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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
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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the Conservancy, a month or so young camp run by seasoned experts. Awesome location by a salt lick that attracts wild life round the clock. The Camp is not too large or too small, some 10-12 tents large. Well appointed tents, wash rooms, running water with laundry service! Operated professionally by a fantastic staff headed by Moses. Game... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently returned from a 4 night stay at Encounter Mara and I can’t wait to go back! Being my first safari, I didn’t know what to expect but the Encounter Mara staff created a better experience that I could have ever hoped for; better than any 5 star resorts I’ve stayed at! They accommodated our large group of 23 making... More 

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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been on Safari 3 other times and I can honestly say Encounter Mara Safari Camp provides a superior experience! Moses and Andrew provide excellent customer service and Lenkoko and Centura provided knowledgeable guided drives. But beyond this, Encounter Mara elevates every component of your stay to a truly wonderful, pampering of their guests. There are sunset drives where... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 June 19, 2015

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 June 15, 2015

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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