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.
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.
Everything is under canvas, all tents have en-suit bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flushing toilets. 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.
With a little rain falling we have seen the arrival of the wildebeest and zebra from the first of the annual migrations with thousands of wildebeest and zebra covering the plains around our camps. The wildebeest were also calving and there were young at every turn. With the fruit easing off in the woodlands families of elephant have moved out to the grasslands to feed and there are some small calves amongst the family groups. The resident lion prides have been feeding on the many zebras and wildebeest that are around. The pride has split into different groups and with the males spending weeks away the females have had to contend with incursions from nomadic males. Leopard and cheetah sightings remain good and Malaika has been busy teaching her cubs the art of hunting and survival on the plains of the Masai Mara.