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Governors' Private Camp

Flying Safari Packages

Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

(Governors Private Camp is located on a private spot on the banks of the Mara River in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. By road, the distance from Nairobi is about 322 Kilometers (6 Hours Drive). Scheduled flight from Nairobi Wilson Airport fly to Musiara Airstrip (duration approximately 45 minutes) which is the closest airstrip to Governors Private Camp. Guests met on arrival and transferred with a Landrover to the camp (duration approximately 15 Minutes)

 

 
Governors Private CampGovernors Private Camp on a beautiful bend of the Mara River in Masai Mara - Kenya

 

Governors Private Camp

Governors Private Camp View Rates, Discounted Prices - Book & Save Now!

Governors Private Camp; Governors Private Camp is for those who want an exclusive taste of the Governors’ experience. Governors Private Camp can only be booked by one family or group at a time, so it’s yours to enjoy, as the name suggests, in private. It means up to 16 guests have, to themselves, a beautiful bend of the Mara River in Masai Mara.

 

Governors Private Camp is located in a spot where animals come to drink, hippo laze in the shallows, elephant bring their calves for a playful dip. The forest around the camp is home to many beautiful birds from rare Trogans and Turacos to nesting Hornbills.

 

Personal attention is the hallmark of a stay here. Your manager is also your host and is on hand to see to all your desires and answer all your questions. You benefit from the very best guides and trackers, whose knowledge of the Reserve is unsurpassed.

 

Backed by the vast resources of the Governors’ Family of Camps, this is the ultimate safari. Governors’ Private Camp must be booked by a minimum of four guests staying for at least three nights.

 

Governors Private Camp has all the assets of an individually tailored mobile safari, with the added bonus of the highly specialized experience and back-up of Governors Camp. The professional and well-established infrastructure that operates behind the scenes makes it possible for to offer the full services and facilities of Governors Camp to Governors’ Private Camp throughout the year.

 

Governors Private Camp Executive Chef is responsible for planning the menus at Private Camp and for ensuring that the food is of the highest possible quality. Governors' have gone to great lengths to maintain the traditional safari atmosphere and the comforts that have been incorporated do not in any way detract from this concept.

 

 
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Governors Private Camp Governors Private Camp

 

Governors Private Camp Non-Residents Accommodation/Safari Rates

Non-Residents Accommodation & Safari Rates Per Night Include: All Soft Drinks, Beers and House Wines + Masai Mara Air strip transfers, Full Board Accommodation + bottled water and welcome drink + laundry + Shared Game Drives + transport to local Masai Villages (Manyattas), local schools and other community and conservation projects

Dates From
Dates To

Single Tent

(1 Guest)

Double Tent

(2 Guests)

Children Under

16 Years Sharing

1st Jan 2013
1st Apr 2013
638 US Dollars
1,020 US Dollars
332 US Dollars
2nd Apr 2013
31st May 2013
Closed
Closed
Closed
1st Jun 2013
30th Jun 2013
357 US Dollars
714 US Dollars
232 US Dollars
1st Jul 2013
31st Oct 2013
800 US Dollars
1,280 US Dollars
416 US Dollars
1st Nov 2013
15th Dec 2013
638 US Dollars
1,020 US Dollars
332 US Dollars
16th Dec 2013
31st Dec 2013
800 US Dollars
1280 US Dollars
416 US Dollars

 

Notes

* Rates exclude Champagnes, selected fine wines, spirits and liqueurs, personal expenses, Manyatta entrance fees and Park Fees

* Governors Private Camp is available on an exclusive use basis by booking and paying for 6 or more tents per night. If less than 6 tents are booked per night then clients may be sharing the camp with other FIT’s or small groups


Governors Private Camp Non-Residents Accommodation Rates are include:

* Laundry

* Masai Mara airstrip transfers

* Soft drinks, beers and house wines

* 3 Meals per person per night booked

* Transportation of tourists will be in our custom built 4WD vehicles
* Rates include full board accommodation at Governors Private Camp

* Three Game Drives daily into the famous Masai Mara National Reserve and surrounding areas

* All transfers to local Masai Villages (Manyattas), and to / from the local schools and other community

 

Governors Private Camp Non-Residents Accommodation Rates are Exclude:

* Personal expenses

* Park Entrance Fees

* Manyatta entrance fees
* Champagnes, selected fine wines, spirits and liqueurs

* Hot Air Ballooning service is provided by Governors Balloon Safaris Ltd

 

 

 

