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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just came back from spending three days at Encounter Mara. It was a great and really memorable time. Everything about the place is as it should be: the location - very close to animals. The tents were big and comfortable, real glamping! The view from our tent was idyllic.The tents at the camp were set away from each other giving... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 5 had an incredible time at Encounter Mara. We loved our tents and the staff was fabulous. The food was delicious and the atmosphere at meals was wonderful, especially when the tables were set up outside with the torches. Our guide Dixon was friendly and knowledgeable and made sure we saw a huge variety of animals. Sundowners... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the fourth time I've come to Encounter, and it was again spectacular. Having stayed at several other good camps in the Mara, Encounter remains unmatched. Thanks to the Encounter team for providing yet another unforgettable experience!

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Encounter Mara will stick long in our memories as a fantastically run and operated escape. My wife and I were blessed enough to be able to visit on our honeymoon. The staff arranged several unique experiences to make us feel like we were on a once-in-a-lifetime trip. We enjoyed our own lantern-lit dinner to the trumpeting sounds of nearby elephants... More

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I'm sorry it took me so long to write this! We took our honeymoon in Africa, beginning with a week long safari in the Masai Mara and our expectations were totally exceeded! To begin with, our flight from Paris to Nairobi was canceled, which caused a bit of anxiety. Luckily, Encounter Mara and the Safari Partners got us sorted and... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

All of the wonderful people working at Encounter Mara camp sure know how to treat all of their customers and yet make them not feel like customers at all, but rather family! Everything from their accommodation for allowing me to change my safari date at the last minute with no extra charge to the accommodations at camp was amazing. I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It will be difficult for me to write down in words how wonderful Encounter Mara is but I will try... The camp is set in a stunning forrest within the Naibosho Conservancy just outside the Mara but with the same ecosystem. This means that you have exactly the same wildlife experience just without the other vehicles, making the wildlife encounters... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Thanks to Colin, Andrew, Senchura, and all the staff at Encounter Mara who went that extra step to make our time at Encounter Mara a magical time away. From the magnificant food (including providing glutten free meals for my wife), serene and relaxing camp, to the exilerating game drives where we saw 2 leopards, a large pride of lions, a... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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

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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
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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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