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New Revised Rates for Mara Expedition Camp

Great Plains Conservation is announcing revised nightly rates at our Maasai Mara located, Mara Expedition Camp, for the remainder of 2017.

The incredible offer includes a revised rack rate of only $660 per person per night sharing valid for the 2017 migration season (1 June – 31 October 2017).

Revised Rack Rates

- $500 per person sharing until 31 May 2017
– $660 per person sharing 1 June – 31 October 2017
– $500 per person sharing 1 November – 19 December 2017
– Maasai Mara Conservation fees of $80 per adult per day are applicable

Perfect for the Migration

Mara Expedition Camp is an intimate 5 tented camp tucked away on a small bend in the Ntiakitiak River, where a thick riverine forest meets savannah in the north-central section of the Masai Mara.

Set just inside the main Maasai Mara Reserve, Mara Expedition Camp is perfectly positioned for the wildebeest migration and provides easy access to river crossings sites.

This access to the main Maasai Mara is combined with traversing rights in the Mara North Conservancy offering an escape to the quiet and exclusivity of a private conservancy.

There is still space at Mara Expedition Camp between June and October 2017 and these new lower rates make Mara Expedition the perfect choice for travelers hoping to see the migration this year. Valid for new bookings from 17 March 2017 forward.

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Mara Expedition Camp: Pride Takeover Drama

Vanessa and Brian, Great Plains Conservation’s crack social media team were lucky enough to be at Mara Expedition in the Masai Mara when two strange male lions turned up near the camp. Their arrival created havoc in the Enkoyonai Pride and the chance for a pride takeover. What followed during the day was almost as tense for them as it was for the lions themselves and they documented every harrowing minute for us! Find the full amazing story here.

New Pictures of Mara Expedition!

Brand new images of Mara Expedition have arrived and the camp is looking better than ever! We have uploaded them to the Mara Expedition Wetu iBrochure and to our online Media Library (Username and Password are both GreatPlains).

Things to Remember about Mara Expedition

- Sits on the former site of Mara Toto
- Intimate 5 tented camp found on a small bend in the Ntiakitiak River, where a thick riverine forest meets savannah in the north-central section of the Masai Mara.
- Perfect for the migration and festive season: Open December 20, 2016 – January 10, 2017, June 15 – October 31, 2017 AND December 20, 2017 – January 10, 2018
- $825 per person per night sharing in 2017 (+ Masai Mara Conservation fees of $95 pppn)
It’s the perfect camp to enjoy a private Africa expedition: exclusive use of the camp with 6 guests or more.

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Great Plains Wild Studio

Great Plains Conservation Launches Wild Studio

“Because of our careers in photography, many guests and travellers to our camps expect something photographic, a cut above others. At Zarafa, Zarafa Dhow, Duba, Mara Plains and ol Donyo Lodge each tent or room has its own professional level camera kit for our guests to use. Often, very keen photographers want to learn more, or improve upon this amazing craft. With this in mind, we have introduced the Great Plains Conservation – Wild Studio” – Dereck Joubert

The Wild Studio program will offer a range of fixed date photographic workshops, designed for every level of photography, from beginner through to professional, hosted by professional wildlife photographers.

The Wild Studio program developed from an ever-increasing demand for specialized photographic safaris. The concept is about providing a more comprehensive photographic experience, which starts from the booking inquiry and pre-trip photographic consultation, through to the editing and publishing of your clients’ images on the Wild Studio web gallery.

Wild Studio will be available from October 2016 at Selinda Camp, Botswana and will expand into Kenya in 2017. The programs are booked as easily as a normal bed-night and are fully commissionable.

Please contact North American Trade Ambassador Sarah Boeckmann ( or Wild Studio Coordinator David Murray ( with any questions.