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Mara Plains Camp

4.5 of 5 Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve 0000, Kenya
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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

This was a fantastic tent camp in Kenya. The individual tents were luxurious with every facility and appointments perfectly designed including bath and separate shower. The hosts sean and amy were fantastic yielding to all your requests including private intimate dining on your own veranda. The food was fresh,tasty and hot.

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Qualicum Beach
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have done several safaris before but always in South Africa. The Masai Mara blew us away! Our stay at the Great Mara Plains camp was the highlight of this trip to SA and Kenya. We went to sleep at night listening to hyenas, lions and hippos and woke up to the same. Still we had the best sleep! The... More 

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Mara Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dearest Dawn and Kevin. Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful and detailed feedback. It really is a true reflection of what we stand for here at Mara Plains. Thank you for taking the time to visit us in our little paradise as well as the time to write such great things. Shaun and myself and the whole team... More 

Northaw, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Out of 15 camps we have visited over the years Mara Plains is platinum class. Excellent game viewing and facilities. The tents are in a league of their own, 20 m long, beautifully appointed with free standing copper baths, chesterfield, furnished deck etc, Shawn and Amy are fantastic hosts. Free use of the lodge's professional camera equipment is a nice... More 

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Mara Plains Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your response. It always puts a huge smile on our faces when we hear such great remarks and we truly do strive to ensure that you have a memorable stay. We are delighted that your time was significant and hopefully those moments will stay forever engrained. Please do come back and visit us again.... More 

Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Mara plains, *sigh* !!! What an absolutely incredible experience !!! Where do you even begin to start reviewing a place when there is just so much to tell you how amazing your game viewing experience has been. From the moment you set foot off the Safari Link flight, you are treated with utmost luxury. We were greeted by Mara Plains'... More 

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Mara Plains Camp, responded to this review

Thank you Mixali and Lara for visitng us here! It was so special to share our world with you. Thank you for the kind words and great feedback. Hope all is well your side and hope to see you soon. Much Love Shaun, Amy and the whole Mara Plains team. More 

Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I admit that I am a very critical traveler, but this property is one that I really battled to fault. Other than a couple of very minor things that are not even worth mentioning, there are not enough good things I can say about this place. INCREDIBLE guides, FANTASTIC tented rooms. OUTSTANDING food and FABULOUS wildlife viewing all in the... More 

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Mara Plains Camp, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you had a fantastic stay! We are very proud of our special camp and it means the world to know that you share the same feelings. Both myself and Shaun would of loved to have met you and the crazy photography group, but know that Dudu did a wonderful job. We do hope... More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Mara Plains is in a category of its own. The "tents" are beyond stunning and the staff and service are top notch. The Mara and most of the surrounding conservancies are relatively busy as far as safari goes but with our outstanding guide, Kevin, we had so many amazing sightings all to ourselves! With great views of the plains and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I can't say enough about this place. Amazing accommodations, amazing game drives, and amazing hosts. Shawn and Amy are great, as is the food here. The game drives we spectacular (early September 2014), when we saw a major wildebeest crossing of the Mara River. And Dan, our guide, was an extremely dedicated guide that worked hard to show us everything... More 

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Mara Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Michael Thank you for the feedback! You really did have incredible game sightings and we are glad to hear you had a good time. Keep up all the great photography and also thank you for sharing your music with us. Take care and all the best. Amy, Shaun and the whole team. More 

Aurora, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

How fortunate to be able to experience such a unique camp to which in my eyes I considered to be the true Africa. As soon as I landed onto the Ol Kiombo Airstrip to start my Maasai Mara Plains adventure I knew I was going to love everything....and I did. Our driver/guide Dan met us at that wild little airstrip... More 

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Mara Plains Camp, responded to this review

Hey Sara! Thank you for the detailed and ever so complimentary words about our special camp Mara Plains. Both Shaun and myself agreed you should of stayed longer, 2 nights is just not enough but it is definitely better than nothing WE hope that you one day can return again for longer. All the Best Amy and Shaun and the... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It is hard to describe the uniqueness, splendour and thrilling excitement of the "whole package" at Mara Plains camp without sounding like some tragic travelling tosser. But on every level this place is stunning - the location and accommodation - faultless, the daily game drives - outstanding, the effort put into making your stay by ALL staff from the night... More 

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Mara Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dearest Jacqui, It was such a pleasure having a group of fun and entertaining people in camp. You became our adopted family and we loved having you here with us! Thank you for all the good laughs around the dinner table. Send love to the rets of the Party and we do hope to meet up again possibly in Australia... More 

New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Our visit to Mara Plains is always motivated by an urge to see the teeming wildlife around this gorgeous camp, in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. But what enhances the experience even more is the sensitivity and awareness of its staff towards the importance of treating this Bounty of Nature with the respect it should be given. For its managing couple... More 

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Mara Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dearest Shveta and Prashant and Kunj. Firstly thank you so very much for the detailed and wonderful kind words you have written here. It really is a reflection of what we stand for and hope to achieve with all our guests experiences here at this very special place. It was such an honour to finally meet you and to host... 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*
Number of rooms: 7
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