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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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm finding it difficult to add to the two previous reviewers. For animal viewing in relative "privacy" Mara Plains is difficult to beat! Sitting in the car for 30mins watching a show of 7 cubs playing, pouncing and roughing it with their siblings and mothers is a joyous experience. The thrill of chasing after hyenas on a kill (but hoping... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Mara Plains Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the complimentary comments about our very special Mara Plains. We are all a family here and are so glad that your experience was a memorable one. May these moments be forever engrained and cherished. We absolutely loved having you here with us and are always welcomed back with open hearts and big smiles. Take Care... More

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Mara Plains Camp, responded to this review

Hi Butch, Marjory, Catherine, Anna and Maya Firstly, thank you for making the effort to come and visit us here at Mara Plains, in Kenya. We loved having your friendly company and easy-going natures here with us. Please do send more of our fellow South African’s here and we hope that this will trigger many more visits from you back... More

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Mara Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Camilla and the rest of your amazing, fun and energetic family. We so loved having all 20 of you here with us. Mara Plains will forever remember your group. The loved shared between one another was so special to see and we are all so thrilled that we could have you all under one roof, singing, dancing and drinking... More

New york
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Mara Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Kunal Thank you so much for your great and complimentary comments. We are so delighted that you had a life changing experience. We loved your company and amusing stories around the fire and over dinner. Your enthusiasm for wildlife and photography was tremendous… Keep it up! We hope that you will one day come back again! Kind Regards Shaun,... More

Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Mara Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Victoria, We loved having you back here in the Maasai Mara and back at Mara Plains. You know that your company is always welcomed! We look forward to a longer stay hopefully in November or December with you. Take care until then, Love Amy, Shaun and the team More

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 5 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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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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