Maasai Mara, Kenya
Encounter Mara is a traditional-style safari camp in the Naboisho Conservancy of the Maasai Mara. Incredible views, an abundance of wildlife at your doorstep and a wide range of activities from game drives to guided walks make Encounter Mara special.
At a Glance
Encounter Mara will organize night drives, bush walks and even hot-air balloon safaris
Each tent has an en-suite bathroom and private veranda
The nearby salt lake and the design of the camp mean that quite often you won't even need to leave camp to see some fantastic game!
Meet our specialists
Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Encounter Mara or take a look at our itineraries to Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya
Encounter Mara is positioned under the shade of acacia trees blending into the natural environment boasting exceptional views over the open plains. Wildlife is regularly seen in and around camp with zebra and giraffe often seen grazing in front of the guest tents.
The camp is small with ten en suite tents all with running water and hot bucket safari showers. Views of the open savannah can be enjoyed from the comfort of your bed or from the private veranda at the front of each tent.
Meals are served under the stars or on cooler evenings in the main tent which is beautifully lit up at night. Dinner is a sociable affair with all guests eating together exchanging stories of their travels and their day's adventure in the bush. Private dinning can be requested as well as bush picnics for those looking to enjoy a full day on safari.
Activities available include day and night game drives as well as guided walks. For an additional fee fly camping is also available and a fantastic experience to get closer to nature and feel at one with the natural surroundings sleeping in dome tents and sharing stories around the camp fire.
Location & Directions
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Encounter Mara is located within the Naboisho Conservancy of the Maasai Mara, in southern Kenya.
When to go
The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter. The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid July to late October.