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Kenya

Encounter Mara

PLAN MY TRIP

Set in the shade of a thick acacia forest within the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Encounter Mara provides all the luxury and romance of a traditional-safari camp.

Accommodations at the camp consist of ten spacious and permeant canvas tents, including one family tent and two triples. Children can be accommodated by adding a third bed in the tent. Each of the tents is decorated in neutral tones that blend harmoniously with the surrounding bush. They also feature an en suite bathroom with flushing toilets and hot-water safari bucket showers. Other amenities include in room lock boxes, solar and generator power, and complimentary laundry services. Guests can relax and unwind in a deep, comfortable day bed on their own private veranda with sweeping views of the plains.

The camp is situated in the 50,000-acre private Mara Naboisho Conservancy on the border of the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. The Conservancy boasts not only a higher density of animals than the Maasai Mara but one the highest concentrations of lions in the world. About one hundred of the big cats live here. The area also has an impressive number of elephant, giraffe, wildebeest, and zebra as well as the rare and elusive African wild dog. Moreover, the Conservancy provides a vital corridor for the little-known Loita Migration, which sees up to 5, 000 wildebeest and 1, 000 zebra move though the area annually from the Mara Reserve to the Loita Plains in the east.

The camp offers several exciting activities to choose from. Morning and afternoon game drives take in the Conservancy and neighboring Maasai Mara. Because the Conservancy is limited in its exclusivity, it lacks the heavy foot traffic of the other reserves for a quiet and uncrowded adventure. Leisurely one or two-hour bush walks explore the plains on foot, discovering the flora and fauna missed from the vehicles. Hot air balloon safaris provide an panoramic view of the wildlife below. For even more adventure, guests can explore the land and animals on horseback. Cultural visits take in the homesteads and villages of the local Maasai people and their rich traditions. Bush picnic and fly camping under the stars are also available.

The main camp has a comfy lounge area furnished in a simple but modern style with open views of the nearby salt lick, a popular place for the wildlife to drop by for a taste. The canvas dining tent serves up delicious homemade meals. Sundowners and snacks are served outside as the sun sets over the bush. Families with children age five and older are warmly welcomed here. They have their own activities such as making bows and arrows or going exploring through the camp.

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Kenya

Encounter Mara

PLAN MY TRIP

Set in the shade of a thick acacia forest within the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Encounter Mara provides all the luxury and romance of a traditional-safari camp.

Accommodations at the camp consist of ten spacious and permeant canvas tents, including one family tent and two triples. Children can be accommodated by adding a third bed in the tent. Each of the tents is decorated in neutral tones that blend harmoniously with the surrounding bush. They also feature an en suite bathroom with flushing toilets and hot-water safari bucket showers. Other amenities include in room lock boxes, solar and generator power, and complimentary laundry services. Guests can relax and unwind in a deep, comfortable day bed on their own private veranda with sweeping views of the plains.

The camp is situated in the 50,000-acre private Mara Naboisho Conservancy on the border of the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. The Conservancy boasts not only a higher density of animals than the Maasai Mara but one the highest concentrations of lions in the world. About one hundred of the big cats live here. The area also has an impressive number of elephant, giraffe, wildebeest, and zebra as well as the rare and elusive African wild dog. Moreover, the Conservancy provides a vital corridor for the little-known Loita Migration, which sees up to 5, 000 wildebeest and 1, 000 zebra move though the area annually from the Mara Reserve to the Loita Plains in the east.

The camp offers several exciting activities to choose from. Morning and afternoon game drives take in the Conservancy and neighboring Maasai Mara. Because the Conservancy is limited in its exclusivity, it lacks the heavy foot traffic of the other reserves for a quiet and uncrowded adventure. Leisurely one or two-hour bush walks explore the plains on foot, discovering the flora and fauna missed from the vehicles. Hot air balloon safaris provide an panoramic view of the wildlife below. For even more adventure, guests can explore the land and animals on horseback. Cultural visits take in the homesteads and villages of the local Maasai people and their rich traditions. Bush picnic and fly camping under the stars are also available.

The main camp has a comfy lounge area furnished in a simple but modern style with open views of the nearby salt lick, a popular place for the wildlife to drop by for a taste. The canvas dining tent serves up delicious homemade meals. Sundowners and snacks are served outside as the sun sets over the bush. Families with children age five and older are warmly welcomed here. They have their own activities such as making bows and arrows or going exploring through the camp.