Arthur Groeneveld & Bamboo van Kampen

Mara Plains Camp

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Mara Plains Camp Bush breakfast

Bush breakfast

Mara Plains Camp Arriving at the camp with a magical view on the plains

Arriving at the camp with a magical view on the plains

Mara Plains Camp The entrance of the rooms are made from historical Lamu doors

The entrance of the rooms are made from historical Lamu doors

Mara Plains Camp Our tent

Our tent

Mara Plains Camp The bathroom

The bathroom

Mara Plains Camp Taking a bath when you can hear the hippos bathing in the river below.

Taking a bath when you can hear the hippos bathing in the river below.

Mara Plains Camp A little

A little "Out Of Africa" moment with this desk in our tent

Mara Plains Camp Drinking a coffee while spotting wildlife

Drinking a coffee while spotting wildlife

Mara Plains Camp Our private safari vehicle with a guide

Our private safari vehicle with a guide

Mara Plains Camp Early morning game drive

Early morning game drive

Mara Plains Camp Spotting a elephant herd crossing the river

Spotting a elephant herd crossing the river

Mara Plains Camp Arriving back at the camp

Arriving back at the camp

Mara Plains Camp Lunch at the terrace with fresh herbs from the garden

Lunch at the terrace with fresh herbs from the garden

Mara Plains Camp The main area of the camp where the lobby and the restaurant is located

The main area of the camp where the lobby and the restaurant is located

Mara Plains Camp Walking around the camp

Walking around the camp

Mara Plains Camp The library is filled with beautiful books

The library is filled with beautiful books

Mara Plains Camp Reading on our private terrace

Reading on our private terrace

Highs & Lows

  • You get a camera from the hotel on your game drive to capture all your social moments.

  • Sundowner drinks in the middle of the bush.

  • The perfect spot to go see the big migration.

  • As it is a very small and intimate camp it is very exclusive and private.

  • The camp is located right on a river filled with hippos and crocodiles.

  • The camp was built around nature and around every tree, making every room unique and at one with nature.

  • During the night you will wake up several times by the sounds of the hippos from the river that are very active during this time. Which actually is a pretty special thing

  • To catch the best animal spotting you have to wake up very early from the super comfortable beds but the reward is always worth it!

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    A perfect luxury Kenyan safari camp

  • Vibe

    Comfortable, intimate & adventurous

  • Location

    Off the grid in the middle of a private conservancy

  • Rooms

    7

  • Pre-Arrival Experience

    Before arriving at Mara Plains Camp there is already a lot of excitement as we browse the website with beautiful imagery and a video where you can dream along with. Also the manager had welcomed us over mail to make sure everything will be ready for our wishes and to be sure we will arrive in all comfort! Take a small airplane from Nairobi and land in the middle of the bush

  • Future Forward

    100% sustainable conservation tourism is at the heart of the Mara Plains Camp

  • Music

    Just the sound of wildlife

  • Year Opened

    Re-opened in 2021

  • Designed By

    Great Plains co-founder Beverly Joubert

  • Health & Wellness

    There is a small spa for massages and facials. And, of course, all of the great outdoors to discover

  • Food

    Amazing food with herbs from the garden

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    Go for the sundowner to main

  • Minibar & Retail

    Coffee, tea and fresh baked cookies in the room

  • Accessibility

    Not very accessible

  • Pet Friendly

    No

  • Children

    Children above 6 years of age are welcome

  • Price

    Expensive but unforgettable

  • Tel.

    +254 20 2161437

  • Website

    Visit website

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