Located on the Ntiakatek River, in the northern border of the Maasai Mara, within the 30,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy and being one of only three camps in this conservancy Mara Plains has the lowest vehicle density in the region.
The beautiful camp is situated in a game rich area, and at night you can often hear the sounds of lion roaring or in the morning see traces of leopard that walked through during the night. As it is in a private conservancy guests can go for bush walks and night game drives, all of which can be arranged as and when you wish. There are no set rules or time schedules allowing you to tailor your stay to your personal preferences.
On morning game drives you will have the opportunity for a bush breakfast. Eat a sumptuous feast in the peaceful surroundings of the African bush. Evening game drives will feature the infamous sundowner - a long tradition in Africa where you enjoy a delicious drink, accompanied with some freshly made snacks whilst the sun is setting. The perfect end to an exciting day.
Mara Plains is shutting for a complete refurbishment from 7th January until 1st June 2013. Mara Plains is also opening Mara Toto during this period.
Mara Plains has seven canvas tented rooms, situated on raised platforms and which open on three sides to give an incredible feeling of space and openness and with your own private deck you can soak in the incredible views that surround you. Each room has a separate dressing area, and is en-suite with flush loos and shower and hot water. The camp is run on solar power.
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There are 7 octagonal canvas rooms built on raised decks. The tent opens on 3 sides onto a lovely private verandah with seating and amazing views. Each room is en-suite with a dressing area, shower and flush toilet.
Although there are no specific childcare facilities available for children, children of all ages are welcome at Mara Plains and the staff are always delighted to have them and offer a helping hand. One child aged 8 or over can share a tent with their parents.
The tented camp is centred around three open air tents all connected together featuring a dining room, two lounges, one of which has a small library and writing area and an open air campfire.
There are several activities that you can partake in during your stay at Mara Plains. Daily day and night drives in totally open Toyota Land Cruisers making them ideal for keen photographers offering all around visibility. Other activities include bush walks, hot air balloon rides, cultural tours, school and village visits.
When to travel
The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter. The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid July to late October.
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Location and directions
Situated on the Ntiakatek River, the Mara Plains Camp is located on the northern border of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in the 30,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy.
How to get there
8.5 hour international flight to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, then its 30 minute by road to Wilson Domestic Airport. Scheduled flights from Nairobi’s Wilson airport to Ol Kiombo airstrip take about 45 minute. Guests are met on arrival and transferred to the camp via a 30 minute game drive.