri"

3 nights Arrived 10 Aug 2018
"From the time we were picked up at the entrance to the Olare Motorogi Conservancy by our driver John, we knew we were going to be spoilt! We were immediately given a Maasai blanket and the Champagne was opened. The journey to camp takes you through numerous Maasai homesteads and is testament to the working relationship between the camp owners and the native people, which people like us who are keen on conservation are encouraged to see.

At the camp you are welcomed with the traditional warm flannel and drink but also with the very unusual neck massage from the therapists, which is another lovely touch.

You are allocated a waiter for your time in the camp. The term waiter doesn’t do justice to the level of service and attention that you are given during your stay, it is more like being provided with a personal butler. Ours was called David ( Shieni) and words cannot describe how amazing this man is. He took personal service to another level, the like of which I haven’t experience anywhere else in the world, even coming to your tent if you forgot something or to change the biscuits on offer there because one of our friends had a peanut allergy.

The ‘tents’ may not be in keeping with the Safari purist’s expectation, but personally I loved them and the luxury that they afforded. There was a front door which led into a very spacious bedroom and en suite, which was clearly made of fabric as it can be quite breezy at this altitude and you could hear the tent rustling in the night. My wife thought that the shower was the best she had ever experienced on holiday and the bath is positioned so that you can sit in it and admire the view across the valley. Torches are provided because you need to be escorted at night by a Maasai.The mini bar is replenished daily including the half bottle of chilled champagne.

The food is of a very high standard and you will find 3 bottles of good red wine and 3 white on offer to enhance the dining experience. David quickly got to know what we liked and was always one step ahead of us, including when the camp arranged for us to have dinner in the bush to celebrate the birthday of one of our party. David was there with our favourite wines on offer and a log fire to keep us warm, oh yes and the mandatory Maasai warrior for safety.

Game drives here offer a different experience to those in the Maasai Mara. Overall there are fewer animals, especially if the Wildebeest migration has taken place, but there does seem to be a very good population of predators whose locations are fairly well known. We regularly saw a number of lionesses and cubs as well as two large male lion brothers who were magnificent. There were also 2 cheetah mothers in the area with cubs of different ages and whilst the elephants were fewer in number their calves seemed particularly playful and gave us a lot of entertainment. The vehicles used here seemed more comfortable than I have experienced elsewhere and were kitted out with quilted ponchos and hot water bottles for added comfort as well as sundowners of your choice, including G&T, Champagne or whisky - in fact whatever you requested. There were also on board binoculars to help view the game.The timing of game drives was also much better. The early morning drive started by meeting just after 6.00 am for a hot drink and a nibble if you fancied it and then returning to camp around 10.00 for breakfast, but even this was flexible if something out of the ordinary was taking place.

This place was pure luxury and at the end of our safari trip was just what we needed and some of our party stayed in camp for much of the time enjoying the facilities, sun and fantastic views.

I cannot praise this experience too highly and the minor issue of water not holding in the sinks didn’t detract from it at all. Whilst the camp and its location was spectacular it was the staff that made Mahali such a wonderful place to visit. " See all these reviews: 9n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

6 sightings

Cheetah

3 sightings

Elephant

8 sightings

Giraffe

8 sightings

Hippo

3 sightings

Lion

7 sightings

Spotted Hyena

5 sightings

Wildebeest

8 sightings

Zebra

8 sightings

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