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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Effort has been made to remove to my original review so here it is again in a more palatable form. The mara always exceeds expectations - lions, hippos galore, but that has little to do with where you lay your head for the night. Make no mistake, when you come to the masai mara, wherever you stay, you're going to... More 

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Sarah H, Owner at Richard's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Twinkle C, I am terribly sorry that you really did not enjoy your stay at Richards Camp. We do take a personal interest in all of our guests and take any form of complaint, criticism or advise on how we could improve services very seriously. I am sorry that you chose this forum to air your grievances, as you... More 

Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Mum and I spent 3 nights at Richards River Camp in January and it was probably the best vacation we have ever been on. From the moment we arrived in Nairobi, everything was perfectly arranged from airport transfers to friendly greeters to an amazing game drive on the way from the airstrip to camp, where we saw a baby... More 

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Richards-camp, Manager at Richard's Camp, responded to this review

Dear NinjaTourist, Thank you for taking the time to review our River Camp. We really do appreciate it. How amazing to have seen that birth on your way into camp! I am still hoping to see one- so many of the plains game are giving birth now with the onset of the rains. We loved having you both to stay-... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't even been home yet for 24 hours after getting off the plane and need to say that this camp was incredible... The staff, the food, the views, the camp were all 5 stars. My wife did all the research on where to stay before we left and she nailed it, Richard's Camp was everything and more. The worst... More 

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Richards-camp, Manager at Richard's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Josh, Thank you so much for this review. We loved having you and Nikki to stay and would be great to see you both again one day. We hope you enjoyed your romantic bush dinner down beside the river- The frog chorus was out in full force to serenade you guys! Thank you for choosing Richards Camp as your... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time at Richard's Camp, even with crazy Mara rain storms dampening the game drive on Christmas Eve. Managers Thor and Alisa were absolutely charming and went all out to host a memorable Christmas for us and the other guests. We started Christmas Day with a bush breakfast by the river and hippos, and ended it with a... More 

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Richards-camp, Manager at Richard's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Starworldtravel, Thank you very much for this review of our River Camp. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Christmas celebrations! It was rather unfortunate timing for the storms to hit us indeed with a full camp, however at least the mornings were clear and everyone was able to enjoy their gamedrives, and the rain held... More 

Gravenhurst, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment our wonderful guide William met our plane we were treated like royalty. Thor and Alisa welcomed us personally giving us refreshing towels and a cool drink to wash away the travel. Our bags were taken immediately to our luxurious tents, and we were served a delicious lunch with amazing salads and several choices of main course, including... More 

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Richards-camp, Manager at Richard's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth, Wow, what a wonderful review to read. Thank you so very much for putting all your thoughts together and laying them out in such a clear way for future guests to read, covering each point so decisively. I will be sure to pass on all of your compliments to William, I know that he had a great time... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 6-2 parents and 4 daughters aged 9-19 didn't know what to expect when we arrived at Richard's River Camp, but we were awed by the unbelievable setting and the incredible attention to detail. To begin with Thor and Alyse, who are the managers of this camp, went out of their way to make us all feel welcome... More 

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Richards-camp, Manager at Richard's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Eric G, Thank you for this very kind review. We are delighted to hear that you would recommend River Camp to others. We throughly enjoyed getting to know you all and your girls were all great fun- never a dull moment! The mud fight was definitely a first for us here... but provided some classic entertainment for NYE! I... More 

Park City, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My son and I stayed here for 4 nights in early September. We were able to share the "family" tent which is like two normal ones hooked together since it wasn't being used. The wildlife was amazing as well as the staff, food and our guides. I would recommend it to anyone planning a trip to Kenya.

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Richards-camp, Manager at Richard's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Scott, Thanks so much for coming to see us, it was a pleasure having you and Joel come to visit and we are so glad you liked the family tent. Come and see us again soon, Thor More 

worcester
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We stayed at Richard's camp at the beginning of October. It was the perfect size not too big and impersonal. The location was great, the camp was beautiful and the Taff and service excellent. Our guide was knowledgable and enthusiastic (Andrew Lenkume). The food was very good by any standards and we had delicious breakfasts and lunches out in the... More 

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Richards-camp, Manager at Richard's Camp, responded to this review

Caron it was such a pleasure having you both to stay with us, Spotting that python eating the Thompsons Gazelle with Lenkume really was something special, and all your photos were spectacular! You certainly did see it all with us here in the Mara: even with the rain! We will be sure to pass on your compliments to Lenkume your... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We had a wonderful time staying at Richard's River Camp. Alisa and Thor were incredible hosts. Johnson, our safari guide, tracked all the big game including bringing us to a dramatic river crossing where zebras tempted fate by swimming across crocodile infested waters! (Some didn't make it.) The food was top-notch. Not good as in, "pretty good given that we... More 

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Richards-camp, Manager at Richard's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this review, complete with photos! The chefs would be delighted to hear what you thought of their food...we are extremely luckly to have such a talented pair working with us. I'm so glad that you got to see the crossing, one of natures great events! Please do come and visit us again soon. Alisa More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I stayed at Richard's River Camp for 4 nights in October to do a photograhic safari of the Maasai Mara. The tents at the camp are very nice...not over the top and not two rustic. The outdoor showers were quite magical. The managers and the guides were great and we saw many lions, leopards, elephants, giraffe's and a huge number... More 

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Richards-camp, Manager at Richard's Camp, responded to this review

Dear June, Thank you very much for a review that covers so many aspects of our camp and the Mara. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that the wildlife proved exceptional as ever. I do apologise for the ant invasion in your bathroom. Unfortunately there are some things that are out of our... More 

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Address: -Masai Mara Reserve-, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Richard`s Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Richard's Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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