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Johannesburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been lucky enough to stay in many different safari tented camps but this place sits amongst the very best. Not so much in absolute plushness (though it is supremely comfortable but without the hotel like trappings of spa and pool) but more in terms of how it sits so easily in its natural environment. Low impact. The staff...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review - we really do appreciate your comments and are so pleased to see you enjoyed your time with us! We loved having you and cannot wait to see you again. All the best, The Encounter Mara Team

Eldoret, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Maasai staff were genuinely friendly and took time with each of us. Our tour guide was patient, entertaining, and made us look forward to each of our game drives. I loved our tents! And the decor-unique. This is definitely a place worth visiting to get a wondeful Mara experience.

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hi Kirsten, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review - we had a great time with you and hope to see you back at Encounter Mara in the future! All the best, The Encounter Mara Team

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We spent 10 days on Safari in Tanzania and Kenya this past July. The entire trip was an experience of a lifetime; however, our last three nights at Encounter Mara surpassed all of our expectations! The accommodations were perfect - we loved the eco focus. The Mara Naboisho Conservancy was amazing especially because we could drive off-road, and it wasn't...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello Helaine, Thank you so much for your wonderful review - we cannot be happier to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and appreciate the kind words you have to say about us! We cannot wait to see you at Encounter in the future. All the best, The Encounter Mara Team

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 28 October 2016

After 4 days at the Rekaro Camp in the Mara, we traveled overland to this wonderful camp in the Naboisho Conservancy. The wildlife viewing was spectacular and being part of the Conservancy model was a special treat. Clea, Andrew and their team were excellent hosts, and our guide (Dixon) was very knowledgable and attentive. The food and accommodations were excellent...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hi Ron, Thank you so much for your great review - we are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your time with us and would love to see you back at Encounter in the future! All the best, The Encounter Mara Team

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My family and I have just had one of the greatest weekends of our lives. The camp is secluded and beautiful with a maximum of 22 guests. The tents are excellent and very comfortable. The staff are very friendly and will know your name within minutes of you arriving. They go out of their way to ensure you are enjoying...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hi Keith, We are so delighted that you had such a great time at Encounter Mara. We truly look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards the Encounter Mara Team.

Johannesburg
Reviewed 22 October 2016

There are few superlatives that I can find to describe my stay at the Encounter Mara camp. It was nothing short of spectacular with some of the best game viewing that I have ever experienced. It is a stay and experience that I would most certainly recommend to anyone coming to Kenya. Apart from the game that we observed, the...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hi Aveshen, Thank you very much for the review, we are thrilled that we could make your safari as special as it was. We hope to see you in the future! Regards the Encounter Mara Team.

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We spent 4 nights at Encounter Mara, and, in fact, the last night there were the only people in camp. Accommodations and food are first class as are the guides. As we were alone on the last evening there, a surprise candlelight dinner was served to us outside our tent under the light of a rising moon. This place is...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hi David, We are pleased that we were able to make you stay at Encounter Mara a memorable one. Regards the Encounter Mara Team.

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Encounter Mara makes camping seem like the Ritz. The tent is huge. Larger than your standard hotel room. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was just like at home, except for the fact the bucket shower doesn't afford unlimited time in the shower. The show is more than adequate to wash off the dust from the daily game...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for the review. At Asilia we always aim to please and we are thrilled that we could meet your needs. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Regards the Encounter Mara Team

Reviewed 3 October 2016

A perfect experience -- superb accommodations & outstanding food, the guides were friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere created by the staff was perfect for an adventure. Encounter Mara is at the top of its game.

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Thank you Brad for the feedback. We are delighted that you had such a perfect experience at Encounter Mara. Regards the Encounter Mara Team

SLC
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This tent camp is REALLY beautiful. We had stayed at another camp before this one and it was fine, clearly not nearly as expensive or nice. What a great surprise to see how beautiful this place was. The actual grounds are very nice and the tents are stunning. The water, except shower is plumbed. See my pictures for a description...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Dear Teri, Thank you for your review and the extremely positive feedback form you left us in camp that marked all aspects of your visit excellent! Hoping you had a fantastic time diving in Zanzibar? We are so glad that you found our camp beautiful and enjoyed your village visit and interaction with our staff. We are always open to...

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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 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. ... more   less 

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Address: Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: €719 - €1,353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“All of the rooms were a good distance from one another, so privacy was excellent”
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“Make sure to plan a few days for time around camp, maybe a chance at a crossing full day event and a walk tour.”
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