Encounter Mara

Each tent has a full equipped en-suite bathroom, complete with luxury amenities.Guided bush walks with local Maasai guides are an excellent way of getting up close to the natural environment.The mess tent is where many of the evening meals are enjoyed, particularly during the slightly colder winter season.The dining tent is where you'll generally enjoy breakfast and lunch.Splendid views of the Naibosho Convervancy can be enjoyed from camp.The Naibosho Conservancy in the Masai Mara is well-known for its excellent year-round game viewing.The local Maasai village provides an authentic cultural experience.Unwind and relax in the comfortable safari lounge, with its lovely shaded patio and views of the conservancy.The luxury safari tents at Encounter Mara evoke a true sense of the 'classic' Kenya safari.During peak migration months, Encounter Mara is well placed to catch all the action.
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Encounter Mara is a luxury, tented camp located in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, which is part of Kenya's famous Masai Mara ecosystem. The design of the camp is eco-friendly and consists of a central lounge tent with a view over a salt-lick, and an outdoor relaxation area. Go on both day and night game drives in the Masai Mara, with the camp's own expertly trained and knowledgeable Maasai guides.

Depending on the time you choose to visit, you may also see the annual wildebeest migration in the Mara, although this area is great for year-round wildlife viewing and offers excellent Big 5 sightings. The Mara Naboisho Conservancy offers a high density of wildlife and a low density of other tourists, making for a truly memorable safari away from the crowds.


  • In the new, remote Mara Naibosho Conservancy - no crowds
  • Beautiful views over the plains - see the migration in season
  • Unique activities - bush walks & night drives with local Masai guides
  • Working with the local community to protect their heritage
  • Spacious tents with views - positioned long ways forward


  • Bird watching
  • Cultural tours
  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives
  • Photographic safaris
  • Star gazing
A simple, yet spacious and elegant tented camp with the scent of fresh flowers in every space, overlooking vast plains and a small salt lick attracting resident willdlife.
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Luxury Tent

Encounter Mara offers twelve luxurious and spacious tents. Each of the tents is constructed from canvas and natural materials, and features king, twin or triple beds.

The elegant tents feature handmade furniture, and a private veranda with table, chairs, lounger and a hammock where you can relax and admire the lovely view. The large bathrooms feature a canvas shower and flush toilet.



When you’re not out exploring this remarkable wilderness, relax in the lounge tent or in the outside relaxation area where you can enjoy the view and a cool drink.


All meals at Encounter Mara are fully inclusive. Enjoy a wake-up call with freshly prepared coffee or tea, and a selection of breakfast pastries, followed by a light continental breakfast consisting of rusks, fruit, cereals and fresh muffins.

At around 11 am, delight in a delicious brunch of wholesome food, including quiche, healthy salads, homemade bread, fresh fruit, cold meat and eggs made to order.

Enjoy a lovely high tea in the late afternoon, featuring appetizing sweet and savoury treats. Sit down to a delectable dinner, catered according to your evening schedule, in the main dining tent, or opt for a bush dinner or private dinner on your veranda.

General facilities

  • Bar


  • Bucket shower
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Twin bed available


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2018-01-06 — 2018-03-31Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $485
2018-04-01 — 2018-04-30Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $315
2018-06-01 — 2018-06-30Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $485
2018-07-01 — 2018-10-31Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $640
2018-11-01 — 2018-12-19Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $485
2018-12-20 — 2018-12-31Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $640
2019-01-01 — 2019-01-05Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $640
2019-01-06 — 2019-03-31Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $485
2019-04-01 — 2019-04-30Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $315

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

Encounter Mara

Sebastien Avia

The Encounter Camp was just perfect for us. The people and the staff are all so nice and welcoming! The tents are comfortable, the food is just amazing, and of course the drives were all incredible. Our guide, Nabala, was wonderful spotting animals and taking care of us. The balloon flight which was like a dream. In the Mara Reserve we were able to see a river crossing by the migrating wildebeest. What a show!
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Sharon Calhoun

"Encounter Mara is fantastic! A great first time safari experience. It was very comfortable and intimate. Everyone bent over backwards at all times to accommodate our schedule and preferences."

Barbara Paroissien

"It was really terrific and staying in a small lodge in the Conservancy was a real bonus as all the Masai communities benefit directly with lease monies and employment of the Guides."

Richard Mueller

"The Encounter Mara camp is very nice. Food was excellent. We were a bit disappointed by the individual tables at dinner time as we had enjoyed the group meals so much at Serengeti."

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