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Mara Naboisho Conservancy | P.O. Box 541 Limuru, Kenya 00217, Maasai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
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Encounter Mara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Encounter Mara was a wonderful experience for us all. The quality of game viewing in the Naboisho Conservancy was excellent. The standard of accommodation fantastic, the attitude of staff and the general level of service was beyond reproach. The camp has an impressively low-impact eco-footprint hidden away within the bush. It sits really well within its environment and allows visitors... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent four fantastic nights at Encounter Mara. Colin and his staff did a wonderful job of hosting us. The surroundings are beautiful and the atmosphere is wonderfully peaceful and relaxing. The food was delicious, varied and plentiful. Having water, juice, and other drinks included (which we understand is not usual in Kenya) seems like a small thing, but made... More

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EncounterMara1, Public Relations Manager at Encounter Mara, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate the comments, its so great to hear back from our guests and means a lot. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon and enjoy the magic of the Naboisho Conservancy... Thank you for letting us share it with you. From Kim and... More

Helsinki, Finland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just loved this camp in Naboisho - they really know what the customer wants and they strive to make everyone's stay perfect. Their location in the Naboisho conservancy is very good - it is one of the best places to see and photograph giraffes, and there are various resident lions and cheetahs around not far from camp. We received... More

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EncounterMara1, Public Relations Manager at Encounter Mara, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, we loved having you stay at the camp and it is great to receive such positive feedback. Its good to hear you got some good photos and the food was one of the highlights of the trip! We hope you will come back and visit again soon. Many Thanks Kim and The Encounter Mara... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just had a fabulous time in Encounter Mara. We have been on several safaris and stayed in diverse game lodges throughout Africa and Encounter Mara was clearly the best. Our guide, Dickson, was incredibly helpful in spotting game, educating us, and being a warm and engaging host. Collin, the new camp manager was also gracious and... More

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EncounterMara1, Public Relations Manager at Encounter Mara, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We very much enjoyed having you stay at the camp and hope you will return again soon. It means a lot to us to get such positive feedback especially from experienced travelers and we appreciate you taking the time to share your sentiments. We will pass your comments onto Dickson. Thanks again. From... More

Rogersville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were delighted by everything at this place. We had Andrew as our guide and he was a treasure. he picked us up at the "airstrip" (on dirt) in the Landrover and drove us on an animal excursion on the way back to camp stopping for a great picnic he had brought. We went out a total of 5 times... More

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EncounterMara1, Public Relations Manager at Encounter Mara, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you had a great time. Andrew sends his regards as does the rest of the team. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon! Many Thanks The Encounter Mara Team More

Suwanee, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our experience was above and beyond all of our expectations. We have done other safaris in the Maasai Mara before but none compare to our experience here at Encounter. We felt like we were very special guests and the camp did everything to make our stay fabulous. We saw ALL of the animals, kills, babies, mating and more! The experience... More

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EncounterMara1, Public Relations Manager at Encounter Mara, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we are so pleased you had a fantastic time. It means so much to us to hear such great feedback from our guests. Naboisho Conservancy is a very special place and we love sharing it with all of our guests. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon. Thanks once... More

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Everything was absolutely amazing. Great food. Knowledgeable guides. Just tell your guide what you want to see and he will be on the lookout for it. One of the best experiences for me was watching sunrise and sunset with the wildlife in their natural habitat. (Bring your binoculars for distance and bird viewing.) From a close vantage point, we saw... More

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EncounterMara1, Public Relations Manager at Encounter Mara, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and we are so pleased you got to see such a great sighting during your stay with us!! We really enjoyed having you and we hope you will return again soon. Thanks once again. The Encounter Mara Team More

Clinton, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Best experience of my life. If you’re still reading every possible review of every possible camp, stop. If you’re still debating whether it’s worth the long trip or the money, stop. If you doubt Encounter Mara can be as good as it looks, it’s better. Every detail has been considered. Each staff member is outstanding on multiple levels from knowledge... More

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EncounterMara1, Public Relations Manager at Encounter Mara, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It is always such a pleasure for us to hear such wonderful feedback and we loved having you at the camp. We are so pleased you got to experience the magic of the Mara! Colin and Chala send their regards and we would love to have you back at the camp soon. Thanks... More

Dallas, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Amazing experience. I felt so taken care of the entire trip-staff is friendly and knowledgeable and knows how to craft your safari experience! We saw two kills in two days (amazing!) and found three male lions at night. Our safari guide did his best to find animals and made sure we were his top priority.

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EncounterMara1, Public Relations Manager at Encounter Mara, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review.. We are so pleased you got in two kills in two days, how exciting! The viewing in the conservancy has been fantastic and we are so pleased you were witness to that. We hope you will be back to visit us again soon. Many Thank Encounter Mara More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We spent 3 nights / 4 days here and from the moment we arrived, were provided with exceptional customer service. Staff is friendly at all times and make every effort to ensure you are comfortable and feel welcomed. I have no complaints, none at all! The tents were comfortable, extremely clean and very well maintained. This was one of my... More

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EncounterMara1, Public Relations Manager at Encounter Mara, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and got to experience the full magic of The Mara. It is always a privilege for us to host guest at the conservancy and we loved having you. We hope you will come and visit us again soon. The Encounter Mara Team More

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Address: Mara Naboisho Conservancy | P.O. Box 541 Limuru, Kenya 00217, Maasai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Also Known As:
Encounter Mara Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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With natural simplicity and elegance, Encounter Mara provides a completely unique and eco-friendly approach to safari lodging. Built with only completely removable structures, with a focus on conservation, Encounter Mara offers luxury in their twelve custom-designed, spacious tents, positioned for privacy as well as optimal game viewing. Located in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, guests experience unparalleled game-viewing in a low-tourism-density area and opportunities for night drives and bush walks. ... more   less 
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