A game focussed camp in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy


Facilities & services

  • 10 tents
  • En suite bathrooms with bucket showers
  • Dining and lounge tent
  • Option to book a private game vehicle


  • Day and night game drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Cultural and community visits
  • Hot-air balloon safaris

Set in the private Mara Naboisho Conservancy, right next door to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Encounter Mara Camp offers guests prime access to some of the best wildlife viewing in East Africa.

10 spacious, traditional safari tents are set in the shade of a thick acacia forest, each with sweeping views over the surrounding wilderness and an en-suite bathroom with a hot-water bucket shower. Outside, private verandas open out to the endless savannah and to giraffe or zebra that often stroll through camp.

Built to the highest sustainability standards, the camp itself has a minimised environmental footprint whilst the Naboisho Conservancy is an outstanding example of how tourism can benefit conservation and community with a scheme that benefits the Maasai families who have lived here for generations. In fact, many of guides are from the community, and thus have a lifetime of knowledge of the bush here as well as being able to an provide meaningful insight into the local culture.

The 20,200 hectare reserve (50,000 acre) is home to a higher density of game than Maasai Mara National Reserve with impressive numbers of elephant, giraffe, wildebeest and zebra, frequent sightings of the rare African wild dog, and one of the highest lion densities in the world. This, combined with the ability to head off road on day and night game drives, and go on guided walks, makes for a thrillingly authentic safari. There is also an option to book a private game-viewing vehicle allowing for a completely tailored bush experience.

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