North Mara Conservancy, Kenya
A small, private and intimate camp from which to discover and experience the ‘real Africa’ and days of heart stopping game viewing in admits breathtaking scenery. At Richard’s Camp, traditional African hospitality meets understated luxury.
Set amongst a grove of enormous African olive trees, Richard’s Camp overlooks the open plains which are so characteristic of the Mara and many species of wildlife visit the camp regularly. Days can be as relaxed or as exciting as you wish them to be. The knowledgable and engaging guides lead bush walks as well as game drives and can take you to the local Masai homesteads or out to the plains for a sundowner.
In the evenings you may wish to dine in the bush alongside hippo pools and then head back to camp on a night game drive with the chance to spot the elusive zorilla, honey badger or genet cat. The camp also offers one of the most exhilarating experiences – a scenic flight over the Mara with Richard, this involves landing on the Soit Oloolol Escarpment where you can see the Mara in its full glory stretching to Tanzania.
There are just 8 tents which makes Richard’s Camp both secluded and intimate. The spacious tents are furnished in comfortable safari style and each tent has 24hour solar lighting and en-suite bathrooms with flushing loos and hot safari showers. An open Victorian bath surrounded by flickering candles and the sounds of the bush is the perfect indulgence after a day on game drives. After this, cocktails around the open camp fire precede a delicious three course meal under a canopy of stars.
Richard’s Camp Information
- Location:North West Maasai Mara. Twice daily flights from Nairobi Wilson Airport and it is then a 20 minute game drive to the camp.
- Accommodation:7 luxury safari tents
- Activities:Day and night game drives, birding and scenic bush walks, hot air balloon flights, scenic flights and cultural visits to a local Maasai village.
- Facilities:A fully hosted tented camp
- Weather:Closed in May and November. The long rainy season is from April to May and best avoided. November is the short rainy season. The best time of year to visit is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which passes through the Masai Mara from July through to October.
- Children:Welcome and babysitting can be arranged on request.