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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 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 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.


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Asilia empowers crucial wilderness areas in East Africa, benefitting people and nature alike. By making bold, and often pioneering, investments into areas that are ecologically and economically vulnerable, Asilia aims to turn these areas into viable conservation economies, benefitting both the local communities as well as the environment. With the help of guests, who contribute a levy of US$ 5 for each night that they stay at an Asilia property, Asilia is able to make a significant positive impact towards their goal of empowering these areas, including the communities and wildlife that call them home.


  • Located in the private 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
  • Child friendly camp with kids' safari activities (only for ages 5 and older)


  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • Night drives
  • Star gazing
  • 4x4 Drives
  • Bush dining
  • Children's activities
  • Full-day safaris
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Picnics
  • Sundowners
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 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 beautifully decorated lounge tent or in the outside relaxation area where you can enjoy the view and a cold drink beside a crackling camp fire.


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
  • 24-hour Security
  • Babysitting service available
  • Child friendly
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry service
  • Private balcony or deck
  • Room service
  • Wi-fi available


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Dates Board Price
2022-07-01 — 2022-10-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $705
2022-11-01 — 2022-12-19 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $535
2022-12-20 — 2023-01-05 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $705
2023-01-06 — 2023-03-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $535
2023-04-01 — 2023-04-30 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $350
2023-06-01 — 2023-06-30 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $575
2023-07-01 — 2023-10-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $760
2023-11-01 — 2023-12-19 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $575
2023-12-20 — 2024-01-05 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $760
2024-01-06 — 2024-03-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $575
2024-04-01 — 2024-04-30 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $375

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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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 a nd 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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