Welcome to The River Camp in Serengeti, Mara Area, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of nature’s splendor. With its excellent location surrounded by Acacia trees and expansive grasslands, our camp offers a unique and unparalleled experience for those seeking a remarkable escape into the wilderness. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Mara River, just a few meters away, and witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of the great migration’s River Crossing from June to October.

Serengeti River Camp offers a serene and comfortable retreat amidst the untamed wilderness. Our camp features well-appointed tents that blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings, providing a tranquil haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Each tent is equipped with modern amenities and en-suite facilities, ensuring a luxurious and comfortable stay. The camp’s design embraces the elements of nature, allowing you to experience the sights and sounds of the Serengeti while indulging in the comforts of a premium safari camp.


Serengeti River Camp, nestled along the banks of the Mara River in Kogatende, offers a prime location for an extraordinary safari experience in the renowned Serengeti National Park. Our camp’s strategic position allows you to immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the Mara River and witness the awe-inspiring wildlife spectacles that unfold in this captivating region.

Getting there

Whether you choose to travel by air or venture on a road trip, reaching Serengeti River Camp is an adventure in itself. We provide convenient options to ensure a seamless journey to your wilderness retreat.

By Air: 

For a swift and scenic arrival, air travel is an excellent choice. Serengeti River Camp is easily accessible from Arusha, a vibrant Tanzanian city. Board a short domestic flight from Arusha Airport, and in just 60 minutes, you will find yourself landing at Kogatende Airstrip, located in the northern part of the Serengeti. The aerial route offers breathtaking views of Tanzania’s diverse landscapes, including sweeping plains, meandering rivers, and lush vegetation. Upon touchdown at Kogatende Airstrip, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be waiting to welcome you and transfer you to Serengeti River Camp, where your unforgettable safari adventure begins.

By Road: 

For those seeking an adventurous and immersive experience, a road trip to Serengeti River Camp allows you to soak in the beauty of Tanzania’s landscapes at your own pace. Starting from Arusha, embark on a scenic drive that spans approximately 456 kilometers, taking approximately 9 hours, depending on road conditions and stops along the way. As you venture towards Kogatende, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the changing vistas, from bustling towns to picturesque countryside. The road trip unveils the diverse landscapes and cultural richness of Tanzania, offering glimpses of local life and the chance to stop at viewpoints that provide stunning panoramas. Upon arrival at Serengeti River Camp, our dedicated team will be ready to welcome you, ensuring a smooth transition into the splendors of the Serengeti.

A Front-Row Seat to Nature’s Magnificence

The River Crossing, an extraordinary event that captivates nature enthusiasts worldwide, is a sight to behold. Picture hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles bravely embarking on a treacherous journey across the Mara River. As they traverse the crocodile-infested waters, their struggle for survival unfolds before your very eyes. It is a true testament to the resilience and adaptability of these magnificent creatures.

An Enthralling Encounter with Wildlife

At The River Camp, we understand the importance of a well-positioned vantage point. Our 15 luxury tents are strategically located to provide uninterrupted views of this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon. Imagine waking up to the sound of nature’s symphony, stepping onto your private balcony, and being greeted by the breathtaking sight of the great migration. It is a visual feast that will forever be etched in your memory.

Unparalleled Hospitality and Attention to Detail

We take pride in our dedicated staff who are committed to ensuring your experience at The River Camp is nothing short of extraordinary. With a passion for hospitality and a keen eye for detail, our team goes above and beyond to cater to your every need. From the moment you arrive until the time of your departure, we strive to provide you with exceptional professionalism, personalized service, and a warm African welcome.


Indulge your taste buds in a culinary adventure at our dining and bar lounge areas, thoughtfully designed to immerse you in the beauty of the savannah grasslands. Savor the flavors of meticulously crafted gourmet meals prepared with the freshest local ingredients, perfectly paired with a selection of fine wines and refreshing cold beers. Our culinary team takes great pride in delivering a sensory experience that complements your unforgettable safari.

Unwind and Rejuvenate in Luxury

After an exhilarating day of exploration, retreat to the comfort and elegance of your luxury tent. Each tent is thoughtfully appointed with modern amenities and adorned with tasteful African-inspired decor. Sink into plush bedding and let the sounds of nature lull you into a peaceful slumber. Wake up to stunning vistas and feel rejuvenated, ready to embark on another day of discovery.

