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Hidden away in a forest on the banks of the Olmorijio River, in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Encounter Mara is an eco-friendly tented camp with 12 luxurious and spacious tents. Each living area allows beautiful views over the surrounding plains and valley, and the camp has been built with minimal impact to the surrounding environment. The camp’s central tented lounge boasts a scenic view over a popular salt-lick and outdoor relaxation area. As the camp’s location forms part of Kenya’s world famous Masai Mara ecosystem, Mara Encounter’s expertly trained and knowledgeable Masai guides take guests on both day and night game drives in the Masai Mara. Giraffe and zebra are daily seen drifting past the camp, along with a host of other plains game and colourful birdlife.

  • BAR
  • LAUNDRY SERVICE
  • LOUNGE AREA
  • FLUSH TOILETS
  • PRIVATE DECK

Activities

Perfectly positioned for photographic safaris, and in the path of the great migration, game drives from Encounter Mara cannot be beaten. In addition take a birding safari, a walking safari or experience the local culture in the masai villages. Children are welcomed and activities arranged for kids of all ages.

Facilities

The dining experience at Mara Encounter has designed perfectly to complement a day on safari. A holistic approach and unique meal schedule, joined with healthy cooking techniques and innovative recipes, results in ample variety to suit any traveller’s palate. The central dining tent and bar provides a relaxed space for guests to unwind and share stories about their daily adventure. The camp offers a central lounge tent overlooking a salt-lick from where guests can enjoy amazing wildlife sightings.

Rooms

Accommodation is offered in 12 luxurious and spacious tents, each constructed from canvas and natural materials. They feature king, twin or triple beds, handmade furniture, wardrobe with full-length mirror and luggage rack and natural décor including curtains and woolen rugs. The large bathrooms are fitted with a canvas shower and flush toilet, while a private verandah with table, chairs, lounger and bush hammock allow guests to relax and admire the scenic view.

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