Encounter Mara Camp
Away from the crowds Tent interior
Away from the crowds
Tent interior

Encounter Mara Camp

Encounter Mara is a classic tented eco-camp set on the banks of the Olmorjoi river in the exclusive Mara Naboisho Conservancy, part of Kenya’s famous Masai Mara, and home to the famous wildebeest and zebra migration. We are a small, low-impact, exclusive camp that provides personalised service at a high standard. We have a passion for our guests’ experience, our staff members’ well-being, and the conservation of the habitat and wildlife surrounding us.




Encounter Mara is a safari experience that is never rushed or superficial. The rhythm of each day should allow our guests to truly encounter the culture and wildlife of the Masai Mara in a unique and genuine way. We are committed to responsible, low-impact tourism operations, employment of local communities, and the conservation of the Masai Mara ecosystem, as well as Kenya’s wider natural environment. We believe the time has come for true consultation with local communities and for partnerships that involve a different brand of tourism, which do not exploit or commercialize local cultures and communities. We believe in an authentic guest experience that embraces our great respect for the Maasai people’s culture and our own passion for the conservation of the incredible wildlife surrounding the camp. As such more than 90% of our staff are Maasai, employed from the immediate surrounding communities. All of our guides are graduates of the Koyiaki Guiding School and hold KPSGA Silver qualifications.


Day and Night Game Drives

Bush Walks with Maasai guides

Visits to Koyiaki Guiding School

Visits to an authentic Maasai village (additional)

Fly Camping (additional)

Horse Riding (additional)

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Over 60 species of mammals, including Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild-Dog, Elephant, and the highest density of Giraffes in the Mara Ecosystem

Over 300 species of birds, including dry-country specialists like Pygmy Falcon, Von Der Decken's Hornbill, and White-Headed Buffalo Weaver


WiFi in camp


10 large, side-facing en-suite tents nestled in a young indigenous forest in Mara Naboisho Conservancy.


Winners of "Kenya's Leading Tented Safari Camp" in the World Travel Awards for 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2017

Trip Advisor "Certificate of Excellence" 2013 & 2014 winner

Silver Eco-Rating with EcoToursim Society of Kenya

Runners-up "Best Value Safari Property" in the 2015 Safari Awards

Average StayAverage Stay

3 - 4 nights recommended.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

US$725.00 per person per night sharing - High season.

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children of all ages are welcome

No child-minder service in camp

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Encounter Mara Camp's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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