We visited Encounter Mara in August 2019 for our honeymoon and had the most amazing time. The camp staff, hosts and guides were all fantastic. So helpful, welcoming and knowledgeable yet gave you plenty of space so we could enjoy some 1 on 1 time together. Our guide Winston was perfect, we always felt so safe in his company and he was always happy to plan our days safari around whatever suited us best. We saw everything but Leopard (which are very rare to see) and he managed to get us up close to so many big animals with not another person or jeep in sight which felt so special. The food in the camp was all delicious and we loved the sociable feel of the dining tent and mixing with the hosts and other guests. The tents were immaculate and spacious. We had never experienced a bucket shower before but they worked perfectly and we could always have a shower whenever we wanted to. 100% recommend visiting and we would love to go back one day. …
Fantastic service all around! The staff and facilities were best in class. Sammy, Ezina, Mercy, and the whole team provided the most exceptional service! I would highly recommend to any traveler seeking the maximum Mara experience.
I have been to Encounter Mara more times than I can count, and I cannot say enough good things about the camp. The staff are some of the most hospitable and kind individuals I have met, and the accommodations are like none other - comfortable, classy, and environmental. I've lived in Africa for 18 years of my life, and I can confidently say that Naboisho Conservancy is one of the richest landscapes I have encountered. It's rare for you not to see the big 5 while staying at the camp, and the views are breathtaking. If you have any doubts about booking here, have no fears - I'm confident you'll love it.
Encounter Mara was the highlight of our 12 day safari in Kenya and Tanzania. The staff was incredible (Sem was our guide- we ADORED him!), the food was great, the camp was stunning. We hope to return one day!
We spent 4 nights at Encounter. Our tents were not like any tent I had stayed in before. It was like a room at a really nice hotel. We had hot showers every day, hot coffee and cookies delivered before our morning safari began. We heard the sounds off in a distance of the safari animals during the night. It was a bit rainy while we were there, but we had no issues with mosquitos. I would not hesitate to return to Encounter Mara in the future. There was a viewing area where we watched the giraffes in the fields. The tents were spread out and you felt like you were the only ones there. The meals there were wonderful. We loved it so much!