Governors Private Camp Residents Accommodation/Safari Rates

Non-Residents Accommodation & Safari Rates Per Night Include: All Soft Drinks, Beers and House Wines + Masai Mara Air strip transfers, Full Board Accommodation + bottled water and welcome drink + laundry + Shared Game Drives + transport to local Masai Villages (Manyattas), local schools and other community and conservation projects

Dates From
Dates To

Single Tent

(1 Guest)

Double Tent

(2 Guests)

Children Under

16 Years Sharing

1st Jan 2013
1st Apr 2013
447 US Dollars
714 US Dollars
232 US Dollars
2nd Apr 2013
31st May 2013
Closed
Closed
Closed
1st Jun 2013
30th Jun 2013
250 US Dollars
500 US Dollars
163 US Dollars
1st Jul 2013
31st Oct 2013
560 US Dollars
896 US Dollars
291 US Dollars
1st Nov 2013
15th Dec 2013
447 US Dollars
714 US Dollars
232 US Dollars
16th Dec 2013
31st Dec 2013
560 US Dollars
896 US Dollars
291 US Dollars

 

Notes

* Rates exclude Champagnes, selected fine wines, spirits and liqueurs, personal expenses, Manyatta entrance fees and Park Fees

* Governors Private Camp is available on an exclusive use basis by booking and paying for 6 or more tents per night. If less than 6 tents are booked per night then clients may be sharing the camp with other FIT’s or small groups


Governors Private Camp Residents Accommodation Rates include:

* Laundry

* Masai Mara air-strip transfers

* Soft drinks, beers and house wines

* 3 Meals per person per night booked

* Transportation of tourists will be in our custom built 4WD vehicles
* Rates include full board accommodation at Governors Private Camp

* Three Game Drives daily into the famous Masai Mara National Reserve and surrounding areas

* All transfers to local Masai Villages (Manyattas), and to / from the local schools and other community

 

Governors Private Camp Residents Accommodation Rates Exclude:

* Personal expenses

* Park Entrance Fees

* Manyatta entrance fees
* Champagnes, selected fine wines, spirits and liqueurs

* Hot Air Ballooning service is provided by Governors Balloon Safaris Ltd

 

 

 

Governors Private Camp Accommodation

Only eight tents ensure peace and privacy at Governors Private Camp. Large comfortable tents are designed to offer guests the traditional safari experience of times gone by.

 

The tents are luxurious with handmade furniture. Private bathrooms have flush-toilets, hot bucket showers, with crystal-clear water whenever you wish.

 

The tents at the Private Camp are positioned on wooden platforms with extended verandahs. The food is delicious; the desserts have been called "sinful" and the drinks all free, except for champagne. Meals are served on fine china and crystal. You can even tailor your own menus with the Executive Chef.

 

Governors Private Camp can be booked by individual clients, or by small parties, who want the exclusivity of a private safari camp without the daunting costs normally associated with this degree of luxury.

 

The camp caters for up to 16 guests, in beautifully appointed and luxurious tents which have been developed through the years and now adapted, without any compromise, for Governors' Private Camp.

 


 

Governors Private Camp Activities

Governors' Private Camp offers various activities: game drives in open Landrovers, game walks or balloon flights over the wide plains of the Masai Mara. Day excursions to the Lake Victoria are also on offer.

 

However, we recommend booking these excursions well in advance and combining the Lake Victoria trip with an overnight stay. All meals, three game drives daily as well as laundry is included in the price.

 

Park entrance fees, drinks as well as other activities (such as walking, ballooning, Lake Victoria excursion, a visit to a Masai village) are to be paid separately. Please let African Spice Safaris know special dietary requirements in advance.


Governors Private Camp Game Drives
Governors' Private Camp properties combine the best locations in the Masai Mara with the best-designed vehicles and exceptionally highly trained and experienced guides to give our clients un-matched game-viewing and photographic opportunities in the world’s prime wildlife area.


Governors Private Camp Walking Safaris
Governors' Private Camp allows you to leave your vehicle behind and take a walking safari with one of the experienced and qualified naturalists for the true thrill of the bush. Down on the same level as the animals, you will experience the untamed beauty of the Mara.

 

The walking safaris take place in a private concession area adjacent to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The scenery here differs significantly from the Masai Mara. Picturesque acacia trees characterize the hilly landscape and you can enjoy walking through either in the morning or afternoon. The walk takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

 

You will track game, unsure what waits round the next corner, giraffe, buffalo, hyena, zebra or even lion. You will catch the scents and sounds of the wild Africa and at the end of it all waits a sumptuous bush barbecue breakfast, complete with champagne.

