Encounter Mara is a luxury tented camp, opened in 2011, tucked in a shady forest of orange-leaf croton and Euclea trees on the edge of a vast open plain in the recently created Mara Naboisho Conservancy. There are no permanent structures at the camp and thus never anything but canvas between you and the bush. The camp is comfortable and stylish, however, and certainly aimed at those who appreciate a bit of luxury.
Our view of Encounter Mara
Encounter Mara camp is a breath of fresh air in the Mara region, especially compared with some of the bigger tented camps and mass-market lodges. We loved the youthful enthusiasm of the management team, the tasty food and the location, which still feels much like a tract of wild bush where the camp has temporarily settled.
One of Encounter Mara's strengths is its youthful management team and local community staff.