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Mara Plains Camp

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Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve 0000, Kenya
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at Mara Plains camp for our honeymoon in March 2015. This was our first Safari and a moving experience to say the least. Mara Plains offers high end luxury while maintaining the authenticity of the Massai Mara being part of a private game reserve. While the accommodations are breathtaking, the dining options mouthwatering, what truly blew... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully appointed safari style rooms with sweeping views over the plains. Some rooms situated beside watering holes visited by various wildlife, including hippos! Hosts Sean and Amy are best in the business. The Mara Plains staff happily accommodated all requests, including specific dietary restrictions (gluten and dairy- free). Sean and Amy often joined our party of 10 for meals, sundowners... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This camp is beautifully thought out, situated along the banks of a small river with resident hippos and wildlife galore. The host and hostess provide and warm comfortable feel, whilst the level or service is 5star from all the friendly and eager to please staff. Our guides were super knowledgable and the accommodation luxurious. Special attention has been paid to... More 

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NYC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was our second visit to Mara Plains. We took our kids and grandkids with us this time. It was a great experience for ALL three generations. Management is outstanding, food very good, location, cleanliness, all top notch. Amy and Sean, the camp managers, were particularly noteworthy. We were on our twelfth safari in the last sixteen years and we... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Mara Plains is a hidden gem that you can't truly appreciate until you've immersed yourself into their eco friendly set up. From the moment you cross the bridge into the framed view of the open plains you are surrounded by understated luxury and comfort that makes the most of the natural beauty of the Mara. Excellent service and fantastic food,... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

This camp was everything we expected and more. We were welcomed by the entire staff and felt quite at home. Sean and Amy were not only wonderful hosts but great managers and very informative about the region in general. The entire staff was always eager to help us in every step of the way. The camp is located in a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Mara Plains fit the bill perfectly for the luxury, mainstream Mara portion of our safari. The rooms (we had a family tent, with 2 huge tents connected with a card table and patio overlooking the plains - 3 twin beds on one side and king on the other) are magnificent and charmingly appointed in colonial British East Africa style. Great... More 

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

Dear Nel, Grant, Hallie, Charlotte and Cameron!! Thank you for taking the time to visit our special camp. We loved seeing your enthusiasm and endless energy and appreciation for the bush!! It always makes us so happy to see this. We do hope to see you in the near future and please do keep in touch! Warm regards, Shaun and... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have stayed at many luxury camps in the Mara which have all been amazing and this one is my favourite. The tents are large and luxurious and very tastefully decorated throughout with WiFi. The beds are comfortable and that shower is an experience of its own! The view from the tents are wonderful as there are no fences meaning... More 

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

Dear Ally, We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful stay here at Mara Plains! Thank you for the wonderful feedback and we do hope that you return again. Warm Regards Shaun, Amy and the team. More 

Edwards, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 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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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Mara Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dearest Bobbi and the rest of your wonderful family!! Shaun and I still speak about your visit to Mara Plains. We just had such fun with everyone and we are so glad that you had another terrific stay with us. We are delighted that we could also celebrate Butch’s birthday with a relaxed BBQ, good wine and many many laughs.... More 

Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 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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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Mara Plains Camp, responded to this review

Wow!! A very huge thank you for the detailed description of our special camp, a place which we all hold dear to our heart and it is so wonderful to see and hear that it touched you as well. We are thrilled that you made your way to Mara Plains and that all these wonderful memories are hold forever engrained... More 

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