Governors’ Camp is Africa’s first permanent luxury tented camp, remaining in its original site since 1972.
Governors’ Camp possibly occupies the best wildlife viewing location in the Reserve, nestled in the riverine forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, its waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile. It is perfect for couples, families and friends wanting to experience the best of what a safari in the Masai Mara has to offer.
The entire camp is under canvas with all of the comforts of a luxury hotel. Some of the 25 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. The tents are big, bright and allow in lots of natural light. All tents are classic safari style each with en-suite bathrooms and a private verandah. There is a bar tent with a deck overlooking the Mara River and a dining tent with amazing views over the plains.
Governors’ Camp has been awarded a GOLD Eco Rating from Eco – Tourism Kenya due to our sustainable tourism practices in camp.
Governors’ Camp nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, in the heart of Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.
Governors’ Camp has 25 tents in total:
Spacious luxurious safari tents entirely under canvas, each with a private verandah. En-suite bathrooms with shower, basin, flush toilet and hot and cold running water.
Breakfast is a continental and full English buffet, with eggs cooked any style. Lunch is a plated service chosen from a three course service, served on the lawn (weather permitting). Dinner is a mix of buffets and plated service.
Picnics / packed meals can be provided for those who would like to head out on full or half day game drives. Bush meals are available to book at an extra cost. We cater for special diets on request.
The nightly rate includes all soft drinks, beers, house wines and ‘non-premium’ spirits. Champagnes, selected fine wines, premium spirits and liqueurs will be charged as extras. For Groups and Incentives, we reserve the right to charge drinks on consumption or to levy a drinks supplement.
Daily flights from Nairobi to the Masai Mara are available with Governors’ Aviation and other select airlines.
We welcome children of all ages to camp. Cot beds, high chairs and baby sitting service are available on request. Special children’s meals and early mealtimes available. Family tents sleeping up to four persons and a cot, are also available on request.
Room service available on request. Tea and coffee is served in the tents with the morning wake up call.
Arranged daily at no extra cost.
Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Please note we cannot accept US dollar bills below the year 2004.
Open throughout the year. Peak season months August and September and 15th – 31st December. High season months January – March inclusive and June, July, October, November and 1st – 14th December. Green season – April and May
Rate includes: Local airstrip transfers, accommodation, meals, all soft drinks, beers, house wines and ‘non-premium’ spirits, up to three game drives daily and laundry.
Rate excludes: Flights, champagnes, selected fine wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, park fees and community fees (which are subject to change), bush meals and anything of a personal nature e.g. gratuities, gift shop, spa etc.
Preventative Malaria medication is recommended. More information is available on our Health Planning page. Please make sure you have fully comprehensive medical and travel insurance arranged before visiting any of our camps.
Musiara Airstrip is the airstrip serving Governors’ Camp. Length 1.600 m, all weather gravel airstrip. Coordinates: S 0117.98 E 3503.92
Please note there is a strict 15 kg luggage allowance per person (in soft bags) including hand luggage on all Masai Mara flights.
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Governors' Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya
+254 20 2734000