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Great Plains Conservation Mara Plains Camp

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This is a small, high quality, seven tented camp under canvas, located within the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy and just a few hundred meters to the north of the Maasai Mara National Reserve boundary. Guests can game drive in both the Maasai Mara National Reserve and the private Conservancy away from the crowds. It is a fabulous wildlife reserve of 30 000 acres, rich in wildlife (with all the predators and big cats in particular), with the lowest vehicle density in the Mara, no mini-buses and only one guest room per 700 acres.
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Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve 0000 Kenya
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Mara Lodges Airport20 km
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Imagine a safari camp designed by Ralph Lauren for Ernest Hemingway, and you'll get the idea. Mara Plains Camp, and indeed the Maasai Mara itself, is the quintessential Africa that might inspire Hollywood art directors. A quick Google search will reveal how stylishly and
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This is a small, luxurious, very personalised camp in a private conservancy, on the edge of the Mara. The hosts - Rich and Della - were wonderfully welcoming and gave the feeling that nothing was too much trouble. The camp has a homey, old-fashioned feel in terms of decor and
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We stayed at Mara Plains 3 nights as part of our safari honeymoon tour mid September. It was our only stop in Maasai Mara after Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara and northern Serengeti. This was surely the most luxurious camp on all fronts with the most exclusive and thrilling game
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Beyond the stunning environment and beautiful lodgings, what differentiates is the team that makes one feel at home in the camp and the conservancy. Everything to the last detail is provided for - with care and fun. Hospitality extraordinaire makes this experience a cut above.
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Mara Plains is a fantastic camp. We visited in October 2018 and stayed 5 nights. It lived up to our expectations totally. The safari tents were large and comfortable, spic and span. The views are super. Their vehicles are great and equipped with a super camera and Swarovski
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Quite chilly in the mornings and quite hot in the middle of the day. I wore a fleece jacket and windbreaker. The vehicles have wonderful lined ponchos which keep you quite cozy.
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Yes! You need a yellow fever shot and proof of this vaccination, and you should take malaria pills beforehand and during the trip as well. Check out Passport Health online and you can find a local clinic that specializes in trips to unique parts of the world. They'll know exactly what you need!
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We flew into a private Mara airstrip on the conservancy. Our travel agent set the flights within Africa for us, which is what I would suggest you do, too! You'll need to first get to Nairobi and go from the Wilson airport via Travel Link or Air Kenya to the Mara.
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"See above re tent choice and proximity of hippos"
"All the rooms are great"
"Ant tent is the best! You will be lulled to sleep by a lion's roar if you are lucky!!"
"All the rooms are wonderful!"
"All rooms face the park and have total privacy."
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