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Richard's Forest Camp

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Ol Choro Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The photos posted are accurate, but just do not do this property justice. We were made to feel as if we guests in their home rather than a camp. The staff were very gracious hosts & were able to accommodate all special needs. Definitely a must on your trip!

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Richard's C, Manager at Richard's Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Wendy B, Thank you very much for this review- we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and felt that you were part of the family! I would just like to mention for other reviewers that you stayed at our River Camp Property, not Forest Camp as the review has been posted under. We hope... More 

Cary, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Richards Camp is a little slice of heaven! We had a party of 16 (friends & family) and they surpassed our dreams in every way. The food was fabulous, the staff was amazing, the camps are outstanding and the game viewing is beyond belief. The rooms are beautiful and the beds are heavenly! This was my 11th visit and I... More 

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

Hi Patty! Thank you for writing us a review. Can't believe you have been 11 times to stay at Richards! What more can we ask for as a compliment... We always have a great time with you and your zoo groups, and to meet your wonderful family this time was great, I hope they enjoyed it as much as you... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights at the Forest Camp, and 3 nights at the River Camp. Although the Forest camp is slightly more "rustic," both camps are top-notch, incredibly well managed, have outstanding staff, and you will want for nothing! We enjoyed experiencing both and didn't really have a favorite. In the Forest Camp, our two teenage daughters stayed in... More 

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

Dear Denise, Thank you, what a wonderful review, and so useful for other readers to know that you spent an equal amount of time at both of our camps and didn't have a favourite. Did any of you try our ''forest bath'' at forest camp? definitely a high-light for many guests who stay there. Thank you for being very complimentary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

The entire experience was absolutely amazing, from the service to the meals to the location. The service couldn't have been better, my family and I felt safe the whole trip and the experience was unforgettable. Everybody there was incredibly kind and helpful, I hope to go back soon!

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

Hi Claire, Thank you for your review! We are glad that you felt so at ease here, thats what we like to hear! We really enjoyed having you, your folks, and your siblings to stay with us for the three nights. Alois sends his best to you all too! Alisa More 

Canyon Lake, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Beautiful accomodations and amazing sights and sounds. The staff was knowledgeable and very accomodating....Basically, if you wanted it, them made it happen. The tents you sleep in are comfortable and beautiful! We had an amazing time and can't wait to go back!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Richard's Camp was an unbelievable spot to set up a 'home base' for our Safari's on the Mara. As a family of 5 we were very comfortable in our 2 tents and were treated like family by our hosts Kaila and Shawn who went above and beyond to make our experience incredible. Our guide - Joseph - was extremely knowledgable... More 

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

Dear Corey, Thank you so much for your review of Richards River Camp! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here, and hope you will find time to visit one day again! The river has been in full flow over the last few days, and everything is beautiful and green! The elephants, giraffe and lion have taken a... More 

Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

My family of four stayed here last summer and we LOVED it. The teenagers were duely impressed with their tent, bucket showers and food. Our hosts were beyond excellent and our guide through the Mara was absolutely wonderful. We cannot wait to go back.

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

Dear NatalieClaire, Thank you so much for your post! We are so happy to hear you had a great time and we do hope to see you again sometime in the future! All the best to you and your lovely family! Kaila More 

Honolulu
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I hardly know where to begin my positive ravings about this camp. For our party of 5, it represented the ultimate safari experience, a luxurious oasis in the Masai Mara. Upon arrival at the airstrip we were met by our guide, who transported us to the camp, which I understand is the newer "settlement" of Richard's Camp, originally designed as... More 

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

Dear Malia8, Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was so nice to have you and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Our Family tent is indeed up now! It has turned out great. We have had some families with small children in there and it seems to work really well! We hope to... More 

minneapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Our family stayed for two nights at Richards and we loved it. We were able to see so many of the Mara's animals and on our last game drive a leopard, what more can you ask for! The guides were really great, and the service was outstanding, breakfast in the bush, drinks by the hippos, and dinner by candle light.... More 

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Sarah H, Public Relations Manager at Richard's Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear Borton Overseas, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Richard's Camp, how lucky with your leopard, they are so stunning. We have also noted your comments regarding the showers and will look into this matter, thank you for bringing this to our attention. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Sarah More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Five nights and my fifth visit to this lovely camp (previously with diverse family members). An incredible amount of wildlife highlighted by an exciting view of two leopards, spotted by the laser accurate eyesight of guides Sandera and Andy ; good companions in the Land Rover. Very well looked after by Shawn and Kaila and the members of the camp... More 

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Sarah H, Public Relations Manager at Richard's Forest Camp, responded to this review

Dear JM Ball, Thank you so much taking the time to review Richard's Camp after your stay in January. Fifth visit - and we very much hope not the last one! The game has been exceptional recently and guests a couple of weeks ago were able to spend the morning with Wild Dog - they came through camp as everyone... More 

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