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Mara Plains Camp hides in the thick forest on a bend in the Ntiakitiak River. A perfect luxury Kenya safari camp. It is a captivating and intimate experience of its own in one of the most iconic wildlife destinations on the planet.
Mara Plains Camp is a one-of-a-kind, seven tent camp located in the private 35,000-acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy, on the northern boundary of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Built by National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert and their partners at Great Plains Conservation, Mara Plains Camp is at once elegant and unassuming. This intimate camp, one of Kenya’s only two Relais & Chateaux properties (other being sister property ol Donyo Lodge), blends the finest in wildlife viewing with the absolute best of safari hospitality and guiding. No other camp offers the extensive traversing area of Mara Plains Camp, with access to a total of 100,000 acres of private conservancy land as well as the world-renowned Maasai Mara.
Each guest at Mara Plains contributes considerably to the success of the Olare Motorogi Conservancy’s flourishing ecosystem; conservation fees paid safeguard this habitat, while supporting over 1,000 Maasai families. This partnership ensures the survival of an exceptional density and diversity of wildlife.
Olare Motorogi Conservancy is reputed to have the lowest vehicle density in the Maasai Mara region, while also having the highest concentration of big cats anywhere in Africa. There is only one guest bed per 350 acres, leaving the land unadulterated for the wildlife to roam and thrive, as nature intended.
The design and decor of this luxury Kenya safari Relais & Châteaux property pay homage to the essence of East Africa. These elements reflect the Swahili heritage of large wooden doors from the island of Lamu and accents of red to honour the great Maasai chiefs and warriors.
Each of the camps five luxury suites have deep canvas canopied ceilings, rough-hewn recycled wood flooring and accents of East Africa’s rich safari history. Thick Lamu wood doors, leather couches and brass accents transport guests to a time and land far away. The lounge, en-suite facilities including a deep copper bath and extensive private verandah complete these stunning tents. These stylistic elements coupled with environment elements such as solar power make Mara Plains a modern-day retreat.
Two luxury en suite tents that share a deck and outside seating.
Mara Plains is also home to the Jahazi Suite, villa-style suite that sleeps 4 or 5 people and includes its own private vehicle, guide and staff. With an expansive under canvas lounge and two bedrooms the design pays homage to the essence of East Africa; Swahili heritage is reflected in wooden Lamu doors and accents of red honor the Maasai. With leather, copper and brass used in campaign-style furniture, you have a lavish yet comfortable atmosphere that complements the surrounding wilderness.
Credit Card Facilities
Hot/Cold Running Water
In Room Safe
Day Game Drives
Guided Bush Walks
Night Game Drives