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Mara Plains Camp

Mara Plains is nestled into woodland on the banks of the Ntiakatek River in the south-west corner of the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve and Mara North Conservancy.

Mara Plains is an exclusive Relais & Châteaux property and one of the most luxurious in the Masai Mara. The accommodation tents are very spacious with an opulent pioneer style (rather than anything contemporary or modern) which helps maintain an authentic safari feel. Despite the obvious luxuries and associated high costs, we like the exclusivity and ethos at Mara Pains where the focus remains on the game viewing and intimate bush experience as much as the hospitality. In fact, the location of the camp is ideal for game viewing with access to both the Mara North and Olare Motorogi Conservancies as well as the Mara Reserve itself. This is the best camp in the Mara for guests wanting to combine five star comfort and exclusivity with intensive game viewing.


Accessed by a wide rope suspension bridge over the Ntiakatek River, the camp accommodates up to 16 guests in seven spacious and luxurious tents raised off the ground on wooden decks, including a Honeymoon Suite with its own suspension bridge…


The Masai Mara ecosystem is one of the best game viewing areas in Africa and is especially good for viewing the big cats. Elephants, buffalo, hippo, crocodiles, giraffe, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyaena, impala, gazelles, eland, waterbuck…


Mara Plains accepts children eight years and older and is very suitable for families providing the price and style of the camp is suitable. The Jahazi Suite is particularly suitable for families of five…

Conservation & community

Mara Plains is operated by Great Plains Conservation which exists to conserve and expand natural habitats, using sustainable eco-tourism to protect and restore critical habitats, conserve wildlife…

LocationOlare Motorogi Conservancy, Masai Mara
AccessScheduled or Charter flight into Olare Orok (1 hour drive from lodge)
OpenAll year
Camp StyleLuxury tented lodge
FocusBig game
Children6 years +
ActivitiesGame drives (day and night) / Cultural excursions / Hot air ballooning
Maximum Guests on Vehicle4 (or 6 in extended vehicles)
Private Vehicle OptionsYes
Off-road DrivingYes
Number of Rooms7 tents (including 1x two bedroom suite)
Family Accommodation1 two bedroomed Jahazi Suite
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Bath
Power for chargingCommunal / In room
HairdryerLow voltage hairdryers supplied in room
Heating/CoolingCeiling fan
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomHorn / Whistle / iPad for internal communications
Wi-FiIn room
Mobile ReceptionYes
SwimmingPlunge pool in Jahazi Suite only
WellnessSpa overlooking river / yoga mat and weights provided in rooms
Dining StyleCommunal and private
Drinks IncludedAll drinks (excluding special requests)
Credit CardsVisa and Mastercard