- Year-round wildlife
- The annual migration
- The fantastic staff and guides
- A Relais & Chateaux safari camp
- Those stunning tented suites
- Cuisine and bush picnics
- Hot air ballooning over the Mara
- Lodge type; Relais & Chateaux Safari Camp
- Location; Olare Motorogi Conservancy
- Lodge size; 7 Luxury Tented Suites
- Recommended stay; 3-5 nights
Mara Plains Camp, a one-of-a-kind safari camp located in a small forest within the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy, is located just north of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. A private and intimate camp that offers guests the very best in wildlife sightings, service, guiding, accommodation and cuisine.
Being one of only three Relais & Chateaux establishments in Kenya, Mara Plains offers guests the ultimate in luxury while paying homage to that classic tented safari that Kenya is so famous for.
For those seeking a Mara wildlife experience far away from humanity and mass tourism, this is the camp for you. The magnificent Mara Plains Camp offers guests access to almost 100 000 acres of private conservancy.
With only five luxurious tented suites, accommodating a maximum of ten guests at any one time, Mara Plains Camp offers guests the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity when staying in the Mara region of Kenya.
Canvas ceilings, wooden flooring, only the finest in furnishings, these 700 sq. foot tented suites have to be seen to be believed. All aspects of these suites pay homage to East Africa’s rich safari history.
The suites are all open plan by their very design; king-sized beds, small lounge area, writing desk, verandah, large copper bathtub and indoor shower come together to form one mighty impression from start to finish.
As with all Relais & Chateaux properties worldwide, fine dining is part and parcel of one's stay, and Mara Plains Camp is certainly no different. Whether it be breakfast, lunch, high tea or dinner, the chef and their team in the kitchen will simply wow you, no matter the time of day.
The timing of your meals is flexible and, most of the time, entirely up to you as to when you are ready to eat. Exquisite breakfast picnics surrounded by pristine bushveld and wildlife whilst out on a game drive are sure to be a highlight.
For those special occasions, private dinners can be arranged in a romantic location around the camp.
Most dietary requests can be catered for with advance notice.
The tented central guest area offers guests a luxuriously appointed lounge area, small library, dining room and bar area. The guest area is the social hub of the camp; it is where one gathers before and after the safari activities, before and after meals and where one can access the small boutique curio shop.
Outdoors a wooden and rope bridge leads to and from the camp, an outdoor dining area and a firepit is where one can enjoy the sounds of the surrounding bushveld while enjoying fine wine and cuisine.
Safari activities are mainly centred around game drives and the magnificent wildlife and birdlife of the Olare Motorogi Conservancy on the Maasai Mara National Reserve’s northern boundary.
No other safari camp comes even close in terms of traversing rights as to what Mara Plains Camp offers, and that is access to just under 100 000 acres of private conservancy teaming with wildlife year-round.
Night drives in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy offer guests the chance to spot those elusive nocturnal mammals, including; leopard, lion and hyena sightings.
For those interested in Maasai culture, a highlight is a visit to a local village and school. This option is particularly popular with families.
Hot air balloon safaris are available at an extra cost; however, one needs to book this activity before arrival. In our humble opinion, a hot air balloon safari is a must when in the Mara region.
Plains Camp welcomes families with children eight years and older with suitable accommodation, meal options, and safari activities. A kid’s safari program allows the little ones to experience and explore all that surrounds them in a safe and supervised manner.
As the camp is unfenced, wildlife can and will meander through at any time of the day or night. Children will need to be supervised at all times.
From US$ 1 595.00 pp
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollar
*Rates may vary according to season
Rates form part of a Kenya Safari itinerary
- All conservation/park fees
- Scheduled wildlife viewing activities
- All meals
- Non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages including premium brand spirits and champagne
- Return Olare Motorogi airstrip road transfers
- International and local flights
- Medical and travel insurance
- Camp spa treatments
- Maasai cultural visits
- Hot air ballooning (should be booked in advance)
- Items of a personal nature
- Exclusive Use of Game-Drive Vehicle