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Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the best time here ever. First up: Naboisho is a much better location than the main reserve because it is much quieter, the cats are very plentiful, and there are strict limits on how many cars can stay close to each other at one time. We never felt the animals were crowded by cars in Naboisho. You can... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at the Encounter Mara camp. This is my 3rd trip to the Mara and my second to Naibosho. The staff were excellent and the service beyond what we would expected. The tents are well placed looking out into the tall grass across the conservancy. Our guide Nabaala was fantastic and we had several excellent games drives... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Naibosho conservation area, were Encounter Mara is located, is owned and managed by local Maasai community. The guides and staff were excellent and all grew up locally. We loved that the local people were benefiting from our stay. The area was full of game and we barely saw another vehicle during our stay. The walking safari was a highlight... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Safari guiding by Andrew (in fact the assistant GM) and Wilson were excellent! Clearly experienced, professional and enthusiastic. We saw a great deal, learnt a lot about the animals, the environment as well as Masai culture and traditions. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the Masai Mara.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Encounter Mara is a friendly, knowledgeable, and totally accommodating luxury safari experience. Set in the conservancy, it is less crowded and in harmony with the remarkable game lands of the Mara region. I was a solo traveler and I enjoyed the gatherings around the fire pit and common table dining. I have dietary restrictions of gluten and dairy free and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing experience at Encounter Mara. The accommodations were so clean, the food was outstanding, the staff was so welcoming, and the safari was unbelievable. Our guide was so knowledgeable and personal and made the trip perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We spent 5 days staying at the Encounter Mara camp in June 2016. This was our second Safari trip to Africa.The 'Glamping' experience was unique and something travellers should consider adding to their agenda. Andrew and Sentura, our guides, we're just superbe. We had some ausom sightings. Meals and accommodations were super.

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Wauchula, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Both trips to Encounter were wonderful! Beautiful setting, great service, everything was perfect! Every detail was taken care of. The food was fabulous. Of course the game drives were the best! Our guide, Nabaala, made sure we saw just about everything! It was amazing!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We have stayed in five star hotels, and this was better than that!! You felt so welcomed, they had a genuine care about each guest. The meals were as good as any high class hotel. We really wished we had booked for longer and this will be our pick of place to go back to. We loved how they are... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The camp is so welcoming the staff is genuinely sincere . The food is absolutely an experience in it self.Amazing meals,from breakfast daily on the savannah to lunch and dinner at the camp.The accommodations are topself ,you will totally amazed . I can't say enough about this place. The guides are so knowledgable and best drivers anywhere hands down. The... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the sought-after Mara Naboisho Conservancy, award-winning Encounter Mara is the stuff safari dreams are made of. Enjoy some of the best game viewing in Africa all year round from the low-key yet lavish comfort of this superb eco-camp. Shaded by a thick acacia forest, Encounter Mara enjoys glorious views of the surrounding savannah, while closer at hand a salt lick attracts a range of animals throughout the day, from plains game to big cats. The sheer comfort of the traditional-style safari camp combined with the opportunity for bush walks and night drives mean that there are few more rewarding places from which to experience this slice of wild Africa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa

Address: Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $975 - $1,398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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