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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great camp in a beautiful area. When we arrived Hattie greeted us and took us across the swing bridge to the main area. Then we were shown to our wonderful tent. It was up among the tops of the trees looking down onto the river. It was huge and most comfortable. A highlight of our stay was a... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This camp in the Massai territory. The camp is perfectly located and absolutely perfect on every level. Hattie and Henry are your hosts and they can't do enough for you to make your holiday any better-they go out of the way to make your time there perfect! The animal viewing is amazing and your guide is a Maasi-himself so he... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are lodges and there are lodges. Mara plains delivered on every level. We visited primarily to see the Wildebeest migration and there were thousands and thousands and hard to comprehend. What we did not expect was the huge tented room we had, complete with deck overlooking a pond in the river bend below. Reached by a wooden and rope... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This camp is absolutely stunning and perfectly located with game viewing from the main areas and rooms. The staff go above and beyond to ensure your stay is just perfect and memorable. The managers will come out and mingle with guests which I like. The rooms are so tastefully decorated it doesn't even feel like you are in a tent.... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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... More 

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San Diego, California
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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... More 

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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... More 

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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... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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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... More 

1 Thank Jeff B
Washington DC
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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... More 

1 Thank rowingman
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
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... 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: $598 - $925 (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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“All rooms have an excellent view of different things and are amazing”
 of 5 bubbles bobswifecleveland, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Every room has an amazing view, you can't go wrong here.”
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 of 5 bubbles TravelWriterKate, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Definitely ask for rooms 5 or 7.”
 of 5 bubbles ButchR, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles karenmI8457CV, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Family room is great for two couples. Remote, large deck allows for dining outdoors.”
 of 5 bubbles rowingman, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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