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Mara Plains Camp

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

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 5 weeks ago

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

Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

How fortunate to be able to experience such a unique camp to which in my eyes I considered to be the true Africa. As soon as I landed onto the Ol Kiombo Airstrip to start my Maasai Mara Plains adventure I knew I was going to love everything....and I did. Our driver/guide Dan met us at that wild little airstrip... More

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

Hey Sara! Thank you for the detailed and ever so complimentary words about our special camp Mara Plains. Both Shaun and myself agreed you should of stayed longer, 2 nights is just not enough but it is definitely better than nothing WE hope that you one day can return again for longer. All the Best Amy and Shaun and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It is hard to describe the uniqueness, splendour and thrilling excitement of the "whole package" at Mara Plains camp without sounding like some tragic travelling tosser. But on every level this place is stunning - the location and accommodation - faultless, the daily game drives - outstanding, the effort put into making your stay by ALL staff from the night... More

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

Dearest Jacqui, It was such a pleasure having a group of fun and entertaining people in camp. You became our adopted family and we loved having you here with us! Thank you for all the good laughs around the dinner table. Send love to the rets of the Party and we do hope to meet up again possibly in Australia... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Our visit to Mara Plains is always motivated by an urge to see the teeming wildlife around this gorgeous camp, in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. But what enhances the experience even more is the sensitivity and awareness of its staff towards the importance of treating this Bounty of Nature with the respect it should be given. For its managing couple... More

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

Dearest Shveta and Prashant and Kunj. Firstly thank you so very much for the detailed and wonderful kind words you have written here. It really is a reflection of what we stand for and hope to achieve with all our guests experiences here at this very special place. It was such an honour to finally meet you and to host... More

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Everything about Mara Plains Camp is spectacular- the location, the food, the luxurious canvas tents, the personal service and the friendliness of our hosts Shaun and Amy. Game viewing was a real treat with the amazing Tirian finding newly born lion and leopard cubs and making us witnesses to a cheetah kill. We have been to many camps in different... More

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

Dear Jo and Ralph, Thank you for your feedback! It was lovely to meet the two of you and so great to have easy-going relaxed people here with us. It is exactly the kind of atmosphere we want to create here at camp. You two are so wonderful and when we are in Canada we must meet up! Have a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Mara Plains Camp is not only a VERY special camp but it is situated in a VERY special place. Because the camp is small it is very unique. The staff make you feel right at home and can not do enough to make your stay absolutely fabulous. Because it is in a private conservancy there are never hoards of vehicles.... More

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

Thank you for your feedback! It is a very special place to all of us here at Mara Plains and we are happy to hear that your experience here reflected our main aim! A relaxed, homely and memorable stay. All the best Amy, Shaun and the team. Remember you can play a critical role in saving 100 rhino - visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Mara Plains Camp is located on the northern border of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in the 35,000-acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy. It is one of only four camps operating within the Conservancy, so that there are few vehicles roaming the area for game viewing or photography. All the structures are tented, with elevated wooden platforms reached by steps from... More

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Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We as a team and family are happy to hear that this was one of the highlights during your visit to Africa. Remember you can also play a critical role in saving 100 rhino to Botswana next year. Visit our Great Plains Foundation website for more info All the best The Mara Plains Team. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Thank you, Amy and Shaun, our perfect hosts for 3 nights at this amazing camp.Luckily we stayed here on our travel agents recommendation and trusting him, we did no further investigation of the property until we arrived. This meant we got a wonderful surprise on first seeing Mara Plains - WOW - we have done many safaris in Africa over... More

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

Dearest Rick and Mario, Thank you so much for the delightful feedback on your experience at our special camp Mara Plains. We greatly appreciate all the wonderful things that you have mentioned and are all so happy that you had a memorable stay!! I can speak on behalf of the whole crew and say that we could also never forget... More

Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It is hard to find words that describe the beauty of the Maasai Mara experience, but it is not hard to exclaim how much fun it becomes when you can stay with the kind of folks that Mara Plains introduces you to. Our Camp Managers, Shaun and Amy were the perfect blend of hospitality executive and naturalist with more than... More

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

Dearest Chris and Lucie, We are so glad that our paths crossed and what a perfect place for this to occur! Thank you for the lovely kind words, we so enjoyed having the both of you here with us. We are actually quite glad that it rained as we were able to spend some extra special time with the both... 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*
Number of rooms: 7
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