The camp is very intimate with just five tented rooms raised on stilts and each has its own private veranda. The rooms are open at the sides during the day with large king-size beds, comfortable furniture and en-suite bathroom with double vanity unit, flush toilet and a shower with continual hot water. Mara Plains will add a new guest tent, the sumptuous two-bedroom Mara Jahazi villa, in June 2021.
The camp is centred around three huge open-air marquis style tents connected together. There are two lounges with a small library and writing area and a main dining room that can be utilised when not dining under the stars. The décor is rich in browns, encouraging a relaxing break from the day’s activities. The central area is raised on decking and blessed with extraordinary views. The camp is run with a good sense of style and the standard of food and service is excellent — being the only Relais & Chateaux accredited property in the Masai Mara and one of only two in the country.
Because it is set on a large private reserve you can enjoy walking with an armed guide, tracking animals through the bush and game viewing by vehicle during the day and at night, knowing that you will encounter no other tourists or vehicles. The conservancy boasts the lowest vehicle density in the region and the camp is the only camp in the Masai Mara that has full traversing rights over the Olare Orok Conservancy, the 70,000-acre Mara North Conservancy and the 375,000-acre Masai Mara game reserve itself into which you can venture at your request following the huge herds and seeing countless lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, elephant and buffalo in the company of the highly expert guides.