Mara Plains Camp, Maasai Mara Tented Camp
Mara Plains Camp is within a 30,000 private conservancy on the northern border of Kenya’s famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve. In the heart of one of the most abundant game areas in the world, you’ll be in the midst of big predator country and often fall asleep to the sounds of lions roaring …
* Mara Plains Camp Highlights
- ∞Intimate, luxury camp with only 7 tents
- ∞One of the smallest, most personal camps in the area
- ∞In one of the most game-rich areas on Earth
- ∞Abundant predators with excellent chance to see lion, leopard and cheetah
- ∞Lowest density of vehicles (no mini–buses allowed) and only one guest room per 700 acres!
- ∞Possibly the widest range of activities anywhere in the greater Maasai Mara
- ∞One of the most eco-friendly lodge in the Mara region
More about this accommodation
As a guest of Mara Plains Camp, you’ll have access to over 100,000 acres of low-density vehicle traversing lands as well as an additional 375,000 acres within the Maasai Mara Game Reserve itself.
Intimate, luxury camp
Mara Plains Camp is a small, luxurious 7-roomed tented camp, catering for only 14 guests. Each unit is built on a raised deck and opens on three sides to give you sweeping views out over Kenya’s most famous plains. Each canvas room has a dressing area, full en-suite facilities and a private veranda.
Many activities on offer
You won’t be pressed for things to do at Mara Plains Camp. There are early morning and late afternoon/evening game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, specially designed to give you the best photographic opportunities; hot air balloon safaris (additional cost); authentic visits to local cultural villages; guided bush walks, bush breakfasts and sundowners … However, at Mara Plains, they keep the experience intimate and personal. There are no set camp schedules and meal times. Rather, the day’s activities and game viewing are centred around your pace and preferences.
Mara Plains is one of the few camps in the area that has been built entirely without cement, which means the entire camp can be removed without trace. All the structures are on raised decks to minimise any impact on the earth. It has been specifically designed and built to be as natural and eco-friendly as possible. All camp water is drawn from a hand-dug well operated by a solar pump and passed through UV filters. Water is heated and electricity is provided via solar power, with eco-boosters and generators as back-up. All waste is recycled and grey and black water treatment systems are in place.
By air: daily scheduled flights connect from Wilson Airport in Nairobi, as well as Nanyuki/Lewa/Laikipia, to Ol Kiombo airstrip. Transfer to Mara Plains Camp is a 20-minute game drive (included). Private charters are available to the Olare Orok Conservancy (also 20 minutes from camp). Please check the luggage restrictions for all flights
Our Take on Mara Plains Camp
Mara Plains is superbly located: you can enjoy the tranquillity of the private conservancy as wel as the busier national park. Its accommodation is wonderful, but the secret ingredient here is really the staff. From the managers to the guides to the night staff, everyone goes out of their way to make sure you have the most amazing safari experience. It’s a special place that we gladly recommend.
- ∞One day trip into the Mara Reserve, including reserve fees
- ∞Full board accommodation
- ∞Soft drinks, beer, non-premium wine
- ∞Conservancy fees
- ∞Shared scheduled activities including night drives and local airstrip transfers (Ol Kiombo/Olare Orok airstrips)
- xChampagne, premium spirits, cellar wines
- xExclusive use of vehicle, subject to availability (compulsory for families with children aged 8 - 15)
- xBalloon Safaris
- xMasai Cultural visits
- xAccommodation for guide/pilot
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= Star Rating Explanation
The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.