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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Luxury camp. The big five and plenty more. I went alone on my trip and it was great. I felt safe and there were nice people to speak with. Loved it. I enjoyed the hippos and crocks in the river just outside my luxury tent. Woken up with coffee tray was a great treat and so I was sure not...

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Musiara, Manager at Governor's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review of your stay at Governors Camp, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your safaris, the wildlife in camp and the early morning coffee! We hope to welcome you back again someday.

Grantham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2014

My husband and our 2 children (boys aged 12 and 9) stayed here just after Christmas. Everything was perfect. The tents are luxurious, the staff are very attentive, the food was great. They couldn't possibly have done more to make our experience any better. Our guide/driver was Hassan. He was brilliant. He knew exactly what to show us and was...

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Musiara, Manager at Governor's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your safari and for choosing Governors Camp for your family safari. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the whole experience and that of your 3 visits to the Mara that this was the best. We hope to welcome you back again for a fourth safari!

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 8 January 2014

It is one of a handful of lodges that are actually located in the reserve, the first to be founded and one of the most famous and luxurious. The location in the park means that the morning and afternoon game drives can be extended a bit beyond those of the lodges that have to leave the park before it closes,...

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Musiara, Manager at Governor's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Governors Camp, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the camps location within the park and that you found the food great and our driver-guides the best in the area. We hope to welcome you back again someday.

Vancouver
Reviewed 8 January 2014

My wife and myself stayed there for 3 days in late Sept and had a fabulous time. Our guider name was Robert and I say he was the best. On our second night there we were out for our afternoon drive when he started watching a herd of Wildebeest heading towards the river. This was late in the day and...

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Musiara, Manager at Governor's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property, your comments are very much valued and we are so glad you had such a memorable stay with us. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the incredible Masai Mara! Best wishes, The Governors Team

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2014

I have nothing but praise for this wonderful establishment! From the moment we arrived, everything was perfect and the staff really did go the extra mile, starting with converting our two single beds into a huge double! My sister in law has a severe nut allergy, and the staff were incredibly on the ball about it - everyone was aware,...

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property, your comments are very much valued and we are so glad you had such a memorable stay with us. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the incredible Masai Mara! Best wishes, The Governors Team

Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Ok, I must admit I have not seen the other camps, but this one is famous for being the original and they know what they are doing. This being my first safari, I cannot even spell it out for you, it is like landing in Noah's Arc itself. The Mara is certainly one of the must stunning places I have...

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Musiara, Manager at Governor's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Thomas, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property, your comments are very much valued and we are so glad you had such a memorable stay with us. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the incredible Masai Mara! Best wishes, The Governors Team

Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 January 2014

I just returned from my second trip to the Maasai Mara and another fabulous stay at Main Governor's Camp. This is absolutely the very best camp in the Mara. The service is wonderful and the location is absolutely stunning. You are directly in the center of the famous Marsh Pride of lion's territory and if you love big cats as,...

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Musiara, Manager at Governor's Camp, responded to this review

Dear Thomas, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property, your comments are very much valued and we are so glad you had such a memorable stay with us. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the incredible Masai Mara! Best wishes, The Governors Team

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 January 2014

This camp is just amazing. We saw our first Masai Mara lion basking in the sun on the way from the airstrip, we watched giraffe glide past on the plains as we ate our lunch, we were welcomed in and out of the camp by the friendliest gate guard we have ever met and we were entertained by a family...

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Dear Thomas, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property, your comments are very much valued and we are so glad you had such a memorable stay with us. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the incredible Masai Mara! Best wishes, The Governors Team

wigan
Reviewed 29 December 2013

It was my third stay at Governors camp. what can I say" I LOVE IT ." Its the best place in the world . the staff are amazing,. lovely and very caring . The tents are beautiful ,clean and spacious.. with your own tent boy who cleans, tidies and does your washing and ironing daily , he is also your...

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Musiara, Manager at Governor's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely and informative review of your stay at Governors Camp. We are delighted you had such a lovely and memorable time with us all. Thank you again and we have passed your feedback onto the rest of the team, We do hope to see you return one day soon. Best...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 December 2013

This was my first safari experience, and needless to say I am nervous to ever do another as I don't think it could ever compare!! Although short (3-days, 2-nights) I left with the utmost respect and gratitude to our dedicated ranger, Robert, who I am convinced has Superman-like vision; without his expertise and instinct, we wouldn't have seen the big...

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Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely and informative review of your stay at Governors Camp. We are delighted you had such a lovely and memorable time with us all. Thank you again and we have passed your feedback onto the rest of the team, We do hope to see you return one day soon. Best...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Governors' Camp nestles on the banks of the Mara River in the heart of the most prolific game viewing area of the Masai Mara. One of only a handful of camps located within the Masai Mara Game Reserve the setting is magical. Half of the tents overlook the rolling grasslands of Africa, with views of elephant, zebra and gazelle; the rest are tucked away in the forest lining the banks of the Mara River. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Governor's Camp

Address: C14, Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $641 - $1,385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Governor's Camp 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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“Our tents faced the river which were beautiful. The other tents faced the plains. I don't think you can go wrong.”
  • These cute little dwarf mongoose were photographed in the camp
 of 5 bubbles EdmontonGreg, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All tents face the Mara River. Hippos & elephants walking through at night--it's all part of the adventure.”
  • Hippos in the river below the bar terrace
  • King of the savannah!
 of 5 bubbles MaestraM, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Every tent is excellent. I personally liked the layout of the ones closest to the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles philh708, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Request river tent”
 of 5 bubbles PaulATully, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“there is no bad room from what we could see - would stay here again in any place they would fit us. AMAZING place”
 of 5 bubbles 517shyams, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
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