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Front Royal, Virginia
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

This is my second time at Mara Plains. The camp is beautiful, comfortable, and in balance with nature. After being at other camps in East Africa - I would only return to Mara Plains. The guides are superb and willing to start early in the morning and stay out until it is too dark to see. Other camps have fixed,... More 

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

Dear Sharon, Thank you so much for taking the time to put your thoughts to 'paper'. It is very much appreciated! We love the fact that we can offer all our guests this level of flexibility that you mention. It is after all your safari, not ours! We look forward to welcoming you back for a third time soon and... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

My husband and I chose Mara Plains after a long protracted research process for a lifetime trip. We were at Mara Plains in December, considered "off peak" so there was no "migration" that was on at that time. We chose this time as it offered a combination of lower prices, fewer crowds and intimate camp experience. And boy did our... More 

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

Dear Swati & Anupam, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review of Mara Plains! It is fantastic to hear your enthusiasm not only for the camp but Great Plains Conservation's dream & vision of responsible, eco and conservation focused tourism. You picked a fantastic time to come to the Mara as you say. The... More 

Chevry
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

We have been on many safaris and have lived in Kenya and Tanzania. Therefore we had high expectations on this three-nights visit to the Maasai Mara. All our expectations were met or exceeded! Mara Plains Camp offered amazing animal viewing, delicious food, very comfortable and spacious tents, and the best of service - thank you Kim and the team. Our... More 

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

Dear Guest, Firstly, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts here on Tripadvisor. It is always hugely appreciated. Of course, we are very happy indeed to hear the kind words you had for the camp and the staff. All your compliments will be passed on to Kevin, the kitchen and the remaining staff. We must apologise for me and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

We had three nights at Mara Plains to finish off our Kenya/Tanzania safari holiday and we definitely saved the best to last. The location of the conservancy outside the Maasai Mara national park meant much less busy game viewing than in the main reserve - an absolute blessing! Cheetah were the highlight with several sightings, including a high speed chase... More 

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

Dear Penny, Thank you so much for your lovely review of Mara Plains. It is greatly appreciated that you took the time to share your experience here on Tripadvisor. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. Clearly we tipped the animals of the conservancy well before your arrival as they certainly played their part in the deal! What... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

MARA PLAINS CAMP... Family of four, two daughters aged 16 & 12. Stayed in the excellent and convenient "family two tents." We had the most amazing, wonderful, memorable adventure in a truly magical setting, in spite of the most horrendous weather (December's short rains became long rains and some!). When we booked Mara Plains, it was talked about as the... More 

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

Dear Stew, I know we have spoken over email but we just wanted to thank you publicly within this forum. It was our pleasure having you to stay at Mara Plains. It was certainly eventful what with the weather, but we could not have hoped for more considerate and understanding of guests! Thank you all very much for taking the... More 

Carefree, Arizona
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47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

Warm and pleasant greetings you will get every time you arrive. Tents are an oasis in themselves. Some have views of the plains while others over look Hippo ponds. Staff will provide you with service like a Ritz Carlton Hotel. If your tired, lodge can arrange for private dining on your deck or in your room for romantic or quite... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our camp. It is lovely to hear what a wonderful experience you had with us and all the positive feedback you have given. We try very hard to give our guests the most exclusive and tailored experience that is on offer in the Maasai Mara. It is great to hear... More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

I had the pleasure to spend 2 nights, 3 days at this wonderful place. Upon arrival Lexy greeted me at the bridge and the journey began... She was a terrific host the entire time I was at the camp. One of the additional benefits of this camp is the professional cameras they can equip you with if you did not... More 

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

Dear Jeff, We are blown away by your amazing review of Mara Plains Camp. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. It is always great to receive feedback and the staff love to hear that all of their hard work pays off in making for a fantastic holiday. Hattie and I are sorry to... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

We stayed at Mara Plains at the beginning of November 2015 and it was like nothing we'd ever experienced before! From the moment we crossed the bridge upon arrival we were blown away by the setting, the service and the rooms. The managers Hattie & Henry were very professional, constantly thinking of those little things that make all the difference,... More 

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

Dear Scarlett & Dominic, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review here. We are thrilled that you enjoyed Mara Plains Camp and that it was the highlight of your trip. To be able to share this truly magical place with all our guests is something that we cherish very closely. I have let the kitchen... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 November 2015

Stayed for 4 nights in this incredible camp. Immaculate attention to detail, superb food (have eaten better food here than in Michelin restaurants!) and service. The setting and 'tents' are out of this world, pure luxury. You feel you have arrived in paradise. Our guide Kevin was extremely good and knowledgeable. Cannot possibly find anything negative to say about this... More 

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

Dear Tony & Ute, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review of Mara Plains Camp. The theatre of arriving over the swing bridge and into a paradise world is exactly the feeling that the camp strives to deliver. Ben, our head chef, is over the moon with your comments on his food. The kitchen... More 

London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

Where do I start ? This camp has to be the best I have stayed in, the tents are pure luxury and the staff make sure you do not want for anything. Our host Lexy was amazing and made sure we did not miss out on anything, our trip to the Mara River was made even more special as the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your excellent review of Mara Plains.We really appreciate your compliments and the time you have taken to share your thoughts here. We are thrilled that you had such a great time with us. Hattie and I were sorry to miss you but very pleased to hear that you enjoyed Lexy's (our relief manager) company. I... More 

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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: $564 - $872 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“All rooms have an excellent view of different things and are amazing”
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“Every room has an amazing view, you can't go wrong here.”
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“Definitely ask for rooms 5 or 7.”
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“I had tent #7. I had a view of the plains with the river right below. I heard lots of animal sounds at night, but felt safe in my tent.”
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“Family room is great for two couples. Remote, large deck allows for dining outdoors.”
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