Mara Plains Camp
Mara Plains Camp guest tent Mara Plains Camp bathroom
Mara Plains Camp guest tent
Mara Plains Camp bathroom

Mara Plains Camp

Mara Plains Camp, already renowned as one of the finest camps in East Africa, reopened after a rebuild in July 2013 to become one of the very finest and ecologically sensitive in all Africa. Same location, set in the heart of some of the greatest predator country of Africa. Located on the northern border of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in the 30,000 acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy. Rarely a night passes without lion roaring, leopard wandering through the camp, and cheetah establishing territories nearby.

Country

Kenya

Highlights

Avoiding the high tourist density of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, guests of Mara Plains have access to over 100,000 acres of community-owned lands as well as the Masai Mara Game Reserve itself. It’s the only place we know of in the Mara where clients are provided with Canon professional cameras and Swarovski binoculars in each tent!

Need to Know

Mara Plains Camp is a small, high quality, seven-roomed camp under canvas and on raised decks with sweeping views across Kenya’s notable savannahs, and yet shaded under the canopy of trees lining the Ntiakatek River. It is among the smallest and most personal camps in the Masai Mara region. 100% solar powered.


SafarisSafaris


Day and night game drives, guided walking, balloon safari (available at extra cost). The largest traversing area in the Mara ecosystem and well located to access all areas. 4x4 game drives in open vehicles with removable canopies, allowing for superb game viewing, visibility and photography. No set departure times, and wildlife dictates the pattern of the days and nights.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

This is the predator capital of Africa, with frequent sightings of lion, leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena. Seasonally, the great wildebeest and zebra migration fill the plains surrounding the camp.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Maasai cultural visits
Balloon safaris

FacilitiesFacilities

Each tent comes with Canon 7D camera and 28–135mm and 100–400mm lenses, as well as Swarovski 8x42 HD binoculars Restaurant
Bar
Library
Mobile phone access
Laundry
Electricity
Private vehicle hire

AccommodationAccommodation

7 luxury tents, including two-tent family suite. One honeymoon tent is accessed by its own rope-bride and perched overlooking the river below.

AccoladesAccolades

Condé Nast Traveler - Finalist World Savers Award 2013
Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2009:
Great Plains Conservation – Winner Best for Conservation of Wildlife and Habitats
Great Plains Conservation - Safari Awards Winner 2013 for Best Accommodation Group in Africa. Pure Awards 2013 - 'Most Life Enriching Experiences" Great Plains Conservation

SeasonSeason

Year round

Average StayAverage Stay

3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

From US$956 per person sharing including Olare Motorogi and Mara North Conservancy levy, and 1 x Masai Mara Park Fee per stay.

Children PolicyChild Policy

One child 8-15 years can share with parents at reduced rates. Two bedroom family suite available sharing common deck.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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Safari Awards Results History - Africa

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Design Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Family Safari Experience Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Location Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Value Safari Property Nominee
2017 Most Romantic Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Community Focused Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Design Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Family Safari Experience Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Location Finalist Nominee
2016 Best New Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Safari House Nominee
2016 Best Value Safari Property Nominee
2016 Most Romantic Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property Nominee
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Family Safari Experience Nominee
2015 Best New Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Safari House Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Value Safari Property Nominee
2015 Best Value Safari Property
2015 Most Romantic Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Community Focused Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Walking Safari Finalist Nominee
2014 Most Romantic Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2013 Best Safari Property East Africa Nominee
2011 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2011 Best Safari Property East Africa Finalist Nominee
2010 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2010 Best Safari Property East Africa Finalist Nominee

Safari Awards Results History - Kenya

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2017 Best Design
2017 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2017 Best Family Safari Experience
2017 Best Location
2017 Best Safari Cuisine
2017 Best Safari Guiding Team
2017 Best Value Safari Property
2017 Most Romantic Safari Property
2016 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2016 Best Design
2016 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2016 Best Family Safari Experience
2016 Best Location
2016 Best New Safari Property
2016 Best Safari Cuisine
2016 Best Safari Guiding Team
2016 Best Safari House
2016 Best Value Safari Property
2016 Most Romantic Safari Property
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2015 Best Family Safari Experience
2015 Best New Safari Property
2015 Best Safari Cuisine
2015 Best Safari Guiding Team
2015 Best Safari House
2015 Best Value Safari Property
2015 Most Romantic Safari Property
2014 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2014 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2014 Best Safari Cuisine
2014 Best Safari Guiding Team
2014 Best Safari Property
2014 Best Walking Safari
2014 Most Romantic Safari Property
2013 Best Safari Property East Africa
2011 Best Safari Guiding Team
2011 Best Safari Property East Africa
2010 Best Safari Guiding Team
2010 Best Safari Property East Africa

- Winner (W)   - Runner Up (RU)   - Third Place (3rd)   - Highly Commended (HC)  
- Finalist (F)