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Evergem, Belgium
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2014

We stayed here one night and did the most amazing thing ever: Hot Airballoon. We had to wake up very early (earlier then usual) and for some of us it was the very first time we were in a Balloon. It was simply incredible. Our pilot was a superfriendly Englishman. Seeing the sun rise over the Masai Mara was simply... More 

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

Thanks for posting your review of Governors Camp and the Hot Air Balloon safari. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience and were able to see lion by the river. We hope to welcome you back again someday. More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2014

A short review just to say we enjoyed our stay just as much as the last time, the baby hippo and mother in the river behind the washrooms , The nightly visit from the Bushbaby at the outside dinner the Jenet cat in the tree above our table at Dinner one night ,waking up and lying back in bed to... More 

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

Thank you John and Jackie for posting your review of your safari with us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay just as much as the last time, especially the wildlife in camp. Your comments have been forwarded to camp and Johnson, Katie, Philip and Kisira will be delighted to see them. Thank you for recommending... More 

London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Having visited this great camp in 2004, (which left a great impression on us as to, hospitality, food, service, organised safaris, romance etc), we decided to return but to their better camps a decade later, however, we decided to spend this New year eve here at this camp to revive good old memories, since we were the only couple left... More 

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

We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your evening at Governors Camp, as you can see from our previous reviews we usually receive very complimentary comments. Nevertheless we take comments such as yours extremely seriously and always follow up. With regards to the lighting we usually have 2 spot lights on the banks on the day... More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Luxury camp. The big five and plenty more. I went alone on my trip and it was great. I felt safe and there were nice people to speak with. Loved it. I enjoyed the hippos and crocks in the river just outside my luxury tent. Woken up with coffee tray was a great treat and so I was sure not... More 

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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 to hear that you enjoyed your safaris, the wildlife in camp and the early morning coffee! We hope to welcome you back again someday. More 

Grantham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

My husband and our 2 children (boys aged 12 and 9) stayed here just after Christmas. Everything was perfect. The tents are luxurious, the staff are very attentive, the food was great. They couldn't possibly have done more to make our experience any better. Our guide/driver was Hassan. He was brilliant. He knew exactly what to show us and was... More 

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

Thank you for your review of your safari and for choosing Governors Camp for your family safari. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the whole experience and that of your 3 visits to the Mara that this was the best. We hope to welcome you back again for a fourth safari! More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

It is one of a handful of lodges that are actually located in the reserve, the first to be founded and one of the most famous and luxurious. The location in the park means that the morning and afternoon game drives can be extended a bit beyond those of the lodges that have to leave the park before it closes,... More 

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

Thank you for your review of Governors Camp, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the camps location within the park and that you found the food great and our driver-guides the best in the area. We hope to welcome you back again someday. More 

Vancouver
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31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

My wife and myself stayed there for 3 days in late Sept and had a fabulous time. Our guider name was Robert and I say he was the best. On our second night there we were out for our afternoon drive when he started watching a herd of Wildebeest heading towards the river. This was late in the day and... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

I have nothing but praise for this wonderful establishment! From the moment we arrived, everything was perfect and the staff really did go the extra mile, starting with converting our two single beds into a huge double! My sister in law has a severe nut allergy, and the staff were incredibly on the ball about it - everyone was aware,... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Ok, I must admit I have not seen the other camps, but this one is famous for being the original and they know what they are doing. This being my first safari, I cannot even spell it out for you, it is like landing in Noah's Arc itself. The Mara is certainly one of the must stunning places I have... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014

I just returned from my second trip to the Maasai Mara and another fabulous stay at Main Governor's Camp. This is absolutely the very best camp in the Mara. The service is wonderful and the location is absolutely stunning. You are directly in the center of the famous Marsh Pride of lion's territory and if you love big cats as,... More 

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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: $689 - $1,575 (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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