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We have selected top accommodations that combine luxury and location with the unique character of a place. Below are a few of the accommodations featured on this private safari.
Mara Plains Camp
Masai Mara, Kenya
Set in the private Olare Orok Conservancy on the edge of the Masai Mara, this intimate camp is comprised of seven uniquely designed octagonal canvas rooms with private verandas and en suite bathrooms. Each is raised on decks, and opens on three sides to the outside. Floor to ceiling net walls and the marquis ceiling make for very open-air environs. The rooms have a dressing area with ensuite facilities and a private veranda with seating and exquisite views. Mara Plains Camp opened in 2008 in an extraordinary location on the Ntiakatek River, with views of the surrounding plains and the cooling canopy of the riverine forest. The camp has been designed to be as low impact as possible while still providing a luxury safari experience.
An exclusive eco-lodge in the wilderness of southern Kenya, Ol Donyo Wuas comprises luxury private cottages. Each solar-powered cottage affords sweeping views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the plains of Amboseli National Park, as well as a rooftop “star-bed” from which to gaze at the night sky. Decorated in the rustic style of wilderness lodges, the lodge provides comfort and modern amenities including a swimming pool and massage services. The lodge is part of the Maasailand Preservation Trust, which improves the lives of its 4,500 Maasai shareholders while combating poaching and promoting local conservation efforts.