 

Your drive back to the camp again is a game drive through the Masai Mara. Afternoon walking safaris are finished with sundowner drinks and canapés. Participants in a walking safari should be in good health and be reasonably fit and active.

 

There is no path as such and some parts of the walk lead through hilly and rocky areas. Children under 10 years are, for safety reasons, not allowed to participate in walking safaris.


Governors Private Camp Masai Cultural Visits
Take a drive out to visit a traditional Masai manyatta or homestead, to experience a way of life unchanged for centuries. Visitors are always struck by the grace and beauty of the Masai people, and the colorful lifestyle they lead. In October 2006, and to assist these communities with conservation of local woodland habitats, Governors’ Camp commissioned its first “Bio-gas” project at one manyatta.

 

This will provide residents of that manyatta with methane gas generated from dung from the Masai’s own cattle. Methane can be used for cooking thus eliminating the need for the women to collect fire-wood which is both harmful to the local woodlands and takes up time that could be used in a more economically productive way. We welcome the assistance of our clients in these socioeconomic and conservation.

 

 
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Little Governors Camp Little Governors Camp

 

Governors Private Camp Hot-Air Balloon Safaris
Governors' Private Camp Hot Air Balloon ride adventure begins just before dawn. Departure is from a perfect natural launch site behind Little Governors’ Camp and flames from the hot air balloon burners light the darkness as the crews inflate their craft.

 

The first, pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the skies and the hot air balloon fills, then rises. Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow-colored canopy, you’re off for a game-viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective.

 

What amazes most first-time balloonists is the absolute stillness: the silence as you float above the plains, the forest and the rivers of the Masai Mara. Even if you’ve flown elsewhere, this is a unique experience.

 

Governors' Private Camp Hot Air Balloon ride flight lasts an hour or so, drifting wherever the air currents take you, and with ample opportunities for photography and video filming. Then your Kenyan Hot Air Balloon Safari finishes with a flourish.

 

In the time honored tradition of balloon flights the world over, you toast your return to earth with a champagne breakfast, cooked wherever you land. The Balloon Safari ends with a leisurely game drive to Camp. It is a tradition of Governors’ that each passenger is presented with a certificate signed by the pilot to commemorate the flight.

 

 

 

Governors Private Camp Great Wildebeest Migration Game Drives
Governors' Private Camp is ideally placed to let you to be at the heart of the Great Wildebeest Migration as the camp is situated right inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

 

After the rains when the first flush of grass turns the Masai Mara’s golden savannah green, the most mesmerizing wildlife spectacle anywhere takes place here: The Great Wildebeest Migration.

 

Between the months of July and October one and a half million wildebeest, accompanied by vast numbers of zebra and gazelles make the long and dangerous trek from drier lands in Tanzania, northwards to this corner of Kenya.

 

Lines of animals stretch as far as the eye can see across the plains. They come to give birth to their young and the grasslands echo with the sounds of the new-born. But it is a time too when the predators are drawn from all around. High above on the hot winds the carrion birds, the vultures and eagles, soar. In the long grasses lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena prowl.

 

Most dramatic of all is the moment when the migration arrives at the Mara River. They must cross it to reach the rich grazing. As the animals throng, crocodiles cruise the waters. Then the bravest takes the plunge into the swirling currents and thousands follow.

 

 

 

Lake Victoria Day Trips
Mfangano Island Camp is a tranquil retreat on an island with no vehicles, where transport is by colorful local canoes. It offers a perfect place to relax and unwind, either at the beginning or the end of your safari. The following activities are available at Mfangano Island Camp:


• Spa

• Relaxing

• Water sports

• Trail walking

• Bird watching

• Cultural Walks
• Swimming pool

• Fishing for Nile Perch and Tilapia

• Visit Nyakweri Primary School and Village
• Visit the caves containing pre-historic rock art
• Further afield… day trip by aircraft to Kakamega Forest – one of Kenya’s premier bird watching areas

 


 

Other Activities at Governors Private Camp
• Spa

• Relaxation in Camp

• Meals & sundowners in the Bush
• Specialist guiding: ornithology, photography


Booking & Reservations for Governors Private Camp Flying Safari situated along the Mara River in the Masai Mara National Reserve - Kenya

Booking Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871

Mobile : 0721242711 (Safaricom) - Kenya

Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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