Myself and my two boys (14 and 11) spent 3 nights at Encounter Mara back in July. Everything about this camp is wonderful and the game viewing is spectacular. I cannot say enough about our guide, Dixon......he is an absolute gem.
The game drives were fantastic, and the majority of ours were just us and Dixon. The vehicles offer superb viewing and there is always a blanket for those chilly mornings.
The managers Chris and Sam run a well oiled machine, are very visible to the guests and always checking in that everything is to your satisfaction. They kindly arranged a surprise birthday cake and song for my youngest, with which he was thrilled. They even had a birthday message written in the tiniest of leaves on my bed for my celebration...best present ever:)
In short, this camp is in a beautiful setting, clean, eco friendly, delicious food and excellent game drives. I do not hesitate in saying this is the place to stay in the Mara...we certainly hope to be back one day.
Chris and Sam - thank you and keep up the good work. And thank you to each and every one of your staff, they are a delightful group.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently voted Kenya's #1 Tented Safari Camp for the third year in a row, Encounter Mara is located in one of Kenya's premier game viewing areas - the Naboisho Conservancy. Built with a focus on conservation and complete sustainability, Encounter Mara offers luxury in 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 walking safaris up to four hours in length. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Encounter Mara Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve