Governors Camp Collection- Your Choice for the Ultimate Safari Experience
Luxury in Serene African Tourist Destinations
Have you been to Africa? If so, you have probably heard of Kenya, its beautiful savanna, and diverse wildlife. Governors’ Camp Collection offers luxury tented camps in prime tourist destinations in Africa. The collection is internationally acclaimed for providing tourists with a luxurious holiday experience in Eastern Africa’s best wildlife spots. Governors’ Camp Collection gives you a home away from home and a paradise within the jungle.
Governors’ Camp Collection has seven fully-furnished properties across Kenya and Rwanda. The properties include Governors’ Mugie House, Governors’ Camp, Little Governors’ Camp, Loldia House, Private Camp, Governors’ Il Moran Camp, and Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. The collection is globally known to host discerning travelers, families, and honeymooners. The camps are famous for having an intricate balance of class, privacy, and authentic feel of mother nature. Tourists worldwide, including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Asia, and Australia, love staying at Governors’ camps.
Accommodation at Governors’ Camp Collection adopts the old-fashioned setting with the best 21st-century food and service. Guests enjoy classic air drop-offs into East Africa’s best wildlife spots. Fly-in safaris are available from Wilson Airport in Nairobi City and Loldia House in the Great Rift Valley, Governors’ Mugie House in Laikipia to Governors’ Camp in Maasai Mara.
There are massive canvas tents used for camping in the Maasai Mara. Loldia farmhouse provides accommodation for guests in Kenya’s scenic Rift Valley region. Guests at Governors’ Mugie House stay in personalized stone cottages. In Rwanda, gorilla trekking enthusiasts stay at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.
Some of the perks of staying in Governors’ Collection Camps include friendly staff, personalized service, attention to detail, a standby medical team, and reliable communication channels. Different cuisines are prepared at the lodges. Gourmet lovers are well-taken care of as many ingredients are flown into the camps frequently.
An authentic and globally acclaimed service provider
Governors’ Camp Collection has won numerous accolades for its strides in the tourism and hospitality sector. The collection pioneered the establishment of luxury camps adjacent to the region’s famous tourist sites. Being the first camp in Maasai Mara gave Governors’ Camp worldwide recognition since 1972. It has led to transformational safaris and challenging holiday getaways that thrill guests from all over the world.
Governors’ Camp Collection has been top-rated and A-listed in:
·Top Ten Hotels in the World (World’s Best Awards 2020)
·The Best 500 Properties in the World by Travel and Leisure
·Kenya’s Leading Safari Camp Brand (World Travel Awards)
·Top 30 Resorts in Africa (Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards)
·World’s Best Destination for Activities and Facilities
·Balloon safaris at Maasai Mara
Famous balloon safaris at Maasai Mara
Behind Little Governors’ Camp, hot air balloons are launched before sunrise. Hot air balloons provide a classic style of viewing wildlife in the Maasai Mara. Balloon safaris are characterized by stillness while flying over the Mara plains and Mara River. Guests enjoy this serene feeling as they savor the beauty of mother nature. The hour-long balloon safaris allow tourists to take great photos and videos. The balloon experience is summarized with a sumptuous breakfast and clinking of champagne or wine glasses.
At Governors’ camps, guests have a unique advantage of relishing the beauty of wildlife up close in the Maasai Mara. The Great Wildebeest Migration attracts lots of tourists between July and October. Therefore, tourists compete for the perfect spot to view and film the wildebeest crossing. Guests get to view the wildebeest crossing at a close and safe angle.
Loldia House is on the shores of Kenya’s Lake Naivasha. It is an old farmhouse that gives guests that authentic African feel. Loldia House is a perfect viewpoint for the Great Rift Valley and a central place for viewing wildlife.
The pandemic hit the tourism sector hard. As a result, most bookings had to be canceled. However, the camp collection strived to maintain its employees and support the local communities. The employees have been vaccinated and follow the stipulated Covid-19 protocols. Jessica from Governors Camp highlights the noble actions they have taken as an institution, “Our neighboring local communities have obviously faced massive challenges due to the crash in tourism so we have been facilitating large scale community food drives since May last year, delivering many tons of food and activities impacting the lives of many people.” For the last 48 years, Governors’ Camp Collection has collaborated with the local communities to conserve the environment and preserve precious wildlife.
