The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Sir Richard Branson's Mara Camp Now Open

Sir Richard Branson's luxury tented camp in Maasai Mara, Mahali Mzuri, will be open for business in August to coincide with the world-famous Wildebeest migration season.

The Kenyan Safari camp is operated by Virgin Limited Edition, which is Branson's collection of 'stunning retreats' and the luxury portfolio of Virgin Hotels Group.

Virgin Limited Edition has announced that it is taking reservations for August, with guests who book before February 28 for a five- or four-night stay eligible for a free night at the time.

High season rates, which fall on July 1-October 19 and December 20-January 1, are pegged at $995 and $1,340 per person for double occupancy and single occupancy respectively.

Guests will pay $845 and $1,140 per person for double occupancy and single occupancy respectively in the mid-season, which falls on January 2-March 31 and October 20-November 20.

In the low season, which falls on April 1-June 30 and November 21-December 19, guests will part with $590 and $800 per person for double occupancy and single occupancy respectively.

Mahali Mzuri has 12 sleeper tents and can cater for up to 24 guests at a go. It is set within Motorogi Conservancy in the Maasai Mara ecosystem, about 240km west of Nairobi.

The rates are inclusive of meals, drinks, daily game drives and unlimited access to Olare Orok and Motorogi conservancies (excluding any traversing rights through Maasai Mara National Reserve).

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