A lovely quaint camp. The tents are superb, seriously comfortable beds, the situation magical, the staff are really helpful and Meru Park is wonderful and uncrowded. It was so nice to go to sleep to sound of monkeys, baboons and bush babies calling. However during our stay something wasn't quite right. The hot water didn't work in our tent (apparently the booster heater had burnt out before we arrived), food in the evenings wasn't brilliant - we had to send back to the kitchen the food one evening as it contained so much salt it wasn't edible (though the lunches were always brilliant) and the whole camp looked like it needed a good dose of TLC. One afternoon we walked around the camp looking at all the different tents available. All needed sweeping, with leaves and dead palm branches littering their verandas creating a rather desolate atmosphere. The manager was away (but did turn up on the last evening), and perhaps that was the reason. Though the staff did try very hard, particularly to meet dietary needs. We were also the only guests. Overall at the rates charged we felt the management could make more efforts to keep up standards, and when guests are expected a manager should be present as it adds so much to the experience. We partly chose Rhino River Camp because they advertised mountain biking. Sadly the bikes turned out to be badly maintained heavy steel mountain bikes in poor condition. I'm sure the owner Andrea could turn all this around easily, and we hope he will note our comments about how his camp is when he's not around.
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- A collection of six luxury cottages built out of sumptuous caramel canvas and sustainably grown wood, raised on platforms above the gently flowing Kindani River will turn your stay at Rhino River Camp into a quiet, exclusive experience. ... more less
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