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If this is heaven take me now!
Just returned from our 4th Visit to Governors Camp and have to say it still remains my most favourite place on earth. From the minute you arrive at the Governors terminal at Wilson airport you know you are in for a treat. Extra luggage is stored free of charge until your return and we had the joy of a flight over Mt Longonot and the Rift Valley on the way there as there was a quick touchdown at Naivasha enroute. The immaculate 4 x4 vehicle was there to meet us with a wonderful driver Ngei who stayed with us for the 4 days, each game drive more magical than the last! The beauty of coming in November was that it felt we had the whole of the Mara to ourselves. We had some very heavy downpours late afternoon but I would not let this deter you. My last visit was during August and although we saw the migration, there are a lot more vehicles around. We saw prides of lion on every game drive and so many elephants, We were not so lucky with the elusive leopard this time but that just means I will have to come back! The food, service and hospitality here are just outstanding. It is difficult to single out individual members of staff as everybody went out of there way to ensure our stay was perfect, Thank you so much - we shall be back! X
Amazing experience - so lucky
What a wonderful holiday . Although we only stayed here for four days - it was fantastic. Governors has its own Air transport picking us up from Nairobi domestic Airport. Organisation and timing was first class throughout the safari. The first animals sighted from the plane made us so excited - not believing that even better was to come. Take all ideas about camping and throw them away - this was 5 star Glamping. The camp is beautifully laid out - no fences, so listen to your guide.The family tents were a little away from the rest - good idea. Tents fabulous - everything you want - constant hot water and en suite. We were woken each morning by a gentle "Hello" and coffee etc allowing plenty of time to meet our guide for the safaris. We were 4 in the jeep and kept the same company and guide for the while time.Early morning safari and picnic breakfast meant a good few hours out. Then back for lunch sat outside on the banks of the river, a rest and out again . Back for a quick shower and then time for a cocktail and an excellent dinner - served under cover. The weather was quite warm for us Brits and we did not need the hot water bottled in our beds . The safaris were amazing and unbelievable. The guides are so clever and knowledgeable and knew exactly where they were on an unmarked plain so vast it as hard to comprehend. We had a balloon ridge at sunrise to see more animals and landed (gently) and were driven to a have full English champagne breakfast cooked miles from anywhere in the Rift Valley . All too soon it s time to go. Hope to get back one day
Incredible setting primed for a perfect safari
My husband and I stayed at the Main Camp for four nights as part of our honeymoon and were blown away by the location and friendliness of the staff. Our tent was overlooking the river and our morning alarm clock was the sound of our neighbours, the hippos. Our guide, Johnson, worked incredibly hard to ensure we had the best experience possible. He even managed to track down a leopard out in the open. He also never tired of our endless questions about various animals. Staff in the bar and restaurant knew you by name and could remember which of the big five you had ticked off your list. Clement and Richard were particularly attentive making sure we got our favourite food and drinks. Thank you to the whole team for giving us memories we will treasure for the rest of our lives
We have been in governor’s for 2 night and we really regret that not for longer! The camp is amazing, tents are designed in old colonial style, the service is perfect. The dinner is served with a view at savannah and then you can take a drink on tarrace and watch hippos in the river- all these details are making that you are feeling like a part of good movie! Not mentioned the game drives and safari- our guide called Mandila was great- trying to show as much as was possible. Thank you for this amazing experience and I hope to see you soon! 👋🏼🇲🇼🐘🦒
An amazing experience
We stayed at Governor’s Camp for 3 nights as part of our trip to Kenya and all I can say is that it was an unbelievable experience. We went as a party of 4 where 3 had been before and 1 was arriving for his first visit. Our two tents were 15 and 16 that overlooked the river where hippos, elephants and pumbas were regular visitors to make the experience feel so real and exciting. Our waiters in camp were Anthony and Benjamin who would make breakfast, lunch and dinner feel welcoming as we sat in anticipation as to what animal might be out on the plains or coming up the river (regular sightings of hippos walking up and one evening a buffalo). Our tour guide was Mandila who quite possibly made the trip go from a 10/10 to an 11/10. His knowledge and sight for animal spotting was second to none. He would know exactly where to go to see everything we needed leaving us enough time to take in the experience and knowing when to leave the animals to themselves. We managed to see 4 of the big 5 meaning another trip is needed to see that elusive rhino and we would definitely be requesting Mandila once again. Thank you all for making our trip one to remember for years to come.
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