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Mara Plains Camp

Masai Mara Safari, Kenya

'Mara Plains was the best safari of my life.'

Accommodation

Mara Plains Camp has six attractive, spacious, octagonal tented rooms stand on raised decks along the Ntiakatek River, barely obtruding through the tree line.  Each has an enormous, comfortable double bed, chairs, generous clothes storage and ample, flexible lighting, as well as a large bathroom with double basin, mirrors, shower and flush loo. The 100% natural soap has a lovely scent. Three of the best field guides for Kenya are in your room to add to your safari experience.

When it’s warm and calm, you can enjoy a panoramic view from your tent through the floor-to-ceiling netted windows. The deck in front of each is large, with comfortable seating, and makes a great spot to enjoy watching the birds feeding in the river or the game in the plains beyond. 

Food

The meals are delicious and varied, both in substance and in setting. Juicy fresh fruits, cereals, toast and the full English cooked breakfast are on offer in the morning, with a choice of aromatic Kenyan coffee, tea or herbal infusions. Lunch is usually served outside, under the shade of the trees, and is a 3-course meal like carrot and ginger soup, fried fish and sautéed vegetables and frozen banana parfait. The chef will prepare a salad, if you prefer, or you can ask Richard for a children’s portion. Dinner may be served in the main dining area, or beyond the bonfire, overlooking the plains, to the sounds of the hippo grazing the grass as you savour your meal.
 
What is unusual about Mara Plains’ meals is that they are supremely flexible so that you can have the optimal safari. You can go out at dawn carrying a slice of hot buttered toast and a piece of fruit, with hot drinks and snacks on the vehicle and know that you can eat when you get back or that a meal will be brought out to the vehicle. I was surprised by the difference a hot cup of tea can make when you are watching a cheetah survey the surrounding grassland and you know she is going to hunt.

Accommodation Reviews

Mara Plains Camp is a 30 min. drive from the airstrip if you don’t stop to look at the incredible animals; it took us well over an hour!!! ...We arrived late lunch time and were greeted with "fancy a gin & tonic?" The start of 4 fantastic day stay... Only on one day did we see more than 2 other vehicles. The animals we saw included lions, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, gazelle, cape buffalo, topi, warthog, eland, wildebeest, elephant, leopard, hyena, jackal, spring hare to name but a few and of course there are all the different birds.

J Allan
September 22, 2010

We both really enjoyed Mara Plains and would strongly recommend it. The location was ideal, being in the conservation area, which meant that we were taken places off the beaten track and able to spend time with the animals a lot of the time with no-one else around. The guides were very knowledgeable and knew where to find the animals and able to inform us all about them. We were amazed how many we saw, which was everything effectively. The camp had a great lay-out and the tents very comfortable. The staff were all exceptionally pleasant, there was a social atmosphere and the food great. We both felt that we would be very happy to return there.

Author: Bailey
February 28, 2010

We both really enjoyed Mara Plains and would strongly recommend it. The location was ideal, being in the conservation area, which meant that we were taken places off the beaten track and able to spend time with the animals a lot of the time with no-one else around.

The guides were very knowledgable and knew where to find the animals and able to inform us all about them.  We were amazed how many we saw, which was everything effectively. The camp had a great lay-out and the tents very comfortable. The staff were all exceptionally pleasant, there was a social atmosphere and the food great. We both felt that we would be very happy to return there.

We also enjoyed Fundu Lagoon, however we believe you know this venue quite well. Again it was very comfortable and the staff extremely helpful. Great cocktails. 

Both venues complemented each other exceptionally well and were incredibly similar in style and comfort. Both had a strong sense of the environment and surroundings.

If you would like to know more specfic details we would be happy to supply, however it would all be positive!

Author: Mr C Saunders
February 22, 2010

The stay was memorable not just because of the natural wildlife but because of the guide Philip Keter a most worthy gold medal guide with exceptional grasp of his country and surroundings.

Author: N & R Raffety
January 31, 2010

The stay was memorable not just because of the natural wildlife but because of the guide Philip Keter, a most worthy gold medal guide with exceptional grasp of his country and surroundings.

Author: N & R Raffety
January 30, 2010

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