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Set in the sought-after Mara Naboisho Conservancy, award-winning Encounter Mara is the stuff safari dreams are made of. Enjoy some of the best game viewing in Africa all year round from the low-key yet lavish comfort of this superb eco-camp. Shaded by a thick acacia forest, Encounter...
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Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
38 km to Mara Lodges Airport
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 7 traveled from North Carolina to minister in the slums of Nairobi. We came out to Encounter Mara for one night at the end of our trip. It was unbelievable! First and foremost, the level of service was impeccable! The staff made...More

Thank Jim G
Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia AfricaResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jim Thank you for this wonderful review and praises to our team at Encounter Mara, it was such a pleasure hosting you and we take such pride in getting this positive feedback. We are pleased we could exceed your expectations and make your stay...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our brief 2 night stay here was so memorable we will never forget it. Sammy, Jackie and the entire staff took such wonderful care of us even though we arrived here quite sick due to something bad we had eaten previously. We were given all...More

Thank Shilpi82
Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia AfricaResponded 1 week ago

Hello, We are so glad we were able to assist to get your safari back on track. It is so awful to be feeling unwell on a trip like this and we're so pleased you could still enjoy our beautiful location. It brings us great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just spent 3 nights at this camp. A lovely welcome on arrival, the tents are large with huge beds and beautifully decorated, large double vanity area, shower and toilet area. They provide a hot water service by bucket delivery whenever you require it....More

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Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia AfricaResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Thank you for taking the time in posting this wonderful review, we sincerely appreciate your compliments and recommendation. We are so pleased you enjoyed every aspect of what Encounter Mara has to offer. We hope to welcome you back in the not too distant...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018

My girlfriend and I had a great time at Encounter Mara. Our guide, Nabaala, was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to find great sightings on our game drives. The camp staff accommodated dietary restrictions and was extremely hospitable. They sat with us...More

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Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia AfricaResponded 25 April 2018

Hello, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy that our passion for great service comes across so distinctly. It is such a pleasure to know how much you enjoyed your time with us and we hope we can welcome you back for...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Book it ! - Exceeded our expectations. Definitely 5/5!! Encounter Mara was incredible ! Nabale is a superb guide, lovely staff at camp, amazing food, stunning scenery and we got to see so many amazing animals. Hot water bottles for the morning drive and sundowners...More

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Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia AfricaResponded 25 April 2018

Hello, Thank your for this superb recommendation! We are so pleased you had such incredible sightings and managed to capture such stunning photographs. It gives us great joy to exceed expectations and we look forward to having another opportunity to do so. Warmest regards from...More

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Set in the sought-after Mara Naboisho Conservancy, award-winning Encounter Mara is the stuff safari dreams are made of. Enjoy some of the best game viewing in Africa all year round from the low-key yet ...More lavish comfort of this superb eco-camp. Shaded by a thick acacia forest, Encounter Mara enjoys glorious views of the surrounding savannah, while closer at hand a salt lick attracts a range of animals throughout the day, from plains game to big cats. The sheer comfort of the traditional-style safari camp combined with the opportunity for bush walks and night drives mean that there are few more rewarding places from which to experience this slice of wild Africa. Less
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aph1985
20 April 2018|
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Response from AsiliaAfrica | Property representative |
Hi aph1985, There are wonderful game sightings during April. Our guests in the last few weeks have been enjoying some incredible experiences. It is important to note, however, that it is the rainy season and this can... More
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csmToronto
5 January 2018|
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Response from AsiliaAfrica | Property representative |
Hello, In August afternoon temperatures reach an agreeable 25°C/77°F, but the cold can hang around in the evenings and early mornings when temperatures of around 12°C/54°F are common. Guided morning and evening game drives... More
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Mumbaiyya
31 January 2017|
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Yes, this camp has bucket showers.
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"The tents are very accessible and the staff take great care to ensure accessibility needs are met"
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"all tents are lovely. If you prefer not to have to walk to the main area simply ask for a tent closer to the..."
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"The rooms were perfect!"
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"Our room was palatial in size and comfort and amenities. Bring your own robe everything else is supplied."
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