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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 $3,482 pp plus flights

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

Flights are typically an additional $1,002 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 $3,570 pp plus flights

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

Flights are typically an additional $1,065 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,793 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 $1,065 per person economy class from London

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 504 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.

    Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.

    Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.

    Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!

    One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.

    Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!

    MissingBrandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019

  • We had an amazing time thank you. The itinerary was great as we felt like we saw lots of different things and it kept it interesting for our daughter. She especially loved the gorge at Hells Gate.

    Unfortunately the Menengai Crater walk was a bit hard for her although that probably had something to do with how hot it was!

    We especially loved the Sunbird Lodge - it is such a beautiful place and all the staff were so incredibly welcoming and friendly.

    Our guide, Joseph, was exceptional too and we can’t speak highly enough of him.

    MissingSuzanne S reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 30 April 2019

  • The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
    There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
    Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
    Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!

    MissingWilliam K reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018

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