Encounter Mara, Mara Naboisho Conservancy
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. It has an even higher density of animals than the neighbouring Masai Mara National Reserve and one of the world’s most concentrated lion populations.
From the camp’s outdoor viewing deck, guests can watch zebras amble to the nearby saltlick, see a giraffe strut right past camp, glimpse a mongoose running down the path right in front of you or even spot a cheetah prowling the plains. Over sundowners around the campfire, listen for lions calling to each other as they start their night of hunting. From Encounter Mara, guests can go on nature walks around camp, or soar across the plains in a hot-air balloon.
Encounter Mara at a Glance
Open: June to April
July/August to November
Mara Ol Seki:
45-minute drive from camp
Children aged five and older
Accommodation & Amenities
10 tents (including 1 family tent and 2 triples)
Hot-water safari bucket showers
Complimentary laundry service
In-room lockable box
Solar & generator power
Suitable for disabled guests: please contact us
The team at Encounter Mara were great. Very helpful and friendly. They made our experience very personal tailoring everyday to our own personal needs and objectives for the day. Our guide and helper were superb and extremely knowledgeable. The camp was great, the tent awesome and the food superb. - Traveler607079
First class service, excellent food, safe camp with comfortable tents. Attentive staff - my guide Sem was exceptional - great local knowledge. An all round fabulous experience. Small planes and bush Airstrips add to the adventure. The animals in close proximity to the camp are a privilege to see - elephants, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, hippos and the list goes on! - Nick
If you’re looking for a beautiful camp to stay at while on safari, Encounter Mara by Asilia is amazing. The staff is wonderfully accommodating, kind and do everything to make your visit relaxed and fun. The tents are gorgeous and the beds are very comfortable. The food and desserts are fabulous and better than many five star hotels we’ve experienced throughout the world. Your game drives will not disappoint! The guides are extremely knowledgeable and know their way around the Mara like it’s their own backyard. Encounter Mara is an absolute must if you are going to safari in the Mara! You will not want to leave this camp or their staff! - AmyMnyc