Upping the Game
Sir Richard Bransonâ€™s second African safari camp, Mahali Mzuri (44-208/600-0430; mahalimzuri.virgin.com; doubles from US$590 per night), has opened in southeastern Kenyaâ€™s Motorogi Conservancy just in time to welcome the annual Great Migration, when more than a million wildebeest and half as many gazelles and zebras venture north from Tanzaniaâ€™s Serengeti to the grasslands of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Much easier to compute will be the number of your fellow guests: Mahali Mzuriâ€”which translates as â€śbeautiful placeâ€ť in Swahili â€”accommodates just 24 people at a time, in a dozen plush tents that jut from the bush like terra-cotta-hued spaceships. Between game drives, diversions include champagne picnics, orinka massages, and visits to a nearby Masai village.
This article originally appeared in theÂ August/September 2013 issueÂ of DestinAsian (â€śHotel Openingsâ€ť)