Richard's River Camp

Maasai Mara, Kenya


Our Rating

Trip Advisor

Room Type

6 Tents + Family Tent

Child Policy

Children of all ages


Solar Power, Hot and Cold running water, limited mobile and internet connectivity, Liz Fusco shop,


Game Drives, Bush Walks, Night Game Drive, Community Visits and Cultural Exchange


About This Accommodation

Richard's River Camp is one of our favorite camps in the Mara. The camp is set in a private conservancy bordering the Maasai Mara on the Ntiakntiak River which draws in an constant stream of game. Being set in a conservancy means contributing revenue to a conservation area, fewer other travelers and the option to do bush walks and night game drives which are not possible inside the main Mara.

We love the camp’s laid back, relaxed vibe. The decor emphasizes light colors and it feels classy, clean, and summery, while also being functional and comfortable. There are little artistic touches everywhere like beautiful wood carved tables and water bottles in your room with etched glass. There are big pillow chairs and hammocks hanging throughout the camp. All of the tents are spacious and comfortable and the family tent is enormous. The tents have outdoor showers with instant hot water and amazing pressure. The tents are quite spread out and offer lots of privacy. The property is 100% solar powered and we love the garden and curio shop with local, handmade goods.

The service at River Camp is seamless and the management excellent, and if Richard himself happens to be around you are in for a real treat! He is also available as a private guide for guests who are interested.

Activities at River Camp include day and night game drives and guided bush walks. If you have the time be sure to visit the Mara Elephant Project (MEP) a fascinating organization and one of Richard Robert's passion-projects. MEP tracks the movements of the elephants and deploys a Rapid Response Unit to respond to conflict situations and poaching alerts.

River Camp has a sister property, Forest Camp. While we like Forest Camp, River Camp is definitely our favorite of the two.

While Richard's River Camp might not be a realistic price point for everyone, anyone who goes is sure to have fabulous experience.

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What Our Clients Think

The flight out was easy and we were picked up in Maasai Mara.. Richard was there..but leaving on a family holiday, chatted ever so briefly, but Hannah and Finlay, the mangers, were great .. I think this was my wife's favorite spot overall, very Out of Africa views…. food was especially good for us, accommodations were very good too … the drives we went on saw more variation in animals. My wife visited a school near the camp, which she loved to do."

Richard's really was the best for game viewing - we loved seeing the mass amount of animals! [The staff] were the best at creating a social environment. We loved the community eating and campfire time."

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