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Mara Plains Camp

Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve 0000, Kenya
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Edwards, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My husband Butch and I took our children and grandchildren on a trip of a lifetime for them and were fortunate enough to be able to spend 6 nights at Mara Plains. I really cannot say enough positive things about the camp - from it's guides (Ping and Kevin are exceptional and while the animals are the same for all... More 

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Virginia
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32 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Having six safaris behind me my expectations can run high ..or run short...it is Africa afterall.... Being a guest in some of the nicest camps ever - Botswana, Tanzania, South Africa - never has my jaw dropped as it did entering Mara Plains. From the guest living areas to the amazing bedrooms-- are all over the top gorgeous. Architectural Design... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Yep, three visits in six months. That says it all. I visited Mara Plains for the first time in August, and have been back twice since. The most recent visit was the first time for me in the Mara in March. And, possibly the best. Of course you don't have crossings, but what you do have is predator activity that... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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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18 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

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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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 

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