We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Encounter Mara Safari Camp by Asilia Africa

Certificate of Excellence
Mara Naboisho Conservancy | P.O. Box 541 Limuru, Kenya 00217, Maasai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Encounter Mara Safari Camp by Asilia Africa
Add a photo
Add Photo Write a Review

181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    174
    7
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
60
41
8
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (43)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (181)
  • Mar-May only
    (35)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (68)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (41)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (37)
All months
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had stayed at three camps before arriving at Encounter Mara and our experience here exceeded our expectations. It is not just the service, accommodations and food that are excellent, it is seeing their commitment to conservancy in practice. There is a great deal of pride taken in the effort to work with and support the local Masai community. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mold, North Wales
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second trip to Encounter Mara and it was every bit as good as the first. We booked everything (less our flights to Kenya from the UK) direct With Asilia dealing with Nadine and everything went smoothly all our pickups from the airfields and Eka hotel in Nairobi were on time. We were picked up from Ol Seki... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Linn, Oregon
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A++This wonderful camp has an amazing group of safari guides an staff that made my Kenyan experience beyond my wildest dreams - our guide Wilsonfound over 30 animals and I could not believe some of the things I saw - it was right out of national geographic. the food was surprisingly good we felt safe and extremely welcome - a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At the too of the list of places I have been... Ever. Tents were very comfortable, staff accommodating and gracious, food was delicious at camp and on the drives. Our guides were excellent, knowledge was immense concerning the flora and fauna of which we saw an incredible abundance close up. The real important thing though is the partnership that Asilia... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved our stay at Encounter Mara, we spent 5 wonderful days at the camp on our honeymoon. Our tent was very comfortable, nestled in the trees so we had complete privacy with a beautiful view. The staff made every effort to make our honeymoon special and our stay with them as comfortable and as memorable as possible. Our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have spent at least a week in more then a dozen remote camps similar to Encounter, mostly for fly fishing, so naturally compare it with my past experience. On this basis the team at Encounter is one of the best ones based on quality of the staff, gracious and relaxed hosting, and top quality guides. The team was well... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 14 had the most amazing time at Encounter Mara! We were off to a raring start when our drivers picked us up at the gates of the Conservancy. They very kindly whisked us away from the eager villagers hawking their wares to a quiet hilltop to conduct our welcome and camp briefing. The landscapes were absolutely breathtaking... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second stay at Encounter Mara and it is an experience of a lifetime. The staff is extremely accommodating and help make your stay one that you will never forget. The guides are very knowledgeable and will answer ANY question (trust me we asked some seemingly ridiculous ones and our guide, Senchura, was very kind and answered them).... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Coppell, Texas
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I returned to Encounter Mara for our third time. We learned after booking that ownership had changed to Asilia. We were interested to see what the operating impact would be. For us the experience was excellent, better than before. Service was excellent, food quality was great. Our guide Wilson was superb, very knowledgeable and made the safari... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kitchener
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband and I have just returned from our 1st Safari experience and I am so glad that it was at Encounter Mara having travelled there from July 5-10th, 2015. What an amazing trip. The Encounter Mara Safari Camp, now operated by Asilia Africa, was out of this world excellent. The Service and experience was Top Notch from the management... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

255 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (226)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (13)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
View from room (23)
Viewed
3:30
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (161)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (29)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (19)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Maasai Mara National Reserve hotels
0.0 mi away
Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels
Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels
#6 of 9 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
4.5 of 5 stars 621 reviews
0.0 mi away
Porini Mara Camp
Porini Mara Camp
#1 of 9 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 293 reviews
0.0 mi away
Naboisho Camp, Asilia Africa
Naboisho Camp, Asilia Africa
#1 of 132 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 295 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Mara Explorer Camp
Mara Explorer Camp
#9 of 132 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 249 reviews
0.0 mi away
Rekero Camp, Asilia Africa
Rekero Camp, Asilia Africa
#7 of 132 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 215 reviews
0.0 mi away
Sarova Mara Game Camp
Sarova Mara Game Camp
#3 of 9 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
4.5 of 5 stars 716 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay