Encounter Mara: Information from the owner
- Tented Camp
- No. of rooms
- Check-in time
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About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Encounter Mara, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 15 Dec 2020
Facilities at Encounter Mara
- Property facilities
- 24-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Kiddies Club, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mobile Connectivity, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking
- Room facilities
- Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fireplace, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Night Drives, Safaris
- Nearby activities
- Animal Encounters, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, General Sightseeing, Hot-air Ballooning, Safaris, Walks (Guided)
- English, Swahili
Room types at Encounter Mara
Guest tent - 2 pax
The award winning camp is set in the shade of a thick forest with sweeping views out onto the traditional savannah that makes up much of the conservancy. There are 10 tents including 2 triple rooms.
Activities at Encounter Mara
Culture and community visits
The majority of Encounter Mara’s guides are drawn from the local Maasai communities and are landowners in the conservancy. They are always eager to share their culture and way of life with interested guests, and visits to nearby villages and homesteads are easily arranged. (at an additional cost)
Game drives are offered twice daily one in the morning at 06h30 and one in the late afternoon at 16h30. The game drives are done in the conservancy as well as the adjoining Maasai Mara Reserve. In the conservancy, off-road driving is permitted – this gives you the liberty to explore every hidden valley and secret corner.
Hot-air balloon safaris
This is a romantic and evocative way to experience the wilderness of East Africa. Nothing can beat the feeling of gliding silently over the game-filled plains on a balloon safari, as the early-morning sun rises over the horizon. (at an additional cost)
Night Game drives are offered in the conservancy as well as the adjoining Maasai Mara Reserve. In the conservancy, off-road driving is permitted – this gives you the liberty to explore every hidden valley and secret corners and also gives the opportunity to spot some of Kenya’s famous ‘nightlife’.
Calling all passionate photographers! Join us for a photographic safari experience in our specialised photography vehicles. The vehicles have drop-down sides for photographers to capture low, eye-level photographs. Beanbags, foam camera rests, power points, fridges and 360º swivel seats promise to make your wildlife photography experience a dream! (at an additional cost)
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