Encounter Mara is hidden away in a forest on the banks of the Olmorijio River and each living area allows views over the surrounding plains and valley. The camp has been built with minimal impact to the surrounding environment and the canvas structures melt into the bush.

Giraffe and zebra are daily seen drifting past the camp, along with a host of other plainsgame and colourful birdlife. The salt lick directly in front of the camp is a popular source of natural minerals for a variety of animals and guests may often feel the urge to simply remain in the comfort of the camp and watch the unfolding of events with a cold drink in hand. No pathways cross in front of guest tents and private verandas and hammocks give ample opportunity to soak in the ambiance in complete and blissful privacy.

Each of Encounter Mara’s twelve spacious tents features their own private veranda with a view over the surrounding savannah.  Tents are constructed out of canvas and natural materials and furnished with handmade furniture.   Tucked into the edge of the forest, our tents are side-facing, which allows for a larger veranda as well as a “bathroom with a view.”  With a generous spacing between tents, guests have an entirely private space for personal relaxation. Our tents boast simple and elegant décor, soaking in the beauty of the surrounding bush.

Tent accommodation includes:

Large bathroom with wonderfully hot canvas showers and flush toilets

King sized, twin or triple beds, dresser with full length mirror

Private veranda with sitting area, lounger, and hammock

Nightly turn down service, including a hot water bottle tucked under sheets

High quality, eco-friendly shampoo, conditioner, and soaps

Optional morning wake up call with fresh coffee or tea and a selection of breakfast pastries