Kenya’s exclusive Olare Motorogi Conservancy borders the Masai Mara National Reserve, and it’s here you will find the exquisite Mara Plains Camp on a bend in the Ntiakitiak River. It is an idyllic spot in the middle of one of the richest wild ecosystems in the world. The land is leased from the local Maasai community, and the income it generates supports more than 1,000 families.
Mara Plains’ seven tents will sleep 14 guests in spectacular surroundings. The interior design reflects the cultural diversity of Kenya, with Arab and Swahili influences, as well as a nod to the colonial period. The strong accents of deep red and purple honour the Maasai people. You’ll relax on campaign furniture, and the residential feel complements rather than detracts from the wilderness outside.
Owned by renowned wildlife photographers and conservationists Dereck and Beverly Joubert the quality of safari experience is possibly the only thing that surpasses the beauty of the camp. There are plenty of ways to explore the Masai Mara and to get up close to its wildlife morning and night time game drives to balloon flights across the reserve, horse riding and fascinating cultural excursions to local villages.