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Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

A perfect experience -- superb accommodations & outstanding food, the guides were friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere created by the staff was perfect for an adventure. Encounter Mara is at the top of its game.

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

Thank you Brad for the feedback. We are delighted that you had such a perfect experience at Encounter Mara. Regards the Encounter Mara Team

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

This tent camp is REALLY beautiful. We had stayed at another camp before this one and it was fine, clearly not nearly as expensive or nice. What a great surprise to see how beautiful this place was. The actual grounds are very nice and the tents are stunning. The water, except shower is plumbed. See my pictures for a description...

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

Dear Teri, Thank you for your review and the extremely positive feedback form you left us in camp that marked all aspects of your visit excellent! Hoping you had a fantastic time diving in Zanzibar? We are so glad that you found our camp beautiful and enjoyed your village visit and interaction with our staff. We are always open to...

Reviewed 13 September 2016

A truly exceptional trip in so may ways. My family (myself, my wife and our 14 year old son) have travelled all over the world--we are quite for fortunate. Our experience in this camp in the Mara was amongst the top 3 international experiences we have ever had. The camp itself is spectacular--all of the luxury amenities to satisfy every...

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

Hi Drew, WOW, we are extremely happy that you had such a great experience at Encounter Mara. We hope to welcome you back in the future! Regards the Encounter Mara Team

Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was my first trip to Encounter Mara, I loved it beyond words! The tents where we slept were beautiful with very comfortable beds and a day bed to relax The food was pleasant, and delicious, i enjoyed every meal. The staff were so friendly, they made us feel Encounter Mara camp was our home. This is one trip i...

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

Hi Olivia, We are happy that we could make your stay at Encounter Mara amazing and unforgettable. Regards the Encounter Mara Team

West Bend, Wisconsin
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The entire staff at the Maasai Mara were with out a doubt the best at each position they served. The safari was the best adventure to date for me.Our guides were very knowledgeable about the animals and their behaviors as well as the climate and landscape. Our stay at the Maasai Mara was better than any five star hotel that...

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

Hi, Great to hear that you have a wonderful experience at our Encounter Mara camp. We hope to welcome you back for another experience of the Masai Mara! Regards the Encounter Mara Team

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 September 2016

What a great Safari camp! Small number of comfortable secluded tents. Food is fresh and delicious. Lunch is basic but enjoyable. Meals can be daunting on first arrival as they are served at one big table for all guests and it can feel like you are intruding on the first day as other guests have already established relationships with others...

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

Hi, Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to hear about the booking mistake, but glad the mistake was rectified quickly. We hope to welcome you back to Encounter Mara in the future! Regards the Encounter Mara Team

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was my second trip to Encounter Mara and it was so nice to return and have a second visit just as wonderful as the first. The staff makes you feel at home along with the decor immediately. I remembered the staff and they remembered me, which was so nice. This trip may be in tents, but it is nicer...

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

Hi Joe, We were delighted to welcome you back and look forward to your future visit with us again! Regards the Encounter Mara Team

Colchester
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Where do I start! It was a truly magical experience for me and my 10 year old son. He's an incredibly fussy eater but that was taken into account and accommodated in a way only the staff at Encounter could. We weren't made to feel awkward in any way, they just wanted us to enjoy and did everything they could...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was our last lodge of 3 for a 6 night safari experience and it was truly different in a good way. Permanent tents are set up facing the savannah ensuring all tents have an amazing view so the last thing you see before you go to bed is a stunning sky FULL of stars and wake up to zebras...giraffes...

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

Hello, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. With regards to your dietary requirements having not been met, we do take our guest’s requirements very seriously and am very sorry that yours were not taken care of. We would like to assure you that we are looking into...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Believe the hype about this place. My wife and I stayed at Encounter Mara in August 2016 and had a fantastic time. The "tent" you stay in is probably larger than a lot of city flats and the bed is so huge that I could lie across it and still stay in it (I'm over 6" tall!) I don't think...

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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 

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Address: Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve 20500, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 49,637 - ₹ 95,285 (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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