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Meru National Park, Kenya

Rhino River Camp

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Hotel Type
Reviews 4.8
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Description

Rhino River Camp is an unusual, exclusive and up-market lodge and the ideal place to explore the extraordinary Meru National Park, where the legend of Elsa the Lioness began and whose landscape has been used in the Lion King movie. Your perfect base to explore the complete wilderness of Meru Park and its amazing wildlife. The camp is adjacent to the Rhino Sanctuary that is literally at the camp gate!

Rhino River Camp is a collection of six luxury cottages built out of a caramel canvas and grown wood. The camp is on platforms above the flowing Kindani River which will turn your stay at the Camp into a quiet, exclusive experience.

Each room has its own private ‘zen’ area where you can meditate, re-read your favorite novel, or unwind. The very design of it, contemporary with a hint of Africa, is pleasant without being intrusive.

Situated in 60 acres of privately owned wilderness, Rhino River Camp offers the chance to connect with nature and to delight the senses in unspoilt bush and forest.

Whether it’s watching the classic African wildlife, going on a bush hike or simply soaking up the savannah sun with a drink in the evening, Rhino River Camp offers endless opportunities for adventure and the perfect space for relaxation.

Add to that a swimming pool to dream of, a well-stocked bar and restaurant area. The camp has many nature trails for you to explore this private property on foot or bike. Rhino River Camp is your perfect hideout. Situated in 80 acres of owned wilderness, the Camp offers you the chance to connect with nature and delight the senses in unspoiled bush and forest.

Rhino River Camp offers endless opportunities for adventure and the perfect space for relaxation. Whether it’s watching the African wildlife, indulging in a massage, going on a bush hike or soaking up the Savannah sun with a drink in the evening.

Rhino River Camp is a luxury tented camp located on the banks of the Kindani River, within the Meru National Park in Kenya. The camp is situated in a secluded area of the park, offering a unique wilderness experience.

Accommodation at Rhino River Camp consists of eight spacious tents, each equipped with en-suite bathrooms and private verandahs overlooking the river. The tents are elegantly furnished with comfortable beds and traditional African decor.

The camp offers a range of activities to explore the park, including game drives, guided bush walks, and bird watching. Guests can also visit the rhino sanctuary located within the park, where they can learn about rhino conservation efforts and see these magnificent animals up close.

In addition to wildlife activities, Rhino River Camp also offers cultural visits to nearby villages, where guests can interact with the local communities and learn about their way of life.

 

Opened in August 2010, the luxury Rhino River Camp, situated in Meru National Park Northern Kenya, is a collection of five stylish tents and one en-suite tent raised above the romantic Kindani River, ensuring intimacy and exclusivity. Each tent features a wide bedroom a bathroom, a wardrobe and it is surrounded by a lush riverine forest.

The wooden platform is linked to an intimate Zen tent where guests can unwind after an exciting game drive. Meru National Park hosts a large population of elephants, hippos, buffaloes, lions, cheetah, leopards and a diversity of game. The camp has a private access to the Rhino Sanctuary with 66 white and black rhinos,one of the main attractions of Meru NP.

Rhino River Camp is a great choice for those looking for a luxury safari experience in the heart of Kenya's wildlife-rich Meru National Park.

How to get to Rhino River Camp :

Rhino River Camp is located 360 km from Nairobi.

By air: Air Kenya scheduled flights and charter from Nairobi Wilson airport (50mins) to Kinna airstrip and half-hour off-road drive safari.

By car: 5/6 hrs drive from Nairobi along a turmac road and access Meru NP from Murera Gate.

Naming of Tents at Rhino River Camp Meru

The tents at Rhino River Camp are named by authors who devoted beautiful and epic pages to Kenya and Africa.

The Suite is dedicated to Karen Blixen: her Out of Africa is one of the moving glimpse of life and love in Kenya. Ernst Hemingway, who painted in bright colours, thrilling pages of safari hunting in his Green Hills of Africa and in The snows of Kilimanjaro. A tent is dedicated to the visionary writer Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan story. One tent is named after the Kenyan Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, tracing the history of his people and the human condition, has become one of the greatest writers from Africa. Finally, artist and photographer Peter Beard that shot the most breath-taking images of Kenya.

Proposed Length of stay at Rhino River Meru:

We suggest a duration of at least 2 to 3 nights to better enjoy the stay at RhinoRiver Camp and the Meru National Park.

Climate: rain “long” in April-M ay, rains “short” in November. The hottest months: March and October. Temperature: min. 15° – 32° max

Packing for a stay at Rhino River Camp :

The atmosphere at Rhino River Camp is informal; we suggest neutral-coloredcasual clothing, comfortable walking shoes. Long trousers and long sleeves, a golf,sweatshirt or a jacket for the cool of the evenings. For the pool: bathing suit, flip-flops. Internet Services: Free Wi-Fi access is available Do not forget: hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, binoculars, camera.

