Kenya

Swahili Elegance in the Mara

Safari Splendor, Where Every Moment is a Masterpiece

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Overview

A Stunning Wedding Destination: Mahali Mzuri, Swahili for 'Beautiful Place,' is Sir Richard Branson’s exquisite Kenyan safari camp nestled in the renowned Maasai Mara ecosystem. Positioned along the route of the annual Great Migration, Mahali Mzuri is situated within the expansive Olare Motorogi Conservancy, spanning 13,500 hectares. With abundant opportunities for game viewing, immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and let the wildlife unfold before your eyes!

Highlights

Charter a private Jet to Africa

Charter a private Jet to Africa

Experience a seamless and luxurious travel tailored to your needs. Enjoy personalized itineraries, flexible departure times, gourmet catering, and dedicated flight attendants, ensuring a stress-free and comfortable journey for you and all your guests.

Wedding Planner

Wedding Planner

Opulent Weddings brings a touch of luxury to your special day. With a keen eye for detail and an unmatched commitment to excellence, their professional team curates unforgettable weddings, infusing each moment with sophistication and grace. From exquisite venue selection to seamless event coordination, Opulent Weddings offers a bespoke experience tailored to your unique vision. Let their expertise transform your dream wedding into a breathtaking reality amidst the picturesque charm of your chosen location.

Transportation

Transportation

Facilitate additional transportation options for your guests throughout the week, ensuring convenient and seamless travel experiences during their stay. Whether it's arranging private car services, coordinating rental vehicles, or providing access to local transportation networks, offering diverse transportation solutions can enhance the overall convenience and comfort of your guests' visit.

Spa and Leisure Oasis

Spa and Leisure Oasis

Nasaro, Mahali Mzuri's Spa, is a secluded haven with the most breathtaking view, featuring a range of treatments in a private treatment room. Indulge in relaxation within the spa or opt for a treatment on your tent's private deck, attended by our skilled therapists. Additionally, we offer a 12-meter heated outdoor infinity pool and gym equipment, providing an opportunity to stay active during your moments away from game drives.

Safaris, Authentic Experiences in Homes and Wilderness

Safaris, Authentic Experiences in Homes and Wilderness

Welcome to authentic experiences in local homes and the wilderness. Whether you seek an exceptional safari adventure, luxury, cultural immersion, or a memorable photography trip, the journey begins here. We're ready to guide you on safaris lasting 2 to 7 days, exploring the beautiful Masai and its surroundings. At Local Safaris, we're driven by more than just profit. The income generated makes a significant impact, with all earnings staying within the community. Contributions go towards school-building projects, supporting the education of local children. Recognize the vital importance of nature and strive to conserve and preserve the natural heritage. The tour services are fueled by passion and understanding, aiming to empower guests to make a positive impact while actively shaping and sharing the future.

Intimate Photo Safaris Tailored for You

Intimate Photo Safaris Tailored for You

Photo safaris are crafted for small groups, accommodating up to 6 participants per safari. Alternatively, opt for an exclusive and private experience upon request, limited to a maximum of two vehicles per safari. We prioritize ample space for each participant, allowing comfortable photography on both sides of the vehicle and accommodating your equipment. Our safaris cater to individuals at all levels of photographic expertise, from beginners to advanced amateurs and professionals alike. We are confident that not only the participating photographers but also their partners will relish the experience, immersing themselves in the emotions of wildlife encounters amid the profound silence of undisturbed natural landscapes.

Bird-Watching Delight

Bird-Watching Delight

Captivating avian adventure in the heart of Maasai Mara, Kenya, where the skies come alive with a vibrant tapestry of winged wonders. Renowned for its diverse birdlife, this iconic savannah offers an unparalleled bird-watching experience. Traverse the sweeping landscapes with seasoned guides, discovering the colorful plumage and distinctive calls of both migratory and resident bird species. From majestic raptors to elegant waterfowl, each moment becomes a celebration of nature's aerial symphony. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Maasai Mara's feathered inhabitants, where every flutter and melody adds a unique note to this extraordinary safari experience.

Fishing Adventures in the Wild

Fishing Adventures in the Wild

Dive into the serenity of Maasai Mara's untamed waters for an unforgettable fishing expedition. A hidden gem for angling enthusiasts, the Mara's pristine rivers and lakes teem with an array of freshwater treasures. Cast your line surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes, where the thrill of the catch meets the beauty of the wild. Experienced local guides will lead you to the best fishing spots, sharing insights into the diverse aquatic life that calls these waters home. Whether you're a novice or seasoned angler, the Maasai Mara promises a tranquil yet exhilarating fishing experience, blending the thrill of the catch with the unmatched allure of the African wilderness.

