The Maasai Mara is well known for its astounding wildlife numbers and one of the highest densities of predators in the world, but as of July this year, it is also home to the new Mara Plains Camp, Great Plains Conservation’s latest in bespoke safari experiences. Emulating the style and community of its Botswana Camp Zarafa, the brand new Mara Plains Camp adopts many of the same values and design ethics but with its own East Africa twist.
Still just limited to seven tents and set among the riverine forest of the Ntiakatek River, the camp overlooks the plains of the Maasai Mara Reserve and the 35,000 acre private Olare Motorogi Conservancy.
The new Mara Plains Camp has been designed and built as a home away from home, with the comforts you might expect from a lavish residence yet all carried out in the style of a grand 1800s safari expedition. Kenya’s wildlife heritage is on your doorstep, and often wanders freely through the camp; while the magic of the Maasai and Arab culture is reflected in the decor. Combining the sense of romance and adventure this intimate camp blends the finest wildlife viewing with the absolute best of safari hospitality and guiding to include bush walks, all-day game drives in custom-designed open vehicles.
Each guest tent comes with a complimentary set of professional Canon camera and lenses and a pair of Swarovski binoculars for use during a guest’s stay. This stylish camp will be the camp of stars, not just because of its design but also because it is far from the crowds, located in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy on the border with the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. www.greatplainsconservation.com