Richard’s River Camp

Richard’s River Camp is an exclusive tented camp set up on the banks of the Motorogi River on the eastern side of Mara North Conservancy.

Richard’s River Camp offers an authentic tented camp experience but with very much a luxurious and sophisticated twist. There is no great ‘infrastructure’ to the camp, but the furnishings, fittings and fabrics are all high quality and the camp has the definite feel of a discerning bush retreat. The tents are very comfortable, but not over the top, and camp has an intimate and personal feel. Service is good and food is sophisticated, whilst at the same time the camp offers a close to nature wilderness adventure. Guiding is excellent and of course the game viewing is spectacular.


Accommodation for around 20 guests is in 6 standard guest tents and two family tents, each built onto a solid plinth under a canvas awning. Each tent has a large furnished verandah and is stylishly furnished with individual pieces…


The Masai Mara ecosystem is one of the best game viewing areas in Africa and is especially good for viewing the big cats. Elephants, buffalo, hippo, crocodiles, giraffe, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyaena, impala, gazelles, eland…


There is no age restriction at Richard’s River Camp, though the style of the camp will not usually suit families with very small children. The two-bedroomed family tents are, however, superb for families who wish to be ‘under one roof’, and…

Conservation & community

In 2011 the Mara Elephant Project (MEP) was founded by Richard and Liz, owners of Richard’s River Camp. The project works to reduce human wildlife conflict (and poaching) by monitoring the elephants through tracking and collaring. Guests…

LocationMara North Conservancy, Masai Mara
AccessScheduled or Charter flight into Mara North (1 hour drive from camp) or charter flight into Richard’s River Camp airstrip (5 minute drive from camp)
OpenAll year
Camp StyleLuxury tented camp
FocusBig game
ChildrenNo age restriction
ActivitiesGame drives (day and night) / Guided walks / Maasai village tour
Maximum Guests on Vehicle4
Private Vehicle OptionsYes
Off-road DrivingYes
Number of Rooms8 tents including 2 family tents
Family Accommodation2 two bedroomed family tent
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Outdoor shower / Indoor bath in the family tents
Power for chargingIn room
HairdryerLow power; can be used anytime
Heating/CoolingStanding fans
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomWhistle
Wi-FiGuest tents only
Mobile ReceptionNo
WellnessIn room massage
Dining StyleCommunal (can be flexible)
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks (excluding premium brands)
Credit CardsVisa and Mastercard