Mara Plains Camp is a small, high quality, six-roomed camp under canvas that is located within the private Olare Orok Conservancy and just a few hundred meters to the north of the Masai Mara National Reserve boundary. The camp is also a founding member of the new Mara North Conservancy, allowing guests the privilege to game drive in the Masai Mara as well as in the more private Olare Orok and Mara North conservacies, away from the crowds.
Guests will be able to enjoy privacy and freedom away from the mass mini-bus circuits while benefiting from a truly superb wildlife experience as well as the ability to enjoy night drives and walking safaris - activities not possible within the Masai Mara Reserve.The camp is situated along the Ntiakatek River with views of the surrounding plains and riverine forest. The camp has been designed and built to be as environmentally friendly as possible and we can proudly boast that not even a teaspoon of cement can be foundanywhere on the property!
The camp caters for only 12 guests in seven uniquely designed octagonal canvas rooms. 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.
A main dining room with a grand wood table and magnificent chandelier host breakfast and some dinners, when not dining under the stars. Raised on decking, and blessed with sweeping views, this central area brings together the whole camp.
Complementary refreshments and snacks are served on all drives. Tea and coffee is served on the morning drive and the traditional "sundowner" cocktail in the late afternoon. All drinks are included in the tariff excluding champagne.
Typically, rising just before dawn, take in a quick bite, and head out at first light to see what has happened overnight. Looking for tracks and signs of nocturnal activity, perhaps heading in the direction of the lion calls and hyena laughs. The big cats are usually quite active in the early hours. As the sun begins to rise in the sky, and the heat mounts, we head back to the mid-day resting post, Mara Plains Camp for a brunch and a bit of a siesta. Or, if guests prefer, it’s a lovely time sitting quietly and bird watching on the river. The guides will introduce you to the abundant birdlife and can help you identify trees and local plant species, or sharpen your wildlife tracking skills.
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