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Happy Mother's Day Mom, Cindy, Allison and Trina and all my
girlfriend’s with kiddos!!! I hope you are having a wonderful day today!
We just returned from the most incredible weekend of safari
on the Masai Mara! This was our only planning trip away without our driver
Paul, so naturally I was a bit anxious. The weekend went off without a hitch
and we ...
... we saw tons of monkeys that would practically come right up to you. The one had a baby and it was so adorable. One monkey took my cucumber from my Bloody Mary and ate it! They were very cute and obviously know that the humans feed them.
After the pool we jumped on the safari and it started pouring rain. It was fine; we left our rooftop open except when it got really rainy. That night we saw all sorts of jungle animals including an elephant and four lions. They ...
At 9:30 we rendezvous with our camp staff and enjoy breakfast on the Mara. Following our meal we drive toward the Mara River. Along the way we pass a handsome male waterbuck; another Saddlebill Stork; and, a number of grazing Topi, some with babies.
We arrive at the Mara River to find the gargantuan crocodiles lined up along the river bank like parked tractor trailers. These are the same crocs made famous by Nat Geo Wild. TV usually makes objects look ...
... pictures. Had a good time "oo'ing and ah'ing" over what we saw on the game drives. (Funny being in this remote tent camp and everybody has flash drives for their computer.)
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MINI GAME DRIVE to airport
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... li>Our entire group considered the first afternoon spent inside of the national park very successful. It was caused especially by the fact that we had a chance to observe three out of the big five (elephant, buffalo and lion). However, our driver told us that we probably wouldnīt be able to spot rhinos because they are very rare and they are mostly hidden somewhere in bushes so itīs almost impossible to notice them.
Basically the only animal we were ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Governor's Camp Masai Mara National Reserve
Just a short one;
This place is fantastic. We spent 2 nights here and it was worth every penny.
We were sick of the sight of LIONS by the time we left.
JUST DO IT.
I spent three days / two nights at this camp which is plenty of time. The camp itself is lovely and absolutely every person who works there from the security guards to the waiters and drivers are so friendly and helpful.
We booked our safari with DM Tours before leaving for Kenya as we didn't want to run the risk of not getting in at Governors. It's a dream I never want to forget. The tents are more luxourious than I could imagine, remember that your in the Masai Mara! We arrived after a 2 hour flight from Mombassa in a 19 seater plane to see zebra, antelope and wildebeast scattering as we touched down. After a short drive to the camp we were checked in while we had a very welcome drink at the bar watching the hippos sun themselves on the banks of the river Mara below. I was amazed at how green everything was. Whilst I was unpacking 14 elephants wandered about 150 metres away from the entrance of out tent which opened right out onto the plain. There are 3 game drives a day the first before dawn when you are woken by hot coffee and cookies by one of the boys. The noises at night are amazing, you have to be ecsorted by one of the guards during the dark hours, they have torch system which works very well. One morning they had to move hippo from right outside out tent! In one day we saw 17! differient lion including 6 one week old cubs. On arrival you are allocated a guide who will do everything he can to ensure you have the safari experiece you are looking for. The knowledge of these guys is incredible. The food was great, good wine list, once again remember your in the middle of the Masai! The staff put on a bit of a show and can't do enough for you. You have the same waiter and drinks waiter all the time. We tipped all the staff we came into contact with at the end of our stay. It's an experience I'll treasure always and if I ever have an opperunity to return I won't go unless I can go to Governers again, from speaking to others at our hotel (Serena Beach, also first class!) Governors is definatley the best!!!
We have just returned from the Governors Camp.
On the 21st February, 2006, my lovely wife and I embarked upon a truly wonderful experience at the Little Governor's Camp in the Masai Mara.
I never imagined that the picture that existed in my mind's eye of Africa could be so true to the real thing. It seemed too much to hope for, but we knew from the moment we arrived to be greeted by a family of elephants just yards away from our tent that we were in for treat. I had asked in advance for a tent facing the river and what a great feature that was. Before we even went on our first game drive, we had seen elephant, hippo and huge crocs, basking in the early morning sun just yards from our verandah.
We spent two nights in Governor's camp and a further three nights in the nearby Governor's Il Moran camp.
This was the highlight of our stay in Kenya.(OCT 2005) We stayed for 3 days, 2 nights and had 6 game drives. This is a tented camp, but the beds are very comfy and you have an en-suite bathroom. The food was fantastic, too much if I'm honest. You are woken up at 5am with Tea/coffee and biscuits. Then you set off on your first game drive. You come back to camp at 9.30 ish and are served a full English breakfast. You then have another drive until Lunch. Lunch is buffet style with a good selection. You have some time in camp until about 3pm when you set off for your last game drive of the day. Dinner is served set menu style with a couple of choices for each course.
We flew to the Masai Mara from the local Ukunda airstrip (South Mombasa). This was about a 2 hour flight. We flew on the 31st July 2005.
The Best in the Mara
The highlight of our safari was staying here. The Mara is THE place to go on safari, as you can drive off-road and so get really close. The driver we had was excellent (really knew his stuff) and we shared a large 4x4 with just one other couple. The camp has just 17 tents - well spaced and well equipped (ensuite). Hippos got so close at night you could hear them chewing, baboons played around the camp and at one point a small herd of elephants walked between our tent and the next one. But the guards were everywhere and you always felt safe. The staff were very friendly, the food was surprisingly good and the service was excellent throughout. We wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else in the Mara.