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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enchanted Mara is a superb, ecologically balanced safari lodge adjacent to Maasai Mara. This is my third safari and I have never seen as many animals as I did at Enchanted Mara. The staff and service are off-the-chart excellent. Andrew and Ginny will ensure your needs are met. Our guide, Sendura, was the best I have ever experienced for his...

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Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Encounter Mara was an amazing stay! the staff and guides where incredible and made the stay even better amongst the animals. The camp was very clean and always felt safe and at home. Ben was an amazing guide and I heard from other groups that their guides where the same! Again the staff were incredible and I recommend a stay...

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Berry, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved staying at Encounter Mara. The camp is very well appointed and comfortable, and the staff friendly, helpful and efficient. Our guide Wilson was so knowledgeable with eyes of a hawk. The variety and density of wildlife was truly amazing. Where else can you have delicious breakfast with the wildebeests and sundowners with a cheetah on its kill!

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago

Encounter Mara has a number of qualities that make it such a wonderful safari adventure - the guide was the best I've ever had, the sundowners were breathtaking, the camp staff was awesome, the food was great, the tent as beautiful, and the morning coffee was to the second and hot. And, the camp is located in a conservancy that...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The great thing about this very comfortable camp is the staff. The guides are all Masai and incredibly knowledgeable and motivated. It was a real privileged to spend our days and evenings with them. At night one or two guides join the guests around the campfire for drinks and meals. The camp employs local people and this helps to build...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello Vicki, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully, we can welcome you back sometime in the future so that you can have a go at seeing the elephants! Looking forward to it. Warmest wishes, The Encounter Mara Team

Richardson, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Encounter Mara is amazing! We loved everything about it. The people were so friendly and helpful. The food was wonderful. The camp was nicely kept up. It was well appointed but not luxurious. It was very comfortable and clean. I highly recommend it! The charging of phones and cameras is done in the dining tent and worked well. It is...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello Ruthie, What a lovely review - thank you for taking the time to put it together and highlighting all the aspects that you enjoyed so much. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us and cannot wait to welcome you back in the future! Warmest wishes, The Encounter Mara Team

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first trip to the Mara. I've been on safari throughout Kenya, but I knew the Mara would be special, so I was waiting for the right time to go, and my elopement seemed like the perfect time. Not only did they make our trip incredible for my my husband, 5 friends, and I incredible, they literally threw...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello Sarah, Wow - what a lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, thank you for taking the time to put together all of your favorites parts of your stay with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future! Warmest wishes, The Encounter Mara Team

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

encounter mara is an amazing place where you feel close to nature in the comfortable and well designed tents tucked away between trees. wild life is stunning! the cats were incredible, especially the leopard oserata and her cub and knowing a lioness had 3 cubs nearby! we have been on countless safaris and yet had new and breathtaking experiences led...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to put together such a lovely review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us and would love to welcome you back! Warmest wishes, The Encounter Mara Team

Roswell, GA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 3 night stay was a truly "first class" experience! The service and hospitality we received in the middle of the African wilderness rivalled some of the best hotel stays I've had in cities across the world. Of course, it helps when your morning "commute" includes lions and cheetah, not traffic and craziness. Our guide, Lukoko, made the game drives...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello Ryan, Thank you for taking the time to put together such a lovely review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us and would love to welcome you back! Warmest wishes, The Encounter Mara Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you look at the pictures on the website and think wow, imagine it a hundred times better. The accommodation, staff, food, hospitality was 6 Star from the moment we arrived till the moment we arrived back in Nairobi. Will most certainly be returning

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello Ian, Thank you for putting together such a lovely review - we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and would love to have you back! All the best, The Encounter Mara Team

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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: ₹ 49,653 - ₹ 95,506 (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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“We were in Tent 2 and it was very nice, as are all the others.”
 of 5 bubbles JE3754, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We staye in a triple room. Tents are all secluded and vey comfortable, bucket showers, quality glamping!”
 of 5 bubbles Tempe70, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Al the tents equally good”
 of 5 bubbles 981vickif, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All good, some closer to the main tent...”
 of 5 bubbles cnb134, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There aren't many rooms/tents so trust they'll give you the best available”
  • Bedroom and main room of the tent
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