We have just returned from a 5 night stay at Governors Camp and have loved every minute of it.
Having read previous reviews about tent 37 we requested to stay in that tent. It is the last tent along and has fantastic views over the African Plains. We sat on our balcony watching elephants, zebras, buffalos, giraffes and baboons walk by. At night on one occasion we woke up to the sound of hippos munching on the grass outside the tent and on our last night we woke to the sound of elephants stripping the leaves off the trees at the back and side of the tent and then when they had finished eating a baby elephant lay down and went to sleep at the side of the tent and we listened to the rhythmic sound of her breathing. An experience not to be forgotten!
The tents are clean, the shower excellent considering where you are and the bed very comfortable. It was a treat at night to get into bed and warm your feet on your hot water bottle!
Again, after reading reviews about Solomon we had requested him as our guide and it was the best decision to make. He made the whole trip worthwhile. He is a lovely friendly man who appears to have a great love of wildlife. His knowledge is exceptional, he goes out of his way to ensure you see as much as possible and his 'spotting' is amazing, how he knew that a black dot on the horizon was a rhino we'll never know! We enjoyed listening to him tell us about his experiences working with the Big Cat Diary team and felt privileged to see Honeys boys and the Marsh Pride, including Notches sons.
We did a bush walk and thoroughly enjoyed it. A lovely breakfast at the end in a lovely setting. A big thank you to Colin and Harrison.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Governor`s Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Governors Camp
- Governor's Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve