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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 30 October 2016

After an absence of a year, we returned to Mara Plains in October. It is still as good as ever. Hattie and Henry, the management couple are doing a great job, and nothing is too much trouble. On our first night, we had a private dinner on our deck, surrounded by lanterns hung in the trees, and a fire in...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My husband and I are experienced safari travelers. This September, we took our 9th safari vacation. We have travelled to Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.We have been to many lodges and were very much looking forward to our visit to Mara Plains. It gets great reviews and is supposed to be in the high-end, luxury category. Our experience...

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

Dear Janice and David, Thank you for the feedback and totally understand why you weren’t happy. We actually wrote to your agent but perhaps it didn’t get through to you. It seems like you had a difficult trip all around, before and after Mara Plains, but in our facilities there is no excuse for this sort of thing. It appears...

Reviewed 22 September 2016

First of all, this was my third stay in a Great Plains Conservation Camp. All have beendins fantastic. Mara Plains is right up there with Zarafa in Botswana when in comes to attention to detail, amenities, food, top notch guides, wonderful staff and hosts. This is high season in the Mara and the proliferation of wildlife is the most incredible...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 7 September 2016

August 2016 We recently returned from Kenya. This is our second trip to Mara Plains camp in the past year. This year we returned with my family and adult children. This is absolutely the best camp to stay in within or near the Masai Mara. These are the things that set this camp apart from the rest: 1. Location: Located...

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2Thank Jeff B
Washington DC
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Very reminiscent of Zarafa in Botswana. Incredibly luxurious, great staff, small camp (12-14 guests maximum or thereabouts). Mahogany floored tents, great shower, highly ecological (solar hot water, solar power). The staff are unbelievably great. Hattie and Henry manage and are the chef for the camp. Richard is main waiter. Edwin was our guide. All were incredibly great. The wildlife is...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 10 August 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...

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Thank Teri578
Eden, Utah
Reviewed 9 August 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...

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Thank christineineden
Washington
Reviewed 12 June 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...

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Wildwood, Missouri
Reviewed 9 June 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...

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

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 &...

Reviewed 4 June 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,...

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

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...

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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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Address: Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve 0000, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $2,125 - $4,082 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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