Governors' Private Camp (Masai Mara) Kenya
The jewel in the Governors’ Camp crown; for those who want an exclusive taste of the Governors’ experience. 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 people have, to themselves, a beautiful bend of the Mara River. We’ve picked 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 trogan’s 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. There’s all the luxury of a private safari without the excessive costs.
The tents are luxurious with handmade furniture. Private bathrooms have flush-toilets, hot showers, with crystal-clear water whenever you wish. The food is delicious, our 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 our Executive Chef. You benefit from our 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.
Game Viewing / Activities:
There’s always excitement in the Mara, dawn as the animals wake, midday and the shimmering heat, or dusk, perfect for hunting: a pride of lion stalking zebra, a herd of elephant heading for the swamps, cheetah cubs playing in the shade. Sights you won’t forget. Our professional drivers will astonish you with what they find: a tell-tale vulture will lead them to a hyena kill, a warning cry from a mother wildebeest reveals a leopard stalking through the grass.
Our four-wheel-drive vehicles are built to our own specifications. Cut-away roofs give you better views. Leave your vehicle behind and take a walking safari with one of our armed-guides for the true thrill of the bush. Down on the same level as the animals you’ll experience the untamed beauty of the Mara. You’ll track game, unsure what waits round the next corner, giraffe, buffalo, even lion. You’ll catch the scents and sounds of wild Africa. And at the end of it all waits a sumptuous bush barbecue complete with champagne. Surrounding the Mara are the lands of the Masai tribe, a tall, proud race of warriors. Herding cattle and goats, they’ve lived among the animals for centuries. We’ll take you to Masai villages to see a way of life that’s survived almost unchanged for generations.
Mara Balloon Safaris:
The adventure begins just before dawn. Flames from the balloon burners light the darkness as the crews inflate their craft. The first, pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the skies and the 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. The thing that 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 . And if you’ve flown elsewhere, you’ve seen nothing like this. The sounds below drift clearly upwards: a lion’s roar, elephants crashing through the bush, baboons perched in the tips of the trees startled and screeching to see something above them.
For an hour or so you drift wherever the air currents take you. If you’re lucky you’ll climb high above the Mara for the view of a lifetime. Then your 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. The difference this breakfast happens in the bush, wherever you land, and it’s cooked before your eyes on the burners that minutes before kept you suspended in the air. Mara Balloon Safaris pioneered game-viewing by hot-air balloon in Africa. Today we operate from Governors’ Camps . We have some of the world’s most experienced pilots flying some of the world’s largest balloons. And our distinctive colors are known the world-over!
Accommodation Rates:- From $650 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary