It is one of two camps owned by Richard Roberts and his partner Liz Fusco. Richard has lived in the Maasai Mara since the age of 3, so he knows the place pretty well! When it was built, in 2006, River Camp was Richard and Liz’s ‘home away from home’, but since then they have expanded the property. Today it is a luxurious safari camp, one of the best in Mara North!
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Richard’s River Camp is situated on the banks of the Njageteck River, in the Mara North Conservancy.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
The main mess tent occupies a section of grassland a short distance from the river, including some indigenous trees. It is open fronted, so guests can enjoy amazing views over the Conservancy, whether they are dining or relaxing in the lounge. The lounge contains lots of comfortable seating arranged around a coffee table for a friendly feel. The palette is mainly neutral and earth tones, with the occasional colourful cushion! Many of the camp’s fabrics and furnishings have been collected by Liz, on her travels through Kenya. The dining room is just as elegant, with director’s chairs surrounding a long table for communal meals. There is also a large drinks cabinet on the back wall. It is possible to dine outdoors too, amidst the wealth of wildlife attracted to the area! The camp is close to the Ngoyani Springs, a reliable source of water for animals.
River Camp’s guest accommodation consists of just seven traditional and individually decorated tents, spaced out among the grasses and under the trees, on the banks of the rushing river. A short flight of steps leads onto a covered veranda with a couple of director’s chairs and a table, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the views! Alternatively, there are swing seats hanging from nearby trees. Inside the tent, there is a seating area with an armchair, a covered table and a chest of drawers, then either a double bed or twin beds. One of the units is effectively two tents in one, intended for family use. The en-suite facilities are located at the back of the tent – they comprise flush toilet, washbasin, and hot running shower!
An exciting assortment of activities is available at River Camp. Game drives are possible during the day and the night – and there is loads to see here! All Big Five animals roam the rippling plains of the Conservancy, accompanied by countless other predators and herbivores. The wildebeest Great Migration occurs from July to October. The camp offers birding too, with guests getting acquainted with some 470 resident and migrant species! It is also fun to take a number of walks around camp and to visit a local Maasai village. Guests hoping to explore farther afield might like to consider a hot air balloon safari and even a day trip to Lake Victoria! Both activities incur an extra cost and must be booked in advance – just contact us for details.