Imagine a camp set right in the heart of some of the greatest predator country in Africa. That is Mara Plains Camp, located on the northern border of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in the Olare Orok Conservancy.
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. It is among the smallest and most personal camps in the Mara region. As one of just three camps currently operating within the Conservancy, which boasts the region’s lowest vehicle density, no mini-buses and only one guest room per 700 acres. It is possible to avoid the high tourist density of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve proper, if desired.
No other camp in the greater Maasai Mara Game Reserve or Olare Orok Conservancy has the privilege of traversing opportunities of Mara Plains Camp. Guests are able to traverse three areas as part of their stay at Mara Plains.
The camp has 7 canvas tents accommodating 14 guests. Each is raised on decks, and opens on three sides to the outside. Floor to ceiling net walls and the marquis ceiling make for very open-air environs. The rooms have a dressing area as well as private verandahs with seating and exquisite views. The en-suite facilities consist of a double basin vanity, flush loo and shower with hot water 24 hours a day.
Complementary refreshments and snacks are served on all our drives and include tea and coffee on the morning drive and the traditional “sundowner” cocktail in the late afternoon. All drinks are included in the tariff excluding champagne.
Special meals and dietary requirements can be catered for on request. (However, please note, due to the remoteness of the location, we do your requests in advance, as per our guest information sheet.)
The camp guides are superb, each of who is Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association and are some of the best out there. They are constantly upgrading their skills and refreshing their knowledge, through courses in botany, tracking, ornithology, geology, amphibian identification & handling, firearm use and taxonomy.
The guides excel at supplementing the academic with the traditional and enhancing a safari experience. They are considered experts in their field. The guides and staff look for every opportunity for guests’ to study and photograph the wildlife, and they will help to achieve this as long as it can be done without disturbance or significant environmental impact.