Encounter Mara

Encounter Mara is a unique eco-camp that offers authentic wildlife and cultural encounters like none other. Perfectly located on the banks of the Olmorijio River, amongst wide open savannahs and rolling valleys, the camp and its immediate surrounds has unrivaled densities of game, including impressive numbers of Africa's big cats and the annual great wildebeest and zebra migration. Guests at Encounter Mara will often find themselves the only vehicle in sight, while their personal Masai guide will passionately reveal a world of wonder to their eyes. The dining experience is designed perfectly to compliment 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 taste.  As part of the all-inclusive packages (meals, drinks and safari activities), Encounter Mara offers rare opportunities to experience the Masai Mara in a different way – through night game drives, walking safaris, guided star-gazing and authentic cultural encounters. These thrilling experiences fill the days with an enchanting rhythm that is never rushed or superficial and is always open to special requests or unique interests. The camp has a central lounge tent, central dining and bar tent, central bathroom tent and an outdoor relaxation area. This camp is approximately 40 minutes from Siana and 70 minutes from Olkiombo airstrips.

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Game Package

Each of the side-facing tents includes a large private verandas with lounger, bush hammocks, flush toilet, 2 sinks, classic canvas shower, large king bed or up to 3 single beds, wardrobe with full length mirror and luggage rack and bed chest. Included in the package is full board accommodation, drinks (water, juice, sodas, local beers and house wine), transfers to and from airstrip, game drives, bush walks, night drives, laundry service and conservancy fees.

    Pay 2 Stay 3

    Each of the side-facing tents includes a large private verandas with lounger, bush hammocks, flush toilet, 2 sinks, classic canvas shower, large king bed or up to 3 single beds, wardrobe with full length mirror and luggage rack and bed chest. Included in the package is full board accommodation, drinks (water, juice, sodas, local beers and house wine), transfers to and from airstrip, game drives, bush walks, night drives, laundry service and conservancy fees.

      Pay 3 Stay 4

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      Dining

      The dining experience is designed perfectly to compliment 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 hunger.

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      Activities

      Game drives will be conducted in Encounter Mara 4×4 open-air safari vehicles and led by expert Maasai guides. Because of the regulations of Mara Naboisho conservancy, numbers of tourists will be limited. Therefore, guests will often find themselves with a private view of exquisite game, unhindered by the masses of safari vans one often finds in the Masai Mara Reserve. Mara Naboisho Conservancy is known for its high density of animals with one of the highest density of lions. The wide variety of species abundant in Mara Naboisho includes cheetah, leopard, elephant, giraffe, zebra and the elusive wild dog and rhino. Guests will also have a front row seat to staggering numbers of wildebeest during the annual migration.

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