Encounter Mara Camp

About Encounter Mara Camp

This Camp is Located in 

Encounter Mara Camp is located in the 20,234-hectare Mara Naboisho Conservancy of southwest Kenya, the camp also sits alongside the famous Masai Mara Reserve. Here, there is a high concentration of lions, as well as other safari favorites like giraffes, elephants, and zebras.

Situated on the edge of an open plain in a forest of acacia trees, Encounter Mara Camp is the perfect place to experience this wildlife-rich corner of Kenya.

The camp is designed to be as open as possible so that guests can take in the sights and sounds of the Mara during meals or afternoon siestas. From the outdoor viewing deck, watch lions visiting the nearby saltlick, and see gazelles and giraffes stroll past the fence. A chorus of birdsong greets mornings. After dark, you might hear lions roaring or hyenas whooping.

ACCESS & LOCATION of Encounter Mara Camp

Encounter Mara Camp is located in the southwest of Kenya, the 20,234-hectare Mara Naboisho Conservancy sits alongside the famous Masai Mara National Reserve. The camp can be accessed from the Ol Kiombo airstrip, which is about 30 minutes drive, and 45 minutes by air from Nairobi.


Encounter Mara Camp offers 10 spacious and comfortable tents, all with en suite bathrooms with double vanity basins, flushing toilets, and plumbed hot water showers. Spend lazy afternoons on your tent’s shaded veranda, chilling on your daybed with a good book, or just enjoying the Mara views.

ACTIVITIES AT Encounter Mara Camp

Game drives

We run game drives twice a day, around dawn and dusk when animals are more active. As we are in a private conservancy, we can drive off-road to get a closer look when we spot something in the bush. We are also able to drive after dark, which means better chances of spotting nocturnal animals.

Cultural and community visits 

Most of our guides are from the local area and are more than happy to talk about their culture with guests. We can organize visits to local villages to extend that learning opportunity.

Hot-air balloon rides 

As dawn breaks, glide over the Masai Mara National Reserve in a hot-air balloon and watch the landscape change color beneath you. Hot-air balloon excursions are not to be missed, especially if you’re celebrating a special occasion. Balloon flights are at an additional cost and are subject to weather conditions.

Night drives

A night safari gives travelers the chance to see nocturnal animals in action. Our vehicles are equipped with special spotlights so you can have the thrill of watching predators such as lions, leopards, and caracals as they stalk their prey.


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