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Ol Choro Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is of the Richards River Camp in Kenya ; and not the Richards Forest Camp which is older and which we did not visit. We spent 5 nights at this place under the care and attention of managers Alisa and Thor. It was one of our best vacation experiences in 40 plus years of holidaying. Hats off to... More 

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

Dear Mike, Thank you so much for your review of River Camp- I am glad to see that it finally came through after all your efforts! We loved having you to stay for your five nights, and we are delighted to hear that it ranked as one of your best ever holiday destinations, considering how many you have been on!... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can not say enough wonderful things about Richard's Camp. My entire family (my husband and I traveled with out three kids ages 4, 7 and 8) all loved every second of our stay. The accommodations were lovely--luxurious yet in keeping with the surroundings and the place. The staff was amazing. Our guides, Johnson and William were truly phenomenal--extremely friendly,... More 

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

Dear Maud M, Wow, what a wonderful review of our River Camp- Thank you very much. We are very appreciative of people who take then time to recount their time here and share it with others. All of us here loved having you all the stay and you made our jobs very easy by simply enjoying all the camp and... More 

boston, ma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family of four recently returned here from a two night stay. We traveled with another family of five. We had simply a beautiful, perfect amazing time. I have traveled many places and this is my husbands third and my second safari. I don't think any camp is better than this. First Alisa and Thor are lovely people who are... More 

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

Dear Sbcguzmo, Thank you for taking the time to review our River Camp. We loved having you all the stay and are so glad to hear that you had a fantastic time with us! I will be sure to pass your review onto Johnson and William, they too will be delighted to hear that you learnt a lot from them.... More 

Nairobi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We spent an amazing night here and wished we could have stayed for longer. Very relaxed atmosphere, wonderful hosts, stunning location, wonderful team, delicious food (everything homemade) and incredible tents. The whole camp is decorated with style and unique touches, and is maintained with immaculate attention to detail. Our tent was perfect - if I could move in there full... More 

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

Dear LornaB, Thank you very much for your complimentary review of our River Camp- We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come again! Alisa More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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 Forest 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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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 Forest 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 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 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

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 Forest 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

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 Forest 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 January 3, 2015

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 Forest 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 

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Address: Ol Choro Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Richard`s Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Richard's Forest Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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