My stay at Mara Plains was my third camp in the Mara and was the best so far. Being just outside of the main park means that guests don't have to fight the main crowds and often you are the only vehicle on a sighting.
The camp itself is small and perfectly formed, with a really special location on a river. It is tucked away, so not an eyesore unlike many others locally and the tents are a notch above others I've stayed in. And I believe they are about to undergo a total refit so they'll be even more special soon.
Food, service and guides were all excellent and for my friend's Birthday they went out of their way to do special surprise champagne sun downers which were really special.
As an extra treat we took our own private guide Warren Samuels who was the original founder of the camp. Though no longer associated with it, he has good connections there and they'll let him drive you in your own private vehicle if you take him along. If you want to upgrade your safari experience it is definitely worth considering booking him. See www.wildvisionadventures.com for his contact details.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Mara Plains Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Great Plains Conservation Mara Plains Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve