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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Stayed here for my husbands 50th. Had to initially wait longer for our room but it was worth the wait, we had been given the honeymoon suite with a resident crocodile. Truly unreal experience listening to hippos, buffalo eating right beside you while you try and sleep and the morning we were waiting to be escorted to the balloon trip...

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

Dear Laura, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our property, your comments are very much valued and we are so glad you had such a memorable stay with us for your husbands 50th Birthday. We really appreciate your comments regarding our customer service, the food, and all your incredible sightings. We will pass...

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Governors camp This was much talked about property when we were planning our trip to MasaiMara. We also decided to fly with their own airline as this airstrip is 5 mins away from the resort. Camp is under the shed of thick woods along the bank of popular Mara river. Most of the cottages are facing river offering you complete...

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

Dear Pravin, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely and informative review with such a fitting title as 'The perfect place to spot the big 5' which it is indeed. I am sure other guests will ind it extremely usefull when planning their trip to the magical Masai Mara. We really appreciate your comments regarding our...

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Governor's Camp includes 3 game drives per day and full board. We lucked out with our driver guide, Dixon, who was great with the kids and gifted in spotting birds and game, particularly large cats but also smaller cats like Serval and Genet. In 3 days we saw 49 lions and 4 cheetah! Food was fine and tents were comfortable....

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

Dear Kit, 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 and even got to witness a Lion Kill, wow! Thank you again and we have passed your feedback onto the rest of the team,...

Frauenfeld, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 January 2017

What a magical place! The whole staff is very polite, friendly and helpful. Meals are so delicious and served in a wonderful setting! The tents are spacious, very clean, well equipped, with comfortable beds...just perfect! It is amazing to sit on the terrace with a view on the Mara River with lots of hippos and crocodiles. The game drives were...

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

Dear Bettina, Dear Kit, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your magical stay at Governors Camp. We are delighted you had such a lovely and memorable time with us all and saw the Big 5 and more. Thank you again and we have passed your feedback onto the rest of the team, We...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Govenors Camp on the Mara River was the high spot of a 2 week trip to Kenya - location, tents,open camp with hippos strolling past the dining room, sun-downers & a camp fire, game drives and balloon ride were all absolutely wonderful. The staff were excellent from Harrison the manager to Richard the eagle-eyed ranger and Johnson looking after the...

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

11 out of 10! wow. Truly humbled at this compliment. 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 and that Harrison, Richard, Johnson and the team did such a fantastic job at looking after you. We have...

Gravesend, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Simply amazing. Stayed here for 5 nights in tent 12A luxury justus suite. This place is situated in one of the best spots in the Mara. We saw 4/5 of the big five in the first few hours of arriving! Food was brilliant everyday, nice variety and very well done. Staff brilliant, cannot fault them on anything Guide was amazing...

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Dear Jade & Tommy, 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 and that . We have passed your feedback onto the rest of the team who will highly appreciate such excellent feedback. We look forward to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I spent 4 days at the main camp . It was our first safari . We saw everyday all the big 5 thanks to the very talented Mandila .The camp was an heaven of peace and the staff , Fred and his team offered an friendly and excellent service . The chef is very talented too ....

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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 and that Mark took such great care of you. We have passed your feedback onto him and the rest of the team who will highly appreciate such excellent feedback....

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed three nights and loved it. We were not sure which camp to choose but were not disappointed at all with our choice. We had a tent overlooking the Mara river and it was delightful. It was very clean and looked after daily. The bed was comfortable and the hot water bottle at night comforting. The...

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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 and i'm sure other customers will find it extremely useful when planning their safari to the magical Masai Mara. We have passed your feedback onto the rest of the...

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Superb location and wildlife, with elephants regularly in front of the main dining area. High quality guiding and game drives. Attentive staff and management makes for an enjoyable stay. Thoroughly recommended.

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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 review of your stay at Governors Camp. We are delighted you had such a lovely and memorable time and would recommend it to others. We have passed your feedback onto the rest of the team who will highly appreciate such excellent feedback. We look forward to seeing you back...

Toddington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

My wife and I travelled to governors in the last few days of November for 4 nights safari before heading out to Mallindi. This fantastic trip was organised by Somak Holidays who I have to say where superb. We travelled to Governors by plane from Wilson airport in Nairobi after a 45 minute flight which itself was excellent. On arrival...

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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 and i'm sure other customers will find it extremely useful when planning their safari to the magical Masai Mara. We have passed your feedback onto the rest of the...

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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: ₹ 32,745 - ₹ 70,784 (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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“We prefer the riverside tents - they are further away though so it depends on personal preference.”
 of 5 bubbles CMS0676, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The closer you are to the main camp the better the wi fi. All tents were on the river which is magical.”
 of 5 bubbles Sally22102014, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our tents faced the river which were beautiful. The other tents faced the plains. I don't think you can go wrong.”
 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.”
  • King of the savannah!
  • Hippos in the river below the bar terrace
 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
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