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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We booked this safari with Julius JT safaris and I have to say this is the most memorable holiday we have had in a long time. After a two hour flight from Mombasa we were met at the airstrip by a 4 x 4 jeep, this is to be our vehicle for the next few days of game drives. We...

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

Thank you for your review of Governors Camp, we are delighted that you liked the tent, the food and the whole overall experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2014

I cannot praise this Camp enough. From the moment we arrived at Wilson Airport in Nairobi to fly to the Camp using their own plane, we were treated with such kindness, politeness and friendliness. It felt like I was an old friend returning to an often visited place. The food was of a high quality, and there was so much...

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

Thank you for posting a review of your Governors Safari. We are very happy that you enjoyed the safari and thank you for recommending us.

Christchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We stayed at the Boabab on Diani Beach with First Choice (reviewed separately). We chose to book our safari through the excellent JT (Julius Tact) Safaris run by Julius Nzumbi (reviewed separately) We had read the reviews of Governor's on tripadvisor and so had high expectatons of the camp. These contined to be exceeded throughout our two night three day...

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

Thank you for posting your review of Governors Camp. We are delighted that you enjoyed the safari.

Villemomble, France
Reviewed 10 March 2014

We lived three wonderful days. Our very comfortable tent gave onto the savanna with giraffes in the background. A colony of mongooses came during the lunch. Every safari was rich in discoveries (lions, hippopotamuses, crocodiles, elephants, cheetah, leopards, antelopes and zebras, giraffes... ). To stay inside the camp was also wonderful. The very thoughtful staff makes of this magic place...

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

Thank you for your very nice review of your safari. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience and we hope to welcome you back again someday.

Wellington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2014

We returned to Governors Main Camp for our second unforgettable stay early September 2013, having spent a few days relaxing in Mombasa. Our trip was arranged through Julius JT Safaris with his usual efficiency and value for money. From the plane we were driven the short distance to Governors Camp, greeted at the gate by the ever-smiling David Askari with...

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

Thank you for your review of Governors Camp, we are delighted that you enjoyed your safari and very happy to hear that you also found time to visit the community school. We look forward to welcoming you back on safari with us.

Stockton on Tees
Reviewed 2 March 2014

I am on the beach in Mombasa breaking one of my cardinal rules- don't do the review till I have left the country. I just want to get down how fantastic our 4 night stay was before I forget the many details of what made this so special. My Wife was with me of course. Our 23 year old animal...

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

Thank you for posting a review of your safari at Governors Camp, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the safari so much. You comments about wanting another plug socket in the tents have been noted. We hope to welcome you back again someday.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Governors Camp is exceptional. Peter and his staff go above and beyond to ensure your time with them is ideal. It was the little extra's that really stood out. From the morning coffee to your tent with a little jug of warm milk and freshly made ginger biscuits, the hot water bottle put in your bed as part of turn-down...

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

Thank you for posting a review of your safari, we are delighted that you felt safe, welcomed and looked after. We hope to welcome you back again someday.

london
Reviewed 27 February 2014

We did a 3 day safari recently organised by JT Safaris. Excellently organised Thomson Holidays could learn a thing or two off him. We had researched the camp, it excelled all our expectations. All the staff and Management could not have been more helpful and professional. The tent was a treat, clean and comfy. You get a hot water bottle...

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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 that the experience exceeded your expectations and that you found the staff and management, friendly and helpful, the tents comfy and the dining experience impressive. We hope to welcome you back again someday.

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2014

From the begining of our flight into camp on the Governor's Cessna Caravan we felt and were treated like celebrities.What an amazing time we had.We were given the most friendly welcome into camp by "Captain " David and were then shown to our tents which overlooked the Maira River where we had a good view of several hippos and a...

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Thank you for posting a review of Governors Camp. We are delighted that you liked the camp, enjoyed the game drives and it was the trip of a lifetime. We hope to be able to welcome you back again someday.

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2014

From the second we landed, the 3 days we spent at governor's camp were the best of my life, this place is just perfect! Our tent overlooked the mara river and upon arrival we had perfect viewing of a crocodile and a couple of hippos. The tent was really cute and well equipped with all the mod cons and dressing...

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Thank you for choosing Governors Camp for your birthday safari. We are so delighted that you enjoyed the safari so much and called it the trip of a lifetime. We are also delighted that you saw 5 black rhinos on your birthday, an amazing sighting! Thanks for recommending us and we hope to welcome you back again someday.

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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: ₹ 31,551 - ₹ 70,730 (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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Governor`s Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Governors Camp
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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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