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Two Safari Glamping Sites Are Opening In Kenya's Maasai Mara
Get ready for the ultimate African safari glamping experience. Great Plains, a leading conservative organization, is opening two camps in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Game Reserve, according to Sleeper.
Mara Toto Camp will open on May 25, while Mara Plains Camp will reopen on June 1, following a full revamp which includes the addition of the Jahazi Suite as well as a new honeymoon suite.
Great Plains CEO Dereck Joubert said, “That allure of safari started in East Africa, and our plans this year are to expand our offering in Kenya, but to do it with an eye to that original East African safari with a greatly improved standard.”
Concealed within the forests along the Ntiakitiak River, Mara Toto Camp guests can enjoy the privacy and wildlife views this woodland location affords. In addition to the reserve, guests will have easy access to the nearby Mara North Private Conservancy.
Mara Toto Camp will feature four tents with blue interiors, brass baths, and fabrics like leather and canvas. It will have a communal lounge area and both indoor and outdoor dining options.
Built on elevated decks, Mara Plains Camp’s exclusive new honeymoon suite is set on a private peninsula accessed only by suspension bridge. Design features will include red interiors, Swahili doors, hardwood floors, and brass furnishings such as large antique brass chandeliers.
The brand new Jahazi suite is a spacious two-bedroom villa. Also decked out in red with Zanzibar doors, the suite will feature teak Mahogany desks and shared lounge and dining areas, making it ideal for families and groups. This private villa will include a butler, chef, private game drive vehicle, and guide.
Great Plains camps are solar-powered properties. In an aim to restore indigenous trees to Kenya, the Great Plains Foundation started the Replacement of Shade Program. Under this sustainable travel program, a tree is planted for each guest of any Great Plains Kenya camp.