Mara Plains Camp

Motorogi Conservancy, Mara ward, Narok West, Narok, Rift Valley, Kenya – Show more hotels in Kenya

Location: Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Masaai Mara region, Kenya


Mara Plains Camp is a one-of-a-kind camp located in the private 13,300-hectare Olare Motorogi Conservancy, just on the Maasai Mara National Reserve’s northern boundary. This intimate camp, one of Kenya’s only three Relais & Chateaux properties (other being sister properties Ol Donyo Lodge and Mara Nyika Camp), blends the finest in wildlife viewing with the absolute best of safari hospitality, guiding and open all year round. Each guest at Mara Plains contributes considerably to the success of the Olare Motorogi Conservancy’s flourishing ecosystem; conservation fees paid to safeguard this habitat while supporting over 1,000 Maasai families. The camp is nestled in a lush forest on the meandering bends of the Ntiakitiak River, with careful thought given to every detail. Children minimum age is 8 years and the camp can be privately booked to accommodate younger guests. Where the private Family Suite with 2 bedrooms are comfortable for families travelling with children.

Uniqueness of this Camp

One of Kenya’s only three Relais & Chateaux properties. With access to a total of 40,000 hectares of private conservancy land and the world-renowned Maasai Mara, home to the Great Migration. Olare Motorogi Conservancy is reputed to have the lowest vehicle density in the Maasai Mara region, while also having the highest concentration of big cats anywhere in Africa. By day and night, the camp is a sanctuary for resident species, including many of the Maasai Mara’s 300 bird species. This Camp believes in keeping the safari experience intimate and personal, so there is no set camp schedule or set meal times. The day’s activities, dining arrangements are tailored around guest preference and the wildlife opportunities of the moment, recommended stay is two nights minimum. Each guest tent has a set of professional camera and lenses available to them. Add to it the pair of high-quality binoculars, and it is impossible not to see and capture the region’s incredible wildlife scenes.


7 rooms each of the suites has deep canvas canopied ceilings, rough-hewn wood floors and accents of East Africa’s rich safari history. Thick Lamu wood doors, deep reds, and brass accents – these small details transport guests to a time and land far away. The well-appointed en-suite facilities (including a deep copper bath) and extensive private verandah complete what is genuinely a stunning concept. These thoughtful environmental elements such as solar power and no cement make Mara Plains a modern-day safari retreat. Suites have Balcony / Deck, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, Fan, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, indoor/ outdoor Shower, Tea / Coffee and Verandah. The Mara Plains Jahazi Suite, is an intimate, tented suite, is built entirely under canvas and raised, recycled railway sleeper decking. Suite has an indoor dining area leading to a prominent private outdoor verandah, the two large bedrooms all en-suite facilities consisting of a flush loo, double basins and indoor/ outdoor showers and luxurious baths with Ceiling fans in the guest bedrooms.


Camp Amenities: 24-hour Security, Bar, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Kiddies Club, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Mobile Connectivity, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, private pool, Credit Card accepted.


Camp Activities: Game viewing day & night of Big 5, Bird Watching, Guided Game Walks, Massages. Activities Nearby: Game viewing drives, Bird Watching, Hot-air ballooning.

Popular Features

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walks
  • Child Friendly Activities
  • Cultural Visits
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Game Walks
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Laundry Service
  • Night Game Drives
  • Photographic Safaris
  • Picnic breakfast
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Safaris
  • Sundowners
  • Swiming Pool