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Mara Plains Camp

Mara Plains Camp, located on the northern border of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in the 30,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy is set right in the heart of some of the greatest predator country of Africa. Rarely a night passes without lion roaring nearby, while leopard are regularly found to wander through the camp and cheetah have established territories on the savannah nearby the main area. It is small, high quality, seven-roomed camp under canvas and on raised decks with sweeping views across the savannahs. It is among most personal camps in the Masai Mara region, and one of three camps currently operating within this Conservancy, which boasts the lowest vehicle density n the region, and no mini-buses. Only one guest room per 700 acres! Three open-air marquis tents house two lounges, and a main dining room with a grand wood table and magnificent chandelier. The decor – rich in browns, coppers and reds – is warm and inviting. The camp caters for only 14 guests in seven uniquely designed octagonal canvas rooms. Each is raised on decks, and opens on three sides to the outside. Floor to ceiling net walls and the marquis ceiling make for an airy, inviting environment. Each room has a dressing area and private verandah with seating and exquisite views. The en-suite facilities consist of a double basin vanity, flush toilet and shower. Mara Plains offers early morning and late afternoon and night game drives, balloon safaris (at extra cost), authentic local village visits and unrivalled access to superior wildlife habitats. As the evening ends, we often move to the open-air campfire and listen as the resident lion prides begin their night exploits.

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