This intimate camp, one of Kenya’s only three Relais & Châteaux properties (other being sister properties Ol Donyo Lodge & Mara Nyika Camp) blends the finest in wildlife viewing with the absolute best of safari hospitality and guiding.
No other Maasai Mara-based camp offers the extensive traversing area of Mara Plains Camp, with access to a total of 40,000 hectares of private conservancy land and the world-renowned Maasai Mara, home to the Great Migration.
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. This partnership agreement ensures the survival of an astounding volume and variety of wildlife.
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 stylistic elements and thoughtful environmental elements such as solar power and no cement make Mara Plains a modern-day safari retreat.
The Jahazi Suite at Mara Plains, an intimate, two-bedroom exquisite, tented suite, is built entirely under canvas and is a perfect partner to the safari experiences at Mara Nyika Camp, The Sambuk Suite at Mara Nyika and ol Donyo Lodge. It is on raised, recycled railway sleeper decking and offers guests incredible views of the steady stream of wildlife parading past whilst discreetly tucked away under the tree canopy
Central to the Jahazi Suite at Mara Plains is an indoor dining area flanked by two large bedrooms with well-appointed ensuite facilities consisting of a flush loo, double basins, indoor shower and luxurious deep copper baths. 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.
A short walkway leads off the main area to a private swimming pool. Being under the trees and sweeping canvas roof, the Suite is perfect for rest and relaxation. When residing at the Jahazi Suite at Mara Plains, guests automatically enjoy the services of a private safari vehicle and guide.
The Camp welcome Children who are- 6 years and older;
Game drives (day & night) take place in some of the Mara’s most coveted vehicles. Each of the four Toyota Land Cruisers is open-sided, canopied and customized for photographers (fold-down screens, raised roofs,photographic bars, multi-plug invertors). With just four to six guests each, the Cruisers also have fully stocked fridges stocked with drinks and snacks.
No two days are the same on safari. Game drives typically start at sunrise, returning for lunch and depart again in the mid-afternoon before returning just after sunset. However, we will often go out all day, deep into the Reserve or Conservancy with a packed breakfast and lunch. One visit per guest per 3-night stay included, additional visits subject to park fees.
Very often,our safaris will continue into the night, a possibility because of our location on a private conservancy.Night drives are incredibly prolific in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, and while they take patience, sightings commonly include lesser-known nocturnal mammals and even lion and hyena hunts
Hot air ballooning is available but should be booked in advance and is subject to availability and additional cost.Departures are very early in the morning to allow time to transfer to the nearest launching point
The Naboisho Women’s Group cultural experience is supported by the Great Plains Foundation, enabling the group to purchase raw materials in bulk including a tailor hired to work on leather products. Available to guests staying at Great Plains Conservation camps all profits from the sale of their wares are ploughed back into the women’s business training to ensure this group is self-sustainable.
Items available for purchase include, but are not limited to,beaded & leather products, coasters, bracelets, necklaces,belts, dog collars, earrings, and decorated dawa sticks for example.
Each of the Mara Plains’ guest suites has a professional camera set, including a camera body and 100-400mm and 24-70mm lenses. Photos will be downloaded to a memory stick on guest’s departure. Each suite comes with a pair of high-quality binoculars for guest use as well.
Photographic tuition can be arranged for guests (at an additional cost) and the camp recommend prior booking if possible. Tuition can be either on company cameras or own guests’ personal cameras.
Wellness spa with locally inspired treatments is available.
Yoga mats and bands are provided in each suite.
|Per person per night sharing
|$ 1 920
|$ 1 445
|$ 2 820
|$ 1 410
|Children sharing with adults rate (6 – 15 years)
|$ 1 410
|THE JAHAZI SUITE AT MARA PLAINS
|An exclusive use 2-bedroom Suite consisting of a shared lounge and dining area with private game drive vehicle and guide.
|Per night on exclusive use only
|$ 9 215
|$ 6 935
|$ 13 535
|Late check out rate
|Great Plains Foundation Conservation & Community Contribution
|$ 95 per person (of any age) per night
MARA PLAINS CAMP
Rates are exclusive of in camp spa treatments, and hot air ballooning which should be booked in advance.
Extend your ultimate Kenyan safari experience by combining 4 nights at either of our Maasai Mara camps with 4 nights at ol Donyo Lodge and only pay for 6 nights!Booking Terms and Conditions: