Three Elephants wandering past a safari tentThree Elephants wandering past a safari tent

Governors Camp

From: $335.00

Governors Camp nestles in amongst the riverine forests on the banks of the Mara River. The rivers waters teem with bird-life, Hippo and Crocodile in the heart of Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. Created in 1972, Governors’ Camp sets new standards in luxury for a tented camp.


Governors Camp

Masai Mara

At Governors Camp the setting is magnificent. Almost one hundred years ago the area was reserved exclusively for Kenya’s colonial Governors. The camp nestles in the forests along the winding banks of the Mara River. Some tents line the riverbank under a canopy of the forest and they enjoy stunning views over the Mara River, others have sweeping vistas across the plains of the Masai Mara.

The camp is completely open and much of the original forest has been well preserved. Arriving at the camps private Musiara airstrip guests are transferred to the camp by their guide. Arriving in camp to dense stands of trees and a jungle atmosphere with wildlife roaming freely is magical. Governors’ Camp exudes a welcoming and relaxed feel to it. The camp is well suited to travelers who are happy being left to their own devices. Meal times are social and joining others for the shared game drives is an exciting time.

The camps greatest asset is its location. Governors’ Camp has one of the best spots in the Masai Mara and the layout makes the most of this situation. The majority of the tents face the river, with its resident Hippos, diverse bird life and even the odd Wildebeest river crossing during the August to October migration. The most popular crossing point is just downstream from the lawns and deck area where afternoon tea is hosted to take in the action. Nine tents face the plain, eight of these are family-sized units. Elephants, many different types of antelope and the occasional Lion pride can be sighted from the comfort of your tent.

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Combine this with Karen Blixen Camp, Sayari Migration Camp or Governor’s Il Moran Camp. For family safari accommodation explore Lengishu House.

 Looking for a mobile safari? Then explore Angama Mobile Safari Camp.

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How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with KLM, Emirates, Qatar, Kenya Airways or Ethiopian Airlines.

On arrival you will be met by your safari representative who will transfer you the short distance to Wilson Airport for your light aircraft flight into the Masai Mara.

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  • Full board accommodation
  • 3 meals per person per night booked
  • Purified water
  • Welcome drink
  • Laundry
  • All air strip transfers
  • Two or three excursions daily (depending upon client preferences) into the famous Masai Mara National
    Reserve and surrounding areas
  • Transport to local Masai Villages (Manyattas), and to / from the local schools and other community and conservation projects which guests may wish to visit.


  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Manyatta entrance fees
  • Park Fees
  • Gratuities
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Hot air balloon excursions
  • Walking safaris
  • Domestic flights

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