Starry Nights in Maasai Mara

Starry Nights in Maasai Mara

Under the Kenyan night sky, Maasai Mara unveils a celestial spectacle that transcends the ordinary. Join us for an enchanting stargazing experience, where the vast expanses of the Mara serve as your open-air observatory. Far from city lights, the cosmos unveils its brilliance, revealing a tapestry of stars, planets, and constellations. Our expert guides will unravel the secrets of the night sky, sharing timeless stories and celestial wisdom. Whether you're an astronomy enthusiast or seeking a moment of celestial wonder, the Maasai Mara's starlit nights promise a magical journey beyond the horizon, where the universe itself becomes the ultimate masterpiece.

A Journey into Timeless Traditions

A Journey into Timeless Traditions

A cultural odyssey in the heart of Maasai Mara, Kenya, where ancient traditions come alive against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Maasai people, renowned for their vibrant ceremonies, distinctive attire, and rhythmic dances. Engage with local communities, gaining insights into age-old customs and daily life. Explore traditional Maasai villages, adorned with vibrant beadwork and surrounded by the untamed beauty of the savannah. This cultural sojourn offers a profound connection to the roots of Maasai Mara, where every encounter becomes a doorway to a timeless and authentic African experience.

Conservation Experience

Conservation Experience

Join a Conservation Expedition in Maasai Mara, Kenya, and become a steward of nature's wonders. Immerse yourself in hands-on efforts to preserve the region's biodiversity, working alongside dedicated conservationists. Contribute to vital wildlife protection initiatives, from tracking and monitoring to habitat restoration. Experience the thrill of encountering majestic creatures in their natural habitat while actively participating in their conservation. This transformative journey allows you to leave a lasting impact on Maasai Mara's ecological balance, fostering a sense of responsibility and connection to the wild. Engage in meaningful conservation work and forge a deeper understanding of the delicate harmony between humanity and the untamed beauty of the Mara.

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning

Elevate your Maasai Mara adventure with a breathtaking hot air balloon experience. As dawn breaks over the savannah, embark on an enchanting journey suspended in the sky. Drift gracefully above the iconic landscapes, witnessing the awakening of wildlife below. From towering giraffes to majestic herds, every moment unfolds as a spectacle. Our expert guides ensure a safe and magical ride, providing panoramic views of the Mara River and its untamed beauty. This aerial escapade promises an unforgettable sunrise, creating memories that elevate your connection with the heart of Maasai Mara.

Hang Gliding or Paragliding

Hang Gliding or Paragliding

An exhilarating aerial adventure over the iconic landscapes of Maasai Mara. Feel the rush as you hang glide or paraglide, offering a bird's-eye view of the vast savannah below. Glide gracefully over the Mara River, witnessing wildlife in their natural habitat and capturing breathtaking panoramas. Our experienced guides ensure a safe and thrilling experience, allowing you to embrace the freedom of flight while immersed in the untamed beauty of Kenya's wilderness. Elevate your safari adventure with this unique perspective, creating memories that soar above the ordinary in the heart of Maasai Mara.

Savor the Wild: Exquisite Picnic Experience

Savor the Wild: Exquisite Picnic Experience

Indulge in an unforgettable picnic amidst the untamed beauty of Maasai Mara, Kenya. Immerse yourself in nature's embrace as you relish a curated culinary experience in the heart of the wilderness. Our expert guides will lead you to secluded spots, where you can dine surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Mara. Delight in delectable flavors and panoramic views, creating a unique and intimate connection with the extraordinary landscapes. Whether it's a romantic escapade or a family outing, our wild picnics promise a blend of gastronomic delight and the untamed spirit of Maasai Mara.

Dive into the Thrill of Deep Fishing

Dive into the Thrill of Deep Fishing

An adrenaline-fueled deep fishing adventure in the heart of Maasai Mara's pristine waters. Teeming with diverse freshwater treasures, the Mara's lakes and rivers offer an unparalleled angling experience. Join experienced local guides as they navigate to the best fishing spots, revealing the secrets of the aquatic world. Whether you're an avid angler or a first-timer, the excitement of the catch meets the untamed beauty of the African wilderness. Immerse yourself in the thrill of deep fishing, where each cast is a connection to the vibrant aquatic life that thrives beneath the surface of Maasai Mara's captivating waters.

