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Great Plains Conservation Mara Plains Camp

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is the definitive camp to explore the wonders of the Mara, nested in the private concession you feel you have the Mara all to yourself. Stella runs a fabulous operation with an engaged and proactive team that focus on pampering and a fulfilling guest...More

2  Thank spencerstuart
Response from GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Great Plains Conservation Mara Plains CampResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is a pleasure to read your positive comments and note that you had a magnificent time with us. All the staff at Mara Plains are extremely passionate about what they do and strive to...More

Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is an amazing camp the rooms are very nicely laid out and huge. The service is excellent and so are the guides. You are right near the National Park but also have the advantage of being able to drive in the less crowded private...More

2  Thank JaK_travels7
Response from GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Great Plains Conservation Mara Plains CampResponded 9 November 2017

Dear Jak, Thank you for your review. I am pleased to read that you had a great experience with us. We are fortunate at Mara Plains to be located on the Olare-Orok Conservancy as well as bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The biggest benefit...More

Reviewed 3 February 2017

Dereck and Beverly Joubert filmed the DH’s favourite animal documentary called “Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas”. They own Mara Plains Camp, which was why we stayed there. The camp is located on land owned by the Maasai. The Jouberts and owners of four other camps...More

5  Thank artslover
Response from GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Great Plains Conservation Mara Plains CampResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and wonderful review of your time spent at Mara Plains. Attention to detail, passion and the ability to provide a bespoke magical experience is something we excel at. As Dereck will tell you 'time...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I have never seen so much game in one place in all my life. Mara Plains camp is amazing, the staff is amazing and Ritva who was running the camp was super helpful and truly and honestly a pleasure to be acquainted with. The game...More

Thank Martin A
Response from GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Great Plains Conservation Mara Plains CampResponded 9 November 2017

Dear Martin, Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is a pleasure to read that you had an amazing adventure and exceptional game drives with us. We look forward to hosting you all again in the future.

Reviewed 15 January 2017

This was our first trip to Africa and our first stop (we would go on to two camps in South Africa). As my travel agent said to me: If you're going to Africa, and you want to have the "Africa experience" , you must go...More

Thank egliz
Response from GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Great Plains Conservation Mara Plains CampResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind review. Your travel agent was indeed correct. A true 'African experience' is not complete without a visit to Kenya and the birthplace of the word 'Safari', in Swahili it means 'Journey'. We are privileged at...More

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Yes! You need a yellow fever shot and proof of this vaccination, and you should take malaria pills beforehand and during the trip as well. Check out Passport Health online and you can find a local clinic that specializes in... More
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We flew into a private Mara airstrip on the conservancy. Our travel agent set the flights within Africa for us, which is what I would suggest you do, too! You'll need to first get to Nairobi and go from the Wilson airport... More
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Two more important advantages of Mara Plains Camp: 1. It is located in a private conservancy. Therefore you get the advantage of less vehicle and Jeep traffic and fewer tourists so more privacy in viewing the game. Most of... More
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"All rooms face the park and have total privacy."
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"Tent 3 has a great view of the plains."
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