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.
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 Governor 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.
Some of the 37 tents line the riverbank‚ tucked into the forest they enjoy uninterrupted views over the Mara River‚ others have views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara. Created in 1972 Governors’ Camp set new standards in luxury for a tented camp. Today it’s still Africa’s best.
The entire camp is under canvas with all of the comforts of a luxury hotel. The tents are big‚ bright and allow in lots of natural light. All tents are classic safari style each with en-suite bathrooms and a private verandah. There is a bar tent with deck overlooking the Mara River and dinning tent with views over the plains.
Governors' Camp has just been awarded a Silver Eco Rating from Eco-Tourism Kenya due to our sustainable tourism practices in place in camp. For more information or to book your Governors Camp safari please visit the Governors' Camp Collection website.