Governors Camp in the Masai Mara is a luxury tented camp located in the heart of the famous Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya. Surrounded by rolling savannah grasslands and breathtaking views of the Mara River, Governors Camp offers an authentic and unforgettable African safari experience.
Governors' Camp is located in the prime wildlife viewing area of the Masai Mara Reserve, situated on the banks of the Mara River surrounded by a lush riverine forest, teeming with birdlife, hippos, and crocodiles. This camp is ideal for couples, families, and friends seeking to experience the best of what the Masai Mara has to offer on a safari.
In November 2022, Governors' Camp reduced to only 25 tents increasing its privacy and making the camp more exclusive.
The entire camp is designed with comfort in mind and housed in luxurious canvas tents. Some tents are situated along the riverbank and offer breathtaking views of the Mara River, while others have stunning views of the plains. The spacious tents are filled with natural light and have a classic safari-style design, complete with en-suite bathrooms and private verandahs. The bar tent boasts a deck with views of the Mara River, while the dining tent offers a stunning panorama of the plains.
The camp offers a range of activities to ensure guests have a truly memorable experience. Early morning and late afternoon game drives are conducted in open-topped vehicles, providing exceptional views of the wildlife and scenery. The Masai Mara is known for its abundant wildlife, including the big five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino), as well as a diverse range of other species such as cheetahs, zebras, wildebeest and more.
For those seeking a more immersive experience, the camp offers walking safaris led by experienced guides. These guided walks offer a unique perspective on the wildlife, landscapes and culture of the Mara.
In addition to the wildlife experiences, Governors Camp also offers a range of cultural activities. Guests can visit nearby Masai villages and learn about the customs and traditions of the local community. The camp also employs members of the Masai community, offering guests an opportunity to learn about the people who call the Mara home.
The camp's main dining area is set in a large, open-sided thatched building with views over the Mara. The camp's chefs serve delicious meals, including a range of international and African dishes, using the freshest ingredients and local produce. In the evenings, guests can relax by the campfire, sharing stories and experiences with other travelers.
Governors Camp prides itself on its commitment to sustainability and the environment. Governors’ Camp has been awarded a Silver Eco Rating from Eco – Tourism Kenya due to our sustainable tourism practices in place in camp and supporting local communities.
Dinning experience at Governors Camp Masai Mara
The main dining area is set in a large, open-sided thatched building with breathtaking views over the Mara. The dining experience at Governors Camp in the Masai Mara is an unforgettable part of the safari experience. The chefs use the freshest ingredients, including local produce, to create a range of delicious international and African dishes.
Breakfast is served al fresco, allowing guests to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings as they start the day. Lunches are also served outdoors or in the main dining area, and are a leisurely affair with ample time for guests to relax and catch up on the day's adventures.
Dinner is a special event at Governors Camp, with a candlelit three-course meal served in the main dining area. Guests can enjoy a variety of dishes, including grilled meats, fresh salads, and a range of local specialties, all paired with carefully selected wines. In the evenings, guests can relax by the campfire, sharing stories and experiences with other travelers.
In addition to the main dining area, Governors Camp also offers a variety of dining experiences, including bush dinners, riverbank picnics, and private dining experiences in the privacy of guests' tents. With such a range of dining options, guests are sure to find the perfect dining experience to suit their mood and preferences.
Accommodation at Governors Camp
Accommodation at Governors Camp in the Masai Mara is in luxury tented rooms, providing a unique and unforgettable safari experience. The camp features 25 spacious tents, each with en-suite bathrooms, comfortable beds, and private verandas overlooking the Mara. The tents are designed to offer a comfortable and luxurious base from which to explore the Mara, while also providing a true wilderness experience.
The some tents are arranged along the riverbank, offering guests panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness. They are elegantly furnished with comfortable seating, tables, and lamps, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The en-suite bathrooms are spacious and well-appointed, with hot and cold running water, flushing toilets, and washbasins.
Game drives while staying at Governors Camp Masai Mara
Staying at Governors Camp in the Masai Mara offers guests the opportunity to experience some of the most breathtaking game drives in the world. The camp is located in the heart of the Mara, providing guests with easy access to the wildlife-rich plains and forests of the reserve. Game drives are a highlight of any stay at Governors Camp and are an unforgettable way to experience the Mara's incredible wildlife.
Game drives are conducted in open-sided vehicles, allowing guests to enjoy unobstructed views of the surrounding landscape and wildlife. The vehicles are equipped with comfortable seating, and each guest is provided with a window seat, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to take in the stunning views. The knowledgeable guides are passionate about wildlife and are experts in spotting the Mara's abundant species, including the big cats, elephants, giraffes, and many more.
The game drives take place at dawn and dusk, when the animals are most active, providing guests with the best chance of encountering a wide range of species. In addition to traditional game drives, Governors Camp also offers night drives, providing guests with the opportunity to see the Mara's nocturnal animals and experience the thrill of a night-time safari.
The camp also offers guided walks, allowing guests to explore the surrounding landscape on foot and experience the Mara's wilderness up close. The walks are led by experienced guides, who provide guests with a deeper understanding of the Mara's ecology, geology, and culture.
The game drives in the Mara while staying at Governors Camp are a highlight of any stay in the Mara, providing guests with the opportunity to encounter the reserve's incredible wildlife, and experience the thrill of a true Masai Mara safari. With knowledgeable guides, comfortable vehicles, and breathtaking views, the game drives are a truly unforgettable experience.
- Flights from Nairobi to Masai Mara
- Transfers to and from the airstrip
- Full Board Accommodation
- Includes drinks (house wines, beers and soft drinks)
- 3 Shared Game Drives Per Day
- Masai Mara Park Fees NOT included