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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

If you want to truly experience the Mara then Encounter Mara is the place to stay. An intimate, peaceful and world class camp hidden within the amazing setting of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, it is impossible to find fault with this place. The camp is set right inside the conservancy and very close to the animals, we even had a... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

My sister and I stayed at Encounter Mara over the New Year's holiday and we could think of no better way to bring in the new year. Everything was great. The tents were clean and comfortable. The food was delicious. My sister is a vegetarian and they were able to meet her needs with variety and creativity. The staff were... More

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Amazing is all I can say about the experience at Encounter Mara. A friend and I stayed in the camp for three nights on our way home from Mbita, Kenya where we worked in a health clinic for a month. The accommodations were much better than anticipated and the food was excellent. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and we were... More

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We selected this camp because of its commitment to eco-friendly tourism. We were happy to learn first-hand about all that Encounter Mara does to respect the land and people of the Masai Mara. And none of their sustainable practices limit the camp's ability to offer a first-rate safari experience. From the moment we were met at the airstrip, we were... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

There's hardly anything Encounter Mara can do to make their camp experience better. The tents are as comfortable and well decorated as they can be, staff are attentive and even the dining experience could well be set in a trendy restaurant in a western capital. To top it all up, the Naboisho Conservancy located just outside the Masai Mara reserve... More

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Aptos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I stayed at Encounter Mara for four nights at the end of a trip to Ethiopia and before my flight home. The travel agency True Africa made all the arrangements for the Kenya portion of my trip, including the booking of Encounter Mara. All transfers and lodging arrangements went flawlessly. The camp itself is beautiful and comfortable. Tents are quite... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

No wonder Encounter Mara was voted best Bush Camp in Kenya this year! Our four days were an absolute delight. It is a small, intimate and caring camp with excellent service. Knowledgeable guides knew every bird, flower, tree, traditional usage and magnificent creatures from mouse to elephant. We saw over 90 species of birds during our stay plus lion and... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

If in the area - this is a wonderful tented camp with wonderful service, safety precautions, delicious food, and very serene. I was on my weekend off from a volunteering program 10 mins. away and was totally appreciative of everything this property had to offer. Africa is hard and rural if you want to see the non-touristy wildlife. This is... More

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Four of us (2 couples) stayed at Encounter Mara for 2 nights. We had a great experience and we're already planning a return visit. The staff was wonderful - accommodating, attentive, friendly and very knowledgeable. The camp itself was very nicely done and super clean. Everything was very well thought-out. The warm showers right before dinner were a great surprise.... More

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Kigali
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed at Encounter Mara for three nights and enjoyed every minute of our time there. It was amazing and exceeded all expectations. The staff was wonderful and our guide Dixon was incredible. The wildlife was amazing! We saw everything we wanted to see. Everyone went out of their way to make sure that we were happy. The food was... 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
Also Known As:
Encounter Mara Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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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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