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Conservation Concept Announces Remodel of Great Plains Conservation’s Mara Plains Camp

Louisville, COConservation Concept announces today that Great Plains Conservation’s Mara Plains Camp, located in the Olare Orok Conservancy (Masai Mara region) of Kenya, will be remodeled at various stages throughout 2012/13.

“Imagine the Masai Mara ecosystem without mini-buses and without crowds, THAT is Olare Orok Conservancy, the site of Mara Plains Camp,” says Caitlin Carter, founder of Conservation Concept. “Mara Plains Camp has more traversing area than any other camp in the Mara area, with access to two private conservancies of low-volume tourism. And with just seven tents, this makes it arguably the most private camp in this wildlife wonderland.”

Mara Plains has fast become one of the most coveted properties in the Mara, and it became clear that this demand necessitated some structural changes.

The remodel will take place in stages:

Two new family tents

Two luxury en-suite tents connected by a shared lounge perfect for families or friends. Anticipated completion date is June 2012.

Partial refurbishment 2012

From 10th April until 31st May 2012, complete the family tents on-site and also carry out improvements to the main areas and back-of-house. Anticipated completion date is June 2012.

Main renovation 2012

From November 2012 until March 2013, camp will close in its entirety in order to complete the full renovation. Anticipated completion date is March 2013.

Mara Plains Camp, located in Kenya’s greater Masai Mara Game Reserve region, is two km from the north-central border of the Reserve. This affords guests of Mara Plains the ultimate flexibility with the option of going into the Reserve or staying in one of two private conservancies; where predator densities are unrivaled and night drives are also an option. Vehicles are completely open-sided (no roof hatches).  Great Plains Conservation, co-founded by National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence and Emmy-award winning filmmakers Dereck & Beverly Joubert, owns the camp. Their commitment to conservation and community development resonates throughout the property’s staff and management for a holistic and inspiring safari experience.

Conservation Concept is unique marketing firm which is part tourism and part conservation. We represent a refined collection of boutique, authentic African safari properties that believe fundamentally in the tripartite relationship between conservation, communities and local economies; therefore, our properties offer high value, low volume safari experiences of the utmost quality and expertise.  We match qualified members of the North America travel trade with our clients and achieve the mutual goals of financial success, extraordinary experiences and conservation & community well being.

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