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.
October saw the arrival of the first rains. With the migration on the move the big river crossings continued with crocodile feeding in the water and leopard hunting on the river banks. Elephant families were seen feeding in the long grasses and a big herd of Eland moved into the marsh close to our camps. Large clans of spotted hyena roam the plains and ostriches were displaying for a their mates. In the Marsh Pride with the males away there have been incursions from other males, one male Blackie was badly beaten by the returning males who found him in their territory. The vets were called to treat him and he is making a good recover. We have had great leopard sightings especially of mothers with cubs and the cheetah Malaika has moved her cubs onto the plains closer to us where we have had frequent sightings of them hunting.
I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful time Barbara and I had at Governor's Camp!! It was even better than we thought it could be!!
The staff is amazing and so genuine in their desire to meet and exceed your needs.