I stayed at Encounter Mara for four nights at the end of a trip to Ethiopia and before my flight home. The travel agency True Africa made all the arrangements for the Kenya portion of my trip, including the booking of Encounter Mara. All transfers and lodging arrangements went flawlessly. The camp itself is beautiful and comfortable. Tents are quite separate from each other and so privacy is completely insured. Because the camp is relatively new, the tents were in like-new condition and the attention to detail was evident all through the camp. The food was exceptional and presented beautifully. Staff was obviously well-trained and eager to please. My driver/guide Dixon was remarkable in his ability to locate wildlife, of which there was an abundance to see. He also understood a photographers need to get in a position with the best light and always tried to orient the truck for the best shot. Because this was in the low season, the camp was only one quarter full which made it even quieter and more serene. I loved this camp and would love to return one day.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve