Wednesday, 07 February 2018 12:02

Get to know Wilson Odhiambo, our General Manager and check out our round-up of game sightings from 2017

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Wilson Odhiambo is our General Manager at Mahali Mzuri and with over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry he’s well versed in knowing what it takes to run an award-winning camp. We caught up with Wilson to find out a little more about him…

What does your day-to-day role include?
My day to day role is very varied, and that’s what I love about it! From greeting our guests on arrival to checking the camp is running smoothly at all times. I could be in the kitchen speaking with the chefs one moment or found helping a ranger with a vehicle the next. It’s very rare that any day is the same as the last.

What attracted you to work at Mahali Mzuri? 
The location in the Maasai Mara was a big attraction. But also the incredible reputation of the camp, it is renowned for its high standards and that was really important to me.

What is special to you about the camp?
The features that are most special to me are the unique design of the tents, and the location on top of the hill facing the gorge. There really is nothing like Mahali Mzuri.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I really enjoy cooking, particularly whilst listening to music.

Game on!

Last year was hugely rich in game viewing terms, and Mahali Mzuri really lived up to its name ‘beautiful place’ which was filled with beautiful animals. Here’s a round-up of what and who we saw over the year:

Leopards
The elusive female leopard Tito showed up in the conservancy and is due to give birth to cubs any day now. The large male leopard, known as ‘Pink or Yellow’ has also been spotted roaming around. Meanwhile Fig has begun teaching her daughter Toto (who is now 9 months old) how to hunt.

Cheetahs 
Females are solitary unless nursing young ones or with males during courtships and recently we saw Musiara with her daughter Nashipae. Did you know? The fastest land mammal, cheetahs are known for immense speeds of up to 120 km/h, it’s truly a spectacle to watch them chase any game of their choice. They tend to prefer the tommy gazelle which are known for their zigzag running style, but the cheetahs still catch them.

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