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4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve 0000, Kenya
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Mara Plains Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is rare that one can go on safari and see tens of thousands of migrating animals, the unique interaction of lions and hyenas, wonderful leopards in trees, and mating lion couples, and come away most impressed by the management and staff of the resort. Mara Plains is that place. Great Plains has the good fortune and eye for talent... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from our first visit to Mara Plains. It is the perfect destination for families, based on our experience. Our party consisted of three adults, and two children, aged 8 and 10. We were lucky enough to have the two family tents, with a shared deck. Perfect set up. The staff at Mara Plains went out of... More

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mara Plains and Mara Toto are the best hotels i’ve ever been to. All the staff is very welcoming and happy all the time, you feel at home every day. The food is delicious and the rooms are amazing. I enjoyed every day I spent at Mara Plains camp.

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New york
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Mara Plains with my family in early July. The experience at the camp and the conservancy (where we spent the majority of our time) was nothing short of amazing in every sense. Shaun and Amy, the two hosts, are exceptional and genuinely made us feel at home in this eco-friendly, luxury camp in the middle of the savannah.... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mara Plains Camp is everything you want in a safari camp. Beautiful location, gracious hosts, and a 'tent" that is anything but a tent. Animals grazing right outside your breakfast table, hippos lying in the sun along the banks and the sound of lions roar in the night make Mara Plains Camp an unforgettable experience. Easy relaxed atmosphere, and a... More

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Glasgow
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been lucky enough for this trip to have been my 12th safari. It's fair to say I'm hooked but I'm also pretty fussy now about where I stay. It has to be small, intimate and friendly. This is the only camp I've ever visited again and again which speaks volumes I think. Ask for Ping as your guide, he's... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is simply amazing. The entire camp is dedicated to conservation and preservation, and the physical structures of the resort blend in to the surrounding area in a visually appealing and eco-friendly way. Shaun and his staff are incredibly helpful, warm, and knowledgable, and the tents are beautifully furnished with large decks overlooking a game-rich plain. Our daily game... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! Our three nights at Mara Plains far exceeded our expectations. Truly, unbelievable and unforgettable. This "camp," if you want to call it that, has to be one of the finest safari camps in all of east Africa - if not THE top. The "tents" are fit for a sultan and his family! The are luxurious and "over the top"... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot even describe to you how great this camp was. Definitely the best camp in the Mara, probably the nicest one in Kenya. Our guide was excellent. He got in position for us to see a lion killing a wildebeest. Our kids got tired at night after a long day of safariing, so the excellent camp managers were nice... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our last stop on our African safari trip and we could not have been more pleased. The accommodations were over the top our "tent" was situated right above where the hippos hang out and our kids "tent" faced the Mara Plains. What better site to wake up to then nature. Shaun and Amy, the camp managers and our... More

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Address: Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve 0000, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mara Plains Camp 4.5*
Also Known As:
Mara Plains Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Mara Plains Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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This is a small, high quality, six-roomed camp under canvas, located within the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy and just a few hundred meters to the north of the Masai Mara National Reserve boundary. Guests can game drive in both the Masai Mara National Reserve and the Conservancy away from the crowds. It is a fabulous wildlife reserve of 30000 acres, rich in wildlife (with all the predators and big cats in particular), with the lowest vehicle density in the Mara, no mini-buses and only one guest room per 700 acres. ... more   less 
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