Great sunset, sunrise views, wildlife right around the campsite, great sundowners with a full service bar, excellent freshly cooked meals everyday, super friendly staff winning to go the extra mile to make your experience nothing short of perfect. Clean tents with all basic amenities, daily housekeeping. I don't know what else one can wish for in the middle of the Serengeti.
We stayed at a variety of camps and lodges during our Safari, but this was by far my favorite. The facilities, food, and location were amazing but what really made it special was the people. Edward and the rest of the staff are truly some of the kindest and most thoughtful people I've ever met (regardless of them being staff). They went above and beyond to give us an incredible experience and I really don't think I've ever had a better stay at any hotel. Most other places we stayed we were greeted by chanting Masai and almost overly-attentive staff, which although lovely, can feel slightly alienating as a foreigner who doesn't want to impose too much. The staff at the Mara River Camp were just so much more relaxed and could be themselves, we talked with them for hours, sharing stories of our lives and having meals together with them and I can truly call them good friends of mine. I really hope you choose to stay here, and if you do, please tell Edward that Ben from Philadelphia says hi!…
We love the River Camp location! We had good food, a well tended, spacious tent and solar heated shower. We were in close proximity to the Mara a River where we saw a small crossing. 2 years ago when we were at the River Camp’s previous temporary location, we saw a huge crossing. The herds went west this year. We stayed in tent 4. It is a short walk from the main tent which is the only area where you can get Wi-Fi
We were searching for our camp and stranded at 7pm in the river camp. The Manager called DC, immediatly took care of us , found out the location of our lodge and contacted the manager. As it was to late to drive there, he made sure that we could stay at the river camp and organised that people from our lodge would pick us up the next morning. DC handled all the issues including ours with aplomb, always calm with a remarcable overview. The camp is of high standard, the luxury tents are spacious and very well equiped.
We loved the River Camp experience! We stayed in a bunch of Serena Lodges around the Serengeti area, which were all very nice of course, but River Camp was our favorite place due to the Karibu spirit. Samwell regaled us with stories of climbing Kilimanjaro five times and gave us good tips on routes. Harshil was awesome, we had a lot of fun chatting with him about waking up his friend Sid ;). All in all a fantastic experience, would definitely go back!