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Richard's Forest Camp

Certificate of Excellence
Ol Choro Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Richard's Forest Camp
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

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 Forest 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 

Park City, Utah
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16 helpful votes 16 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 Forest 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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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 Forest 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 

Miami, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you want to see African animals. This is the place! You feel in contact with the thousands of wild animals both migrating in August-October and the local fauna. Richard his staff and the Land Rover Maasai driver-guides make you feel at home in the middle of a great outdoor contact with wild nature. Wonderful people who share their knowledge... More 

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

Thank you for your review of the camp- The game is certainly plentiful in these parts, and our team of guides are brimming with knowledge about the Mara, its wildlife and people. They have all been with us a very long time and we feel it shows, so thank you! We have recently upgraded our WIFI, it is now a... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We are a family of discerning travelers (kids are 10 and 13) who place a premium on unique and authentic experiences delivered by outstanding people. Richard's Camp delivered in spades. In fact, we loved it so much that we changed our entire itinerary to get back for a second time before our trip ended. Richard is the ultimate host and... More 

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

Hi Jordan, Wow, a big thank you for such a wonderful review of the camps and staff. We were delighted when you said you would be coming back to stay with us, and it turned out perfectly that the family was available for you again, your kids are the perfect age for a family in that tent. You had the... More 

Cary, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 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
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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
1 review
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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 

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