Every client that has utilized the services of Governors’ Camp Collection has had the experience of a lifetime. Below are comments from valued clients who are overwhelmingly pleased with their holiday getaways within the camps.
“We loved our overnight stay at Loldia House. The services, staff, setting, and food were just first class. Heather was an excellent hostess and Constant and Sammy made sure we had everything we wanted. The night safari is a bonus as it is a private conservancy. The boat ride was also a treat and Gideon was very knowledgeable. I will definitely return as it is close enough to Nairobi to become one of my favorite places. Little Governors Camp THE BEST CAMP IN THE MARA All I can say is Little Governors’ Camp is amazing. I just returned from a trip and from booking with Lillian until I had to return home, it doesn’t get any better than this. Lillian was amazing and handled all my booking details and checked with me to make sure everything was fine. From Nairobi, I flew with Governor’s Aviation and being retired from the Federal Aviation Administration, and a pilot, Charles the pilot was great. Their Cessna Caravans are great aircraft and very dependable. The flight to the camp was about 45 minutes and very smooth. Upon arrival at the landing strip, I was met by my guide, Moses Manduku. Moses was excellent throughout the trip, and knew where to find all the wildlife. We did two long game drives each day starting before sunrise, and ending at sunset. Each day we had breakfast in the Mara on the hood of the vehicle. The picnic breakfast was great, and sooooo much food. Returning to camp for lunch, the service was the best, and the Chef, Kenneth was incredible. I can honestly say the meals he prepared were better than most meals I’ve had in the US. He would come to my table and visit after each meal to ensure the food was good, and it was better than good. Fortunately, due to Covid, I had the camp to myself with the exception of a film crew. As far as Covid worries, there were none. Everyone wore masks and had hand sanitizer everywhere. Even Moses wore a mask on our game drives and carried hand sanitizer. Now, the tents. They were not like you would imagine, and were spotless and comfortable. I had a king-size bed which was very comfortable, the shower had plenty of hot water, and my laundry was done each day. I can honestly say, in all my 65 years this was the most incredible trip ever, and I’ve traveled the world. I never had to carry bags or my camera case as they were carried for me each day. After dark, you are escorted to and from your tent in case there are any animals roaming the camp. At night there was a hippo that would wander around my tent eating grass and snorting. I slept like a baby listening to the calls of all the animals each night. There was always a warthog family roaming through the camp each day and didn’t seem to worry about people. The bed was very comfortable, and when my attendant turned down the bed each night, he put a hot water bottle in the bed which was great because the nights do get a little chilly. The camp manager, George was there to see me off each morning, and upon my arrival each day. We visited every day during my stay and discussed the drives and everything else. George is Scottish and has a great accent making it enjoyable to listen to. During the daily game drives, I was able to photograph every animal with the exception of the elusive leopard and rhino. January is a great time in the Mara because all the animals had their babies roaming with them. There is a camp doctor available should you need him. I can’t say enough about the camp and my experience. The only bad part was having to leave, especially when I got an email from British Airways two days before my departure saying I must have a negative Covid test before I can board my flight. I was not real happy with the short notice, and here I was out at the camp away from civilization. How do they expect me to get a test before I leave? Well, George, Lillian, the doctor, and Romi one of the owners, made it happen. They had a test kit, and a driver to get it to Nairobi five hours away so I would have the results and could fly. They truly do go out of their way to take care of your every need. I would highly recommend a trip in January to avoid all the tourists and vehicles swarming around getting in your photos. I am a professional photographer so it’s important to get just the right shots without other distractions. Africa has always been on my bucket list, and since I have cancer, it was a trip I had to make. Hopefully, I will be able to return someday to enjoy the beauty of the Masai Mara, and the wonderful staff and accommodations. This is a trip I would recommend to everyone, and Little Governors’ camp was without a doubt, the best choice in the Mara.”
We loved our overnight stay at Loldia House. The services, staff, setting, and food were just first class. Heather was an excellent hostess and Constant and Sammy made sure we had everything we wanted. The night safari is a bonus as it is a private conservancy. The boat ride was also a treat and Gideon was very knowledgeable. I will definitely return as it is close enough to Nairobi to become one of my favorite places.
Be part of the exquisite holiday experience
There are special offers on guest bookings at all Governors’ camps. Jessica says, “We have very competitive Kenya resident rates in place and long stay special offers for nonresidents.” Get their special deals and enjoy a wholesome African tour experience.
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