Richard Branson, a British billionaire from Virgin Galactic was honored after his Kenyan hotel got voted as the best globally.
The hotel located in Masai Mara Game Reserve was ranked the best by most readers according to a report by Travel+ Leisure Magazine, a worldwide travel publication.
According to the magazine, Branson inspiration to set up the hotel was in an attempt to impact the lives of people in the local community and conserve the wildlife. The hotel consists of 12 finely furnished tents; each tent can accommodate 2 guests therefore a total of 24 guests.
Inside every tent guests are provided with cozy beddings, grand clawfoot soaking tubs, ensuite private bath and extensive doors and windows. In every tent there is a vast deck that provides distinctive views of the expansive Savannah grasslands.
“Due to Mahali Mzuri’s excellent location on the Kenyan plains, you’ll have a front-row seat, not just to the annual great migration, but also to the abundant game you can see all year round,” the hotel adds on its website. “Our super stylish tented suites make for the perfect retreat during your stay. We can cater for up to 24 guests in the camp at any one time, so you are guaranteed peace and quiet, as well as excellent customer service at all times.”
“Our super stylish tented suites make for the perfect retreat during your stay. We can cater for up to 24 guests in the camp at any one time, so you are guaranteed peace and quiet, as well as excellent customer service at all times,” according to description at the hotel
A night at the hotel is about ksh190,000 for one traveler and around 330,000 for two, the prices may differ depending on the season. The hotel provides myriads of services including game drives.
“The area is also home to roughly 150,000 Loita wildebeest that don’t make the annual migration south and seem content to ‘loiter’ all year round! Of course, one of the biggest draws to the area is the annual ‘Great Migration’, which sees up to one million wildebeest plus hundreds of thousands of zebra, gazelles, and other game undertake a journey of roughly 1,600km through Tanzania and Kenya,”
“A number of lion pride territories meet in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, which can make for some interesting encounters as the different groups battle for dominance.”