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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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April Game Report Masai Mara

April saw the arrival of the rains. Hot days, led to rainy afternoons and evenings with cosy evenings spent in camp listening to the pitter patter of rain on a canvas roof. Grasses on the plains have grown leading large elephant families out of the woodlands and onto the grasslands to feed. Water levels in the Marsh and Mara River rose keeping the hippos happy. We have had great lion sightings with the Marsh Pride breakaways returning and fabulous leopard and cheetah sightings.

Guest Comments

July 2013 by TK from France

IF the perfection is on earth…It is at Main Governor Camp!!!