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Mara Naboisho Conservancy | P.O. Box 541 Limuru, Kenya 00217, Maasai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

A group of eight of us spent 2 nights at Encounter Mara as a treat during a three week volunteering project near Nairobi. From the moment we were greeted by our guides (Daniel and Dixon), camp staff and management we had an incredible experience at Encounter Mara. The tents were fabulous - spacious, private with lovely homely touches, the food... More

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Roswell, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

After nearly two weeks of mission work, our team spent a couple days at Encounter Mara before returning home. What a wonderful treat the stay was for our team! The entire staff is incredible, the food was delicious, the tents were divine, and the game drives were just awesome. Chris and Sam took excellent care of our team while we... More

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Austin, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This was an awesome place to stay! 5 days, 4 nights. The rooms, service, and meals are definitely 5 star! The beds were extremely comfortable, the shower was great, and the overall room itself was spacious and had a great view! Where else can you sit on your porch and watch giraffes gambol across a hillside? The trips themselves were... More

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New York, New York, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

From the moment we arrived, we were treated to amazing experience! DIckson, our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging from our first encounter. He was an excellent spotter, allowing us to capture shots of exceptional creatures. Whatever the question, he had an answer. The managers, Sam and Chris were very thoughtful hosts - every evening meal was a different dining... More

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BwanaKev, Manager at Encounter Mara, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. And thank you for taking the time to detail everything that you enjoyed from the trip! We really do appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you stay with us again. Kind regards, The Encounter Mara Team More

Chennai
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We had a lovely three nights four days stay at Encounter Mara. Chris and Sam are great hosts and the entire team ensured that we enjoyed our stay. Daniel our guide was very knowledgeable and patient, answering all questions and providing lots of info and anecdotes. We saw lots of lions and other wildlife. Sadly didnt get to see rhinos... More

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Hertfordshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Just spent a week there on a photographic safari. I concur with all of the positive views below. The place is very well run by friendly people and the wildlife....well it is just special. With the exception of the elusive cheetahs (and leopards) we had a "feast". So much so that one almost became blase about seeing lions (I did... More

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Florence, Montana USA
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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Encounter Mara is a FIRST-CLASS "camp". Luxury beyond imagining. Food like a 5-star restaurant. Wildlife galore. I loved our beautiful tent, and the special, considerate touches like a hot water bottle in your bed at night after a hot shower. The "sundowner" drinks and snacks in the midst of a wildabeest herd will live on in my heart forever.......along with... More

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Renfrew, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I will give Encounter Mara TEN stars! Definitely a First Class adventure. Moses, Sammy, Dickson,we love you and appreciate each one of you. We felt so welcome. The arrangements, the accommodation, picnic, marvelous meals in the dining tent, safari drives, information on the habits of the animals - all far above our expectations. Even my personal vegetarian/vegan meals were accommodated... More

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Renfrew, Canada
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This was my first time in Africa and after spending two weeks in the city of Nairobi, it was nice for this 'country girl' to get back to open spaces and wildlife! Staying at Encounter Mara was a highlight of our trip. From the moment we arrived and were given one of the best picnic lunches under an acacia tree... More

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Petawawa, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

If you love animals, this will totally catch you off guard when you get ready to leave. I unfortunately was only able to do a one night stay and at departure I choked up and tears welled in my eyes. These people are amazing. They have good hearts! The connection with them and the animals was truly a spiritual moment... 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
Also Known As:
Encounter Mara Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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