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Last 5 reviews
New Year Safari Stay
5 star price, 3 star service. Our 4th or 5th visit in last 20 years and Governors has definitely lost its way. Still a great location but the food was terrible ( tasteless soups, tough lamb etc) & the service was poor. Unfortunately a place we used to love is not what it was.
Unique experience. Luxury tent camp either all needs catered for. Food was top notch and well presented. Staff were always ready to help but yet unobtrusive making you really feel comfortable. The drivers for the game drives were exceptional. Their knowledge and eyesight for spotting animals was way above normal. Only thing which prevents 5 stars is the extremely slow WiFi. Although whole camp is covered, to download your daily photos to the cloud was unattainable. My last day I had to restrict my photos as I was running out of storage.
An amazing trip again.. Well done for getting everything up and running again. Very hygienic and careful. Had an amazing time, our driver was great and we got to see everything, except Leopard and that could change with our last early morning game drive... It truly, as always, has been great.. Luck enough to catch the migration at the river.. Always the best three days spent.. There have been many visits here. Thank you
Our recent visit to Governors Camp Mara
The most odd thing about this place is that they insist on charging everyone in Dollars and smacks of colonial atmosphere. They don't seem to expect local tourists. Our visit to this so called premium outlet was average. The tents structure is crying for an upgrade and the wood works could do with a little of new paint and varnish. The menu lacks planning, passion and is very basic. The only saving grace is the game and the rooms though the Shower did not have enough water pressure! NO entertainment at all and evenings can be very boring!
In March this year we took our second vacation at Governors Camp and it was as fabulous as before. We were a little more restricted this time due to unusually heavy rains in February which mean that a lot of the Mara was inaccessible but nevertheless it was still a magical experience helped in no small part by our excellent guide Sopia. Having breakfast on the river bank watching the hippos, following herds of elephants and giraffes, up close to Lions and Hyenas and so much more. Food was excellent and we were well looked after, particularly so one night when we were going to Dinner and an enormous Hippo charged through the camp. An exciting experience but we never felt in any danger. Yes the camp is quite old now but we did note some renovations going on, and this all adds to the charm and authenticity of the place and I wouldnt like to see it changed too much, it is so good as it is. In these difficult times now our thoughts and Best Wishes are for all of the wonderful staff and we will hope to see you for a third visit when things return to normal. Highly recommended and a very special place.
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