Hidden Beaches

Hidden Beaches

While renowned for its savannah landscapes and iconic wildlife, Maasai Mara holds a delightful secret—its hidden beaches. Nestled along the Mara River, these serene sandy stretches offer a unique escape in the heart of the wilderness. Immerse yourself in the rhythmic sounds of nature as you relax on the riverbanks, surrounded by lush greenery and uninterrupted views. Whether it's a leisurely picnic, a moment of solitude, or a romantic sunset, Maasai Mara's hidden beaches invite you to discover a tranquil side of this extraordinary safari destination, where the wild meets the serene shoreline.

Elevate Your Well-Being for the Big Day

Elevate Your Well-Being for the Big Day

A holistic wellness journey in preparation for your destination wedding day with our exclusive travel package, which includes a dedicated wellness coach. Our program ensures you radiate health and vitality as you approach your special day. The wellness coach, experienced in destination wedding readiness, guides you through personalized plans covering nutrition, fitness, stress management, and more. Elevate your well-being and bridal glow with this unique and comprehensive experience tailored to make your destination wedding day truly extraordinary.

Hosts

Experience the epitome of luxury with Opulent Lifestyle and Opulent Weddings, where we seamlessly blend opulence into your wedding destination package for your special occasion. Our white glove service ensures a stress-free experience, managing all travel accommodations with the expertise of our dedicated concierge team. Paired with our world-class sister company, Opulent Weddings, we provide a comprehensive wedding planning service, allowing you to do nothing but show up – everything is meticulously handled by our team of experts. Relax, enjoy your day, and every moment with your loved ones while we ensure everything runs seamlessly. Come and say 'I do' with confidence.

Opulent Lifestyle Club

Opulent Lifestyle Club

Welcome to Opulent Lifestyle Club, where luxury meets convenience. Elevate your experiences with our exclusive membership, offering white-glove services and curated benefits. From bespoke travel accommodations managed by our concierge team to seamless event planning by our experts, we ensure you enjoy the opulent life effortlessly. Join us in crafting unforgettable moments and making every occasion extraordinary. 

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Opulent Weddings and Events

Opulent Weddings and Events

Opulent Weddings transforms dreams into reality, offering a world-class wedding planning experience. Our expert team orchestrates every detail, ensuring your special day is nothing short of perfection. From venue selection to personalized touches, we bring opulence and precision to create a wedding day that reflects your unique love story. 

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Schedule

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DAY 1

Book trip in 12-months +

Make sure to book your trip as far in advance as possible.  Allow for 9 months or more for the best outcome of your special day. 

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DAY 2

The Planning Begins!

Our team will follow up for further details.  We will set up an introduction with our sister company, Opulent Weddings, for your plans, logistics, and details with you and your guests. 


Over the next 9-12 months, your wedding will be planned. 

Included

Wedding Planner and Team

Wedding Logistics

Budget Management

Vendor/Venue Selecting and Negotiations

Guests Room Block

Vendor Management

Innovative Design Concepts

Free Itinerary App

Not Included

Wedding Team Travels and Accommodations

Event Rentals

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DAY 3

Wellness Journey: Preparing for Your Wedding Day

Unlock your potential! Achieve your goals with the support of David Guzzone, a health & wellness coach armed with a comprehensive habits of health system. Benefit from personalized coaching and a structured meal plan for healthy weight management, improved sleep, and increased energy. No exercise or pills required – just simple, clean nutrition. David will inspire and motivate you on this journey, connecting you with a supportive community. Take the first step toward lifelong transformation. 

Included

Wellness Coach

Nutrition Diet Plan

Resources

Supportive Community

App

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DAY 4

Travel/Arrival

You and your guests are arriving days in advance.  This package is a minimum 8-day trip; depending on your wedding day, you can run through a few last-minute details, relax & pamper yourself, and enjoy your guests' days before your big day! 

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DAY 5

Prep Time

2-3 Days before your wedding day will be prep time to set up for your special day and connect with the vendors.




Have a fun time doing excursions or activities with some of your guests.




All accommodations are checked for your family and guests (including transportation).  Warm welcome cocktails & packets as they arrive.




You and every guest will receive a personalized itinerary during your stay. This will provide all details of each guest's activities/excursions they signed up for prior, hotel details, contact information for the planner and team, any planned group activities, weather, and helpful tips or information about the area.

Included

Free Itinerary App

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DAY 6

The Day Before

Rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and plenty of FUN! 

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DAY 7

Wedding Day Ceremony and Reception!

This is YOUR DAY! 

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DAY 8

Honeymoon/Vacation

Extend your stay see and do everything you've hoped to experience or just relax and enjoy your honeymoon! 


