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Encounter Mara, Asilia Africa

Jumia TravelUS$823*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Richardson, Texas
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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 1 March 2017

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 1 March 2017

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 28 February 2017

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 28 February 2017

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

Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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 27 February 2017

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 25 February 2017 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 24 February 2017

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 13 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

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $1,020 - $1,958 (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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“I think all the tents are probably equally good but can recommend Tent No1”
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“All tents are the same and incredibly kitted out...”
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“We were in Tent 2 and it was very nice, as are all the others.”
JE3754, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We staye in a triple room. Tents are all secluded and vey comfortable, bucket showers, quality glamping!”
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“Al the tents equally good”
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