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Reviewed 7 July 2012

With out the great relationships and respect shown between management (Sean and Kaila) and it staff this place would not fell like my home away from home. The management were helpful and accommodating in every way, the staff were amazing from great guides to fantastic meals to great serviced five star accommodation. The dinner by the Hippos was one to... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

Richard's Camp was absolutely the perfect way to kick off our African experience. Kyla and Sean were amazing hosts, making us feel at home right away. Our every need was catered to without losing our sense of wilderness and adventure. We were simply blown away by the attention to detail and extra effort that Richard's put in to make sure... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

Richard's Camp was the "unknown" camp heading into the trip with my family and I. After stops in Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Zanzibar, I can say that Richard's has the best people, guides, and wildlife out of any of the stops. The staff created a laid-back atmosphere, allowing us to create our own schedule. Richard's also had many surprises that I... More 

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Thank Ryan H
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

A small yet luxurious camp that is truly my favourite place in the Mara. Nestled in a lush kopje, this eloquent camp is the perfect spot to come home to and relax on the plush sofas warmed by an open fire after all the excitement of a game drive. The mouth-watering 3 course meals should be Michelin starred and the... More 

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malibu
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

I have traveled all over Africa, stayed in all of the most acclaimed camps, Richard's is at the very top of my list! My son and I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, and went from there straight into Richard's...our "tent" was so cozy, water bottles at our feet when we tucked in for the night, loved the bucket shower, everything about it... More 

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England
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

Richards camp has a rustic relaxed atmosphere- if you have ever envisaged the real africa (from story books) this is where you must stay. Equipped with wonderful hosts, hot and large (the largest bucket shower I have ever had) home cooked food, great wines, very comfortable beds, extremely spacious tents and your own privacy. Not only are you away from... More 

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Thank KitEngland
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

My husband and I finished our Kenya safari with 4 nights at Richard's Camp in September 2011. It's a small camp in a private conservancy a bit removed from the Masai Mara National Park, but that proved to be a plus as the area was uncrowded and we had some wonderful wildlife sightings both near the camp and en route... More 

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ExperienceKenya, Public Relations Manager at Richard's Forest Camp, responded to this review

Hi Sailgirl, Thank you so much for such an extensive and interesting review - this will be super useful for people wondering about whether to come and stay at Richard's Camp... As you say, four nights is the optimum, and for the beginning of 2012 (5th Jan - 30th June) we have a Stay for Four, Pay for Three deal... More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

We ended our Kenya safari with four nights at Richard's Camp: coming off an extraordinary experience at Sirikoi (where we could have easily stayed for several more nights, we were curious what the new camp would be like. We generally like rustic camps and Richard's satisfied that sense of rustic, sleeping under canvas, with many small luxurious touches, including a... More 

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ExperienceKenya, Public Relations Manager at Richard's Forest Camp, responded to this review

Hi Finem50 Thanks so much for your review - we are hugely impressed that you are trying your hand at Maa - it's a difficult language! But I'm sure with Leng by your side it was made a little easier? We're really glad you were able to put your trust in the guides; they are fantastic at Richard's Camp with... More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

We spent 3 nights at Richards camp recently. First impressions were that it looked a bit basic and rustic. However the camp soon grew on us and we had a great time. While it is not technically in the Masai Mara it is in a conservation area that it relatively close. There is plenty of wildlife in the area. To... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2011

My daughter and I were in Richard's private camp as our original booking had been overtaken by a full camp booking. No doubt we benefited from this, as the private camp was just magical. Our guides - Leng and Sadera - were so skilled and and such good company, lots of laughs. They 'spotted' everything - for example 7 cheetahs,... More 

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Tucked away in a cool and shady forest, which is home to resident leopard as well the elusive Narina Trogon (a beautiful forest bird), the camp looks out onto the Mara plains. Big cats, giraffe and all other wildlife are regular visitors to the camp's perimeter, while hippos graze the lawns by night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Richard's Forest Camp

Address: Ol Choro Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $667 - $821 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Richard`s Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Richard's Forest Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve
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