Embark on Extraordinary Safaris and Engaging Activities

The River Camp offers a plethora of activities to enhance your safari experience. Join our expert guides on exhilarating game drives, where you have the opportunity to encounter majestic lions, stealthy hyenas, and a myriad of other fascinating wildlife. Explore the savannah on foot with our experienced trackers, unraveling the secrets of the bush and discovering hidden treasures. For a unique perspective, embark on a hot air balloon safari and witness the vastness of the Maasai Mara from above.

Creating Lasting Memories

At The River Camp, our aim is to create a truly unforgettable safari experience that leaves an indelible mark on your soul. We believe in preserving the beauty of nature and supporting the local communities. Through our sustainable practices and involvement in conservation efforts, we strive to protect the precious ecosystem that is the Maasai Mara.

Plan Your Safari Adventure at The River Camp

Escape the ordinary and embark on an extraordinary safari adventure at The River Camp. With our unrivaled location, luxurious accommodations, and exceptional hospitality, we invite you to immerse yourself in the wonders of the Maasai Mara.

Tailored Safari Experiences

We understand that every traveler has unique preferences and interests. That’s why we offer a range of tailored safari experiences to cater to your individual needs. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, a photography enthusiast, or simply seeking a serene retreat, we have the perfect safari package for you.

Wildlife Encounters Like Never Before

The Maasai Mara is renowned for its remarkable biodiversity, and The River Camp serves as your gateway to this wildlife haven. Join our experienced guides on game drives that take you deep into the heart of the Mara, where you’ll have the opportunity to witness the Big Five in their natural habitat. Be captivated by the regal presence of lions, the gracefulness of cheetahs, and the sheer power of elephants.

Unveiling the Secrets of the Maasai Mara

Beyond the awe-inspiring wildlife, the Maasai Mara has much more to offer. Our expert trackers will lead you on guided walking safaris, allowing you to explore the intricate ecosystems of the grasslands. Learn about the traditional medicinal uses of plants, discover the fascinating behavior of smaller wildlife, and gain a deeper understanding of the delicate balance of nature.

Hot Air Balloon Safaris: A Bird’s Eye View

For a truly breathtaking experience, soar above the vastness of the Maasai Mara on a hot air balloon safari. As the sun begins to rise, you’ll float gently above the savannah, witnessing the world below come alive. Marvel at the golden hues painting the landscape, spot herds of wildebeest in their majestic migration, and feel a sense of awe as the vastness of the Maasai Mara unfolds before your eyes.

Luxury Tents: Your Sanctuary in the Wild

Retreat to the comfort and elegance of our luxury tents after a day of adventure. Each tent is meticulously designed to provide a seamless blend of modern comfort and authentic African charm. Sink into the plush bedding, relax on your private deck, and let the sounds of nature envelop you. Our attention to detail ensures that your stay at The River Camp is a sanctuary amidst the wilderness.

Exceptional Dining Experiences

Savor the flavors of Africa with our exceptional dining experiences. From sumptuous breakfast spreads to delectable bush picnics, our culinary team creates culinary delights that cater to every palate. Indulge in the freshest local ingredients, expertly prepared by our talented chefs. Whether you’re dining under the African sky or enjoying a candlelit dinner in our enchanting dining area, each meal is a celebration of the senses.

Conservation and Community

At The River Camp, we recognize the importance of preserving the natural beauty of the Maasai Mara. We are committed to sustainable practices and actively participate in conservation initiatives. By supporting local communities, we contribute to the preservation of wildlife habitats and ensure a harmonious coexistence between nature and the people who call this land home.

Book Your Extraordinary Safari Experience

If you’re ready to embark on an unforgettable safari adventure and create lasting memories, book your stay at The River Camp. Immerse yourself in the magic of the Maasai Mara, witness the awe-inspiring River Crossing, and experience the warmth of African hospitality. Allow us to elevate your safari experience to new heights.

Camp Amenities:

At River Camp, we prioritize an authentic safari experience without compromising on the warmth and comforts of home. Our amenities include:

  • Ensuite hot shower
  • Flush toilet
  • Bathrobes
  • Mosquito netting
  • Laundry service (additional cost)
  • 24-hour electricity
  • Power points for charging
  • Separate dining area
  • Lounge & bar area
  • Beverage supplement available (additional cost)
  • Special dietary considerations
  • Sundowner experiences (additional cost)
  • Nightly campfires
  • Radio communication in each tent

We aim to provide a seamless blend of luxury service and accommodation, ensuring your stay at River Camp is a unique and unforgettable safari adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions About Serengeti River Camp

Planning a safari adventure at Serengeti River Camp? We understand that you may have some questions before embarking on your journey. To assist you in making informed decisions and ensuring a memorable experience, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about Serengeti River Camp.

