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Mara Naboisho Conservancy | P.O. Box 541 Limuru, Kenya 00217, Maasai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
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Encounter Mara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Harris and I just returned home to Seattle after four remarkable nights at Encounter Mara, and we're still riding high on the joy of it. Every detail here is handled with great care, and we felt so welcome and supported. Managers Chris and Sam, together with all the other wonderful, committed people here, have somehow managed to create an experience... More

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EncounterMara1, Public Relations Manager at Encounter Mara, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are really pleased you had a great time and hope you arrived back safe and sound. A visit to Africa, especially the bush is an unforgettable experience and we are so pleased you enjoyed the magic of The Masai Mara. Please come back and visit us soon More

Bulawayo
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I were lucky enough to spend 7 nights at Encounter Mara last week. It is very hard not to use too many cliches to describe what an amazing exoerience we had. Suffice to say that the camp is excellent in all respects - efficient and caring management by Chris and Sam; friendly and competent camp staff; cuisine... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

My sister and I were with Encounter in August. We rate our experience 10 out of 10. Tented accommodation -10 (we loved the special touch of the hot water bottle at night, hearing the lions at night was amazing, bucket showers, views to the bush with zebras/wilderbeest far away ). We saw incredible animals in the conservancy (and what a... More

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Indianapolis
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I've been around the world a time or two (25, actually) in the past 5 years. When I set a goal to visit 30 countries before I turned 30 I knew I'd get to see and experience some amazing things. But rarely is there something that I'll stop to write a TripAdvisor review about because I want everyone else to... More

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BwanaKev, Public Relations Manager at Encounter Mara, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, its feedback like yours that makes it really worthwhile. Especially from someone who is as well travelled as yourself and has a lot of experience. We love what we do and we try and make every experience for each guest as memorable as possible and we are so pleased you share our enthusiasm and passion... More

Calgary, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was a holiday that was planned out for me, so I had know idea what to expect. I was so pleasantly surprised it was over and above my highest expectations. The tents were equipped with flushing toilets and solar power. The food was like gourmet style ( camping style). There was fresh juice every morning, noon and night. The... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

When you arrive, its like walking into a part of the bush along a secret path. The public areas are hidden amongst the trees, over looking a salt lick often covered in Wildebeest and Zebra. Our tents were hidden away on the edge of bush with a view across the Mara, where we sepnt afternoons watching the northern migration. Lovely... More

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Anaheim Hills, California
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

From the moment we arrived the Encounter Mara exceeded my expectations. Driving into the camp we encountered a large herd of elephants (at least 15 adult females, 5 or 6 youth and many babies). Antelopes, Zebras and Wildebeest were plentiful and fun to watch. Every day was exciting Lions, Hyena's, Jackals, Elephants, Exotic Birds etc.. and filled with amazing experiences.... More

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Coppell, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Staff is great, the accommodations are excellent and the experience is unique and awesome! Our family experienced Encounter Mara last Sumer and we returned again this summer, 7/23-25. Our guide was wonderful and the service very personable. We love the tents! Even slept with the flaps up this year. Highly encourage any safari seekers to check this out. Lions, cheetahs,... More

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Lakewood, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Nothing at the Encounter Mara safari camp was ordinary! It was all extrodinary and amazing. The moment were greeted at the airstrip and began the drive to the camp the adeventure began! We saw many African Mara animals up close engaged in play, herd behavior and simply grazing. The wonderment and reward continued all through our three day stay. The... More

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Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Encounter Mara is fantastic. The service, the cleanliness, the friendliness, all tops. My wife and I did not have enough time there and we would have planned for more had we known how wonderful it is, but the time we did have was the best. We highly recommend taking the all day game drive into the national reserve during the... More

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Address: Mara Naboisho Conservancy | P.O. Box 541 Limuru, Kenya 00217, Maasai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Also Known As:
Encounter Mara Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With natural simplicity and elegance, Encounter Mara provides a completely unique and eco-friendly approach to safari lodging. Built with only completely removable structures, with a focus on conservation, Encounter Mara offers luxury in their twelve custom-designed, spacious tents, positioned for privacy as well as optimal game viewing. Located in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, guests experience unparalleled game-viewing in a low-tourism-density area and opportunities for night drives and bush walks. ... more   less 
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