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4.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   C14, Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Governor's Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Kenilworth, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our family of 6 had an absolutely incredible holiday, surpassing any dreams and expectations. Tracy and ALL the staff went far beyond the call of duty in terms of meals. Our needs were extremely complicated and yet we had 3 magnificent meals a day. We saw the most wonderous sitings of lion, hippo, cheatah, leopard, elephant, buffalo and much more.... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Governor's Camp is one of the very best camps in the Mara. Their service is outstanding and the camp itself is absolutely breathtaking. Thanks to JT Safaris I have been able to stay at Governors Camp three times. JT Safaris has the best prices and service around!

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have now been to Governors Camp 4 times and it still lives up to past standards and therefore meets our expectations. As we are not there for game drives (we work for a charitable trust which supports schools and medical facilities in the Mara Rianda area and the camp is a convenient place to stay - and they kindly... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of your fourth visit to Governors' Camp - we're delighted to hear that your stay lived up to your expectations following your first three visits. Thank you for attaching the great photos - it really is amazing just how much wildlife can be seen at Governors' without even... More

Mombasa, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from a fantastic Mara session. Governor's undoubtably holds one of the premier spots in the Mara, especially as it lies smack in the middle of the Marsh Pride Lion territory. Half an hour to major crossing points. We visited as a three generation family of five, and as Kenyans in the hospitality industry, may have a slightly overly... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of your stay at Governors' Camp - it's great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We agree that you come here for the top-quality safari that we offer, and we're glad to hear that you were able to sort things out with management so easily.... More

Geelong
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights. An amazing experience. Our guide was Musa who seemed to have superman like vision for spotting game. The people here are fabulous, warm & generous with their time & knowledge. We have stayed at other lodges before & since & not encountered half the wildlife at such close range. If you want to reconnect... More

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

Thank you very much for your review - it's great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Governors' Camp so much. You're right - the game viewing here is amazing, and the eyesight of our guides is, as you say, 'superman-like'! We hope to welcome you back to Governors' again someday. More

Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about my 4 night/5 day stay here was wonderful. It was a dream come true and I cannot fault anything. From the smiling and friendly staff, with their warm welcome every time they saw me, to the comfortable and luxurious tent with great hot shower, to the fabulous meals and the daily game rides with my driver and guide... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your stay at Governors' Camp - we're very glad to hear you had such a great time with us. Thank you for attaching your beautiful photos, and we look forward to receiving more in the post! We hope we'll be able to welcome you back... More

Brentwood, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got back from a 3 night stay at Governors' in Masai Mara. Very well managed property. The staff are excellent. Our driver Duncan is extraordinary! He is very experienced and knows the area very well. He goes above and beyond to show as many animals as possible. It is very clear he was passionate about what he does.... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been longing to go on safari for many years and this surpassed my expectations. I spent 2 nights at Governors Loldia House (beautiful) before flying in...on the way from the airstrip into camp I saw 5 lions and countless other wildlife...they are literally on your doorstep. Finding the more elusive animals is a thrill, the serenity of watching... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Truly Fantastic and Terrific. Having lived in Kenya for nearly 20 years, and visted more than 20 lodges / camps, it does not get any better than this. We drove, not recommended in the wet unless you have an experienced 4WD driver, and best best to fly. You do not need a vehicle when you get there. A special thanks... More

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Glasgow
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 3 wonderful nights here as part of our honeymoon and can honestly say that it was one of the most amazing experiences we have had. From the thrill of an 11 seater flight right into the heart of the Mara where you are just overwhelmed by the beautiful green, peaceful vastness with animals everywhere you look, the safari experience... More

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Address: C14, Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Governor's Camp 4*
Also Known As:
Governor`s Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Governors Camp
Governor's Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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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 
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