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Mara Plains

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Exclusive Camp
- Olari Motorogi Conservancy
- Stunning views
- Excellent wildlife location

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Overview

The Mara Plains Camp is an excellent small, exclusive camp set in a conservation area to the North of the Maasai Mara reserve.

One of only five camps on the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, guests at Mara Plains have unrivalled access to more than 100,000 acres of exclusive, low-vehicle density tourism land, home to extensive areas of important habitat for a vast number of wildlife species, while still having unfettered access to the Maasai Mara’s additional 375,000 acres.

Access to the lodge is via light aircraft (as part of a flying safari) the Lodge is hidden away in the forests lining the Njageteck River with gorgeous views over the surrounding plains and the wildlife roaming freely there. There are seven luxurious tented suites with large bathrooms. The communal areas are equally stylish with an attractive lounge area and food is served around a single table in traditional safari camp style (private meals can also be arranged).

Children from 8 years are welcome. Families with children between the ages of 8 & 15 will need to book a private vehicle. Having said this has the feel of a very grown up camp and would make a superb choice for couples looking for a very high quality safari in a stunning location in one of the best camps in the Mara area.

There is also a particular focus on photography here with a complimentary Canon 7D camera with 100-400mm and 27-70mm lenses for you to use during your stay with lessons and tips available for the uninitiated.

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- 10 Luxury Guest Tents
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Price guide

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- Exclusive deluxe villa
- Prime wildlife viewing location
- Fully staffed including safari vehicle and guide
- Private day and night game drives

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

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- Masai owned ecocamp
- Relatively Basic Camping
- Sensitive interactions
- Not for everyone

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 501 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.

    Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.

    Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.

    Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!

    One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.

    Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!

    MissingBrandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019

  • We had an amazing time thank you. The itinerary was great as we felt like we saw lots of different things and it kept it interesting for our daughter. She especially loved the gorge at Hells Gate.

    Unfortunately the Menengai Crater walk was a bit hard for her although that probably had something to do with how hot it was!

    We especially loved the Sunbird Lodge - it is such a beautiful place and all the staff were so incredibly welcoming and friendly.

    Our guide, Joseph, was exceptional too and we can’t speak highly enough of him.

    MissingSuzanne S reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 30 April 2019

  • The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
    There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
    Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
    Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!

    MissingWilliam K reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018

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