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Encounter Mara Safari Camp by Asilia Africa

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Mara Naboisho Conservancy | P.O. Box 541 Limuru, Kenya 00217, Maasai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya, Maasai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
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Asheville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had no idea what to expect but whatever my expectations could have been - they were exceeded! We were there during early December - the rains had been extreme so everything was flooded and muddy. You would think that would be a bad experience ~ right? Absolutely not! The hosts/drivers/team of Asilia made the entire 24 hr experience incredible.... More 

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Wetumpka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go - if for no other reason just for this camp. The lodgings are world class, the food gourmet and the people the very best. Experience Africa as it should be. See all the Big 5 animals and thousands fo others. Have breakfast or a sundowner in the middle of the wilds of Africa. I can't say enough about Encounter... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Encounter Mara blew me away with both its professionalism and restraint. All of the staff there are so friendly and speak English perfectly. Mariana and Sammy are great hosts and our driver Lenkoko was an absolute legend and became a great friend. Nothing to fault.

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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved loved loved our time at Encounter Mara. The camp is so secluded and special, out in the middle of the bush in the Naibosho Conservancy. Each tent feels like it's totally secluded, but at the same time very well equipped and decorated (and the hot water bottles at night are a great touch!). The property is beautiful, but... More 

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Riverview, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't be more then happy with our recent Safari. The staff go over and above for their visitors. They are very knowledgable about the animals we saw while out on game. Served drinks and food while we were out. While in camp they make sure you are comfortable in your luxury tents. We had David and he was absolutely... More 

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Thank mjallen1974
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family had an amazing time at Encounter Mara. The guides were experienced and a lot of fun to drive with. They helped us find incredible animals during the day and on night drives. We learned a lot about the conservancy and the wildlife. The tents were great. Comfortable beds, and amazing views of the plain. We had giraffe walk... More 

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Thank Tristan K
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Encounter Mara was, by far, one of the best safari camps we have ever stayed at! The staff are so friendly and fantastic with our children. I loved that they shared meals with us and the food was incredible! Early morning adventures and night game drives -- it doesn't get any better than this! Thank you Andrew, Maryanna, David and... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in a thicket of bushes, Encounter Mara's setting is unlike any other tented camp I've stayed in, in the greater Mara region. The tents are spacious and secluded - each to be found down a narrow path in a maze of thickets. I did get lost once :) The service and food were top-class -- as with most lodges... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a peaceful luxury tented camp surrounded by wildlife, Encounter Mara is it. The Naboisho Conservancy has everything the Masai Mara has to offer, but none of the crowds. Our family was spoiled by some of the best guides and camp staff that we have ever met in our ten years of living in Kenya. Being... More 

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Thank Aa_Kenny
Gainesville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been on several safari's in the Mara, Asilia was by far the best one yet. The facilities and staff were wonderful! Andrew is the most knowledgeable safari guide we have ever had. We will definitely be back!

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