Encounter Mara Camp

Encounter Mara Camp

Encounter Mara Camp in Masai Mara

Encounter Mara is owned by Asilia and is sister to nearby Naboisho also in Mara Naboisho Conservancy as well as Rekero located inside the Masaai Mara National Reserve. The camp overlooks a salt lick frequented by elephants and buffalos.

Outside every tent there is a veranda with two directors' chairs and a large and comfortable day bed. Most tents also feature a hammock hanging beneath a nearby tree. All of them look out over the plains in front of the camp.

Most guests choose to do two game drives a day, early morning and late in the afternoon when animals are most active. During the migration season when wildebeest crossings can be seen, guests opt for an all-day game drive into the Maasai Mara National Reserve, packing a picnic breakfast and lunch.

Night game drive is a popular activity in Encounter Mara. The drives normally set off after dinner for a couple of hours, slowly driving through the Mara Naboisho Conservancy's exciting bush and savanna environment before returning to the camp at about 10.00pm.

Naibosho Conservancy sits on an area of 50,000 acres and is northeast of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The conservancy has been formed by putting together parcels of land owned by over 500 Maasai families. The conservancy fees are shared among these families, providing them with a sustainable livelihood in return for setting aside their land as a wildlife conservancy.

The Mara Naboisho Conservancy offers a high density of wildlife and a low density of other tourists, making for a truly memorable safari away from the crowds.

Mara Naboisho Conservancy has one of the highest densities of lions in Africa. One of the major prides, comprised of 22 lions, makes its home near Encounter Mara. Also there are impressive numbers of elephants, giraffes, in addition to hosting endangered species like Cheetahs and some of the rarest animals in Kenya, such as Wild Dog which have been sighted in the conservancy.


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