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Mara Plains Camp

Olare Orok Conservancy Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

(Mara Plains Camp is a Small, High Quality, Seven-Roomed Camp under Canvas in Masai Mara Game Reserve in the Olare Orok Conservancy. Flying Time from Nairobi to Ol Kiombo airstrip is 45 Minutes and a Transfer to Mara Plains takes 20 minutes. By private charter flight you land at Olare Orok Conservancy airstrip which is also 20 minutes away from the Camp)

 

 
Mara Plains Camp

 

Mara Plains Camp, Masai Mara

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Mara Plains Camp; Mara Plains Camp is set right in the heart of some of the greatest predator country in Kenya. Mara Plains Camp is located on the northern border of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in the Olare Orok Conservancy.

 

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 off the main area.

 

Mara Plains Camp is a small, high quality, seven-roomed camp under canvas and on raised decks with sweeping views across Kenya’s notable savannahs. It is among the smallest and most personal camps in the Mara region.

 

As one of just three camps currently operating within the Conservancy, which boasts the region’s lowest vehicle density, no mini-buses and only one guest room per 700 acres.

 

It is possible to avoid the high tourist density of the Masai Mara Game Reserve proper, if desired. No other camp in the greater Masai Mara Game Reserve or Olare Orok Conservancy has the privilege of traversing opportunities of Mara Plains Camp. Guests are able to traverse three areas as part of their stay at Mara Plains:

 

* Olare Orok Conservancy: 30,000 acres
* Mara North Conservancy: 80,000 acres
*
Masai Mara Game Reserve: 375,000 acres

 

 
Mara Plains Camp
Mara Plains Camp

 

Mara Plains Camp Non-Residents Accommodation Prices

Non-Residents Accommodation Prices Per Night Include: Full Board Accommodation + soft drinks, beer, non-premium wine + Laundry + Shared Game Drives + Conservancy Fees + Night Drives and Local Airstrip Transfers (Ol Kiombo airstrip)

Dates From
Dates To

Single Tent

(1 Guest)

Double Tent

(2 Guests)

Child Sharing

8 to 15 Years

1st Apr 2013
15th Jun 2013
820 US Dollars
1,400 US Dollars
280 US Dollars
16th Jun 2013
31st Oct 2013
1,292 US Dollars
1,860 US Dollars
550 US Dollars
1st Nov 2013
19th Dec 2013
820 US Dollars
1,400 US Dollars
280 US Dollars
20th Dec 2013
4th Jan 2014
1,292 US Dollars
1,860 US Dollars
550 US Dollars

 

Notes

* Children Minimum age 8 Years

* Check in 1100 Hours, Check out 1000 Hours. No late departures in July/August/September/20th December - 4th January 2014

* Late Departures in Non Premium Season Months is subject to availability. Tent Check out is 1000 Hours, guests use public areas. Rate is 25% of per night Rate and Extra Day Conservancy Fee


Non-Residents Accommodation Rates Include:

* Laundry

* Guided Bush walks

* Swimming and tennis

* Conservancy Fees

* Shared Day Game drives

* Shared Night Game Drives

* Local Airstrip Transfers (Ol Kiombo Airstrip)

* Full Board Accommodation at Mara Plains Camp

* Soft Drinks, Beers, House Wines and bottled water


Non-Residents Accommodation Rates Exclude:

* Bird watching

* Farm and craft tours

* Visits to prehistoric sites

* Cultural visits with local communities

* Masai Mara Game Reserve Conservancy fees

* Champagne, Premium spirits and Cellar Wines

* Use of digital camera - 100 US Dollars per day

* Nairobi Hotel - Wilson Airport - Nairobi Hotel Transfers

* Balloon Safaris (Fig Tree - Adventures Aloft or Governors)

* Game viewing on horseback (hats and English saddles provide)

* Exclusive use of vehicle, subject to availability 350 US Dollars per Day includes use of a digital camera

 

 

 

Mara Plains Camp Residents Accommodation Prices

Residents Accommodation Prices Per Night Include: Full Board Accommodation + Olare Orok Conservancy fees + Soft Drinks, beer, house wine and Laundry + Shared Scheduled Activities Including Night Drives and Guided Bush Walks and Local Airstrip Transfers

Dates From
Dates To

Single Tent

(1 Guest)

Double Tent

(2 Guests)

Child Sharing

8 to 15 Years

16th Jun 2013
31st Oct 2013
725 US Dollars
980 US Dollars
350 US Dollars
1st Nov 2013
19th Dec 2013
465 US Dollars
750 US Dollars
180 US Dollars
20th Dec 2013
4th Jan 2014
725 US Dollars
980 US Dollars
250 US Dollars

 

Notes

Residents Accommodation Rates Exclude:

* Champagne, Premium spirits, Cellar wines

* Masai Mara Game Reserve Conservancy fees

* Use of digital camera - 100 US Dollars per day
*
Balloon Safaris (Governors or Adventures Aloft)

* Check in 1100 Hours & Check-out 1000 Hours (no late departures)
*
Exclusive use of vehicle, subject to availability 350 US Dollars per day includes use of a digital camera

 

 

 

Mara Plains Camp

Mara Plains Camp is located in private and secure forty five thousand acres piece of land on the route of Kenya’s annual wildebeest migration. This area is a vital dry season resource area for diversity of wildlife and as such promises great game viewing throughout the year.

 

Tucked away in a grove of natural forest, the camp is set on the bends of the Ntiakitiak River that cuts through the Olare Orok Conservancy. This is an exclusive Masai owned conservation area on the northern boundary of the Masai Mara National Reserve.