1. Where is Serengeti River Camp located?
Serengeti River Camp is nestled along the banks of the Mara River in Kogatende, within the world-renowned Serengeti National Park. This prime location offers breathtaking views and easy access to the diverse wildlife and natural wonders of the region.

2. How can I reach Serengeti River Camp?
You can reach Serengeti River Camp by air or road. If you choose to fly, you can book a domestic flight from Arusha Airport to Kogatende Airstrip, which is approximately a 60-minute journey. For those who prefer a road trip, the drive from Arusha to Serengeti River Camp takes around 9 hours, covering a distance of approximately 456 kilometers.

3. What is the best time to visit Serengeti River Camp?
Serengeti River Camp is open year-round, each season offering unique experiences. The best time to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration, a spectacular wildlife phenomenon, is from June to October. However, the Serengeti boasts abundant wildlife throughout the year, making every season a rewarding time to visit.

4. What accommodation options are available at Serengeti River Camp?
Serengeti River Camp offers luxury tented accommodations, blending comfort with a sense of being close to nature. Each tent features modern amenities, private en-suite facilities, and panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness, providing a serene and cozy retreat during your safari adventure.

5. What wildlife can I expect to see near Serengeti River Camp?
The Serengeti is renowned for its diverse wildlife. While staying at Serengeti River Camp, you can expect to encounter the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo), as well as an array of other fascinating species, including cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, and various antelope species. The Mara River, near the camp, is a prime location to witness dramatic river crossings during the Great Migration.

6. What activities are available at Serengeti River Camp?
Serengeti River Camp offers a range of activities to enhance your safari experience. You can embark on exhilarating game drives, led by experienced guides who possess in-depth knowledge of the Serengeti’s wildlife and ecosystems. Guided walking safaris provide an opportunity to explore the surroundings on foot, discovering the intricate details of the flora and fauna. Additionally, hot air balloon safaris offer a unique perspective as you float above the vast plains, witnessing the Serengeti’s breathtaking landscapes and wildlife from the sky.

7. Is Serengeti River Camp suitable for families?
Yes, Serengeti River Camp welcomes families and provides a family-friendly environment. We offer spacious tents that can accommodate families, and our experienced guides are skilled in catering to the needs of all age groups. Children can partake in educational activities, and special arrangements can be made to ensure a memorable safari experience for the entire family.

8. What safety measures are in place at Serengeti River Camp?
The safety and well-being of our guests are of utmost importance to us. Serengeti River Camp adheres to strict safety protocols to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience. Our camp is equipped with trained staff who prioritize the safety of our guests. We have comprehensive emergency response procedures in place, including communication systems and first-aid kits. Our guides are experienced professionals who prioritize your well-being during game drives and other activities.

9. What dining options are available at Serengeti River Camp?
Serengeti River Camp offers delicious and freshly prepared meals to satisfy your culinary cravings. Our talented chefs create a blend of local and international flavors, using high-quality ingredients. Whether it’s a hearty breakfast before your safari adventure or a delightful dinner under the starry African sky, our dining experience is designed to be memorable and cater to your dietary preferences.

10. Can I explore the surrounding areas on my own?
Exploring the Serengeti National Park on your own is not permitted for safety reasons. It is advisable to join guided activities led by experienced guides who have extensive knowledge of the park’s wildlife, terrain, and safety protocols. This ensures a safe and enriching experience while minimizing any potential risks.

11. What should I pack for my stay at Serengeti River Camp?
When packing for your stay at Serengeti River Camp, consider bringing lightweight and breathable clothing suitable for both warm days and cool evenings. It is recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and binoculars for wildlife sightings. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the incredible moments during your safari adventure.

12. Are there any additional fees or permits required? While the accommodation fees at Serengeti River Camp cover your stay, it’s important to note that park entry fees, conservation fees, and any additional permits may apply, depending on the activities you choose to participate in. These fees contribute to the conservation efforts and maintenance of the Serengeti ecosystem. It is advisable to inquire in advance and plan accordingly.

Book Your Serengeti River Camp Adventure

If you have further questions or require more information about your stay at Serengeti River Camp, feel free to reach out to our friendly staff. We are here to assist you in creating a remarkable safari experience amidst the enchanting landscapes and captivating wildlife of the Serengeti. Book your adventure today and get ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime.

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