 

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Highlights
  • 5 Hrs from Nairobi - Scenic route
  • Full Board accommodation
  • Luxury Tented Camp
  • Perfect for Couples and Adults
  • Game Drives opportunities

What are the 2024 Prices for Rhino River Camp?

Here are Rhino River Camp Resident Rates:

Rhino River Camp Rates

Rhino River Camp Prices Full Board FB + Ground Package
Forest Tents Sharing Single
Sharing Single
1st Feb 2024 – 28th Mar 2024 KES 20,900/- PPS KES 24,900/- PP KES 25,800/- PPS KES 29,800/- PP
29th Mar 2024 – 30th Mar 2024 KES 22,400/- PPS KES 26,900/- PP KES 27,300/- PPS KES 31,800/- PP
1st Apr 2024 KES 17,600/- PPS KES 22,100/- PP KES 22,400/- PPS KES 26,900/- PP
2nd Apr 2024 – 31st May 2024 KES 16,100/- PPS KES 20,100/- PP KES 20,900/- PPS KES 24,900/- PP

Rhino River Camp Prices/Rates are in KES, Per Person, Per Night
Rhino River Camp Rates Exclude: Meru National Park Fees, Drinks and other Extras

Rhino River Camp Prices Full Board FB + Ground Package
Riverside Tents Sharing Single
Sharing Single
1st Feb 2024 – 28th Mar 2024 KES 23,700/- PPS KES 27,700/- PP KES 28,600/- PPS KES 32,600/- PP
29th Mar 2024 – 30th Mar 2024 KES 25,200/- PPS KES 29,700/- PP KES 30,100/- PPS KES 34,600/- PP
1st Apr 2024 KES 20,400/- PPS KES 24,900/- PP KES 25,200/- PPS KES 29,700/- PP
2nd Apr 2024 – 31st May 2024 KES 18,900/- PPS KES 22,900/- PP KES 23,700/- PPS KES 27,700/- PP

Rhino River Camp Prices/Rates are in KES, Per Person, Per Night
Rhino River Camp Rates Exclude: Meru National Park Fees, Drinks and other Extras

Rhino River Camp Full Board prices include:

Accommodation, Meals(Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast), Nature walks within campgrounds and Laundry

Rhino River Camp Game Package prices include:

Full Board accommodation, Soft Drinks, Beer, House Wine, Gin & tonic, Mineral Water, Day shared game drives within Meru National Park, Nature walks within Campgrounds, Fishing Rods, Sundowners, Local Airstrip transfers, Laundry and WIFI

Rhino River Camp Child Policy/Rates:

Children (3 – 16 yrs), Sharing with 2 Adults: 60% of PPS per Child
Children (3 – 16 yrs), Sharing with 1 Adult: Adult pays Single Rate and Child 60% of PPS
Children (3 – 16 yrs), in own Room: 75% of PPS per Child

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Which Hotel facilities are available for guests at Rhino River Camp?

Rhino River Camp Meru offers a range of facilities to enhance guests' comfort and enjoyment during their stay.

  • Accommodation:
    The camp features eight spacious and comfortable tents, each with a private en-suite bathroom, solar-powered lighting, and a private verandah overlooking the Kindani River. The tents are elegantly furnished with comfortable beds and traditional African decor.
  • Dining and Bar:
    The camp has a main dining area where guests can enjoy delicious meals prepared by experienced chefs, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The bar is also located in this area, overlooking the river, and offers a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Swimming Pool:
    Rhino River Camp has a beautiful swimming pool overlooking the river, providing guests with the opportunity to cool off and relax in between game drives and other activities.
  • Activities:
    The camp offers a range of activities, including game drives, guided bush walks, bird watching, and cultural visits to nearby villages. Guests can also visit the rhino sanctuary located within the park to learn about rhino conservation efforts.
  • Other facilities:
    Rhino River Camp also offers laundry services, Wi-Fi in the main area, and a gift shop where guests can purchase souvenirs and other items.

Which Rooms Types are in Rhino River Camp?

Rhino River Camp Cottages

Rhino River Camp has a total of 7 tents.

Five of the tents are built out of sumptuous caramel canvas and sustainably grown wood, raised on platforms above the gently flowing Kindani River will turn your stay at Rhino River Camp into a quiet, exclusive experience.

A further 02 tents are located away from the river, facing a natural forest for those that prefer to be away from the sound of Kindani Rivers running water.

02 of the river facing tents have their own private ‘zen’ area where you can meditate, re-read your favourite novel, or simply unwind.

The very design of Rhino River Camp, contemporary with a hint of Africa, is pleasant without being intrusive.

Add to that a swimming pool to dream of, a well-stocked bar and restaurant area, numerous nature trails for you to explore our private property on foot or bike, and this will make your perfect hideout.

