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Mara Plains Camp

In the heart of big game country, picturesque Mara Plains Camp sits on a thickly wooded bend in the Ntiakitiak River, and  is accessed via a timber footbridge. This ultra-luxurious tented camp accommodates just 14 guests in 7 spacious and comfortable canvas-covered rooms on raised decks. Throughout their stay, guests enjoy use of Swarovski binoculars and professional photography equipment.

There is also a dining room, cosy lounge and al fresco dining area by the river. Decor throughout the property is a classy understated combination of colonial glamour, Maasai culture and Swahili traditions.

Gameviewing in this rich, wild ecosystem is by 4WD Land Cruiser with professional guides, with a cap of 4-5 guests per vehicle. Guides are experienced and well-trained by acclaimed documentary filmmakers and conservationists, Dereck and Beverly Joubert.

Guests at Mara Plains enjoy unrivalled access to more than 100,000 acres of low-density tourism land, which is home to a vast number of wildlife species. Of course, they are also able to freely explore the neighbouring Masai Mara’s 375,000 acres.

Camp Location

How to get to Mara Plains Camp

Fly from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Olare Motorogi airstrip. Flight times depend on aircraft and weather conditions; an average journey takes 1 hour and 15 minutes.

From the airstrip, the camp is approximately 30 minutes by vehicle, allowing for gameviewing en route.

Activities at Mara Plains Camp

  • Early morning and late afternoon game drives in an open 4X4 vehicle
  • Night safaris
  • Local village visits
  • Hot air balloon flights (extra cost)

Mara Plains Camp Highlights

  • One of only five camps in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy
  • Just seven superbly appointed guest tents
  • Game-watch from the camp’s lounge!
  • A maximum of 4-5 guests per game drive vehicle
  • Excellent food & service – one of the best properties in Mara

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Kenya Overview

Why Kenya: Since the early 19th century Kenya has captivated visitors with its astounding quantity and diversity of wildlife as well as with its majestic scenery. The country has well-established tourist infrastructure and a good standard of accommodation.

Game Viewing: Excellent game-viewing year round. Jul-Sep is popular when the wildebeest migration is in the Masai Mara.

Culture: Maasai and Samburu pastoralists who continue their traditional way of life.

Climate: Temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to high altitude but hot in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). Hot and humid along the coast. “Long rains” take place in Apr/May, whilst “short rains” occur in mid-Oct to mid-Dec.

Combine With: Tanzania, which is situated on Kenya’s southern border and is easily reached by road or air from Nairobi. Mt Kilimanjaro straddles the two countries and Kenya’s Masai Mara is part of Tanzania’s Serengeti ecosystem, the arena for the wildebeest migration.

Getting There: The gateway to Kenya is Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Nairobi is linked by daily air services from Australia via the UAE or Qatar in the Middle East or via Johannesburg in South Africa.

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