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 and absolutely wonderful. No corners were cut anywhere - the beds were amazingly comfortable. I wanted to bring my bed home! Everything looked really nice in the tent. The towels & soaps, even the toilet paper (with the added touch of the little leaf), the vanities, the trunk for storage, everything - everything just beautiful and there was not a mosquito in sight. Getting to know the people, riding in the LandRover, and seeing the animals in the wild had been a lifelong dream. Although I was only able to spend one night on this first trip to Africa, Encounter Mara was definitely the highlight. Canada is a long way away yet if i do have opportunity I will want to return to stay much longer. As we left Encounter Mara I can still picture the grand farewell from all of you. That too was special. Sincere blessings to all the Staff.