Governors Camp


  • Governors Camp tent and elephants


  • Governors Camp main deck


  • Game drive at Governors Camp


  • Governors Camp lounge and bar


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  • Prime safari destination with 4x4 drives and nature walks
  • Comfy walk-in safari tents
  • Private deck with river or plains views
  • Outdoor dining with bush meals on request
  • Visit a Maasai homestead
  • Enjoy dining in the African bush

Governors' Camp is at the heart of one of the most game rich areas of the Masai Mara National Reserve, on the banks of the Mara River. The area is home to substantial herds of elephants, hippo and buffalo whilst also providing home for the herds of migrating zebra and wildebeest.

The nearby plains are the classic image of savannah Africa, dotted with acacia trees and fringed by the inspiring Siria escarpment. Hardly surprising that Governors' Camp was the setting for the film 'Out of Africa', and that much of the BBC's 'Big Cat Diary' was also filmed nearby.

Governors' Camp has 37 tents with views of either wildebeest herds on the distant Mara plains or elephants drinking from the river. During the evening hippos and elephants graze in the grounds of the camp making the Masai askari (warden) guiding you back to the tent especially comforting. Evening meals are of a high standard from a buffet bar and generally are eaten alfresco.

Being a stone's throw away from the Mara River ensures that the action during the migration season (July-October) is a short game drive away. Not only are grazing animals particularly common in this area but big cat sightings are also particularly prevalent. The bushlands around Rhino Ridge are also good areas for spotting one of the Masai Mara's 20 or so black rhinos.

In addition Governors' Camp can provide alternative means of wildlife viewing - on foot outside the National Park or with a complementary bird walk around the camp to admire the 82 species of bird. Sunrise balloon safaris also begin from the camp offering a spectacular way of witnessing the diversity of the Masai Mara.

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Client Rating for Kenya 5/5 from 58 reviews

fabulous as always even though it cannot be described as a luxury camp; the camp these days looks a bit tired and could provide a few more luxuries (or even bare essentials) as other camps do but............we stay there for its location and its all about the animals and not luxuries

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Governors Camp

Governors Camp tent and elephants

Classic luxury tented camp on the Mara River, well-known as the base for filming Big Cat Diary.

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