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Governors' Camp Governors' Camp

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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.

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Governors Guide to June in Masai Mara

As rainy season draws to a close the skies clear and the stars are spectacular at night. Out on the grasslands the grass grows long in preparation for the imminent arrival of the Wildebeest migration. Large herds of elephant feed and bathe in the marsh. The resident lion prides move in search of food and cheetah and leopard sightings remain good. We have lovely sightings of Marsh Owls hunting in the earl evening.

Guest Comments

July 2013 by MK from USA

Incredible experience! Loved everything about it! Can’t wait to come back.