Plush Accommodation in the Wilderness
Governors Camp Collection is a brand that is synonymous with luxurious lodges, courteous customer service, excellent locations and intimate safari experiences. To find out why this brand beats the rest, embark on a safari to the pristine shores of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley and combine it with excursions in the through the endless plains of Maasai Mara.
Stay in beautiful camps, under the Governors Camp Collection, furnished with modern comforts to give you an unforgettable holiday. This collection of luxury lodges began with a few properties that catered for governors in pre-independent Kenya.
These lodges turned a holiday in the bush to more than just a good time in the wilderness. It allowed guests to wine and dine while enjoying nature and wildlife. It put an end to traditional camps and brought the best chefs and hospitality staff to the bush. Relax, and let the experts take you on this wild cruise through Kenya’s famous attractions.
Similar sentiments surround the quality of services at plush Hemingways Nairobi Resort, which will host you on your first night in the country. You should look forward to a memorable experience, in an opulent lodge, away from the city, overlooking Ngong Hills. Dine in luxury and sleep in a luxurious room.
Our ground representative will pick you up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, and drive you to Hemingways Nairobi where you will spend the night. This plush lodge is about 40 minutes away from the airport. It is an elegant lodge with 45 rooms and suites. Each room has a private balcony, with a sweeping view of the breathtaking Ngong Hills.
Enjoy a flight or road transfer to the Great Rift Valley. An adventurous two-hour road trip from Nairobi will stay in your mind for a very long time. The hills, escarpments and natural beauty of this landscape are picturesque. View Mount Longonot a few kilometers away from Naivasha. The gigantic dormant mountain dwarfs other attractions around it.
Check in at Loldia House. This property is on the shores of Lake Naivasha. It has stunning view of Mount Longonot from the lush lawn where grass blends with colorful petals on this farm. Hippos snort their way from the lake to the lawn, and you may also spot other wild species at night. Have lunch on the lawn, under a tree.
Spend the afternoon relaxing on the rocks viewing wildlife on the lake or in your elegant cottage getting rid of jet lag. You can also explore this expansive farm to see different farming activities and breathe in the fresh countryside air in the process.
The cottages at Loldia House are out of this world. They are spacious, with large windows bringing the beauty of the farm inside. Later, have dinner and get some rest while listening to the sound of animals strolling in the compound.
The next day, have breakfast and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, about an hour away from Lake Naivasha. This is another of the many attractions in the rift valley. Start your excursion with a game drive around the flamingo covered lake. Watch these pink birds from a close distance as they circle around the lake.
Proceed to the national park see wildlife such as lions, giraffes, leopards, cheetahs and hundreds of birds. You will also see numerous rhinos because this park is a sanctuary for this endangered species.
Have lunch under the shade of an acacia tree while still viewing wildlife in the splendid park. Later, drive back to Loldia House. Have a sumptuous evening meal and get some rest.
Accommodation: Loldia House, Naivasha
Wake up to breakfast on the lawn while enjoying the sun and the scenic compound. Later, opt for a boat ride on Lake Naivasha or a guided birding safari. Get back to the lodge for lunch at about a half hour to 1:00pm. Leave Loldia House for Loldia Airstrip so you can fly to the land of the eighth wonder of the world. The Governors Aviation flight from Lake Naivasha will get you to Maasai Mara at 4:00pm.
Drive through the plains to Mara River where you will be escorted across by boat to the intimate Little Governors Camp. This plush tented camp sits in a cool section of the reserve, with trees around it and a watering hole at in its front yard. View elephants and other species from your private deck when they come to quench their thirst at the watering hole. The tents are en-suite, spacious and with a large bed and a set of safari chairs for the private veranda.
Sundowners drinks served around the crackling flames of a campfire will ignite your safari spirit. Later, have a candlelit dinner and retreat to your room for the night.
The following day, add more activities on your to-do list. The Governors Camp Collection offers guided nature walks in Maasai Mara and flying safaris to Mfangano Island for fishing and birding tours. A hot air balloon is an exceptional activity. Watch animals and the sweeping savannah from the sky for one hour. When you land, you will be escorted to a table laid out in the middle of the bush for breakfast.
Get back to camp to relax and watch wildlife by the watering hole. After lunch, leave Little Governors Camp for an afternoon game drive until dusk.
Do the same the following day. This time, enjoy a morning, mid-morning and afternoon game drive to reach every corner of the endless plains.
Accommodation: Little Governors Camp, Maasai Mara
After days of excursions, sundowners, fishing and bird watching, end your safari in style. Enjoy an early morning game drive then get back to Little Governors Camp for breakfast. Go for another game drive at 10:00am. Board the road transfer vehicle to the airstrip for your 11:00am flight back to Nairobi. Over an hour later, you will be at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, for a road transfer to JKIA to catch a flight out of the country.