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Great Plains Conservation Mara Plains Camp

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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 Great Plains Conservation 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...

Reviewed 1 June 2016

After a few years living in Kenya and hearing nothing but wonderful things about the Mara, and specifically Mara Plains Camp, we finally had the chance to visit. The tented camp was perfectly placed in amongst big trees full of beautiful birds and along a river with hippos and crocs. It is an oasis in the middle of open plains...

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

Dear Nikki, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for Mara Plains. We are incredibly happy to see that you and your family all enjoyed your experience here in the Mara. We very much hope that you can all come back one day and spend some more time in this "oasis"! Many thanks again, Henry, Hattie...

Reviewed 30 May 2016

My second trip to the Mara, this time for my honeymoon and we did not regret it one bit! We Were welcomed by Hattie and Henry and her wonderful team who gave us a quick update on the place and let us rest the afternoon out before we headed out for our drive. The Tent was just what we were...

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Hey guys, Thanks so much for the review of Mara Plains. It is very kind of you to take the time to share your thoughts here. We were so thrilled to have you guys celebrating your honeymoon with us here and to hear that it lived up to any expectations you had. We hope you will have many happy memories...

South Windsor, Connecticut
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We have been planning a year for our once in a lifetime trip to Africa and the Mara Plains camp did not disappoint. From the moment you walk across the foot bridge you know this is a special place. It never cease to amaze us how our host Hattie and Henry knew what we needed before we did. Their attention...

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Dear Priscilla & Al, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us here on TripAdvisor; it is hugely appreciated by us all at Mara Plains. We loved having you to stay and we are thrilled that your trip-of-a-lifetime was exactly that. We do of course wish that you will come back to see us again one day...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Mara Plains is such a magical place. There IS something about it ~ something intangible. Of course, the property is fabulous. The hippos and the view across the plains and the beautiful tents and public areas. The food was delicious and I do believe there must be some magic in the kitchen to make it so good. And your staff...

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Dear Jean, Thank you for those very kind words. It is so pleasing to hear that you thought this place was magical! It really was such a pleasure having you all here. Your bush dinner experience with the hyenas feeding not so far away still remains one of our favourite bush experiences! So hope you can come back and see...

Port Washington, New York
Reviewed 6 March 2016

An outstanding visit and lodging while visiting Kenya in February 2016. Stella, the manager "hit the ball over the fence" and her outstanding customer service was unforgettable. The entire staff is to be applauded and the food was delicious and plentiful. My luxurious tent was perfection and the bath ( suggested by the manager) was healing after a long day.My...

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Dear Karen, Thank you so much for finding the time to share your views on Mara Plains camp and its staff. It is fantastic to read such praise. Hattie and I are sad to have missed you but very pleased to see that Stella did such a marvelous job looking after you. So pleased that you did have a bath!...

Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Unbelievable first class treatment! The food was more delectable than any 5 star restaurant. Their commitment to conservation and no waste is amazing. No plastics, almost no trash at all. The guides were the most knowledgeable of all the guides we had, and we traveled through Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Nothing came close to the experience we...

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Dear DawnRenee, Thank you so much for posting your thoughts on Mara Plains. We are clearly delighted to read such praise from you especially after all the other places that you visited on your amazing trip! We are so happy that you think that this camp and its surroundings offer the best possible safari experience. We very much look forward...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Our group spent 3 wonderful nights at Mara Plains Camp. The camp is very well designed and is located in a beautiful site. The entire camp staff is welcoming, highly attentive to detail, and committed to outstanding client service. The guest tents and public areas of this camp are second to none in terms of comfort and luxury. Our guides...

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

Thank you so much for taking a few minutes to share your review of Mara Plains. We are of course sorry not to have met you as we were away from camp at the time of your visit. That said, we are very pleased to see that Stella, Kim and the rest of the team took such great care of...

Sorrento, Florida
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We love everything about Mara Plains. As the saying goes, You get what you pay for" is totally true. One of the more expensive camps but worth every penny which is why we return every year!! The accomodations are fabulous but most important is the staff. They are like family. Wonderful camp where nothing has been overlooked. It is small...

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Dear Elaine & Scott, Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled that you loved Mara Plains. With the many years of safari experience you have it is great to hear that the camp meets with your approval! We very much hope you will come and see us again here. Warm wishes, Henry, Hattie & the Mara Plains...

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 13 February 2016

I hardly know where to begin. This was my husband's and my third safari to Africa, so we have been to many different camps in several different countries. From the moment we crossed the swing bridge into camp and were met by our incredible hosts, Henry and Hattie, until the sad moment we said good-bye, our stay was out-of-this world....

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Dear Linda & Tim, Thank you so much for your review. It is lovely just to read and see how heartfelt your comments are. Everything you have said is so greatly appreciated. The staff are always so rightly proud when they receive this type of feedback. Knowing they have made someone's holiday a 'trip of a lifetime' brings us all...

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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: $2,168 - $4,148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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Mara Plains Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
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“Tent 3 has a great view of the plains.”
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