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.
February was a very hot and dry month but we did have some spectacular skies at night and towards the end of the month the rain arrived, greening up the plains, filling the Marsh and the Mara River. Large herds of wildebeest and zebra moved into the reserve following the grazing and congregated close to the Mara River crossing back and forth. The crocodile in the river took advantage of this grabbing a few zebra and wildebeest where they could. Large numbers of Topi gathered on the plains, elephants in small family units move across the grasslands. The core unit of the Marsh Pride of lions remained at the heart of their territory, with the males spending time away again there were more incursions from nomadic males intent on mating with the females and the young sub adult male Tatu received a bad facial injury from a kick from a zebra whilst hunting, we called in the KWS and David Sheldrick mobile clinic who were quick to treat him.