Encounter Mara

Encounter Mara, footpath, Siana ward, Narok West, Narok, Rift Valley, Kenya – Show more hotels in Kenya

Location: Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Maasai Mara, Kenya


Situated on the edge of the savannah under the shade of acacia trees, Encounter Mara is a 10-tent camp within the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, bordering the famed Masai Mara reserve in southwest Kenya. The conservancy is known for its prolific wildlife and award-winning sustainability model that balances the needs of local communities, wildlife and tourism. Situated on the edge of an open plain in a forest of acacia trees, Encounter Mara is the perfect place to experience this wildlife-rich corner of Kenya and offers access to the famous Great Migration from July to October and great game viewing throughout the year. The camp offers 10 spacious and comfortable tents, designed to be as open as possible, so guests can take in the sights and sounds of the Mara during meals or afternoon siestas. From the outdoor viewing deck, watch lions visiting the nearby saltlick, and see gazelles and giraffes stroll right past the fence. Located in the southwest of Kenya, the 20,234-hectare Mara Naboisho Conservancy sits alongside the famous Masai Mara National Reserve. Not only does the conservancy have the benefit of being private (with just eight camps sharing the land), but it also has a higher density of wildlife than the busy Masai Mara National Reserve.

Uniqueness of this Camp

Photographic safari vehicles are equipped with all the gear to ensure award-winning shots — from beanbags and camera rests to 360° swivel seats.


10 tents (including 1 family tent and 2 triples) en-suite bathrooms with double vanity basins, flushing toilets and hot-water bucket showers, complimentary laundry service, complimentary laundry service, in-room lockable box, solar & generator power, battery-charging facilities, suitable for physically challenged guests’ (need to request on booking) and veranda. Amenities: Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite bathroom and shower, Fireplace, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Verandah.


Room Amenities: Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite bathroom and shower, flushing toilets, Fireplace, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, charging facilities, Verandah. Camp Amenities: 224-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Kiddies Club, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mobile Connectivity, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Room Service.


2 game viewing drives a day, cultural and community visits, Hot air- balloon rides, photographic safaris, night game viewing drives, Children’s activities available; Bow-and-arrow shooting with Maasai, Starting a campfire with elephant dung and sticks, Educational bush walks around camp.

Popular Features

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bird Watching
  • Child Friendly Activities
  • Cultural Visits
  • Fire Place
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Night Game Drives
  • Photographic Safaris
  • Picnic breakfast
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Safaris
  • Sundowners