Governors' Main Camp

Governors' Main Camp

Masai Mara

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Governors' Main Camp

Masai Mara


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Governors' Camp sets new standards in luxury for a tented camp, and is today still one of Africa's best.

The setting is magical. Governors' Camp nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, it's waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile. Some of the tents line the riverbank, with uninterrupted views over the Mara River, and others have views across the sweeping plains.

Guests here can enjoy 3 game viewing excursions per day - departing sunrise, late morning and in the afternoon with experienced driver guides inside the Masai Mara National Park. Daily bush walks can also be arranged in a private concession area adjacent to the Masai Mara, accompanied by one of the Masai Scouts, who provide a wealth of information on the traditional medicinal uses of plants and Masai folklore while you track game on foot.

Or why not marvel at the game teeming on the Mara plains from the advantage point of a hot air balloon. For an additional charge, take to the skies at dawn for an hours flight, followed by a champagne bush breakfast and game viewing on return to camp.

The 37 spacious and luxurious en-suite safari tents are entirely under canvas, and each have their own private verandah. You can watch and listen to birds, and you may even see larger animals which wander into camp. It is quite possible to wake up to the sound of hippo feeding on the grass outside your tent. Gas and paraffin lamps are used for lighting. There are also family tents available for those people travelling with young children.

The dining tent and the bar tent are the centre of the camp. A traditional campfire is lit at sunset every evening and after dinner clients enjoy sitting around the campfire, reminiscing about their safari in its evocative light.

The camp has also been awarded a Silver Eco Rating from Eco-Tourism Kenya due to its sustainable tourism practices in place in camp.

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Our standard rates for a Luxury Safari Tent
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 November 2019 to 15 December 2019 GBP 342 USD 438 ZAR 6,502 EUR 400 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
16 December 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP 486 USD 622 ZAR 9,233 EUR 569 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020 GBP 358 USD 458 ZAR 6,798 EUR 419 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 April 2020 to 31 May 2020 GBP 255 USD 326 ZAR 4,839 EUR 298 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 June 2020 to 30 June 2020 GBP 293 USD 375 ZAR 5,566 EUR 343 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 July 2020 to 31 July 2020 GBP 445 USD 570 ZAR 8,461 EUR 521 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 August 2020 to 30 September 2020 GBP 520 USD 666 ZAR 9,886 EUR 609 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 October 2020 to 31 October 2020 GBP 430 USD 550 ZAR 8,164 EUR 503 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 November 2020 to 15 December 2020 GBP 358 USD 458 ZAR 6,798 EUR 419 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
16 December 2020 to 31 December 2020 GBP 520 USD 666 ZAR 9,886 EUR 609 per person sharingStandard1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Masai Mara Reserve Fees (pppn)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020 GBP 63 USD 80 ZAR 1,188 EUR 73 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

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Rates Include

Mara Reserve fees; airstrip transfers; all meals; shared safari activities with a Governor's Main Camp guide; and a laundry service are included.


Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 12 years are not allowed to participate in walking safaris. A guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.

Regardless of age, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.



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This is a 3 night itinerary including Masai Mara.

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Destination: Kenya and Seychelles.

This holiday really will deliver on great beaches, stunning wildlife, spectacular scenery, and delicious local cuisine.

This is a 11 night itinerary including Masai Mara, Nairobi and Mahe.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.




Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 5 ratings




Start TestimonialAbsolutely a fabulous trip - will be booking it again! Service, people, just wonderful. Everything you could want.End Testimonial

B MEYER

Start TestimonialGovernors Camp - Just outstanding! I wouldn’t know where to start to tell you how amazing it really is. I was so emotional when I arrived as it was so overwhelming. The food, accommodation, game drives fantastic!End Testimonial

L SHAW-JONES


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General Information For Guests

All tents have verandahs, some with views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara and others look over the banks of the meandering Mara River. They also have en-suite bathrooms with shower, hand basin, hot and cold running water and a flush W/C.

Each tent has electric lights.

The main area has a curio shop, a bar tent with deck overlooking the Mara River and a dining tent with views over the plains.

There is a spa which offers a range of treatments such as massages, facials, body scrubs, manicures and pedicures (additional cost).

The activities that are available at Governor's Camp include game drives, walking safaris and Masai cultural visits. Walks take around 2 to 3 hours and can either be booked in advance or at the camp reception.

Additional activities (additional cost) include hot air balloon rides and overnight trips to Mfangano Island on Lake Victoria.

Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted.

There is Wi-Fi and mobile phone coverage.

Governors Camp has been awarded a Silver Eco Rating from Eco-Tourism Kenya due to their sustainable tourism practices which are in place in camp.

Room service is available on request. Tea and coffee is served in the tents with the morning wake up call.

A laundry service is included.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 12 years are not allowed to participate in walking safaris. A guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.

Regardless of age, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.


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