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Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve 20500 Kenya See on map
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend Aslia's 'Mara bush house' and 'Encounter Mara' camps - brilliant locations, guides,staff, facilities and meals.November is a great time to visit as there were few other guests and still plenty of game viewingMore

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Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Anne_MarieL891
Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia AfricaResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Anne-Marie, Thank you for taking the time to post this and for your high recommendation. It's wonderful to know that you had such a great experience and have left us with excellent wildlife memories. We do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Encounter Mara for 3 days/2 nights in early November. The camp is just wonderful, tents extremely comfortable and food/service impeccable. The location is unique in the sense that the camp is not visible from afar which protects landscapes and animals. The conservancy...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Thomas D
Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia AfricaResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Thomas, Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review. What a special accolade in the title you've chosen - thank you! Your comments are truly appreciated by all of us. We do hope that memories of the comfort, service, and incredible...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Encounter Mara for 3 days in late October. This was my first safari and I didn't know what to expect, and understandably a little anxious. I had nothing to worry about. At Encounter Mara , you are in good hands . It's...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank mistychatter
Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia AfricaResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your wonderful review of your time with us. We are so pleased that we could be part of your first safari experience and the very special memories that were made. We do hope that you will return to the Mara again...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018

I just returned from my second visit to Encounter Mara. I absolutely love this camp! The entire staff are friendly and helpful. You feel safe at all times. The tents are so comfortable and clean you don't realize you are in a tent. The food...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia AfricaResponded 5 November 2018

Dear Chloe Thank you so much for sharing your Encounter Mara experience and taking the time to post this wonderful review, the team so appreciates your compliments. It was our pleasure to welcome you back again and we hope to see you soon for another...More

Reviewed 26 October 2018

This was our second visit to Encounter Mara and we loved it so much the first time, we brought three more couples with us this time! They have made a number of improvements to the camp and it is truly a magical place to visit!...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank Barry S
Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia AfricaResponded 29 October 2018

Hello Barry, It was such a pleasure to welcome you back and we're thrilled you enjoyed the changes and had such a great stay. Thank you for encouraging additional guests to join you! We truly appreciate you taking the time to post your very special...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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Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Location
Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
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Certificate of Excellence
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Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
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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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Response from Jeanine H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this camp has bucket showers.
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"Extremely good bedding. Common room is super nice in the afternoon time!"
W8411GQthomasd
4 weeks ago
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"There are no bad rooms/tents . All tents are private and you feel you're the only one with a view."
mistychatter
4 weeks ago
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"All the tents are separated and in secluded areas so that you feel like you are the only ones in the camp."
chloe652015
03 Nov 2018
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"All rooms (luxury tents) are great"
649perd
26 Oct 2018
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