Richard Branson Is Adding A Kenyan Safari Camp To His Hotel Empire

Richard Branson is expanding his hotel empire with the introduction of Mahali Mzuri, a luxury safari camp that’s slated to open in 2013. The camp is located in the Motorogi Conservancy in the Maasai Mara ecosystem of Kenya, about 150 miles west of Nairobi.

The retreat houses 12 tents that will accommodate 24 guests at a time.

Mahali Mzuri, which means ‘beautiful place’ in Swahili, is scheduled to open in 2013, will cost around $580 a night, based on double occupancy. That includes meals, drinks, and daily games.

Take a dip in the infinity pool or set out to see the wildebeest, elephants, zebra, lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffe, impala, gazelles, antelope, hippos, warthogs, and hyenas in the area.

Branson’s hospitality holdings, under the Virgin Limited umbrella, include his private Caribbean retreat Necker Island, a game reserve in South Africa, a restaurant in London and the Necker Nymph, a submarine.

virign limited safari camp mahalia mzuriOne of the tents in the Safari Camp.

Photo: Mahalia Mzuri

virign limited safari camp mahalia mzuriSome of the tents will accommodate families.

Photo: Mahalia Mzuri

virign limited safari camp mahalia mzuriThe location around Mahali Mzuri.

Photo: Mahalia Mzuri

virign limited safari camp mahalia mzuri, hippoYou’ll be able to spot hippos near by.

Photo: Mahalia Mzuri

Now take a tour of Branson’s Necker Island >

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