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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

Summit, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It is hard to believe that a place like this exists. The "tents" are like a movie set -mahogany floors, copper tub, wide open screens all around, every comfort, yet hippos or elephants strolling by. The food is fantastic and served outside in a magical setting. The staff is friendly and interesting to talk with. The guides are truly remarkable.... More 

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

Dear Mark & Karen, Thank you very much for your kind review of Mara Plains. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. Your compliments of our food are very well received knowing that you were an excellent cook Karen. We hope the block party was a triumph! Your guide Dan loved showing you around the conservancy and the... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This was our first trip to Africa and we picked an incredible camp. Food, accommodation, people and location were top notch. The accommodations are a tent but one with running water, large comfortable bed, great bathtub and shower- extremely comfortable. Hot water bottle in the bed at turndown was a nice treat. People are friendly and very proud of their... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

From the moment we stepped off the plane onto the remote grass airstrip the journey began! There to warmly greet us was Kevin, who would be our remarkable Safari guide for the next 3 days. Parked under a lone tree was our luxurious safari vehicle fully outfitted - cooler full of cold drinks, snacks, cozy ponchos, swarovski binoculars and more.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

(Jeff and Gwen B - August 2015) We recently returned from a 4 nite, 5 day stay at Mara Plains. We have been to Africa before and have always stayed at the highest quality resorts and camps but we have never been treated as nice as we were at Mara Plains. The staff is outstanding. Amy and Shaun and Henry... More 

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

Dear Jeff & Gwen, Thank you so much for writing about your experience at Mara Plains. It is so lovely to read your obvious enthusiasm for the camp and its staff. We pride ourselves in providing a uniquely personal service. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the conservancy and the use of the cameras we have. Both certainly sets us... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This is a small, high quality, seven tented camp under canvas, located within the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy and just a few hundred meters to the north of the Maasai Mara National Reserve boundary. Guests can game drive in both the Maasai Mara National Reserve and the private Conservancy away from the crowds. It is a fabulous wildlife reserve of 30 000 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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Address: Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve 0000, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $420 - $650 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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Mara Plains Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Mara Plains Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve
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