The jewel in the Governors’ Camp crown; for those who want an exclusive taste of the Governors’ experience.
Often referred to as the ‘jewel in the Governor’s Camp crown’, Private Camp can either be booked by one family or group at a time, so it’s yours to enjoy – as the name suggests – in private. The camp can also be booked on a tent-by-tent basis to share with others. We’ve picked a spot where a variety of animals come to drink, hippo laze in the shallows and elephant bring their calves for a playful dip. The forest around the camp is home to many beautiful birds from rare Trogons and Turacos to nesting Hornbills.
Personal attention is the hallmark of a stay here. Your manager is also your host and is on hand to see to all your desires and answer all your questions. You benefit from our very best guides and trackers whose knowledge of the Reserve is unsurpassed. Backed by the vast resources of the Governors’ Family of Camps, this is the ultimate safari.
Only seven tents ensure total peace and privacy at Governors’ Private Camp: they are positioned on wooden platforms with extended verandahs – designed to offer guests the traditional safari experience of times gone by. There is electric lighting in the tent and charging facilities and a new bar and dining tent overlooking the Mara River with wifi. The food is delicious, our desserts have been called “sinful”, and the drinks all included, except for champagne.
We do offer a range of spa treatments which can be done from the privacy and comfort of your tent – please view the full treatment list HERE.
In order to book the camp you must book and pay for 6 tents for a minimum of two nights or if your group will occupy more than 6 tents, you must book and pay for every tent occupied.
Private Camp has a Covid-Compliant license to operate, for more details click HERE.
We are pleased to offer a very unique service of in-camp Covid testing for our guests, meaning extra nights in Nairobi at the end of a safari may not be necessary. You can read more about this HERE.
Nestled in the Riverine forest on a secluded bend of the Mara River in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Bar, mess and dining tent overlooking the Mara River.
We offer a range of spa treatments at Governors’ Private Camp, which can be done within the comfort and privacy of your tent. Please view the full treatment list HERE.
Breakfast is a Continental and Full English buffet. Lunch is served as a buffet with fresh salads al fresco and dinner is a la carte in the dining tent. We cater for special diets on request. Bush meals are available to book at an added cost.
Picnics / packed meals can be provided for those who would like to head out on full or half day game drives. Snacks and drinks are provided in the cars.
Spacious luxurious safari tents under canvas, each with private verandah and en-suite bathroom.
Please note that we provide a lovely range of ‘Cinnabar Green’ toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap and body lotion) in the tents. These products are refilled into reusable metal canisters so as to reduce on plastic waste. They are also handmade in Kenya with natural ingredients and are therefore in keeping with the sensitive environment in which we operate. We urge you to please use our products rather than your own. These toiletries are supplied for the duration of your stay with us, and if you would like to buy some to take onwards with you, we sell the full range in the camp gift shop.
Electric lights in the tents 220/240 Volt UK plugs in tents for charging cameras and phones. Wifi is available in camp.
Governors' Private Camp
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. Governors Private Camp is particularly suited to large family groups taking over the whole camp.
Room service on request. Tea and coffee is served in the tents with the morning wake up call.
Arranged daily at no extra cost.
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.
Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Please note that 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
Musiara Airstrip transfers, accommodation, meals in camp, selected wines, beers and soft drinks, three game drives daily and laundry.
Flights, fine wines, spirits and champagne and park entrance fees.
Preventative Malaria medication is recommended. More information is available on our Health Planning page. Please make sure you have comprehensive medical and travel insurance arranged before visiting Governors Private Camp.
Musiara Airstrip is the airstrip serving Governors Private Camp. Length 1.600 m, all weather gravel airstrip, Coordinates: S 0117.98 E 03503.92
Please note that there is a strict 15 kg luggage allowance per person including hand luggage on all Masai Mara flights.
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Governors' Private Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya
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