About Encounter Mara
The Masai Mara is one of Africa’s most popular destinations, and rightly so. This ecosystem is home to the famed Big Five as well as zebra, cheetahs, hippos, crocodiles and a host of other species, not least the wildebeest whose annual Great Migration has been touted by more than some as “The Greatest Show on Earth”. There is a place where one can experience this spectacular ecosystem away from the crowds, however, and that place is Naboisho.
Fewer camps, fewer guests and fewer vehicles make this conservancy conducive to intimate wildlife encounters, and this is what inspired the creation of Encounter Mara. Built to the highest eco-standards, this luxury camp is perfectly placed for game-viewing; fees from the conservancy also go towards ensuring the survival of the Masai Mara’s precious wildlife and developing sustainable livelihoods for the local Maasai population. At the 2017 Safari Awards, Encounter Mara was voted as the 'Best Value Safari Property' in all of Kenya.
All of Encounter Mara’s guides are trained at the local Koyaki Guiding School, a conservation-minded initiative which recruits its students from the communities around Naboisho.