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Kogatende - Kivuko cha I Site - Woga 7, Serengeti National Park Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/06/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Serengeti River Camp
Updated 20/06/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#102 of 170 Speciality lodging in Serengeti National Park
River Camp is located 1/2 kilometer from the Mara River with a view of the river valley. The camp consists of 7 standard tents and 1 family tent with 2 bedrooms and a shared bathroom. River Camp is an excellent location during the months of July- November for the wildebeest river crossings. It also is a wonderful destination in the green season with abundant resident wildlife and fewer tourists
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
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Kogatende - Kivuko cha I Site - Woga 7, Serengeti National Park Tanzania
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Seronera Airport99 kmSee all flights
Mara Lodges Airport24 kmSee all flights
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Nitin wrote a review 17 Jul
4 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Karibu Safari, Sales at Serengeti River Camp
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Nitin, Thank you for this incredible review of Serengeti Mara River Camp Camp. We truly appreciate the very special comments you have made and we will be sure to share these with the staff. We do hope that the special memories made on your trip will have you longing to return. It would be an absolute pleasure to host you again and we look forward to having the opportunity to warmly welcome you back to any of our properties. Warmest regards from Tanzania, Karibu Camps & Team
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Ben T wrote a review 08 Jul
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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!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Karibu Safari, Sales at Serengeti River Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Ben, It's an absolute pleasure to read such a lovely review of Serengeti River Camp. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay with us and had an incredible experience. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Edward and his team, who will be delighted to hear that they made such a positive impact on your travels and adventures at Serengeti. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warm Regards, Karibu Camps and team.
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Mphbrown wrote a review Nov 2019
Eagle, Colorado192 contributions76 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Misha P, Guest Relations Manager at Serengeti River Camp
Responded 13 Nov 2019
Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review. Your comments are truly appreciated and we all love knowing that we could rank highly in your safari experiences. We do hope that your next safari plans will have you returning to us for more quality meals, incredible migration crossings, and friendly hospitality. It would be great to welcome you back again to any of our Karibu Camps Property. Warmest regards from Tanzania, Karibu Camps Team
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Bernd W wrote a review Oct 2019
Amtzell, Germany24 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from Misha P, Guest Relations Manager at Serengeti River Camp
Responded 11 Oct 2019
Dear Bernd, Thank you for your kind words and your wonderful thoughts for our Manager. Its was a pleasure having you at River Camp and we are delighted to know that you had a comfortable stay with us. DC will be very pleased and happy to know your appreciation towards his service to you. Karibu means "welcome" in Swahili and all Our Managers and staff show that warmth and hospitality to all our guests at any of Karibu Camps & Lodges Properties. We have 4 more properties and we look forward to welcoming you again to any of our Camps in the near future. Asante Karibu Camps & Lodges Team
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Corby H wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions
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!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: Being closer to the main tent is better.
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Response from Mishpattni, Guest Relations Manager at Serengeti River Camp
Responded 12 Sep 2019
Thank you for your lovely feedback. We delighted to hear that River Camp was your most favorite among the others you stayed. We feel very privileged that we were able to make your stay enjoyable and memorable with the Karibu Spirit. We hope to see you once again on your next trip to Tanzania. Karibu Tena!
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US$549 - US$850 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaSerengeti National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Serengeti River Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Serengeti River Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Serengeti River Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Serengeti River Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Serengeti River Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Serengeti River Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.