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3 Things That Surprised Us at The Mara Plains Camp in Kenya

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  Site Where: Masai Mara, Kenya
May 15, 2014 at 2:09 PM | by | ()

Before even laying eyes on our African safari camp in Kenya's Masai Mara region, we had quite a few beliefs and expectations for the property. We had heard so many terms to describe them - "glamping" comes to mind - and given the price tag that sits between $500-$1000 a night, we figured we would be completely out of touch with the wilderness, whisked away from reality and into another world as it tends to go at high-end luxury hotels in cities.

But that turned out to be far from the truth, and a few things surprised us about our stay at Mara Plains Camp.

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This Safari Camp Amenity Should Be Used Everywhere in the Winter, Don't You Think?

Where: Kenya
May 7, 2014 at 2:34 PM | by | ()

During our trip to Kenya, we stayed in a variety of safari camps in the Masai Mara, Laikipia, and Nairobi reserves. As you'll see next week when we begin to highlight them, each camp is a little bit different in terms of what it offers in design, decor, service, and food.

Despite those differences, one amenity was common and consistent throughout. Because the camp rooms are all open air and the nights can get chilly, a hot water bag is placed in the sheets during turn-down service. The bag is soft and covered with a liner that keeps it insulated, welcoming those who return to their rooms after dinner with warm sheets. Depending on your preference, you can either lay on it, next to it, or simply remove it and enjoy the heat it has already created under the covers.

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