Julia's River Camp

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Overview of Julia's River Camp

Julia's River Camp

2.5 star property
Tentalow with safari, near Maasai Mara National Reserve

9.6/10 Exceptional

21 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
The price is Rs 172
Price available on 30/06/2022
Masai Mara National Reserve, Maasai Mara
Main amenities
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self parking
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Naboisho Conservancy - 20 min drive
  • Olare Orok Conservancy - 40 min drive
  • Sekenani Main Gate - 67 min drive
  • Oloololo Gate - 98 min drive
  • Enonkishu Conservancy - 98 min drive

Getting around

  • Maasai Mara (OLG-Olare Airstrip) - 34 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (OLX-Olkiombo) - 47 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (KEU-Keekorok) - 56 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (MDR-Musiara Airstrip) - 94 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (OSJ-Ol Seki Airstrip) - 111 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (ANA-Angama Mara) - 118 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (MRE-Mara Serena) - 155 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (HKR-Mara North) - 165 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (KTJ-Kichwa Tembo) - 176 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Julia's River Camp

Julia's River Camp puts you 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Maasai Mara National Reserve. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 cabins


  • Check-in time from noon - 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • The host will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • The entrance to the property closes between 6 PM and 6 AM. Guests are not permitted to enter or leave the property during this time.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–11 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service

What to do

  • Safari


  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • No elevator (single level property)

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels


  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Julia's River Camp Safari Masai Mara
Julia's River Camp Safari
Julia's River Camp Masai Mara
Julia's River Camp Safari/Tentalow Masai Mara
Julia's River Camp Safari/Tentalow
Julia's River Camp Maasai Mara
Julia's River Camp Safari/Tentalow
Julia's River Camp Safari/Tentalow Maasai Mara

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Lovely camp, placed inside Masai Mara Reserve, right on river Talek. Our VIP tent was placed directly on the river so we could see hippos regularly. Camp stuff is great, very king and helpful. Food was excellent, far beyond our expectations. We are vegetarians and we didn't espect such a great food. VIP tent is quite spacious and comfortable, with nice terrace. Hot water was available all the time. WiFi was working in common aeras, but we barely used it. Considering price/quality rate, this camp could be one of the best options in entire Masai Mara. Highly recommended!
Ivan, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

In the middle of it all...
Bearing in mind it is a camp, Julia's is an excellent stay. Right in the Mara, you don't have to wait for the game drive (which is amazing) to see the wildlife.
Jared, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This camp is just lovely. Very clean and very comfortable yet allows you to be in the nature and wild. The staff and their service levels are truly fantastic and many thanks go out to Nick and his full team of staff.
Salma, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Masai Mara Safari
Spectacular stay at Julia's River Camp. Excellent location to immediately be immersed in complete Safari experience, friendly and professional team, the most excellent guide! Kios found 2 cheetahs about to hunt and positioned us with masterful ability to witness it. On a second cheetah hunt we were so lucky to observe he expertly maneuvered our vehicle to be the first forward to photograph unimpeded! Truly one of the most amazing experiences. Thank you Julia's River Camp for making our first family Safari utterly magical.
Julie, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Beware of the management here as they will scam you. I booked on Expedia & for most dates you could book “2 game drives per day”, but there was no option to book them for the dates I wanted. I contacted Expedia & the property to see why I couldn’t book the game drives for my dates & they said I could pay upon arrival. At the camp, the manager told me that I owed double the rate per day shown on Expedia (hundreds of dollars different). I showed him the Expedia app, which clearly said 2 and my conversations with the camp before arriving that said the price included 2 drives. They fought me over WhatsApp for an entire afternoon. I got a hold of Expedia and they contacted the property. The manager eventually agreed to the posted price, but said I owed an additional fee/day, which I had already paid.  Also, another friend came to stay there with me. Other guests in the camp were going to the airstrip when my friend was arriving and they invited me to join, so that I could greet her. The manager told me that I would be charged an airport transfer fee if I went with them. It cost them nothing additional for me to ride out with one group and back with my friend who was additional business that I brought them. After several conversations, the manager hesitantly agreed that I could go for free. But this took about an hour to resolve. I lost an entire day to phone calls and conversations with management.
celeste, 5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We loved Julia’s! The meals provided were delicious three and four course meals, they had a nice selection of beverages to choose from, and the two daily game drives that are included in the stay were amazing. We had an excellent driver, Dennis, the entire time, and the rest of the camp staff were super helpful and pleasant. This place was comfortable and of excellent value. The setting was lovely and we heard hippos and elephants by the river at night. I don’t know why you would stay anywhere else. If we’re back in the Mara we will definitely stay here again.
Leslie, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The stay at Julia's River Camp was excellent. The location is near many lion prides, cheetahs and leopards (it is just a bit of a drive to the migration river crossing area). We saw many animals grazing on the other side of the river and hippos in the river from our tent and dining area. Hear all kinds of animals at night when sleeping but always felt safe in the unfenced camp with the security (always walking you to/from your tent after dark). The service was amazing- every staff was attentive and friendly and made sure we felt comfortable. Lastly, the game drives with Denis our guide and driver was truly excellent. We saw so much more than expected and every day there was something new. We will definitely come back to visit!
Carol, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Unfussy tented camp with great game viewing
Unfussy safari tented camp with excellent food and local guides. Brilliant game viewing. Accommodation was simple but clean and comfortable. No frills, affordable and authentic.
6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything We Could Have Hoped For
We had a great time. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. The food was good. The lodging was a good, quiet, and dry tent. We would love to come back again.
Forbe, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Wow, couldn’t have enjoyed our stay more! Delicious three course meals, three times a day cooked by Steve - catering to dietary requirements and requests (delicious Kenyan banquet on the last night). The tents (more like luxury villas) had comfortable beds, hot water showers, WiFi, mosquito nets, and of course incredible views of the river and occasional lion and hippo! The location of the camp is unbelievable, we only had to drive 2 mins and we saw cheetah with 4 cubs, lion tribe, and countless other amazing creatures. The staff looking after us were great too - good fun, accommodating, and did all the could to share their knowledge of the area and keep us safe, special thanks to Mishak! We take with us great memories of campfires, star gazing, Masai traditions, and overall recommended without hesitation!
RICHARD, 3-night trip
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