Accommodation rating: Luxury
Mara Plains is a Relais & Châteaux camp located on the northern border of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, in the 14,000-hectare Olare Motorogi Conservancy. The camp has been designed to be ecofriendly, yet it provides a superior safari experience with luxurious flair. The camp has raised decks with sweeping views across Kenya's savannahs and is set on a bend of the Ntiakitiak river amid a lush forest that hugs the river bank. It is among the smallest and most intimate camps in the Mara region and is one of only three camps operating within the conservancy. Rooms have floor-to-ceiling net walls, a canvas ceiling and thick Lamu wooden doors. Day and night wildlife drives are on offer in open-sided vehicles customised for photographers. Hot air balloon flights are also available, as well as visits to local masai villages, which the camp helps to support.
Features: 7 tented suites, 2 lounges, small library, dining room, tea & coffee station, firepit.
Room amenities: Private bathrooms with copper bath, dressing area, private veranda, ceiling fan, desk, yoga mats.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.