The luxury and uniquely designed canvas cottages of the Camp are built on wooden decks suspended among the trees of the pristine forest edging Kindani river.  The rooms are large, and set on decks at different levels blending with the tree canopy.  They make the perfect retreat and ideal location from which to feel part of the living, breathing environment of the riverine forest. Each room has a view over the river with sweeping boughs of raffia palms, yellow fever trees, and tamarinds.  The canvas cottages are scattered above a wild stream thus ensuring a private and peaceful stay in the most romantic setting imaginable.

What are the Foods & Drinks options at Rhino River Camp?

Rhino River Camp Meru  will surprise you with a selection of gourmet dishes with an Italian accent. The Camps food is praised by every single guest. It is refreshing, after a morning or an afternoon spent in the bush, knowing that you can expect a meal up to the highest standard.

The chefs are known for their very high standard of international haute cuisine with an Italian touch, always excellently rated from travel guides and guests.

Rhino River Camp Meru offers a variety of delicious meals and drinks to guests, prepared by experienced chefs using fresh and locally sourced ingredients.

The camp offers a full board meal plan, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast typically consists of a continental and hot breakfast buffet, while lunch and dinner are served as three-course meals. Guests can enjoy a mix of international and traditional Kenyan cuisine, with options for vegetarians and those with dietary restrictions.

In addition to meals, Rhino River Camp also has a bar where guests can enjoy a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including local beers, wines, spirits, and cocktails. The bar overlooks the river, providing a beautiful backdrop to enjoy a refreshing drink after a long day of game drives and activities.

Guests can also request for a bush breakfast or picnic lunch during their game drives or walks, providing a unique dining experience in the heart of the African wilderness.

Overall, guests at Rhino River Camp can expect to enjoy delicious meals and drinks throughout their stay, with options to suit all tastes and preferences.

Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at Rhino River Camp?

  • Fishing: Enjoy casting your fishing line along Rojewero and Tana rivers to catch the many edible species living in the park. You can “catch & release” or bring your fish to cook at the camp!
  • Bush Meals: Ask us to arrange for a bush breakfast or a bush lunch. This will allow you to spend more time on your game drive not to mention the thrill and the pleasure of having a meal into the wilderness of Africa.
  • Bush Walks: In Rhino River Camp privately owned compound we have carved a few paths which will allow you to walk comfortably around our pristine environment on foot. The paths are specially selected to take you to where you are most likely to see unusual birds, and many other small creatures around camp. One hundred and eighty nine different species of birds have been officially identified in the compound of the Camp alone. Yo u can also leave the confines of the lodge and explore by foot nearby farms, villages and countryside.
  • Hiking: We will bring you in our vehicle at the foothill of “Kilimajero” an extinct small volcano at just 4 Km away. The crater can be easily climbed to discover the small forest hidden inside it, and to enjoy 360° views over the Park from itsrim. The more energetic could walk (about 5 Km) to the discovery of the Kiolu river falls: magnificently encompassed by a steep rock amphitheatre, the falls are a hidden secret reward.
  • Sundowner: Sundowners are the ideal way to end your day. Enjoy a drink with a view from the small crater “Kilimajero” which is at a short distance from Rhino River Camp. The setting sun on the Nyambeni Hills will add to your enjoyment. Or ask us to arrange for a sun downer in one of the spots we have selected into the Park.
  • Massages and beauty treatments: After a busy day of adventure in the bush, why not relax completely with a massage or a beauty treatment from our skilled masseuse? A break at Rhino River Camp is a break away from the stresses,deadlines and worries of a busy life back home, so take this opportunity to indulge yourself in the beautiful surroundings of Meru.
  • Library: In the tents and in the main area there is a vast selection of “A f r i c a ” novels, essays and coffee table books for guests to enjoy freely.
  • Swimming Pool: You can relax in our swimming pool near the Kindani River Which runs beside the Camp.. Enjoy having a bath after the Game Drive while your children play and splash in the water. You can sunbath in one of the canvas chairs or relax under the shade of various tree surrounding the pool.Mountain Bike Riding: ride a mountain bike provided on one of the many paths and dusty roads surrounding Camp. You’ll ride through “shamba” (farms) of maize and bananas, through tiny villages, or you can get wet crossing one of the rivers of Meru.

Honeymoons at Rhino River Camp Meru

Rhino River Camp Meru can be an ideal destination for honeymooners who are looking for a romantic and adventurous African safari experience.

The camp offers a secluded and intimate setting with luxury tents that overlook the Kindani River, providing the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. Couples can enjoy a private dinner under the stars, a bush breakfast or picnic lunch, or a relaxing couple's massage at the camp's spa.

The camp's activities, including game drives and guided bush walks, allow couples to explore the Meru National Park and witness the incredible wildlife that resides there. Couples can also visit the nearby rhino sanctuary, which offers a unique opportunity to learn about rhino conservation efforts and see these magnificent animals up close.

Rhino River Camp also provides special honeymoon packages that include additional romantic touches such as private dinners, champagne, and romantic turndown services.

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