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Mara Plains Camp

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Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve 0000, Kenya
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Chevry
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been on many safaris and have lived in Kenya and Tanzania. Therefore we had high expectations on this three-nights visit to the Maasai Mara. All our expectations were met or exceeded! Mara Plains Camp offered amazing animal viewing, delicious food, very comfortable and spacious tents, and the best of service - thank you Kim and the team. Our... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had three nights at Mara Plains to finish off our Kenya/Tanzania safari holiday and we definitely saved the best to last. The location of the conservancy outside the Maasai Mara national park meant much less busy game viewing than in the main reserve - an absolute blessing! Cheetah were the highlight with several sightings, including a high speed chase... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

MARA PLAINS CAMP... Family of four, two daughters aged 16 & 12. Stayed in the excellent and convenient "family two tents." We had the most amazing, wonderful, memorable adventure in a truly magical setting, in spite of the most horrendous weather (December's short rains became long rains and some!). When we booked Mara Plains, it was talked about as the... More 

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

Dear Stew, I know we have spoken over email but we just wanted to thank you publicly within this forum. It was our pleasure having you to stay at Mara Plains. It was certainly eventful what with the weather, but we could not have hoped for more considerate and understanding of guests! Thank you all very much for taking the... More 

Carefree, Arizona
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Warm and pleasant greetings you will get every time you arrive. Tents are an oasis in themselves. Some have views of the plains while others over look Hippo ponds. Staff will provide you with service like a Ritz Carlton Hotel. If your tired, lodge can arrange for private dining on your deck or in your room for romantic or quite... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our camp. It is lovely to hear what a wonderful experience you had with us and all the positive feedback you have given. We try very hard to give our guests the most exclusive and tailored experience that is on offer in the Maasai Mara. It is great to hear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I had the pleasure to spend 2 nights, 3 days at this wonderful place. Upon arrival Lexy greeted me at the bridge and the journey began... She was a terrific host the entire time I was at the camp. One of the additional benefits of this camp is the professional cameras they can equip you with if you did not... More 

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

Dear Jeff, We are blown away by your amazing review of Mara Plains Camp. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. It is always great to receive feedback and the staff love to hear that all of their hard work pays off in making for a fantastic holiday. Hattie and I are sorry to... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We stayed at Mara Plains at the beginning of November 2015 and it was like nothing we'd ever experienced before! From the moment we crossed the bridge upon arrival we were blown away by the setting, the service and the rooms. The managers Hattie & Henry were very professional, constantly thinking of those little things that make all the difference,... More 

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

Dear Scarlett & Dominic, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review here. We are thrilled that you enjoyed Mara Plains Camp and that it was the highlight of your trip. To be able to share this truly magical place with all our guests is something that we cherish very closely. I have let the kitchen... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Stayed for 4 nights in this incredible camp. Immaculate attention to detail, superb food (have eaten better food here than in Michelin restaurants!) and service. The setting and 'tents' are out of this world, pure luxury. You feel you have arrived in paradise. Our guide Kevin was extremely good and knowledgeable. Cannot possibly find anything negative to say about this... More 

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

Dear Tony & Ute, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review of Mara Plains Camp. The theatre of arriving over the swing bridge and into a paradise world is exactly the feeling that the camp strives to deliver. Ben, our head chef, is over the moon with your comments on his food. The kitchen... More 

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Where do I start ? This camp has to be the best I have stayed in, the tents are pure luxury and the staff make sure you do not want for anything. Our host Lexy was amazing and made sure we did not miss out on anything, our trip to the Mara River was made even more special as the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your excellent review of Mara Plains.We really appreciate your compliments and the time you have taken to share your thoughts here. We are thrilled that you had such a great time with us. Hattie and I were sorry to miss you but very pleased to hear that you enjoyed Lexy's (our relief manager) company. I... More 

Edwards, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

My first visit to Mara Plains was in 2012. It was magical when the camp was closed for a redo I was afraid things would go over the top and ruin the truly Kenya experience. They did not. The game viewing is as good as it gets. Two large prides of lions. 9 leopard sightings including Fig who I saw... More 

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

Dear Linda, Thanks so much for your great review of Mara Plains! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the camp just as much, if not more, than last time. We have tried to create a truly authentic safari feel to the camp whilst at the same time very luxurious! We were very pleased to be able to offer you Tirian... More 

Corona del Mar, California
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30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Dramatic arrival….Walking across the suspended bridge over the river, delivers you to a full view of the Mara Plains, with thousands of grazing wildebeest's and zebra. Amazing ! Henry and Hetty greet you, a lovely young British couple with the perfect personalities for this job…They are great hosts and love what they do. The Camp, combines the perfect amount of... More 

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

Dear Ralph and Linda, I know were have been in touch since you left us but just wanted to take the time to respond to your very kind review of Mara Plains. We are so happy that you enjoyed your safari here with Tirian as your guide. As you were lucky enough to witness we are blessed to enjoy some... More 

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