Encounter Mara

Encounter Mara

$ 835 Per adult per night

Encounter Mara is built to the highest eco-standards and in traditional safari-style, hidden under a magnificent canopy of acacia trees. It blends seamlessly with the bush, so there is an excellent chance you’ll encounter giraffe or zebra strolling through camp. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the canvas dining tent in the centre of camp, against a backdrop of the sights, sounds and smells of the bush. The cosy lounge area is simply furnished in a simple yet contemporary style that allows the views of the Maasai Mara to take centre stage. With the nearby salt lick attracting regular visitors from plains game to big cats, you would be excused for spending the entire day in camp, watching the wildlife come to you.

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Mara Naboisho Conservancy

Comprised of 50,000 acres situated Northeast of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Naboisho Conservancy provides an exclusive safari experience. The land includes contributions from over 500 Maasai landowners and conservancy fees are directed back to these landowners, providing them with a sustainable livelihood.The Mara Naboisho Conservancy limits the number of tourists who may enter the area, thereby reducing the crowds of vehicles. Guests often find themselves the only vehicle around, giving spectacular, unspoiled views of exciting wildlife. Initial research indicates that Mara Naboisho Conservancy has one of the highest densities of lions in Africa. One of the major prides with 22 lions, makes its home near Encounter Mara. The conservancy has impressive numbers of elephant, giraffe and other plains animals, in addition to hosting some of the rarest animals in Kenya, such as Wild Dog.


The private concession of Naboisho conservancy permits a wide range of great activities. Along with traditional activities such as game driving (including off road which is rare in this eco system) guests can also night game drive to see nocturnal animals the region is well known for. Walking safaris with a Maasai guide is also allowed. The conservancy is a partnership with the community and offers cultural activities that are both genuine and rewarding to both host and guest. Fly camping (not available in April) is possible and is a wonderful way to explore some of the more remote parts of this wilderness. Encounter Mara boasts a hide situated at the watering hole near camp. For those wishing to access the Mara Reserve, there is a scheduled full day game drive they can join at a cost of $200 per person (includes Mara park fees).

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Game Package, High Season, If SALE: Applies to current season only, Per Adult Sharing, Valid during 2024


Accommodation, Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Closest airstrip transfer, House Drinks, Laundry, Soft drinks, Tea and Coffee, Water


Champagne and cellar wines, Concession Fees, Flights, Insurance, Medivac insurance, Park Fees

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