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Encounter Mara Safari Camp by Asilia Africa

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Mara Naboisho Conservancy | P.O. Box 541 Limuru, Kenya 00217, Maasai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya, Maasai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our 3rd trip to the Maasai Mara as a family of 4 with 2 kids (10 & 13).The camp is a true Eco-camp set in a lovely part of the Mara. The experience was very good but not as memorable as our previous trips to the Mara. More suitable for couples or older families given the limited amenities... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Asilia operates wonderful camps - this is the 3rd we stayed in on this recent trip to Kenya and Tanzania. Our guide Lenkoko was personable, attentive, and very knowledgeable about everything (animals, plants, geology etc) we encountered. Food was excellent, the camp staff was extremely hospitable, and it was a wonderful stay. My husband and I travelled with 2 other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I spent alot of my childhood in Kenya, and this was my chance to show my kids (11 and 13 years) Kenya for the first time. An incredible staff, warm and friendly, and they look after every detail. Game drives are the icing on the cake, but are just part and parcel of with the whole rhythm of being in... More 

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nairobi, KE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Just returned from another fabulous 3-night stay at Encounter Mara. Compared to the other camps and resorts in the Mara, this is my favorite for three main reasons: - The staff are extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgable. - It is the perfect balance of comfort and natural. The food and drinks are amazing. Beds are great. Tents are nice. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

What an adventure. Two families of cheetah in the same day! Too many lion, elephant, giraffe, etc to count. Perfect location nestled away amongst the wildlife. Accommodations, food and staff just wonderful. Andrew will blow your socks off with his depth of knowledge of Kenyan culture and wildlife. You are guaranteed to have a once in a lifetime experience at... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The camp is top notch. Great staff, excellent guides, food was delicious and the wildlife was incredible. Very safe and comfortable too!Management regularly checked in with us and our guide, Wilson, was knowledgeable and great at spotting animals. Don't be fooled by staying at a lodge in the national park - the experience is way better at a private conservancy,... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful camp. A wonderful balance of bush camp with the necessary amenities without going over the top. We were very please to find many local Maasai working there and had amazing local guide who we now consider a friend Food was wonderful and all round the perfect experience of Mara

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

A friend and I visited Naboisho conservancy for 3 days on a photographic safari. We stayed at Encounter Mara Safari Camp, what a great experience! The location is perfect, your are right in the middle of the African bush. From veranda of your secluded and very luxurious tent you have open views of the African veld and bush with lots... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We spent 3 days (2 nights) at the Encounter Safari Camp, and had an absolutely beautiful experience and most comfortable stay at their camp. Our "tent" was very spacious, comfortable and clean, with a view out the front to the Mara plain. We took a warm shower each day in the shower stall of our tent. Meals were truly delicious,... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

My wife and I and two other couple friends spent three nights at Encounter Mara. We loved our accommodations; our guide was beyond amazing; the staff members were warm and delightful. Awesome sightings. The guide knew every species and their natural histories, from the elephants to the ants. Couldn't come up with a complaint, if you paid me.

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