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Reviewed August 9, 2016

Truly fabulous lodge. The tents were luxurious yet rustic. The staff was outstanding - Hattie and Henry were charming, funny, and gracious hosts - and Edwin our guide was knowledgeable and a delight! I'm a vegetarian and am often disappointed in my options, but not here. The chef made a truly delicious variety of food for both me and my carnivore traveling companions! The safari vehicles were very comfortable and included binoculars and a camera for our use - Hattie downloaded the pics on a thumb drive for us to take home. Only regret - we didn't stay longer!

Room tip: The family suite on the end is perfect for multigenerational families.
Date of stay: July 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Teri578
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Reviewed August 9, 2016

These rooms were soooo luxurious - even a copper slipper tub. The hosts, Henry and Hattie were wonderful. Great stories in the evening, and very accommodating, even bringing lunch 1 1/2 hours to our crossing site. The game viewing was wonderful, especially the crossings. This is our 4th trip to Africa but our first time to see the crossings. It was amazing - once it starts. It sometimes involves long waits but once the animals start going the drama is incredible. Plus, our travel agent tried to get us in a place where there would not be 200 vehicles and she succeeded brilliantly. At the most maybe 30 vehicles and at a spectacular place.
All in all, camp and game, our favorite camp.

Date of stay: July 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank christineineden
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Reviewed June 12, 2016

We've just spent wonderful four days at this beautiful lodge. The tents blend completely with the surroundings and are very comfortable. You feel like your in the middle of the bush, are woken up by amazing bird song, and can sip your first cup of cappuccino in bed. We enjoyed two early mornings walks and a couple of game drives and our guide was very knowledgeable and excellent at finding game. We also visited the women's beading workshop and were amazed by the quality and creativity of their products. Shopping there is a great way to support the women directly. Back at the lodge we truly enjoyed the hospitality and warm attention of staff and the delicious meals. What an amazing experience!

Date of stay: June 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Susanne H
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Reviewed June 9, 2016

Wonderful luxurious yet rustic lodge with outstanding rooms, staff, food, safari vehicles. Each day was an adventure full of exciting sights of wildlife and scenery.
The staff provided our every need and made us feel as if our home. Would be happy to return any time. The guides seemed to always find exciting game and positioned us for the best photos/videos.

Room tip: All were outstanding.
Date of stay: April 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank jabest1401
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GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Great Plains Conservation Mara Plains Camp, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review here on Tripadvisor. It was a pleasure to have you all staying with us in April. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at Mara Plains and very much looking forward to having you back here in the future!

Many thanks again,
Henry, Hattie & the Mara Plains team

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Reviewed June 3, 2016

Great staff, clean and what a location. We had the tree house cabin and was a great one. We had a hippo under our tree house and a few monkeys around us. Truly amazing! Our hosts Henry and Hattie where amazing! They make you feel like we are family! It was our 25th anniversary and they made us a private, romantic, deliciuos dinner at our Cabin balcony! Great camp fires at night with drinks and great conversation!
Beautiful cabins with luxurious details! There is no air condition but at night and early morning is cool. This place blends with their natural surroundings! Very exclusive and great guides. Plenty of wildlife! We saw leopards, lots of lyons, giraffes and so many elephants. We saw the the migration crossing and it was amazing! do visit the Masai tribe close buy! Its a unique amazing experience !! Your guide will take you there!

Room tip: We had the Tree house and it his very special! . But every cabin is private1
Date of stay: October 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Vivraquel100
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GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Great Plains Conservation Mara Plains Camp, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2016

Dear Vivian,

How lovely to find a review of Mara Plains from you. I know it has been a little while since you stayed with us so it is great of you to still remember to write to us. Thank you! We are so thrilled to see all the lovely things that you have to say about the camp, the wildlife, the staff and the culture that surrounds us. We have just had some of your friends from Florida come and stay with us too so thank you very much for sending them our way!! We hope you are both well! All the wildlife is doing great and we are getting very excited about the migration coming back here soon. Hope to see you back here as well one day. The tree house will be waiting for you!

Many thanks again,
Henry, Hattie & the Mara Plains team

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