Governor's Main Camp

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Governors' Main Camp

Governors' Main Camp

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1050 Reviews
Guide Price £1,229 per person
Based on 10 December 19, staying for 2 nights full board in a Standard Tent (2 adults sharing). Flights not included.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

The heart of the magical Masai Mara

The setting of the Governors' Camp is so exceptional that when it opened it was reserved exclusively for Kenya's colonial governors.

Nestled among trees on the banks of the Mara River, the camp is in a prime position to view bird life, hippos and crocodiles. Offering an authentic safari experience, the canvas tents are luxuriously furnished with en suite facilities and private verandahs. From July to October the camp is the perfect place to experience the magnificent wildebeest migration.

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  • On the banks of the Mara River
  • Views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara
  • Two game drives per day in 4x4 vehicles
  • Awarded a Silver Eco Rating from Eco-Tourism Kenya

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

National park
  • Check-in Time:
    11:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:30
  • 37 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 15 minutes drive from Musiara airstrip
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Eco-friendly
  • Lodge
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
Location Highlights

Governors' Main Camp

  • National park
  • Approx. 15 minutes drive from Musiara airstrip
1050 Reviews 98% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 919
  • Very Good 106
  • Average 17
  • Poor 5
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Oct 18, 2018

Great Camp... Old School

Glamping at its best. First time to Kenya. Felt like I was stepping back in time to old Colonial Great Britain. Staff was extremely attentive. Food was excellent. Fantastic location. Awaking to the mewing hippos every morn ing around 0500 just never got old. Always felt safe.
Oct 17, 2018

Brilliant

Bristol, United Kingdom

Part two of our honeymoon. What a great experience. Our first safari ever. Im 33 and my wife is 27. We had a stop over at hemminways for 2 nights then we got transferred to governors camp airport lounge the staff where great and were happy to store our additional luggage for third part of holiday. Drinks, snacks and toilets available there. The Lady at the desk was very friendly and commented how excited my wife looked, She guaranteed that we would see the ‘Big 5’ and she was right! Then, maybe 40 mins before we were transferred through into security area which was quick and efficient. Flight in was great fun, little bumpy at times but nothing worrying great seeing it from the air. As you are going nearer to the camp, the pilot flies low so you can see the wildlife. We saw Wildebeest, Zebras, Giraffes and Elephants. We had one stop before our camp to drop off other guests to another Camp. When we landed at the landing strip we were greeted by our safari guide Sopia, who sorted our bags and got us to camp. As soon as we got there it was jaw dropping . As we only ever really done beach holidays this was very different, in a good way. The camp is set on a 8 meter high river bank. With hippos and crocodiles…I loved it. The sounds the hippos make are brilliant. Ask why they wag there tails!!! It’s now a running joke in my family. Once we arrived at our tent, we could see a large hippo in the river, it was amazing. Our tent was better than i thought, not luxury but good standard for being in the middle of nowhere. The toilet and shower is hard standing, clean and tidy. Hot water at night and it was very hot. Thank you to James, who cleaned our tent and kept it tidy. The bed was comfy and cosy. The safari drives were great fun, even the early morning ones. These were our favourites as its cool and you see the most animals. The middle of the day one can be hot but not as long. My wife is vegetarian and there was always something for her to eat, The food is great. Thank you to Paul and Francis who always looked after our table and got our drinks and food. We had hippos lions and elephants in camp while we were there but never felt unsafe. There were always rangers at night, who walk you to dinner. Our safari Guide, Sopia was brilliant and he ensured we we saw the big 5.. at one place we saw 60 odd hippos it was amazing and the biggest crocodile I’ve ever seen We could not believe how many animals there is in one place. We had lions and a leopard nearly at arms reach… They did not seem to bothered about the trucks at all. Sopia was very knowledgable and answered all our questions our the animals. Thank you to everyone for such a great experience, it is something we could not put in to words and an experience that we will never forgot. If you like to carry on reading about our trip, next was Hurawalhi Island Resort, Maldives ** Nairobi immigration!!!!!! Highly recommend buying your visa online in advance!!! We were some of the first off the plane. We filled out the cards given on the plane. We asked a guy in immigration which queue we needed to join, he looked at our cards and pointed one out. When we got to front we were told we got it wrong and had to buy a visa for $50 in the first two queue which was the biggest. We ended up in that closed area with no air condition or fans or water shops for two hours as we had to go to the back of the queue. Buy one in advance!!!! Our tour operated never told us about this and maybe the hotels could of just put a heads up as i was in communication to them both by e-mail.**
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Governors' Main Camp

Facilities

Hot Air Ballooning

Add on a hot air balloon safari to any of the Governors' Camps (payable locally). We recommend booking early as numbers are limited.

Walking Safari

Leave the vehicles behind and experience the untamed beauty of the Mara on foot.

Game Drives

From one of the best locations in the Masai Mara you can enjoy unrivalled game-viewing and photographic opportunities as you explore one of the world's prime wildlife areas with highly trained and experienced guides from the comforts of custom-built 4 wheel drive Land Rovers.

Governors' Main Camp

Room Types

Luxury Tent

The luxury tents at Governors' Camp, as you can imagine, are unique, spectacular and will leave you with just two words on your lips to describe your experience in the Masai Mara – SIMPLY AMAZING. Each tent has either one king bed or two twin beds, a large private bathroom and an extended verandah with uninterrupted views over the Mara River or across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara. The entire camp is under canvas and is still considered to be the best in Africa.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
Governors' Main Camp

Food & Drink

Bush dinner

Open Bar and Dining Tent

Enjoy dining in the Open Bar and Dining tent which has views of the stunning Mara River and the open plains of the Masai Mara.

Board Basis Options

Full Board

All meals (drinks excluded) and game drives are included in the Full Board package.

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