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Governors Camp

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Highlights

- Prime Mara location
- Family friendly
- Fantastic wildlife

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Overview

Governor’s camp has a prime location along the Mara River in the famed Maasai Mara. This safari camp was one of the first to be built in Kenya , giving it is superb game viewing location. Governor’s camp is an ideal choice for those looking for a traditional safari experience and they are family friendly.

This property is family owned since its inception in 1972. The bar tent has a deck overlooking the river whilst the dining tent has expansive views over the plains. Meals are served restaurant style out on the lawns or under the cover of the lounge area. A number of wildlife species have become accustomed to the camp for example mongoose and a bull elephant with one tusk often visit to entertain guests.

It was the filming location for the ‘Big Cat Diaries’, and its position on the river means there is also an abundance of bird life, hippos and crocodiles. Highly trained and experienced rangers conduct game drives twice a day. Game drives are complimented by Hot Air Balloon flights over the Maasai Mara or guided walking (extra cost). This is a unique chance to catch breath taking views of the sun rising over the plains.

For accommodation, 37 tents line the riverbank; tucked into the forest they enjoy uninterrupted views over the Mara River and the sweeping plains. Spacious and bright, all are en-suite with private viewing verandahs and are elegantly and traditionally furnished.

The camp has no minimum age for children, although adults must be vigilant at all times. The larger size of this camp is conducive to families and the lawn area provides a perfect play area.

This established camp consistently delivers top safaris and keeps visitors returning year after year. In combination with its long standing stand, eco policies, community involvement and charity work, this is a glowing example of the positive impact of tourism.

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Suggested Itineraries for Governors Camp

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Tailor-made Classic 1 - 1 hour

Adults from $3,558 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,024 per person economy class from London

Outstanding wildlife in prime Mara setting staying in a classic camp. Relax at an intimate beach hotel in the Seychelles.

Tailor-made Classic 10 days

Adults from $3,647 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,088 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,854 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,088 per person economy class from London

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 612 reviews

(4.94/5)

  • Service rating : Best family holiday ever - and we're fortunate to have had a few. Excellent organisation; very friendly and careful driver/guide. This holiday was itself re-booked after we cancelled two years ago; Tourdust were very supportive during the previous cancellation.
    Product : We did Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara and Zanzibar; a superb combination.

    Ben feefo reviewer verified review for Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara & Laikipia Safari on 13 September 2016

  • The holiday was amazing! Everything we wanted it to be! The safari was so we'll organized and our guide was very good. All the accommodation was superb. At the Masaai village we stayed in a mud hut which was different to the tent described in the itinerary, but so much better.

    Pinewoods resort was lovely especially the staff who couldn't have looked after us any better. The food was exceptional.

    Missingpauline hasted reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 21 October 2015

  • Accommodation and food at Karen Rock House were good. It was very quiet there as we were the only guests. Our transport, guide (Elijah) and driver (Oliver) were excellent. Elijah was very informative and patiently answered our questions about everything we saw. Our first day was very full, a long drive to Hell’s Gate, bike ride and gorge walk. Elijah suggested that we postpone the boat trip on Lake Navaisha to the morning we left Nakuru rather doing it on the way and this worked well. On the bike ride, our youngest struggled with an adult sized bike with bald tyres. Fine for us and our eldest though. The gorge walk was great as was the boat trip on Lake Navaisha.

    Lake Nakuru Lodge accommodation, food and setting was excellent - as were the game drives with Oliver and Elijah. We saw a lot more here and close up than we did in Ol Kinyei and the Masai Mara.

    Maji Moto Camp was an interesting experience. Again, we were the only visitors and the facilities & food were good. We visited the school before travelling to the Mara Adventure Camp but could have spent longer as there was a lot to see and our children enjoyed playing football etc with the school children.

    The Adventure Camp was brilliant. We had a packed schedule of game drives (up at 5.30 every morning) and George and Wilson (guide and driver) were a lot of fun. They played football with us and were very entertaining on bush walks and game drives. We felt all the staff at the Adventure Camp worked really hard to make the experience an enjoyable one - from preparing the food, supplying endless hot water and tea and making sure we got to see what we wanted. The Ol Kinyei conservancy is beautiful (although we saw more at Lake Nakuru).

    Our itinerary was good - it was busy and varied which suited us very well. We felt a bit rushed on Day 1 - in hindsight, it really was too much for one day. The day we travelled to the Masai Adventure Camp was also time pressured and we had a to cut short our visit to the school.

    Overall, 5/5 - an unforgettable experience.

    MissingTim Sheppard reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 11 November 2014

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