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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I cannot even describe to you how great this camp was. Definitely the best camp in the Mara, probably the nicest one in Kenya. Our guide was excellent. He got in position for us to see a lion killing a wildebeest. Our kids got tired at night after a long day of safariing, so the excellent camp managers were nice... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our last stop on our African safari trip and we could not have been more pleased. The accommodations were over the top our "tent" was situated right above where the hippos hang out and our kids "tent" faced the Mara Plains. What better site to wake up to then nature. Shaun and Amy, the camp managers and our... More

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Wilson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful staff, fabulous food, beautiful accommodations. The best part is that they are located in a new Conservancy so beds are very limited. You don't see 50 cars on one lion like you do in the Reserve! The BEST camp in the Mara!!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrival to this remote yet so inviting Mara Plains really drove home "in the bush", especially crossing the footbridge looking down at family of hippos in brown river below. Real sense of arrival as you ascend stairs to dining tent deck and gaze across Maasai Mara to toward to a lone acacia tree surrounded by wildebeest and zebras....every animal sound... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The raised tents are truly gorgeous with all the amenities of a 5-star hotel and the adventure of camping in the bush. I loved hearing the birds and other wildlife in the morning as the day was just beginning. And our hosts Amy and Shawn were delightful! The food was delicious and what a treat to eat outside under the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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50 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Mara Plains is one of the best (if not The best) places we have ever visited and stayed at. The camp is well located with great views, Amy and Shaun are excellent hosts, the staff is well trained and courteous. We had some great drives, our driver / guide was very knowledgeable and almost produced wildlife 'on demand'. In addition... More

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Commack, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We just returned from a wonderful 8 night stay at Mara Plains Camp. The accommodations are top-notch, the staff could not have treated us better, the food was amazing and varied. Our drivers (Ping and Kevin) were great also. Not a single thing to complain about. If you are planning a visit to the Maasai Mara area, check this place... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Let's face it, when you tick off something on your 'bucket list', you need to feel a sense of satisfaction and believe that you've achieved some sort of lifetime goal, something extraordinary, something unforgettable. Well, our 'bucket list' has just become shorter but our memory banks have been enriched in a way that we never would have believed possible. Mara... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Mara Plains was a piece of heaven. Thanks to Lorna, Richard, Amy and Shaun, my stay at Mara Plains couldnt have been nicer. They bent over backwards to accommodate your every need. The staff were all very professional. The food was excellent. My guide, Kevin, went out of his way to find wildlife which was numerous. If you want to... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

After weeks of researching where to have our annual safari splurge we decided upon Mara Plains and I can safely say it was absolutely the right decision. 1. Wildlife. For me, the variety and abundance of wildlife is paramount when choosing a camp. In this regard Mara Plains really was quite extraordinary, we spent countless hours in the presence of... 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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This is a small, high quality, six-roomed camp under canvas, located within the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy and just a few hundred meters to the north of the Masai Mara National Reserve boundary. Guests can game drive in both the Masai Mara National Reserve and the Conservancy away from the crowds. It is a fabulous wildlife reserve of 30000 acres, rich in wildlife (with all the predators and big cats in particular), with the lowest vehicle density in the Mara, no mini-buses and only one guest room per 700 acres. ... more   less 
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