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Julia's River Camp

Tentalow with safari, near Maasai Mara National Reserve

  • Free continental breakfast and free parking

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Masai Mara National Reserve, Maasai Mara, Kenya
  • Spectacular stay at Julia's River Camp. Excellent location to immediately be immersed in…

    Oct 17, 2021

  • The stay at Julia's River Camp was excellent. The location is near many lion prides,…

    Aug 26, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 28 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve - 1 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Classic Tent
  • Superior Tent
  • Exclusive Tent

What’s around


  • In a national park
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • Maasai Mara (OLX-Olkiombo) - 47 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (MRE-Mara Serena) - 155 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (OLG-Olare Airstrip) - 64 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (KEU-Keekorok) - 56 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (MDR-Musiara Airstrip) - 94 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (KTJ-Kichwa Tembo) - 176 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (OSJ-Ol Seki Airstrip) - 111 min drive
  • Maasai Mara (HKR-Mara North) - 165 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
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Masai Mara National Reserve, Maasai Mara, Kenya

At a glance


  • 28 rooms


  • Check-in time noon-6:00 PM
  • 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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service


  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


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


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only


  • 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/Tentalow
  • Julia's River Camp Safari/Tentalow Maasai 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

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Julia's River Camp does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from noon - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Onsite recreation at Julia's River Camp includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive, and a safari. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
  • 4.0.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, Aug 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.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, Aug 21, 2021

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  • 8.0.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, Aug 20, 2021

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  • 10.0.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, Jul 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.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, Dec 12, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Beautiful peaceful spot, very comfortable tents, great staff, tasty food. Couldn’t fault it!!

    RICHARD, 3 night trip, Feb 6, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great camp. Location and environment was a must. Meals good be improved a bit, particularly the take away ones.

    2 night family trip, Sep 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent Location and Employees

    Julia’s River Camp has the absolutely best employees, so friendly and concerned that we had a good experience. We want to give a special thanks to Lucky (our game driver - the best), Patrick (our waiter), and Meshak (our Masai warrior). All these inidividuals made our stay so memorable...thank you. The location is perfect, tucked along side the Talek River inside the reserve for the best game viewing. The Masai Mara is so beautiful. We’d highly recommend this place for the special employees working there.

    Isaac, 5 night trip, Aug 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very clean. Easy to see animals pass by the tent.

    2 night trip with friends, Jul 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everyone was very nice.The food was okay.The location was good.There were many animals right outside.

    2 night family trip, Jul 7, 2019

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