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Colchester
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I didn't think it could be better than our last visit in August - but it was! So good to see the friends (staff) we met before. Just like coming home. Our stay kicked off with a birthday celebration and cake with our Maasai friends taking Tom to join them dancing and singing - a complete surprise for Tom. From...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter and I traveled for the first time to Africa and returned to the States absolutely overwhelmed by the quality of our experience. The frosting on our cake was the time spent at Encounter Mara! The staff were knowledgeable and attentive, the camp itself was comfortable with a quiet classiness, the wildlife was plentiful, the food was outstanding and...

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Luxembourg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited some friends living in Nairobi during Xmas break. We decided to spend 4 days over the NY in Encounter Mara. We were 2 families with 4 kids and an elder nanny. This stay was one of my most memorable time ever! When you arrive at the camp, you get a warm welcome and some refreshments. Our tent was...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an absolutely incredible experience. After having been on many different safaris, our visit to Encounter Mara was, by far, the best. From the welcoming staff to the luxurious tents and the unbelievable amount of animals (including waking up to a Cheetah 15 meters from the front of our tent) this camp is truly one of the best. We even...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time safari for our grown up kids and we were spoilt rotten - both by our experience at the camp with the welcoming staff, fabulous tents and food, but also by the amount of game that we saw. Cheetahs, lions and even a leopard on our first day, together with herds of elephant, zebra, giraffe - to list just...

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Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being our first safari everything was an amazing adventure! Beautiful location. There wasn't anything we didn't see, the guide's tracking is spot on. We opted to have breakfast 'out', lunch and relaxing time at camp followed by the afternoon out with drinks at sunset then back to camp for dinner. Everyone at the camp was pleasant, personable, ready to help,...

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Colorado
Reviewed 8 December 2016

So I am a photojournalist who has worked in some of the world's toughest places over the last 15 or so years. I've been to Africa countless times and along the way have gone on many safaris. When it came time for me to cash in some of my air miles and take my wife and four kids on a...

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 16 November 2016 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 8 November 2016

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 29 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

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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 

Additional Information about Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa

Address: Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $1,109 - $2,079 (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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“Both tents we have stayed in have been very comfortable with good views”
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“All the tents have an amazing view”
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“Very nice tents, no need to 'select', the sound of the roaring lion will probably wake you but what thrill!”
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