 

Mara Plains Camp host is Sean Hartley, an experience Kenyan experienced guide and established photographer. This digital enthusiast is always at hand to help you with tips to wildlife photography where ever he can.

 

Mara Plains offers possibly the widest range of activities anywhere in the greater Masai Mara - game drives, quality night drives, nature walks with armed guides, balloon safaris (at extra cost), local village visits (authentic) and unrivalled access to superior wildlife habitat.


Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning over the Masai Mara is excluded from the nightly accommodation prices. It is recommended that guests book this in advance with African Spice Safaris.

 

Guests who wish to balloon should book with Adventures Aloft as this is the company that launches closest to Mara Plains Camp. Adventures Aloft offers a free transfer to their launch site from Mara Plains.

 

Should guests book their ballooning with Musiara (Little Governor’s) or any other ballooning company, please note that it is at least a two hour drive to their launch site and that there is a transfer fee of 75 US Dollars per person return (Minimum two Guests ) due to the distance involved.


Mara Plains Camp Accommodation

The camp features an eco-friendly in design, management style and amenities. Accommodation is provided in six double sharing or single use tents all on raised platforms snuggly set in the trees along the banks of the Ntiakitiak River.

 

Each tent has its own private views over the river and the surrounding wildlife plains. All have lockable trunks, en-suite bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets. Lighting is on a 24 hour electricity supply supported by the camp’s generator.

 

Meals are prepared by professional with special dietary requirements catered for with prior arrangements. House wines, beers and soft drinks are on the house. The camp also has a large dining tent as well as a lounge tent where guests can relax and share their safari experiences.


Safari Activities at Mara Plains Camp Masai Mara

Mara Plains Camp keeps the experience intimate and personal, so there are no set camp schedule or meal times. Plans are tailored around the whims of the day, and as the wildlife dictates.

 

Guests have the opportunity to visit a local Masai village (or "Enkang" in Maa) to learn more about the traditions and culture of the surrounding community. Hot air balloon safaris are available, and must be booked in advance (at extra cost).

 

This is a very early morning activity, giving stunning views of the sunrise, the landscape and a sense of the sheer size of the Masai Mara region.

 

Activities around the camp include Day and Night Game Drives in 4x4 vehicles, which are equipped to accommodate four to five keen photographers. Game and bird walks with the escort of armed and expert guides, Bush meals, Sundowners and Cultural Bush walks.

 

At a little supplementary cost you can experience an early morning balloon safari (a truly breath-taking experience), or take a short excursion flight to the Lake Victoria for a Day Fishing Trip.

 

A gallery tent with digital still photography, video footage editing facilities and a large HD compatible preview screen which enables guests to show off their experiences and trophies of the day.

 

 
Mara Plains Camp
Mara Plains Camp

 

Why Stay at Mara Plains Camp? 14 Good Reasons!

* The camp has superb guides - amongst the best in all of Kenya

* Mara Plains Camp has large rooms under canvas, each with a veranda and en-suite facilities

* Mara Plains Camp includes your Accommodation, Meals, Drinks (including alcoholic) and Activities

* Private vehicles are available for guests who wish for more privacy or who wish to set their own agenda

* Mara Plains Camp is one of the smallest and most personal camps in the Mara region with only 6 rooms

* Game Drives are conducted only 4x4 Land cruisers, with a maximum of 4 or (rarely 5) guests per vehicle

* Mara Plains location the camp is at centre of many predator territories. Lions roar nearby almost every night

* Mara Plains Camp guests can game drive throughout all the main areas within the Mara eco-system - including

 

* Olare Orok Conservancy: 30,000 acres
* Mara North Conservancy: 80,000 acres
*
Masai Mara Game Reserve: 375,000 acre


* Game drives on the Olare Orok Conservancy get you away from all mini-buses and experience the Mara's lowest density, high-quality game viewing and a rare privilege in the Mara
* Mara Plains offers possibly the largest range of activities anywhere in the Mara - game drives, quality night drives, nature walks with armed guides, balloon safaris (at extra cost), visits to authentic Masai villages.
* One set of the latest Canon digital camera equipment and quality long lenses (minimum 400 mm) are available free of charge for those who have booked and paid for a private vehicle
* Superb and very productive night drives are a highlight. If there is action happening, the guides are happy to jump in vehicles and go
* Mara Plains has flexible meal times with no routine - centered on what is happening out in the field. There is no having to be "back in camp at 9 o'clock for breakfast"
* Mara Plains commits each year to pay over 50,000 US Dollars per annum directly into the neighboring Masai communities to maintain and preserve the conservancies and its wildlife – the highest paid by any camp in the region

 

 
Mara Plains Camp
Mara Plains Camp

 

Access

There are four ways to get to Mara Plains Camp:

* Scheduled daily flights from Nairobi (or elsewhere) to the Ol Kiombo airstrip (Masai Mara Reserve)
* Private charter to Olare Orok Conservancy’s private airstrip
* Helicopter directly to Mara Plains Camp
* By road


Transfers from Ol Kiombo or Olare Orok Conservancy airstrips are included in the rate. It is approximately a 20-minute transfer (but could be longer, depending on wildlife sightings).

 

The camp is open all year round and is accessible by daily scheduled flights from Nairobi’s Wilson airport to the Ol Kiombo airstrip approximately 30 minutes drive from the camp.

 

Private air charters can land on the Conservancy’s private airstrip approximately 15 minutes drive from camp.

 


Mara Plains Camp Flying Safari Packages From Nairobi

 

Booking & Reservations for Mara Plains Camp, located in Olare Orok Conservancy on the Northern Boundary of the Masai Mara Game Reserve - Kenya

Booking Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871

Mobile : 0721242711 (Safaricom) - Kenya

Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com

 

 

 

 

 

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