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Mara Naboisho Conservancy | P.O. Box 541 Limuru, Kenya 00217, Maasai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Encounter Mara was a first-rate experience with incredible attention to detail, a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and facilities that felt like a luxury hotel. There are easily a couple of hundred safari operators out there, which can be overwhelming. Encounter Mara was recommended by a friend, and I would like to also recommend it to you. You can trust that... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Encounter Mara had *so* much to offer and went above and beyond my expectations for any safari trip! We were greeted by our guide, Daniel, at the air strip and did not realize that we were able to get our own mini day-time drive from the strip to the camp. We were able to see so many animals just in... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Encounter Mara's location within the Naibosho Conservancy helps make it special: drives can continue into the night (something we especially appreciated when we saw elephants afar at the end of the day and could pursue them a bit, followed by spotting a leopard in the darkness!); and there are as many opportunities as you like to walk from camp. Great... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were greeted at the Olseki airstrip by Encounter Mara's assistant manager, Sammy, in traditional Maasai clothing. Sammy was to be our guide and driver for the duration of our stay. He immediately took us on a game drive and picnic on the way to the camp. Not only was Sammy a marvelous game spotter/tracker, but he was also an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Wonderful camp, fantastic staff, super location! Day and night drive opportunities. Game blind over a salt lick where you can just sit with a cup of coffee and watch for wildlife. Outside the Mara so you save on park fees unless the great migration is on and you want to get into the mix proper.

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Alejandra G, Marketing at Encounter Mara, responded to this review

Dear Mac, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed both day and night game drives and that you made the most of our hide by the salt lick too. We hope you are able to return for a visit soon, and if it is during the migration, know that a drive is included into the reserve... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Excellent accomodations and food. Staff that is both friendly and helpful. Our game viewing guide knew all the good spots for viewing game, and since my wife is a birder, his knowledge of birds and ability to spot them was a big plus. The highlight from the game drives was finding a leopard on a hunt. Romantic dinners by a... More 

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Alejandra G, Marketing at Encounter Mara, responded to this review

Dave, Thank you, we are grateful for your positive comments on our staff, food and accommodation. It makes us very happy to know that the high standards and knowledge of our guides do not go unnoticed but most importantly that they are appreciated by connoisseurs, like your wife as you mention. We want to thank you again for visiting us... More 

Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

From the moment we arrived by plane and met by Andrew and Sam to Collin and Cyla and all of the staff it couldn't have been any better. Food was plentiful and delicious. Andrews ability to find so many animals and knowledge he truly made it a wonderful experience. Tents were first class. I could go on and on. Will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Encounter Mara is an amazing place in the most beautiful setting. The staff are the most wonderful people and they will guarantee you an experience you'll never forget! If you're coming to Naboisho Encounter Mara is the place to be!

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Alejandra G, Marketing at Encounter Mara, responded to this review

Dear Marijke, Thank you very much for your positive comments on the Camp and our staff. We are glad to hear your stay was enjoyable and special. We hope you can pay us another visit to the Naboisho Conservancy in the near future. From Ale and the Ecnounter Mara Team. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed at Encounter for 3 days/2 nights in September and I wish it had been longer. Andrew and all of the staff made us feel completely at home and couldn’t have done more to make our stay perfect. The camp is small so you have a great opportunity to meet all of the staff and other guests. The tents... More 

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Burton on Trent
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We chose the Encounter Mara Camp as part of our trip to Kenya to celebrate our Ruby Wedding Anniversary in October 2014. This camp not only met, but exceeded our expectations. What a unique experience! Everyone in the wonderful team ensured that we wanted for nothing and it's so difficult to highlight which part we enjoyed the most. The tents... More 

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Alejandra G, Marketing at Encounter Mara, responded to this review

Katie, Thank you for your review. We feel very special to have been a part of your Ruby Wedding Anniversary and are glad to hear your experience at Encounter Mara played such a significant part in making this celebration extra special for you and your husband. We hope you are able to make it back for another visit to Naboisho... 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
Number of rooms: 12
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Encounter Mara Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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