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 10 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 tent is 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…

Location Mara North Conservancy, Masai Mara
Access Scheduled 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)
Open All year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury tented camp
Focus Big game
Children No age restriction
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Guided walks / Maasai village tour
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 4
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Yes
Number of Rooms 10 tents including 1 family tent
Family Accommodation 1 two bedroomed family tent
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Outdoor shower
Power for charging In room
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Low power; can be used anytime
Heating/Cooling No
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Whistle
Wi-Fi Guest tents only
Mobile Reception Yes in certain areas
Swimming No
Wellness In room massage
Dining Style Communal & private
Drinks Included House drinks (excluding premium brands)
Credit Cards Online payments – Visa, Mastercard and AMEX