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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for 3 nights with family and friends - it was their first time in sub-Sahara Africa. What a wonderful experience : comfortable tents, excellent food, and most importantly such a caring and helpful staff. We would certainly recommend Encounter Mara to anyone and will be back ourselves, no doubt ! Catherine&Dan, Nairobi

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Husum, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

This February we stayed the second time at Encounter Mara and like a year ago we experienced 3 perfect days with exiting game drives (thanks to our guide Wilson), delicious food, romantic sundowners and very hospitable management and staff. Thanks to the whole team!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a truly magical experience at Encounter Mara. It's particularly well run, Jenny, Andrew and Sammy have it down to perfection. We were made to feel so welcome and all of the staff played a part in that, from the "wake up" tea and cookies, bush breakfasts to the pre dinner drinks around the fire pit and delicious dinners...

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Kowloon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my first time in Maasai Mara and they went the extra mile to ensure I had a fabulous time. The sightings I had were amazing and, in addition to all the other animals, they also have a resident lioness inside the camp with three adorable cubs. She's done that to protect them from the rogue boys who killed...

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vancouver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 days at Encounter Mara in January. We loved the coffee and tea wakeup calls in the morning. The flexibility or each day was great. So nice to be able to decide what time we would go out each day. Especially wonderful was being able to have breakfast out on the morning safari, while watching animals roam, and...

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vancouver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights at Encounter Mara, and every moment was exceptional. The game drives were brilliant with our guide Benjamin. Our morning safari included breakfast on the open plain and the afternoon safari included wine and snacks as we watched the sunset. The meals were outstanding and the service impeccable. But what we came for was the animals and...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few days at Asilia at Encounter Mara, and would highly recommend it to anyone who loves wildlife and a top notch facility. The staff is very courteous and went the extra mile to ensure our stay was safe and comfortable. Small touches like a hot water bottle to warm the bed at night, and a hot shower...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Andrew, Jenny and Sammy are fantastic hosts and their whole team of dedicated staff helped to make our holiday truly memorable. The camp is beautiful and the tents extremely comfortable and well equipped. All of the meals, from our wake up tea and biscuits to dinner under the stars were stunning. We were lucky enough to be there over Christmas...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Words escape me in describing this camp. I could not imagine five str accomodations in a tent, but this camp does this and more! Tents are large with private washrooms and patios offering lots of options to escape the heat in the afternoon. Gormet meals are served in a dining tent and afternoon tea is provided in a seperate lounge...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Encounter Mara takes a memorable location and really knocks it out of the park. We will never forget our wonderful time staying here, or likely experience anything like it again. Fantastic attention to detail, great care for the environment, and of course a remarkable safari experience.

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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, Masai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: £610 - £1,167 (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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“There aren't many rooms/tents so trust they'll give you the best available”
  • Bedroom and main room of the tent
  • View of sinks from the bathroom entrance, toilets and shower on right-hand sidne
 of 5 bubbles moniker11, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Both tents we have stayed in have been very comfortable with good views”
  • wildebeest at sunset
 of 5 bubbles 152jent, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the tents have an amazing view”
 of 5 bubbles v2017, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Very nice tents, no need to 'select', the sound of the roaring lion will probably wake you but what thrill!”
 of 5 bubbles Win707, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All tents have a view of the wild”
 of 5 bubbles GeddyGolf, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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