Rhino River Camp is situated in 60 acres of privately owned wilderness right on the edge of the Meru National Park and it is an excellent base from where to explore Meru National Park, with opportunities to see all of Africa’s “Big Five”.

The camp is made up of two forest tents and five riverside suites built from caramel canvas and hardwood and is set on raised wooden platforms from where you can watch the gentle flow of the Kindani River. This makes your experience at Rhino River Camp truly magical.


The camp itself offers a swimming pool, a restaurant area, a well stocked bar as well as many activities for you to explore. Whether you choose to watch the African wildlife ; walk in the bush or lie in the sun, Rhino River Camp can indulge in your every whim.

Guests at Rhino River Camp have the opportunity to visit the Meru National Park which hosts large populations of elephants, hippos, lions, cheetahs and leopards as well as many other animals including more than 300 species of birds.

Nearby is the Meru Park Rhino Sanctuary, one of the few places that you can still see these spectacular animals. At Meru National Park visitors can learn about Elsa the Lioness, the inspiration for the book and film “Born Free”. Elsa was orphaned in 1956 at just a few weeks old and was raised by conservationists George & Joy Adamson. Elsa was trained to survive on her own and was eventually released into the wild.



Small Tented Camp – by choice … Only 10 guest Tents.

Large swimming pool; mains electricity, ample power sockets in guest Tents for charging devices; high-capacity backup generator; DSTV in Guest Lounge; free fast Wi-Fi Internet throughout the Camp; improved accessibility for guests with reduced mobility; Guides/Drivers accommodation on Full-Board basis, at nominal tariff.

Flexible meal times; all meals cooked to order; vegetarian dishes always on offer; pre-game drive early morning wake-up calls with coffee, tea and biscuits on request; packed Breakfasts and Lunches to accommodate game drives.

Game drives and beyond

iKWETA Safari Camp offers its guests a number of optional excursions in the vicinity or proximity of the Camp to provide opportunities for cultural contact and interaction with the locals.


NATURE WALK TO GATWE (“SKULL”) HILL -  Approx. 2 hours. Morning or evening. Latest afternoon departure, around 15:30. Cost: KES 500 for 4 pax; KES 100 for each additional pax. Scale up Gatwe (“Skull”) Hill and enjoy panoramic views of the entire Meru Conservation Area, including the blue Nyambene Hills [Nyambene Forest and Water Tower] “marching in the distance towards Mount Kenya”, as one insightful observer quipped. Visitors will have the opportunity for interaction with local communities during their leisurely walk through the farmlands.

NYAMBENE HILLS [Nyambene Forest and Water Tower] Drive through small-scale tea farm landscapes en route to Nyambene Forest and Water Tower and the dams of Tuuru Water Scheme. Visit Kiegoi Tea Factory (by arrangement) and other places of interest, including Maria Consolata Shrine at Mukululu Catholic Mission. Half-day or full-day options may include packed-Lunch in Nyambene Forest. Cost: KES 3,000 for guide and conservation fees (for group of any size). An option includes a visit to Kiegoi Tea Factory, one of Kenya’s “fair-trade” success stories. [See Note at bottom on the concept of fair-trade.]

MAGADO [IGOMBE] CRATER [Nyambene National Reserve]  Full-day excursion with packed-Lunch. Depart iKWETA Safari Camp in the morning after Breakfast; descend to the crater; have Lunch at the rim; return in late afternoon. Cost: KES 3,000 (for rangers to accompany visitors).

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2 Days / 1 Night

Group Size: TBA

Reference Number: BS/CWT/2022


RIVERSIDE TENTS: Per person sharing is KES 12,500 per night on Full Board Basis

FOREST TENTS: Per person sharing is KES 10,000 per night on Full Board Basis

Single room supplement is KES 3,340 per night




By Customized Safari Minivan; Per vehicle per day KES 14,500

By Customized 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser; Per vehicle per day KES 19,500



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