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Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were met by Senchura, our guide at the airstrip and told everything we needed to know, sitting under a shade tree with a cool drink... The camp was immaculate and well run and the staff were tirelessly caring and helpful. The tents were well equipped and the bucket showers provided plentiful hot water... always filled for our return from...

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

Hello, 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

Our experience at Encounter Mara was more than we could have ever imagined. As a group of people from the States that works in East Africa, we have been fortunate to visit many different safari camps in Kenya, but there has never been an experience as special as this one. From our spectacular guide and the other people running the...

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

Hello Lindsay, 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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This camp was amazing, the staff are so great and welcoming. Our guides Benjamin and Nelson were awesome, spotting all the game and birds. The food and tents are really good too. We loved the cookies with the morning wake ups. Thank you to Sammy and Jenny for adding the extra touch and making our stay amazing. Definitely coming back.

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

Hello Amit, What a lovely review - thank you for taking the time to put it together. 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

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Hi Catherine & Dan, Thank you for taking the time to put together such a lovely review, it is so lovely to hear that you had such a great time. We would love to welcome you back! Warmest wishes, The Encounter Mara Team

Husum, Germany
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

Hello Petra, Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are so pleased 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 13 February 2017

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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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

Kowloon
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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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, it is so lovely to hear that you had such a great time. We would love to welcome you back! Warmest wishes, The Encounter Mara Team

vancouver
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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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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, it is so lovely to hear that you had such a great time. We would love to welcome you back! Warmest wishes, The Encounter Mara Team

vancouver
Reviewed 10 February 2017

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

Hello Barb, Wow, thank you for writing such a lovely review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us and would love to welcome you back! Hopefully with some really amazing sightings once again. Warmest wishes, The Encounter Mara Team

Reviewed 5 February 2017 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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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello Jamie, 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

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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: ₹ 49,542 - ₹ 95,098 (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
  • View of sinks from the bathroom entrance, toilets and shower on right-hand sidne
 of 5 bubbles moniker11, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
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