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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
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Monterrey, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is, simply put, a perfect place. I went with my wife + 3 daughters and stayed at the family tents. The setup is magnificent and the installations are first class. The food was very good as well. Amy & Shaun made us feel very special, having time to sit down and have a nice sundowner talk with the girls... More

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

Dear Jose and the rest of your family. It was so lovely to have you and your very special family, sharing this special place with us. We loved your company and enjoyed having the whole family with us. Travelling is most definitely a real learning experience and we are so glad that we could contribute to an even more enriched... More

Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a perfect place to start our safari. Eco-friendly.. I love that! They provide the soap and shampoos to work with their systems. Shawn and Amy were wonderful hosts. They ate dinner with the group each night. The food was wonderful!! We even had a private dinner on our deck one night. Our tent was like a treehouse. Separate from... More

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

Dear Angela and John Thank you for making the time and effort to give such wonderful feedback on our camp we call home It was so lovely to meet such a relaxed, easy-going couple ( besides John’s paranoia of catching all sorts of bugs) haha. In the end Africa is not such a scary place after all WE hope that... More

Herts, UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First class, flexible and friendly. We stayed three nights and despite being out on game drives from dawn 'til dusk every day (an excellent, breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea - all on the go) we could not have been made to feel more welcome. Make no mistake, this is a first rate lodge but as with all establishments, there may... More

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

Dear Mike. I see you made it back to the UK safe and sound after a whirlwind of an adventure here in Africa! I'm sure nothing can quite beat that first day, touch down on the soils of the Maasai Mara, with an 8 hour transfer to the camp including, 3 Kills and a crossing...! Shaun and I still to... More

Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Dear Janelle and Graham. Thank you for your response on our special Mara Plains camp. We trust that you are both well and back in Australia. It was so great to have some Aussie’s here with us and we loved your company and interesting chats around the fire and dinner table. We had a great time with the both of... More

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 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 August 12, 2014

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 August 10, 2014 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 August 9, 2014

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

We are so thrilled you had a spectacular stay! The hippo’s and roaring lions in the evening’s are still in abundance. We do hope to see you back here again soon! Best wishes Amy, Shaun and the Mara Plains Team More

Glasgow
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 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

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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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