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Governors’ Camp

Governors’ Camp is Africa’s first permanent tented camp, remaining in its original site since 1972.


About the camp

Governors’ Camp is Africa’s first permanent tented camp, remaining in its original site since 1972. It occupies the best wildlife viewing location in the Reserve, nestled in the riverine forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, it’s 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 30 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 deck overlooking the Mara River and dinning tent with views over the plains. Please also be sure to enquire about our Spa tent which offers a range of treatments including facials, massages, manicures and pedicures.

Governors’ Camp has been awarded a Silver Eco Rating from Eco – Tourism Kenya due to our sustainable tourism practices in place in camp.


Quick info:

Masai Mara Activities:

Masai Mara

Game Drives

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Hot Air Ballooning

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Walking Safaris

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Visit to Masai Manyatta



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General info:

Getting to camp

Daily flights from Nairobi to the Masai Mara are available with Governors’ Aviation and other select airlines.

Spa tent

We now have a fabulous new spa tent at Governors’ Camp offering a wide range of treatments such as massages, facials, body scrubs, body masks, pedicures and manicures.

After a long flight, game drive or bush walk why not immerse yourself into the tranquil world of your Masai Mara surroundings while our fully-trained spa therapists pamper you using the finest face and body products by Terre D’Afrique, ensuring that you emerge feeling relaxed and recharged.



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

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.

Water bottle

We would strongly encourage you to please pack your own water bottle which can be refilled as often as you like – we have Reverse Osmosis filtered water dispensers throughout our camps and lodges, which is perfectly safe to drink. This would help us immensely by reducing the amount of plastic waste in these precious wildlife environments.

Credit cards & Cash

Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Please note we cannot accept US dollar bills older than the year 2000.


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

Musiara Airstrip transfers, accommodation, meals in camp, two game drives daily and laundry.

Rate excludes

Flights, drinks, Park entrance fees.

Health and Insurance

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 Governors’ Camp.

Musiara Airstrip

Musiara Airstrip is the airstrip serving Governors’ Camp. Length 1.600 m, all weather gravel airstrip. Coordinates: S 0117.98 E 3503.92

Luggage restriction

Please note there is a strict 15 kg luggage allowance per person including hand luggage on all Masai Mara flights.

Member of

Classic Safari Camps of Africa.



Have a look at what our guest have to say about staying at Governors’ Camp

Loved it from the outset, and the hospitality was second to none.


The camp is just perfect. An unforgettable experience!


...the experience of our lives.


The lion viewing is unbelievably good!

Alan M



Governors' Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya