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Richard's Camp Maasai Mara, Mara North Conservancy

Accommodation
Richard's River Camp is part of the private Mara North Conservancy. The nearby Njageteck River and the permanent waters of the Ngoyanai springs attract an abundance of wildlife to the area surrounding the camp.

With just seven tents, the camp offers a truly private experience and reflects the spirit of owners Richard Roberts & Liz. Richard himself grew up in the Maasai Mara, in the Ol Chorro Conservancy, where his parents were active nature conservationists. The tents are stylishly furnished, each with a walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom and outdoor area with seating. To the front of the lodge hang hammocks, and cushions are scattered around the meadow, which adds to the camp’s relaxed and romantic atmosphere.

For families, there is a large tent comprising two en-suite tents joined by a common living room.

Location
Richard's River Camp sits in the Mara North Conservancy (324 km²), which borders to the north with the actual Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The conservancy is an amalgamation of some 800 Maasai landowners and twelve safari camps, all of who have joined forces to offer their land to sustainable tourism.

The wildlife in the Mara North is fantastic and exciting game drives are guaranteed. The number of vehicles here is naturally much lower than the publically accessible Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

The camp is reached by air from Nairobi Wilson via the Mara North Airstrip; flight time from Nairobi Wilson is approximately 45 minutes

Wildlife
The Maasai Mara is home to one of the highest concentrations of big cat in Africa and more than 50 species of raptor. Lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffalo and elephant are high on the must-see list of most visitors here, and it is indeed the most likely place to get a snapshot of all of them.

Additionally, July sees the arrival of the first ca. two million wildebeest, zebra and Thompson’s gazelle that migrate from the Serengeti to feast on the fresh green grass of the Maasai Mara. They remain until September, when they make their way south again towards the Serengeti. The animals traverse the Mara River, where hungry crocodiles lie in wait for their prey, a spectacle known as ‘river crossings’.

Activities
Day and night game drives, bush treks, bush picnics, visit to a local Maasai village, balloon flights (additional costs).

Guides are allowed to leave the tracks in the Mara North Conservancy, which means very close animal encounters are possible.

Game drives take place in the conservancy, but also cross into the actual Maasai Mara Game Reserve, which is particularly popular during the great migration. It is not unusual for guides to pack breakfast and lunch and spend the whole day out with guests to witness one fo the River Crossings. Night drives are allowed in the private conservancy, but not in the game reserve.

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