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Governors' Camp Kenya
Why we like it
- Spectacular location on the Mara River
- There is a bar tent with a large deck overlooking the Mara River and a dinning tent with views over the plains
- Spa and massage treatments are available in camp
- Activities on offer are game drives in custom built vehicles, bush walks and Masai cultural visits
- Governors Camp is an excellent choice of camp to experience the Masai Mara under traditional canvas
Appreciate the enormity of the Masai plains with a sunrise trip in a hot air balloon, a highlight of any trip to Kenya, simply stunning.
This is the second trip we have done with A&K. (The first was in 1999.) We were very impressed with A&K on the first trip. We were even more impressed with A&K on the second trip. Consequently, we are already considering a third trip with A&K – to Egypt in March 2014.
- CS Norfolk
The first tented camp in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Governors was opened in 1972 on the site of Teddy Roosevelt's Mara camp. The 37 luxury tents follow the contours of the Mara river and lush green lawns and tall old trees dominate the public areas. There are no fences at Governors - animals are free to wander very close and even into camp, although armed Maasai 'guards' patrol day and night to ensure guests' safety. At Governors, guests are in the heart of the African bush it is not unusual to wake up to the sound of hippo feeding on the grass outside your tent! Hurricane lamps replace conventional electric lights in the tents and a la carte dinners are served by candle light in the dining tent.
Nairobi or Mombasa
8 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
December - March, July - October
Kenya's equatorial location ensures warm weather year round, though it can be cool at night and first thing in the morning. There are two rain seasons, the long rains occur from late March to early June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.
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