Virgin Limited Edition to open Mahali Mzuri, a luxury Kenyan Safari Camp
AFRICA PRESS RELEASE
LONDON, March 27, 2012,/PRNewswire/ – Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s luxury collection of award-winning retreats is excited to announce that it will be introducing a new property to the already eclectic portfolio – Mahali Mzuri in Kenya.
Mahali Mzuri meaning “beautiful place” in Swahili will be a luxury Kenyan Safari Camp due to open in 2013. The camp will consist of 12 sleeper tents and cater for a maximum of 24 guests at any one time. Rates will start from USD $580 per person per night (based on double occupancy) and will be fully inclusive of all meals, drinks & daily game drives as well as unlimited access to the Olare Orok and Motorogi Conservancies.*
Mahali Mzuri will be situated within the Motorogi Conservancy in the Maasai Mara ecosystem of Kenya, about 240km due west of Nairobi. Virgin Limited Edition is committed to minimizing its environmental footprint and promoting high-value low-density tourism; within the conservancy, the number of game vehicles is strictly controlled. Mahali Mzuri will generate employment for over 50 staff with a commitment to keep recruitment and procurement as local as possible.
Sir Richard Branson commented on the news: “I’m thrilled to be able to announce Mahali Mzuri as the latest addition to the Virgin Limited Edition collection. With such a beautiful and serene setting, Mahali Mzuri will undoubtedly offer a unique African experience like no other and as with all our other properties it too will offer great service and fun in true Virgin style.”
Notes to Editors:
* Excludes any traversing rights through Maasai Mara National Reserve
Virgin Limited Edition is an award-winning collection of unique retreats, chosen for their beautiful locations and magnificent surroundings; each offers a sense of fun, style, luxury, and exceptional personal service. The group includes Necker Island in the Caribbean’s British Virgin Islands, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa, The Roof Gardens and Babylon Restaurant in London; Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco, The Lodge in Verbier, Necker Belle, a 105-foot luxury catamaran, and Necker Nymph, a three-man aero submarine.
Virgin Limited Edition aims to make a credible contribution towards creating a sustainable economy and to meet or exceed the expectations of our customers and stakeholders.