Guests may want to turn this into a vacation as well. Plan for an extended stay in advance. 

What's Included

What's Included

Wedding Planning Services

Honeymoon Planning Services

Manage Group Activities/Excursions

Rehearsal Dinner Plans and All Pre-Wedding Events

Bridal Couple Airport Transportation

Innovative & Design Concepts

Charter or Commercial Flight Booking Services

Buyout of the Villas for 24 Guests

Free Customized App

Villas: Office Workspace

Villas: Separate Bar Area

Villas: Terrace or Deck

Villas: Outdoor Furniture

Villas: Outdoor Dining Area

Villas: Outdoor Campfire Area

Villas: Outdoor Pool

Villas: Alcohol Included

Villas: Staffed Property

Villas: 12 bdrms 12 bthrms for 24 guests

Villas: Twice Daily Game Drives

Villas: All Meals and Drinks Included (including alcohol)

Villas: Unlimited Access to Exclusive Olare Motorgi Conservancy

Villas: Visits to Local Markets

Villas: Complimentary WiFi

Villas: Laundry Service

Villas: High Season ONLY - One Complimentary Day Pass per adult to Maasai Mara National Reserve

Photography Guides: Maximum of 3 guests per Land Rover

Photography Guide: Unlimited weight allowance for extra camera gear

Photography Guide: Camera Tech Tents w/generator and lighting

Photography Guide: Boxed Breakfast for early AM start times

Some Safaris: Free WiFi

Some Safaris: Seat Belts and Canvas Seats

Some Safaris: First Aid kits and Fire Extinguishers

Some Safaris: Cool boxes

Some Safaris: Tool-kits

Activities/Excursions Costs

Commercial Flight Tickets

Event Rentals

Wedding Team Travel and Accommodations

Private Jet Costs

Honeymoon Package and Accommodations

Optional: Medical Insurance

Optional: Lunch on day of Departure

Optional: Private Vehicles (subject to availability)

Accommodation

24 ppl - Wedding Package

24 ppl - Wedding Package

Wedding planner included. Accommodating bridal couple and 22 guests, minimum of 3-night required. Customized Itinerary app.

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Luxury Living in the Heart of Nature

Discover, Indulge, Thrive

Indulge in unparalleled luxury at Mahali Mzuri's 12 stylish tented suites, each offering a home away from home with en suite bathrooms, private decks, and breathtaking views. Connected by walkways, the camp accommodates up to 24 guests, ensuring an intimate experience. While game drives provide thrilling wildlife encounters, shared spaces such as the Main Tent offer panoramic vistas, an open lounge with a fireplace, and a 12-meter outdoor heated infinity pool. Culinary delights, influenced by diverse cultures, are served under the open sky or in the dining tent. Nasaro, meaning 'refuge' in Maa, provides an intimate spa experience, and experienced guides lead twice-daily game drives for ever-changing wildlife sightings in the heart of Kenya's stunning landscapes. 

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Trip Tips

High Season

High Season

Experience the Maasai Mara in all its glory during the high season, a time when the savannah comes alive with unparalleled wildlife activity. From July to October, witness the spectacle of the Great Migration as vast herds of wildebeest and zebra traverse the Mara River in search of fresh grazing grounds. The landscape transforms into a living canvas, attracting predators and showcasing nature's raw beauty. Enjoy ideal weather conditions, clear skies, and lush greenery, enhancing the thrill of every game drive. Immerse yourself in the heart of Kenya's most iconic safari destination during this prime period, where the Maasai Mara reveals its full splendor.

Mid Season

Mid Season

Discover the Maasai Mara in its mid-season glory, a captivating period blending nature's vibrancy and tranquility. From November to March, witness the awakening of the savannah as new life emerges, from playful young animals to the blossoming flora. Enjoy the moderate climate and the lush landscapes, creating an ideal setting for both game drives and outdoor activities. As the Great Migration subsides, experience a more serene ambiance with fewer crowds, allowing for intimate wildlife encounters. This is the perfect time to explore the Maasai Mara's diverse ecosystems and relish the balance of excitement and serenity that defines this remarkable mid-season experience.

Low Season

Low Season

Embark on a serene escape to Maasai Mara during the low season, spanning April to June, where the landscape transforms into a tranquil haven. This quieter period allows for unhurried exploration of the Mara's pristine wilderness, with lush greenery and blooming landscapes creating a picturesque backdrop. While wildlife sightings are abundant, the absence of crowds enhances the intimacy of each encounter. Experience the ebb and flow of nature's rhythms, from the nurturing of newborns to the vibrant birdlife. Enjoy the solitude and seclusion of this off-peak season, where the Maasai Mara reveals its quieter, yet equally enchanting, side.

