Mara Plains Camp
Follow in the tracks of the wildlife and spend memorable days at one of Kenya’s most beautiful safari camps: The charming Mara Plains Camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy, located in the northern part of the Mara country.
You may look forward to a fascinating stay that comes alive with roaming wildlife and great scenic beauty. Your trip out to the remote camp is an adventure all by itself: Nestling on the banks of the Ntiakated River, the camp blends perfectly with its painted surroundings.
There read more » is an exciting detail that deserves extra mention: The Mara Plains Camp can only be reached across a gently swaying suspension bridge. And then, there is the overall impression of high quality. Climb one of the raised decks that accommodate the camp’s structures and let your eyes race across Kenya’s pristine savannah.
The Mara Plains Camp is proud to be one of the smallest in Kenya, offering a total of only seven guest tents: Private and exclusive! And what is more, the Olare Orok Conservancy only accommodates three safari camps with the lowest number of safari vehicles in the entire region!
There are few nights without the chilling roar of a nearby lion. In the daytime, leopards and cheetahs prowl the vicinity. With no more than seven tents, only fourteen guests are accommodated at the Mara Plains Camp at any one time.
The camp’s centre is formed by three large common tents joined in a pod. They accommodate two spacious lounge areas, a small library and the elegant restaurant. The design is characterised by a careful balance of ochre hues, copper and touches of desert red, creating a charming and cosy ambience.
The Mara Plains Camp offers plenty of activities to keep you entertained from dawn to dusk. Classic game drives are offered early in the morning, late in the afternoon and even at night. Moreover, you may take to the skies in a hot-air balloon or visit one of the surrounding Maasai villages.
The fresh, clean air out in the bush, the hikes and the exciting encounters are sure to stir your appetite. However, you are well cared for at every step of the journey: Refreshments, snacks, tea and coffee as well as the indispensable sundowner form part of every game drive.
Having returned to the camp tired but happy, a hearty dinner has already been prepared. Having dined and wined, settle down around the campfire, beneath Africa’s blinking night sky and share safari adventure stories: just perfect! « show less
The Mara Plains Camp consists of seven luxurious canvas safari tents set atop raised timber decks. Featuring an octagonal shape, the cleverly designed tents may be opened on six sides and include a wonderful, read more » private veranda commanding stunning views of the surrounding savannah.
Each of the Tented Rooms includes a spacious bedroom with an adjoining dressing room – all equipped with precious timber flooring and a charming design in copper and ochre hues. The ensuite bathroom has been generously equipped with double washbasins, a vast shower cabin and a separate copper bathtub. Full creature comforts at the heart of the Kenyan wilderness! « show less
Lodged at the exclusive Mara Plains Camp, you enjoy the unique opportunity to explore three different wildlife sanctuaries on the exciting game drives: The Olare Motorogi Conservancy, the Mara North Conservancy read more » and, of course, the vast Maasai Mara National Park. It is thanks to the Olare Motorogi Conservancy’s status as a private sanctuary that additional activities like nocturnal game drives and guided bush hikes are possible.
However, first things first: A classic daytime game drive offers you the opportunity to spot the celebrated Big Five: the lion, the leopard, the buffalo, the rhinoceros and the elephant. Several other predators roam the region, among others cheetahs, hyenas and jackals. The Mara River and its tributaries are home to crocodiles and hippopotamus.
The annual highlight of the region is the Great Migration of wildebeests, zebras and antelopes that takes place between July and October. It is a stirring experience to observe as many as two million heads of grazing animals make their way from Tanzania’s Serengeti to the rich feeding ground in the Maasai Mara, Kenya.
And, of course, the predators are not far behind: Lions follow on the heels of the vast herds moving north. This nature spectacle is most perfectly observed from high above on a hot-air balloon flight!
The Mara Plains Camp’s open safari vehicles are perfectly fitted for photography. Modern technology and sturdy 4x4 traction allow the vehicles to navigate the rough terrain effortlessly. A canvas convertible roof folds down and allows for 360° views and photography.
With just a little luck on your side, you may even be able to click a few shots of a lion cub playing in front of the camera. The lions enjoy a special status at the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. The reserve has dedicated great efforts to the protection and breeding of its lion population. With great success: The local pride of lions counts 18 individuals!
The Mara Plains Camp’s service staff is remarkable helpful and dedicated: It will be a pleasure for the team to prepare an exciting breakfast out in the open bush or a romantic wilderness dinner beneath the African blinking night sky.
Furthermore, we highly recommend a visit to one of the surrounding Maasai villages. Learn more about the ancient traditions of these proud people. Talk to the locals going about their daily business and, with just a little luck on your side, join in one of their ceremonies. « show less