The setting is magical. So much so that almost a century ago it was reserved, exclusively, for Kenya’s colonial Governors. Governors’ Camp nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, it’s waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile, in the heart of Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. Created in 1972, Governors’ Camp set new standards in luxury for a tented camp. Today it’s still Africa’s best.
Governors’ Camp was the first permanent tented camp in the Masai Mara and it occupies the best wildlife viewing location in the National Park. The location of the camp was considered so good that during colonial times it was reserved for the colonial Governors of Kenya, hence the name Governors’ Camp. Today the camp enjoys the same prime location and is perfect for couples, families and friends wanting to experience the best of what a safari in the Masai Mara has to offer
This traditional camp is unfenced so grazing animals often pass through. Guides will be on hand to escort you to and from your tent after dark! There’s an open-sided bar tent with views over the Mara River and a restaurant tent for candlelit dinners. Breakfast and lunch buffets are served al fresco and the campfire is lit at sunset. You’ll be allocated an expert driver/guide who you’ll get to know during your game drives and who will know the very best places to spot wildlife, seeking out the likes of lion and leopard. They even know all the local lion by name. Governors’ also has an eco-friendly ethos that includes a ‘zero waste’ policy and a 40-year long commitment to local communities.