You'll Be Staying Here

Mahali Mzuri

Mahali Mzuri

Indulge in ultimate relaxation at Nasaro, meaning 'refuge' or 'relaxation' in the local Maa language. Nestled near the valley floor, Nasaro offers a private and intimate setting for pampering. Immerse yourself in the rejuvenating and healing essences of Africa with ethical skincare products from Africology.


The 12 tented suites at Mahali Mzuri are super stylish and unlike any tents you’ve ever experienced. Each one serves as a luxurious home away from home, featuring en suite bathrooms, private decks, and breathtaking views. Our spa provides an array of treatments, including facials, massages, and essential grooming rituals, each designed to enhance your well-being. Please note that spa treatments are available for an additional charge.


From $22,600/night with a minimum 3-night requirement.

FAQs

This is a wedding package; we strongly encourage no less than nine to twelve months in advance; more is best. 


We suggest getting started as soon as you have a date in mind — we can help sort out the details.  You'll want to ensure availability for all your guests with the selected resort (if necessary). 

You will be provided with the following;

  • Wedding Planning Services
    • Wedding Logistics
    • Decor and Design services
    • Coordinating Rehearsal & Dinner
    • Managing Housing List
    • Coordinating group activities/excursions
    • Coordinating airport ground transportation
    • Guests Departures/Arrivals
    • Assist with managing the event budget
  • Private Estate Management for Bridal Couple and Immediate Guests
  • Reception Catering
  • Airport Transportation for Guest (round trip)
  • Airport Transportation for Bridal Couple (round trip)


Airport transportation will include a combination of the following (depending on your group size);

  • Motorcoach bus
  • Minibus/Sprinter
  • SUVs

Catering cost ranges depending on venue and destination. *your planner will go over this with you.


We customize the trip for YOU from start to finish. Opulent Lifestyle will assist you with arranging any additional activities or services to make your experience memorable, relaxing, and enjoyable.


*Minimum night requirements apply for this package.


**Any extended stays (honeymoon or vacation) outside your package must be coordinated separately.


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Once your trip is booked, you will receive an email from your planner to set up a consultation call with you. The planner will coordinate with local Resort/Hotel for all the details around your wedding. 

The highlights showcase various features available to you, either included or for an additional cost. Please note that not all items are automatically included in your package. We recommend reviewing the "What's Included" and "What's Not Included" sections for detailed information. These sections outline everything included in your package, from wedding planning and travel services to the specific inclusions within any private estates leased by us. 


Our team of experts will assist you throughout the entire planning process. We possess comprehensive knowledge of all our partners, including the private estates, understanding both what they can offer and any restrictions in place.   

You and your guest will be allowed to check-in for activities for this trip from the time of purchase up to 2 months before departure.  The check-in phase will ask a series of essential questions to everyone, along with allowing each person to select any of the activities/excursions for independent interest or small groups. 


We suggest coordinating with your planner for any group activities you wish to host; they will manage your logistics. 

By everyone selecting in advance what activities or excursions interest them, a list will be generated and provided to all the sources for proper booking. Your planner will oversee this for your group but is only responsible for coordinating the whole group's activities.


Each guest will be instructed to download our free app to view their itinerary and receive updates at all times about;

  • Overview of your wedding details
  • Hotel Information
  • Transportation
  • Their activities/excursions
  • Group activities
  • Planner contact info/communication
  • Map/Directions
  • Includes both offline and online navigation

We can help arrange charter flights for private jets, or if you prefer, your planner can assist with coordinating commercial flights for your convenience. It's important to note that the flights are not included in the pricing; however, the services to assist you with the arrangements are included. 

In a post-pandemic world, travel has changed. We highly recommend travel and wedding insurance. After your initial deposit has been created, we will provide you with recommendations on coverage options. 

Yes, Payment terms and cancellation policies (if applicable) may fluctuate based on the season, with a minimum stay requirement of 3 nights. 

Opulent Lifestyle reserves the right to substitute similar services, accommodations, or amenities in the rare event that they become unavailable. This may occur due to circumstances beyond our control or if there was an error in the price, service, or amenity shown or quoted. Rest assured, we will make every effort to provide alternatives of comparable quality to ensure your experience remains exceptional. If you have any concerns or specific inquiries about substitutions, our dedicated team is here to assist you. 

Swahili Elegance in the Mara

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