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-Masai Mara Reserve-, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It was so lovely to experience an authentic bush camp in the Mara north concession. Great location on the river with a very spacious tent and 'sitting area' that I wanted to spend way more time in reading and enjoying the lovely views. Well decorated with attention to detail. Home cooked meals and relaxed atmosphere. Open vehicle game viewing uninhibited... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

So we were hanging out in Nairobi and knew we wanted a great last second Safari experience. A local friend suggested Richards Camp. She previously was in Safari management and we knew her recommendation would be well informed. After a short bush plane flight from Wilson, we were greeted by Aloise, our new Samburu buddy who would be our guide... More

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

Dear Blake, Thank you for taking the time to review Richard's River Camp. It sounds like you had a great time here... and saw a great deal of game. We are totally surrounded by wildebeest at the moment and plenty of other game that move with them. I am so glad that Alois, Thor and the rest of the team... More

Vancouver
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Richard's camp was full of unexpected surprises. The accommodations were amazing and felt so surreal to be in the middle of rural Africa with all the sights and sounds but still able to enjoy sleeping in a king size bed and having cocktails on a sofa in an open air living room! It felt so luxurious having coffee, chai and... More

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

Thank you so much for writing a review of Richard's River Camp- Its always so interesting for us to hear what the highlights of our guest's stays were. I know the camp was bustling (to say the least) with all the MEP crew- helicopters, planes and cars all a-go. But as you say- its always great to see conservation in... More

Seattle, WA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you want a memorable Mara experience, go to Richard's Camp. Immediately we felt welcomed, like part of the family, and were shown to our outstanding tent accommodations with had outside showers (showering under the stars is awesome!). The dining tent was so comfortable and the meeting tent became a hangout for us, very comfortable seating and a relaxed atmosphere.... More

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

Thank you for reviewing Richards River Camp. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here so much. We loved having you all to stay with us, and it was great that Richard was here too and able to tell you all about the Mara Elephant Project and all the work that they do out here. I... 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Richard's Camp provided the picture perfect environment we envisioned when planning a memorable African vacation. The accommodations including the tents and common areas were beautifully decorated and luxurious. The food was fresh from the garden and prepared beautifully. Our hosts, Alissa and Thor, were charming--a pleasure to meet, entertaining, knowledgeable and ensured all of our needs were met. Our walking... More

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

Thank you so much for a great review of River Camp- It's great to hear that you loved our new family tent, it has been very popular with guests like yourselves who are travelling with children. We walked along the river to a bush dinner last night, you would have loved it- we saw so much... 3 of the big... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We spent 3 nights at Richards camp and I have missed it ever since!! The highlight for me was the game drives. Our guide, Lenkume, was amazing. He could spot animals that looked like dots on the horizon to me. I will never forget the day we were zipping along when he stopped, pointed to a far away hill, and... More

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

Thank you Anne for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad to see that you enjoyed your stay at River Camp, and we too hope that you will be back out to visit us again one day soon. I will be sure to pass on your comments to Lenkume- He never fails to amaze with... More

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The Hainsworth family - 4 children and parents, had an amazing time staying at Richard's Camp. Kaila and Shawn, the hosts are amazing, so helpful and the perfect hosts. The accommodations were luxurious, the food was so tasty. And being right in the middle of the reserve was amazing, to see wildlife around you, and to hear them, it was... More

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

Dear Stanly H, Thank you for taking the time to review Richards River Camp- most appreciated. We certainly are lucky with the amount of game that we have roaming all around here all the time. We hope that you will be out to visit the camp again- Alisa More

Havelock, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We stayed at Richard's Camp in September and were treated like family and royalty at the same time. Nothing was too much for our hosts Alysha and Tor, assisted by Kayla and Sean from the other camp. The facilities were outstanding - we have never seen tents this luxurious! And Wi-Fi in the middle of the Masai Mara! Who knew?... More

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

Dear Jennifer, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! Most appreciated. We are so glad that you and Bob enjoyed your time here with us, we loved having you and hope you will come back and visit us again one day- We now have our new dining tent up and running, it is really beautiful,... More

Oakville, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our family of 5 stayed at Richard's Camp for 5 days and absolutely loved it!! Our hosts Kaila and Shawn were extremely accommodating and encouraged us to experience all they had to offer. From action packed half to full day safaris, great hikes, beautiful sunsets, drinks around the fire, bush breakfasts and/or lunch if needed, we were not disappointed. Our... More

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

Dear Cathy, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Richards River Camp. We are so glad that you all enjoyed your stay here, you really made the most of it packing in so many activities. How lucky you were to get to see that cheetah kill, so special. All well and beautiful here, hope that you and... More

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Address: -Masai Mara Reserve-, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
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