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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
Encounter Mara Safari Camp by Asilia Africa
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Woodstock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently, I travelled with a group of 23 people to Africa and we stayed at Encounter Mara for 4 nights. Encounter Mara is one of a kind and special in every way. It truly exceeded my expectation. This 12 tent safari camp has everything you could ask for including luxury tents which are close together but with its own privacy... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Encounter Mara Safari Camp, and it was as great as the first time! By far this place is the best experience you can get (in my opinion), and especially because the conservancy limits the amount of vehicles in the park -- unlike the Maasai Mara National Reserve, and even allows night drives for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second trip to Kenya and I can honestly say that the Encounter was way beyond my expectations. It started out as a vacation for 4 and ended up with 23 in total. The staff was so flexible and accommodating . The staff thought of every detail. From the moment they picked us up at the airfield till... More 

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Rogers City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This safari and it's accomadtions was so great! I highly Recommend it! Flowers on your bed, lions, elephants, etc. all up close! DO IT!!! The guides were especially great and very knowledgeable!! I can't say enough good things about this place!!!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We booked a safari with Encounter, but unfortunately due to the season and the changes of ownership we did not get to stay at their location. However, we did still do our booking through them and receive our safari guide from them. They were both accommodating and helpful through the booking process and our guide was FANTASTIC. He knew so... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We recently stayed at Encounter Mara for the second time. While we enjoyed our first visit, this little camp has really come along in the past 16 months. The tents are very comfortable and hardly qualify as camping. Flush toilets and hot showers are part of the experience. The food is some of the best that we have enjoyed in... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

After seven safaris in Kenya, Encounter Mara is my favorite camp. Biggest difference to many other safari camps was their daily schedule. Day starts with real breakfast at 5.30 am (many camps only give you tea/coffee and cookies) and morning drive continues all the way to 10 am (instead of 9 am). At 10 am, you have small brunch and... More 

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Sorrento, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

From day one the experience was phenomenal. Our guide Dickson was personable, knowledgeable, adventurous, each day seaching endlessly each day to find yet another elusive animal we had yet not encountered, needless to say we saw them all. By the end of the 5 days Dickson had become a true friend! The camps staff and executive's we met went above... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Encounter Mara is hands down the best way to experience the Masai Mara. Their facilities are top notch when it comes to comfort and luxury. You're staying in a tent in the middle of the African bush, but it feels like you're staying in a 5 star hotel! Their guides are incredibly well trained and knowledgeable. They know the science... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Our stay at Encounter Mara was everything we could have hoped for - great food, excellent accommodations, and soooo many animals! The guides (Dickson and Dickson Jr.) were super and our hosts (Colin and Charla) were outstanding!

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