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Rhino River Camp
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Reviewed September 2, 2010

Rhino River Camp can only be described in superlatives. The location (Meru NP), the dedicated, friendly and professional staff, the superb tented rooms with annex lounge tents, the excellent food (simple fresh ingredients with an italian touch - super friendly waiters- they deserved this special mentioning! The gorgeous refreshing pool, the little extra activities (fishing, mountainbiking, sundowners etc), the always discrete presence of manager Andrea Maggi... My teenage boys loved every minute of our stay - they didn't miss their mobile phones, laptop or playstation for a second !
Following our 3 nights at the RRC, we stayed at Lewa Safari camp and Little Governor's. Equal rates but not at all the same experience. Do not hesitate to go to RRC, you will not be disappointed at all, it is a little gem waiting to be discoverd by the lucky few.
As for Meru NP, it beats Mara and Amboseli, you'll feel like you''ll have it totally to yourself !

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 29, 2010

From the early correspondence with Andrea we knew we were going to be well looked after. On arrival, after a long drive from Samburu, we were truly amazed at what he and his staff have created at Rhino River Camp. The setting is beautiful, the camp itself stunning and luxurious although oozing simplicity which is quite a challenge to achieve. The staff are brilliant - thankyou to Lawrence, Jackson and all the others who made us so welcome and comfortable - the food sublime (that's quite a chef you have there Andrea), the tented structures so clever and comfortable. To top it all the owner has created this magical place, and will no doubt continue to do so, on environmental principles with solar hot water heaters and in the future aiming to install solar electricity generation.
Meru National Park is truly a gem and when we eventually get back to Kenya we will concentrate out efforts here and hopefully be able to stay at this wonderful place again. We were fortunate enough to go out with Rhino River's resident driver/guide/wildlife expert - he certainly knew his stuff and with his excellent english was great to talk to, knowledgeable and friendly. Thanks for the very close encounter with the elephants, Joel,
that was quite a sundowner!
We cannot recommend this truly wonderful place enough. Congratulations Andrea and good luck

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 28, 2010

"Augustijn Video Productions", specialized in Wildlife documentaries, travelled the world. Kenya was visited many times since 1988, occasionally even three times a year. We tend to take life as it comes, staying in top rated lodges as well as more modest places to stay. Never did we encounter a place like the Rhino Camp. Location is ideal, at the doorstep of Meru Ntl Park. Owned by Andrea, the staff appeared to be multi lingual, very helpful, and above all fitted with a good sense of humour. Andreas cuisine is probably the best Italian food we ever had. Even the lunch pack we took with us into the bush was more than complete, including cutlery and tableware. The quality of food would be difficult to match by many restaurant. Andrea is very knowledgeable in many ways. We spent several full day safaris into Meru Ntl Park. Andrea provided us with a 4-wheel landcruiser, suitable to film from a tripod. Filming the naked mole rat, which is exclusively found in Meru, would not have been possible without the expertise of the driver/guide made available by the Rhino River Camp. For repeated visitors to Kenya, Rhino River Camp provides a paradise, providing a combination of adventure and comfort after a long day working hard in the bush. The place to be!

Augustijn Video Productions
Ko Augustijn

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 17, 2010

Rhino River camp is in my opinion not just the best tented camp in Meru, but perhaps the best place I have ever stayed.

The setting is relaxing and beautiful. The food is delicious. The staff is attentive and inobstrusive. The owner, Andrea, is straightforward and helpful.

Rhino is great even by the high standards of Kenyan tented camps. On the same trip I had a trick at Elsa and also stayed at Offbeat Meru. There's nothing wrong with either place -- and in particular, Elsa has great views -- but I personally would stay at Rhino over either of these.

Its a new place so I would get there before it gets sold out or priced out!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 21, 2010

possibly the best place I have stayed in Kenya! Beautiful setting, superb food, fantastic service and gorgeous accommodation. We saw leopards (3!), rhino (black and white, I think), elephants, buffalo, zebra, various gazelles, giraffe..... All in all the accommodation was fantastic and we saw tons of game - really impressed and would recommend it very highly.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with friends
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