Mahali Mzuri


Mahali Mzuri has been voted as the number 1 hotel in the world  and the Number one safari Lodge in the Travel + Lesiure Awards 2021, Mahali Mzuri hotel is Sir Richard Branson’s 12tented luxury safari camp is a luxury tented camp found in the wilderness of Maasai Mara national reserve the  world’s famous wildlife safari destination.

The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021 is a vital and trusted source for inspiration and guidance to travelers  while making their plans of exploring the globe’s various destinations on trips. The travel + Leisure recognizes top hotels, islands, cities, cruise lines, airlines, Spas among other important aspects of travelling around the world. The Travel + Leisure commands a great opinion to towards various aspects of travelling as its results are based on the results of their reader’s survey, it is the readers who rate the rooms and facilities in the hotels, location, service, food and value.

The recent concluded year’s World’s Best Awards survey by The Travel + Leisure was open for voting from January 11 through May 10 2021, this come in time when most of the destinations all over the world were lifting COVID restrictions thus allowing more people to travel and explore. This survey was conducted with the intentions of allowing the readers of The Travel + Leisure to reflect on their travel experiences for the last period of 3 years which was successfully achieved.

Mahali Mzuri
Mahali Mzuri

At the conclusion of the survey and basing on the results from the readers of The Travel + Leisure, Mahali Mzuri was voted and ranked to be the number 1 hotel out of the top 100 hotels in World in  The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021.  This is a very powerful recognition to Mahali Mzuri Hotel and a reward to its unique and splendid experience it provides to its customers most especially tourists on a Kenya safari in Maasai Mara national reserve. Awarding Mahali Mzuri as the world Top Number 1 hotel is a sign of satisfaction by passionate travelers from all the globe who have had an opportunity to experience services, facilities and hospitality offered by the hotel.

 Mahali Mzuri is Sir Richard Branson’s luxury safari camp in the Kenyan bush of Maasai Mara national reserve, the camp is part of the Virgin Limited Edition Collection. Mahali Mzuri is just a perfect safari camp as explained by one of the voters situated in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy one of the conservancies making up the greater Maasai Mara ecosystem. This beautiful camp is perfect situated right in the path of the annual great migration offering endless opportunities to witness the annual wildebeest migration and the game viewing.

Malahi Mzuri is named after a Swahili slag “beautiful place” and definitely the camp fits its name, the camp  intimate and super stylish featuring 12 luxury tented suites boosting some of the world’s spectacular scenery from the comfort of the window. Each of these tents is perfect designed to offer travelers a home away from home during your stay, each tent features an en-suite bathroom , private deck and spectacular views. 6 stylish Tents of Mahali Mzuri camp are situated on the either side of the Main Tent and each is accessed by a walkway, the furthest tent is in approximately 5 minutes walk from the main tent. 10 of the tents are configured with either king or twin beds and 2 of the tents are suites with 4 poster king size beds designed to accommodate up to 2 additional children of sofa beds in the living room.

List of The Top 100 hotels in the world

  1. Mahali Mzuri, Masai Mara, Kenya

2.     Nayara Tented Camp, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

  1. The Opposite House, Beijing
  2. Capella Bangkok
  3. Capella Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  4. Grace Hotel, Auberge Resorts Collection, Santorini, Greece
  5. Kamalame Cay, Andros Island, Bahamas
  6. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
  7. The Temple House, Chengdu, China
  8. The Oberoi, New Delhi
  9. Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort, Paracas, Peru
  10. Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa, India
  11. Savute Elephant Lodge, a Belmond Safari, Chobe National Park, Botswana
  12. The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort, Ranthambhore, India
  13. Mandarin Oriental, Milan
  14. La Réserve Paris – Hôtel & Spa

17.(tie) Nobu Ryokan Malibu, California

17.(tie) Soneva Fushi, Baa Atoll, Maldives

  1. Shangri-La the Shard, London

20.(tie) Alila Manggis, Bali, Indonesia

20.(tie) andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge, Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa

  1. (tie) Il Sereno Lago di Como, Torno, Italy

23.Manoir Hovey, North Hatley, Quebec

24.Canaves Oia Epitome, Santorini, Greece

Mahali Mzuri
Mahali Mzuri

25.(tie) Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet

25.(tie) The Peninsula Manila

27.Hotel Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole, Italy

28.Hotel Fasano Boa Vista, Porto Feliz, Brazil

29.Halekulani Okinawa, Japan

  1. The Lake House on Canandaigua, Canandaigua, New York
  2. Hyatt Regency Amritsar, Amritsar, India
  3. The Leela Palace Udaipur, India.
  4. Nayara Gardens, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  5. Pickering House Inn, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
  6. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, San Diego
  7. (tie) Nihi Sumba, Sumba, Indonesia

36.(tie) The Oberoi Mumbai

  1. (tie) Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
  2. Viceroy Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  3. Regis Istanbul
  4. (tie) Katikies Mykonos, Greece
  1. (tie) The Lanesborough, London
  2. (tie) Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
  3. (tie) The Roundtree, Amagansett, New York
  4. Mashpi Lodge, Mashpi, Ecuador
  5. Angama Mara, Masai Mara, Kenya
  6. Raffles Istanbul
  7. Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento, Italy
  8. Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, Peru
  9. Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort, San José del Cabo, Mexico

51.(tie) The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur, India

  1. (tie) Viceroy Chicago
  2. Gibb’s Farm, Karatu, Tanzania
  3. Singita Grumeti, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  4. Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River
  5. The Goring, London
  6. (tie) The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, Wyoming
  7. (tie) Taj Palace, New Delhi
  8. Regis Florence
  9. (tie) Mandarin Oriental Paris

60.(tie) Matetsi Victoria Falls, Matetsi Private Game Reserve, Zimbabwe

  1. Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  2. Khwai River Lodge, a Belmond Safari, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
  3. Soneva Jani, Noonu Atoll, Maldives
  4. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India
  5. (tie) Inn of the Five Graces, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  6. (tie) Zadun, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, San José del Cabo, Mexico
  7. (tie) The Bushcamp Company’s Mfuwe Lodge, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
  8. (tie) InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, French Polynesia
  9. Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués, Acapulco, Mexico
  10. (tie) andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park Area, South Africa
  11. (tie) Sasaab, Samburu, Kenya
  12. The Sukhothai Bangkok
  13. The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata, India
  14. Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris
  15. Mahekal Beach Resort, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  16. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
  17. Jade Mountain, Soufrière, St. Lucia
  18. Casa Chameleon, Mal País, Costa Rica
  19. (tie) Hôtel Crillon Le Brave, Crillon-le-Brave, France
  20. (tie) Le Bristol Paris
  21. (tie) Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Bali, Indonesia
  22. (tie) Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

80.(tie) Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Maldives

80.(tie) The Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, British Columbia

  1. Penha Longa Resort, Sintra, Portugal
  2. The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia
  3. (tie) Lion Sands Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
  4. (tie) Rambagh Palace,
  5. The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
  6. The Stafford, London
  7. Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Scared Valley, Peru

93.(tie) Cap Maison, Gros Islet, St. Lucia

  1. (tie) Tensing Pen, Negril, Jamaica
  2. Hôtel Le Toiny, Anse de Toiny, St. Bart’s
  3. Rosewood Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  4. Canaves Oia Boutique Hotel, Santorini, Greece
  5. Montage Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  6. Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  7. Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa, Málaga, Spain

 The  list of 2021 World’s Best Awards and the survey methodology are currently featured on , it will also be featured in the October 2021 issue of the Magazine which will be available on newsstand September 17.

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