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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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Why we love August in Masai Mara

The month of August is marked by spectacular sunrises. By August the herds of the wildebeest migration have normally reached the plains around our camp and they move around in large numbers grazing the grass down. There can be spectacular river crossings during August with large numbers of wildebeest taking the plunge to run the gauntlet of the crocodile infested waters to reach the other side. Elephants move about crossing the Mara River and frequently visiting our camps, there are often small babies amongst the herds. The Marsh Pride remain at the heart of their territory and the sightings of all the big cats remain good.

Guest Comments

July 2013 by JP from France

Amazing, fantastic, incredible not enough English words!