Located within Kenya’s private Olare Motorogi and Naibosho Conservancies, Mara Plains and Mara Nyika are members of the Great Plains Mara Camp Collection. Each is distinguished by its own unique luxury canvas tent designs, tucked away in the lush vegetation and trees along two separate river lines. The camps, perched on raised decking, respect the environment and blend in perfectly with the countryside, all the while offering breathtaking views of the savannah. Here, enlightened travellers experience unforgettable safari moments surrounded by nature as well as observe wildlife on daily safaris. At Mara Plains, guests can discover stunning scenery in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. Mara Nyika Camp allows one to explore the Naboisho Conservancy, a private and exclusive 50,000-acre conservancy, one of the largest in the greater Maasai Mara. Both camps provide access to the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The Great Plains Mara Camps are the ideal locations from which to experience the ultimate Kenyan safari experience.
Mara Plains Camp is a one-of-a-kind, seven tented camp located in the private 35,000-acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy, just on the northern boundary of the Maasai Mara Nature Reserve. This intimate camp, blends the finest in wildlife viewing with the absolute best of safari hospitality and guiding while contributing extensively to local communities and performing a vitally important role in protecting the great world-renowned wildebeest migration. No other camp offers the extensive traversing area, with access to private conservancy land as well as the world-renowned Maasai Mara. Each guest contributes considerably to the success of the conservancy’s flourishing ecosystem; conservation fees paid to safeguard this habitat while supporting numerous Maasai families. This partnership agreement ensures the survival of an astounding volume and variety of wildlife.
In the morning, the Savannah rustles to the growls of big cats and in the distance, a herd of zebras approach a waterhole. For the Mara Plains Camp this region, beating to Nature’s drum, is a world treasure to be preserved at all costs.
As a member of the Great Plain Conservation, Mara Plains Camp is committed to preserving pivotal wildernesses in Africa and protecting endangered species. Working with the Great Plains Foundation, Great Plains Conservation supports various initiatives in Kenya, such as the Maasai Olympics, a project spearheaded by Maasai-elders which blends conservation education and athletics to shift cultural norms around lion-hunting. Partnering with Maasai families around Mara Plains Camp, Great Plains Conservation supports conservation education through kids’ camps and works with local women to support traditional handicrafts through the sale of beadwork and other products in the camp’s bush boutique. Working with local communities, Great Plains Conservation’s Conservation Grows programme has seen more than 2000 trees planted in and around the Maasai Mara, helping to restore indigenous trees to the landscape and teaching the value of indigenous trees in functioning ecosystems.