A true heaven for animal lovers, located beneath a canopy of acacia trees where you can sight local wildlife and witness the highest lion density in the world.
Encounter Mara in Masai Mara National Reserve
Encounter Mara blends in perfectly with its surroundings being located beneath a canopy of acacia trees which are often frequented by giraffes and zebras. The Camp is part of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy which is said to have a higher density of game then the neighbouring Maasai Mara National Reserve. With 100 lions living close by it accounts for the highest lion density in the world.
Furthermore, high numbers of giraffes, wildebeest, elephants, zebras and even the rare African wild dog can be seen frequently. Experience some of the best game viewings in Africa from the comfort of a hide experience from the camp or during the guided game drives during day and night time.
This accommodation includes Game Package.
Situated in the Naboisho Conservancy boasting one of the lowest tourist densities in the sorrounding area (136 ha per bed).
The Mara Ol Seki airstrip is a 45 min drive from camp.
The rates include:
- Room as booked
- Game drives and Walking Safaris in Naboisho Conservancy
- Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and drinks
- Transfers from and to Mara OI Seki airstrip
- Fees: Conservancy Fee, VAT, Asilia Conservation Fee
The rates don’t include:
- Champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits
- Families with children under 12 years old must book a private game-viewing vehicle, at an additional cost
Included and paid Amenities
- Battery charging facilites
- Hot water shower
- Laundry Service
- Non-smoking tents
Are you travelling with children?
We love children and are happy about welcoming children at the hotel. Unfortunately our online reservation system is not yet fully ready to calculate child rates correctly. We are working on this.
So when you proceed with the reservation, you will currently only see adult rates displayed and calculated.
But don’t worry! We will manually review any reservation and will adjust the rate. You will hear from us shortly after your reservation. You will only pay the hotel’s child rate for your children.
Child policy of this hotel:
Children aged 0-4 years are not allowed unless the camp is booked exclusively.
Children aged 5-18 years pay 50% of full adult rate, and aged 19 years and older pay full adult rate.
Children applicable fees will be added to the room rates.
The policy of this hotel in case of cancellation or no show is:
● Until 61 days before arrival: 10% of charged rate
● Between 60 – 31 days before arrival: 50% of charged rate
● 30 days or less before arrival: 100% of charged rate
● Refunds are not possible in case of late arrival or no show
Additionally, zanzibar.eco as a platform provider charges 30 USD processing fee for each cancellation.
Ecological & Social Footprint
The Asilia Group has been certified by various international and national responsible tourism certification bodies such as the Ecotourism Kenya Society reaching a Silver and Gold level for many camps. Social and environmental conservation projects are continuously running in all regions where the group operates and are funded by a 5$ per person per night responsible tourism levy, guest donations and direct donations by Asilia.
The main focus of the AsiliaGiving initiatives is the environmental protection of wildlife and habitat as well as the development of communities including community health, the advancement of education and communication to promote and increase the appreciation and value of the biodiversity and nature.
The initiatives include among others: scholarships for tourism management courses, local community forestation programmes, the forging of new skills to provide an alternative to poaching, the provision of solutions to human and wildlife conflicts and the monitoring of the wildlife population’s health.
The Encounter Mara is almost run on 100% of solar power and emissions from fossil-fuel consumption in Kenya are off-set through Carbon Tanzania. The water consumption at the camp is monitored closely with a community borehole being the source of origin. Sewage is passed through a septic tank and then to a soak away and the camp has an on-request towel and linen change policy to further save water and energy.
Waste is collected and separated and brought back to Nairobi. Around 90% of the staff comes directly from the surrounding villages providing employment and an alternative means of income. The staff is trained on a regular basis by in-house specialists and they can furthermore participate in online training courses of which the Encounter Mara reaches the highest participation among the Asilia camps.
The Encounter Mara is leasing the land from the Maasai community which ensures a regular source of income for the land owners. The camp supports the Maa Trust which is a 400 Maasai women beading group and sells their products in the on-site shop. Furthermore, the camp supports the local school with supplies such as book donations, desks and chairs.
Things To Do
• Guided morning and evening game drives • Night drives • Bush walks • Community & cultural visits • Fly camping (at an additional cost) • Hot-air balloon safaris (at an additional cost) • Horse riding