Governor' Camp (Main) or Intrepids?

Old Apr 5th, 2008, 03:01 PM
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Governor' Camp (Main) or Intrepids?

I am going to the Masai Mara in September and cannot decide between Governor's Camp (main) or Intrepids.

Keep in mind I will be traveling alone and am in my early 40's.

Any suggestions, pros/cons would be helpful.
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Old Apr 5th, 2008, 04:05 PM
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We were at Intrepids for five nights in January and it was our favorite camp/lodge in Kenya (actually the only place we stayed in Kenya that we really liked). Plenty of cats (by Kenya standards) close by. Would return in a heartbeat ... never been to Governor's so can't compare.

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Old Apr 6th, 2008, 02:22 AM
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Hi Clueless

I have not been to Mara Intrepids, but Samburu Intrepids is a wonderful camp.

Main Governors is quite a large camp and has around 35 to 40 tents. Little Governors is much more intimate with less than 20 tents, but used to be slightly more expensive that main.

I have been to Little 4 times, so they must be doing something right, but I have not been there since 2004.

At Little Governors you can request to take a packed breakfast so your am game drive can last from around 6:00 to 12:00. If you go in the migration season you spend all day at the river if you are waiting for a crossing.

Hope this helps you.
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Old Apr 6th, 2008, 05:52 AM
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Both are larger camps - between 30-40/tents; Intrepid's smaller with 30.

Governor's is located inside the Triangle on the west side; Intrepid's on the east side, so both are well positioned.

Intrepid's was completely refurbished last year, so all new tents, bathrooms, furnishings.

If the prices the same or close, it's a toss-up!

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Old Apr 6th, 2008, 12:14 PM
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Thanks to all for your imput and quick response. Little Governor's is too expensive for me.
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Old Apr 7th, 2008, 07:47 AM
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would suggest KICHECHE mara and bush camp. both are excellent but my favourite one is kicheche bush camp.
www.kicheche.com
not as expensive but much more personal then governors main and intrepids!
and unlimited games drives!!!
 
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Intrepid's might be a tad bit more expensive than Main Governor's. However, Intrepid's does do 3/game drives daily - 6:30am, 10am and 3:30pm.
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Clueless, if the price is the same Iíd chose Governorís. Iíve been to Intrepids and itís a beautiful camp, but a bit too resort-like and the tents are a bit over the top to be called tents. I also like the location, the vehicles and I think most of the guides are good. What I like the least is that it is fenced. Governorís is unfenced. My impression is that itís easier to get a special offer at Intrepids. Also, Intrepids is flexible with game drives and I prefer to take a packed breakfast and stay out until lunch to doing two short game drives in the morning.
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I have been to Little Governor's, but, i'm afraid the experience may be a little outdated as that was in 2002. I loved it ...... great gameviewing, and got the timing spot on in time for the migration which was right around the camp area.

Haven't been to Intrepids, so haven't a clue......
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