Set in the 35,000 acre private Olare Motorogi Conservancy, on the northern boundary of the Masai Mara National Reserve, Mara Plains Camp is ideally placed for superb wildlife viewing. The camp sits on the edge of Ntiakitiak River with views of the surrounding plains and under the cooling canopy of the riverine forest.
Accommodation and Facilities
Mara Plains has just six tented suites, including one two-bedroomed suite. These are on raised wooden decks, each offering spacious accommodation with an en-suite bathroom with a flush loo and a shower, as well as an extensive private verandah. The two bedroomed suite has its own plunge pool. The camp is centred around open-air mess tents connected together in a pod concept. There are two sitting rooms, one with a small library and writing area. Breakfast and dinners, when not being enjoyed under the stars, are taken in the main dining room around the large wooden table and under a magnificent chandelier.
Wildlife and Activities
Mara Plains Camp offers unrivalled wildlife viewing opportunities from the comfort of spacious 4×4 vehicles with open sides and a canopied roof. Each vehicle has been specially customised for photographers and has multi-plug inverters and photographic bars. Expert guides convey their enthusiasm for the local culture, wildlife and environment exceptionally well. Activities on offer at Mara Plains include day and night wildlife drives, walking safaris, and hot air ballooning (this must be booked in advance and is at an extra cost). Each guest tent comes equipped with a pair of Swarovski binoculars, a professional Canon camera set, including a Canon 7D camera body and Canon 100-400mm and 24-70mm lenses and photographic tuition is available on request.