Mara Lodges, Kenya
Almost a century ago, the Governors' Camp location was reserved for Kenya's colonial governors accommodation and their royal visitors. Today, it's known as the home of the 'Big Cat Diaries', a first-class destination, setting new standards in luxury and enjoying a magical setting on the Mara River, teeming with hippo and crocodile. Fly directly into the camp's airstrip and spend your stay in the reserve spotting the 'Big Five'. There is amazing detail to service here. Each morning before you set off on your game drive, tea/coffee and biscuits are delivered as your wake up call by a friendly attendant. Of course you could even receive a natural alarm call - the camp is unfenced, so the animals can roam as they please…and do. It is not unusual to see tracks past your tent in the morning! You can enjoy a packed breakfast out in the bush on your early morning game drive or choose to dine privately in the bush or round the camp (local charge). To complete your stay, sundowners can be arranged so that you can sip your favourite tipple and watch the sun set across the plains of the Masai Mara, whilst taking in topi, gazelle and zebra as they graze and settle for the night.
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Where is itGovernors’ Camp boasts a huge private concession within the Mara Triangle and Musiara region of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, along the winding banks of the Mara River. Perfect for year round game viewing and the wildebeest migration expected Jun-Aug. Flight time from Nairobi Wilson to Governors’ airstrip: 45 minutes. Transfer time from airstrip: 5 minutes.
37 tents, some line the riverbank, others enjoy sweeping views of the plains and all located right in the heart of the best game viewing area of the Masai Mara. All guest tents have been recently redecorated and combine classic safari style with the comforts of a luxury hotel including an en-suite bathroom with shower and basin, running cold and hot water, as well as a flush toilet and private veranda. Tents sleep maximum 2 adults and 2 children making them great for families.
Full Board (Governors' Main Camp/Little Governors') includes: full board accommodation, bottled water, welcome drink and laundry, rates exclude drinks. Morning and afternoon game-drives, park entrance fees.
Il Moran includes full board accommodation and all soft drinks, beers, house wines and laundry.
Little Governors’ Camp is more intimate and set a short way up the Mara river, which you cross by small boat to reach the camp entrance. The 17 guest tents now boast great wooden decks from where guests can look across to the camp’s water hole and enjoy the constant game activity that takes place there. Tents sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child.
For that extra bit of luxury, Il Moran, with just 10 luxurious tents, is set along the banks of the river offering a very high end safari experience with perceptive staff managing your every need. The tents all enjoy amazing king-size beds made from ancient fallen olive wood and stylish Victorian baths. This camp is perfect for those looking for a real special occasion to remember. It includes full board accommodation and all soft drinks, beers and house wines and laundry. Tents sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child (only children over 8 years of age will be accommodated in this camp).
Dining tent, campfire and bar tent are in the centre of the camp. Ladies vanity area for personal hairdryers and hair straighteners. Reception, small gallery with local paintings/handicrafts, small souvenir shop. Room service on request. Sundowners, bush breakfasts and dinners can be arranged at a local charge. Complimentary WiFi is available.
3 nights at all times.
Price includes 3-night itinerary below staying at Governors' Camp
Fly with Governors’ air direct from Nairobi's Wilson Airport direct to Governors’ private airstrip. You will be met and transferred to the Camp. Afternoon game-drive. (D)
At Governors’ Camp with game-drives in the Masai Mara. (B/L/D)
Light aircraft transfer from Governors’ Camp back to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport for your onward flight arrangements. (B)