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Reviewed 11 February 2016

I bring people on safari to Kenya every year and try and experience a different camp/lodge in the Mara and I have to say Mara Plains takes the cake! Everything about this place is spectacular; from the exquisite rooms, the food, the views, the excellent guides and last, but not least, the wonderful Managers, Henry and Hattie. Nothing was too...

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

Dear Valerie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your time here at Mara Plains. We are so happy to hear that you think Mara Plains tops all your other experiences in the Maasai Mara. That is something we certainly aim towards everyday! We would love to have you back here with another group....

Tenafly
Reviewed 11 February 2016

The staff were the most knowledgeable friendly group. They even gave us a camera after ours broke! The food was delicious & we were pleasantly surprised with a beautiful breakfast set up during our safari ride as well as a private dinner on our balcony. The animal experience was everything we hoped. all was a perfect 10!!

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

Dear Stacie & Michael, Thank you very much for your review of Mara Plains. It is greatly appreciated by all the staff here. The kitchen are delighted to hear that you thought the food was delicious! I wonder if you ever got the photos of you hiding from the lions?! If you did we would love to see them. You...

New York City, NY
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Mara Plains was one of several lodges we visited on a recent excursion through Africa. Though one of many it stood out among the rest. We cannot thank Hatti and Henry enough for their attentiveness to every detail.

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Dear Paul & Annette, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Mara Plains. We are so happy to hear that your visit with us was a memorable one but also that your entire trip to Africa was a "trip of a lifetime". We, of course, very much hope that the 'pull'...

Corona del Mar, California
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We had the most wonderful time visiting Mara Plains!!! Upon arrival you are swept into another time, the walk over the river on the suspended bridge brings you into the beautiful, natural setting , the open air lounge looking out to the Masi Mara is nothing less than Magical!!!!We were greeted by Henry and Hettie and some of the other...

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

Dear Ralph & Linda, Thank you so much for your review. Your enthusiasm for Mara Plains is clear for us all to read and can transport any reader into our magical little world! Thank you. We are thrilled to hear you mention the bath tubs as we love them so much too! There is nothing quite like lying in those...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I had the most amazing time at Mara Plains. Quite simply the best safari experience that I have had. First rate food, accommodation and staff. Game viewing was also incredible - I would love to go back.

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

Dear Eve, Thank you so much for your review of Mara Plains. We all really appreciate hearing feedback. Of course it is great to hear that you enjoyed Mara Plains and the game viewing this conservancy has to offer. You must come back and see us! The cheetahs are still doing great and the mum you saw still has 3...

Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Of all our travels around the world Mara Plains Camp will forever hold our hearts. Beyond expectations and the staff was unbelievably accommodating. Henry and Hattie went out of their way to make my surprise engagement such a special event, from the candles to the cocktail reception in the middle of the Mara Plains to ordering the most beautiful sunset...

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

Dear Roni & Brian, Thank you so much for your review. In the time we have been managing this camp, your surprise engagement was truly the most magical moment. It was a pleasure to witness and a joy to help organise with Brian! We loved all of your company and especially Brian's storytelling! We cannot wait to welcome you back...

Front Royal, Virginia
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This is my second time at Mara Plains. The camp is beautiful, comfortable, and in balance with nature. After being at other camps in East Africa - I would only return to Mara Plains. The guides are superb and willing to start early in the morning and stay out until it is too dark to see. Other camps have fixed,...

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

Dear Sharon, Thank you so much for taking the time to put your thoughts to 'paper'. It is very much appreciated! We love the fact that we can offer all our guests this level of flexibility that you mention. It is after all your safari, not ours! We look forward to welcoming you back for a third time soon and...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 9 February 2016

My husband and I chose Mara Plains after a long protracted research process for a lifetime trip. We were at Mara Plains in December, considered "off peak" so there was no "migration" that was on at that time. We chose this time as it offered a combination of lower prices, fewer crowds and intimate camp experience. And boy did our...

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

Dear Swati & Anupam, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review of Mara Plains! It is fantastic to hear your enthusiasm not only for the camp but Great Plains Conservation's dream & vision of responsible, eco and conservation focused tourism. You picked a fantastic time to come to the Mara as you say. The...

Chevry
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We have been on many safaris and have lived in Kenya and Tanzania. Therefore we had high expectations on this three-nights visit to the Maasai Mara. All our expectations were met or exceeded! Mara Plains Camp offered amazing animal viewing, delicious food, very comfortable and spacious tents, and the best of service - thank you Kim and the team. Our...

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Dear Guest, Firstly, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts here on Tripadvisor. It is always hugely appreciated. Of course, we are very happy indeed to hear the kind words you had for the camp and the staff. All your compliments will be passed on to Kevin, the kitchen and the remaining staff. We must apologise for me and...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We had three nights at Mara Plains to finish off our Kenya/Tanzania safari holiday and we definitely saved the best to last. The location of the conservancy outside the Maasai Mara national park meant much less busy game viewing than in the main reserve - an absolute blessing! Cheetah were the highlight with several sightings, including a high speed chase...

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

Dear Penny, Thank you so much for your lovely review of Mara Plains. It is greatly appreciated that you took the time to share your experience here on Tripadvisor. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. Clearly we tipped the animals of the conservancy well before your arrival as they certainly played their part in the deal! What...

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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, Masai Mara National Reserve 0000, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $553 - $855 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Tent 3 has a great view of the plains.”
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“I would get a room with a view of the plains rather than the river.”
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“Every room has an amazing view, you can't go wrong here.”
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