Mara Plains

Mara Plains Camp is an intimate and luxurious African safari camp located on the northern border of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in the 35,000-acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy. Rarely a night passes without lion roaring nearby, while leopard are regularly found to wander through the camp and cheetah have established territories on the savannah nearby the main area.The camp is nestled in lush forest on the meandering bends of the river, and careful thought was given to every detail.

Mara Plains is among the smallest and most personal camps in the Maasai Mara region. It is just one of four camps currently operating within the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, which boasts the region’s lowest vehicle density with no mini-buses, and lowest ratio of guests to land.

The camp is centered around open-air marquis tents connected together in a pod concept. There are two lounges, one with a small library and writing area. A main dining room with a grand wood table and magnificent chandelier host breakfast and some dinners, when we are not dining under the stars.

Tents at Mara Plains

Each of the seven tents has deep canvas canopied ceilings; rough hewn wood floors and accents of East Africa’s rich safari history. Thick Lamu wood doors, deep purples, and brass accents – these small details transport guests to a time and land far away. The well-appointed en-suite facilities (including a deep copper bath) plus the extensive private veranda complete what is genuinely a stunning concept. These stylistic elements coupled with thoughtful environmental elements such as solar power and no cement make Mara Plains is a modern-day safari retreat. No two tents is the same, each named after the colorful Maasai people.

Each guest tent comes equipped with a set of professional Canon camera and lenses as well as a pair of Swarovski binoculars.

On Safari at Mara Plains

In the early morning after breakfast and then again in the late afternoon after tea and snacks, as the sun wanes, you are off in search of wildlife with wonderful guides and tailored 4x4 vehicles or possibly even on foot! Walking safaris venture out tracking with our armed guide for some exercise, excitement & exploration. It’s a time to savor the African sunset with refreshing sundowner drinks and snacks before continuing our evening drive as nocturnal animals become more active with dusk.

A hearty dinner awaits you back at camp, whenever its time to return. Share stories of the day around the campfire and under the stars. So goes another blissful day in Africa.

Venture daily into the Maasai Mara Game Reserve as well. These are particularly popular during the wildebeest migration season. For full day expeditions, lavish picnic boxes with cold drinks are provided.

But most of all, Mara Plains is a showcase for one of the world’s most magnificent wildlife havens. And it must be done right. Mara Plains believes in keeping the safari experience intimate and personal, so there is no set camp schedule or set meal times. The day’s activities and dining arrangements are tailored around guest preference and the wildlife opportunities of the moment. Each guest tent comes equipped with a set of professional Canon camera and lenses. And to it the pair of Swarovski binoculars, and it is impossible not to see and capture the region’s incredible wildlife scenes.

Other activities at Mara Plains include authentic local village visits and hot air balloon safaris over the Mara. (hot air ballooning at additional cost)

Mara Plains


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