Mara River Post

Mara River Post is a mid-range permanent tented camp located in the Serengeti Mara area of northern Tanzania. The camp is situated on a hill on the south side of the river and offers 16 tented rooms for guest accommodation. It provides access to a good range of safari areas, including prime locations for viewing wildebeest migration river crossings during the dry season from July to October. Unlike other seasonal camps, Mara River Post is open for most of the year, closing only during the main rains from mid-March to the end of May.

Mara River Post has 16 elegant en-suite safari tents with stunning views of the Mara River.

Both sides of the hill have public areas with pleasant lounges and bars as well as brilliantly constructed open eating areas.

A swimming pool and spa are also available.
The camp is set on a hill with unobstructed 270° views of the Mara River and the Savannah.
The elegant common rooms are built on high platforms to maximize views of the river, where you may observe wildebeest passing or elephant families.
The calm environment and personalized attention make you feel at ease. After an adventurous day in the jungle, relax in the pool or take a sleep on the sundeck.

The 20 deluxe canvas tents are designed in contemporary African style and each has a furnished observation deck overlooking the magnificent Mara river and the boundless grasslands.
The tents are comfortable, with en-suite facilities (flush toilets, a bathroom sink, and a shower), dressing room alcoves, and lovely timber finishes.
Even during the warmest seasons, the thatched roofs ensure a moderate temperature inside.

Getting there

To get to the camp, visitors can fly into the nearby Kogatende Airstrip for the start of their safari, which is followed by a safari drive of approximately 60 minutes. At the end of their stay, guests can depart from the same airstrip to travel by air down to Serengeti Central, from where they can begin the overland segment of their trip southwards through Ngorongoro, Manyara, and Tarangire reserves. If the camp is at the end of the safari, visitors can end their overland safari in the Central Serengeti and travel north by air to Kogatende Airstrip. The airstrip has daily flight connections with Kigali (for gorillas in Rwanda), Manyara, Tarangire, Ruaha, and Selous (for more safari), Zanzibar (for tropical coastline), Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam, and Nairobi (for international arrivals and departures).

Location of Mara River Post

Located in northern Serengeti’s Kogatende, Mara River Post is a luxury tented camp that offers guests a unique and authentic safari experience.

The northern Serengeti (Kogatende) near the Mara River exemplifies Africa’s allure. It is without a doubt one of the world’s most famous safari places, endowed with a rich biodiversity and animals.

The Mara River is famous for its beautiful and often dramatic events that occur between June and October, when millions of wildebeests cross the river in an attempt to avoid crocodile attacks.

The river is full of water all year and is frequented by elephants and hippos. Close encounters with rhinoceros and cheetah hunting gazelles are common in the big plains.


The camp features twelve spacious and stylish tented suites, each with a private veranda overlooking the stunning Serengeti landscape. The suites are beautifully decorated with a blend of traditional African and contemporary design elements, and feature comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, and indoor and outdoor lounging areas.


Mara River Post offers guests a range of dining options, including meals served in the camp’s main dining area or on guests’ private verandas. The camp’s expert chefs prepare delicious meals using locally-sourced ingredients, including vegetables from the camp’s own organic garden. Guests can enjoy a range of international and local cuisine, as well as a selection of fine wines and spirits.

Safari Activities

Mara River Post offers a range of safari activities, including game drives, guided bush walks, and hot air balloon safaris. Game drives are conducted in custom-designed 4×4 vehicles, with experienced guides and trackers who know the area intimately. Guided bush walks offer a more intimate experience, allowing guests to explore the Serengeti on foot and get up close and personal with the flora and fauna. Hot air balloon safaris provide a unique perspective of the Serengeti, with breathtaking views of the landscape and wildlife.


Mara River Post features a range of facilities designed to provide guests with a comfortable and memorable stay. The camp has a main lounge area with comfortable seating and a fireplace, a bar area, and a library with a selection of books and games. The camp also has a swimming pool, spa, and fitness center, perfect for relaxing and rejuvenating after a day of safari activities.


Mara River Post is committed to sustainability and eco-friendly practices, with a focus on minimizing its environmental impact and supporting local communities. The camp is powered by solar energy and uses sustainable practices in its operations. The camp also supports local communities through its community outreach programs, which focus on education and conservation initiatives.

Mara River Post – Northern Serengeti

Mara River Post offers a luxurious and sustainable safari experience in the heart of the Serengeti. With its world-class accommodation, exceptional service, and range of safari activities, the camp is the perfect base for exploring one of the world’s most incredible wildlife destinations while supporting sustainable tourism and local communities.

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