- Game drives
- Balloon Safari
- Game walks
- Lodge type; Safari Camp
- Location; Masai Mara
- Lodge size; 37 luxury tents
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Governors Camp is positioned on the Mara River banks in the west of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Created in 1972, the camp set new standards as a tented camp, emphasising comfort and service, complemented by the sort of good food, which would have been impossible in the bygone days of the grand safari. Maintaining these unique qualities as a tradition, the camp has been refined and improved through the years to what it is today, and that is one of the best safari options when in the Masai Mara.
The Masai Mara and Governors Camp is a unique area with a constant and unrivalled flow of wildlife throughout the year. From July to October, the Mara becomes a backdrop for one of the last great natural wonders of the world, when 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra surge up from the Serengeti plains in their annual search for the seasonal grasses that sustain them.
The spectacle as the vast herds cross rivers and sweep through the golden grasses is punctuated by individual struggles with the predators, which are in turn drawn to take their part in this dramatic event.
Whilst the migration is spectacular, game viewing at this Masai Mara Tented Camp at all other times of the year remains almost unrivalled anywhere in Africa.
With its 37 tents set amongst the trees along the Mara River, Governors Camp also has unrivalled views over the plains and is visited and re-visited by guests who find its continued excellence, personal style and family feeling quietly reassuring.
All guest facilities are under canvas and keep the authentic, traditional safari atmosphere. All guest tents have en-suite bathrooms with shower and basin, running cold and hot water, and a flush toilet. Gas and paraffin lamps are used for lighting.
The privately located 'Justus Suite' is perfect for honeymoon couples, 'Justus Suite' offers incredible views over the Mara plains and its wildlife.
Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style at Governors Camp, alfresco. Dinner is served in the dining tent or the outside dining areas. For dinner, the menu offers a choice of four courses, including a choice of main courses.
A traditional campfire is lit at sunset every evening. After dinner, guests can enjoy sitting around the campfire, reminiscing about their days' safari and taking in that amazing African sky filled with stars.
Open-sided bar and dining tent are found in the main mess tent (central guest area), with views out over the Mara River and the open plains of the Masai Mara. There are many open grass areas for one to explore and relax in while the wildlife of the Maara passes by.
There are various activities on offer: game drives in open Landrovers, game walks or balloon flights over the wide plains of the Masai Mara. Day excursions to Lake Victoria are also on offer.
All activities are hosted by some of the best guides and tracker found within Kenya.
However, it is recommended to book these excursions well in advance and combine the Lake Victoria trip with an overnight stay.
All ages are welcome and catered for when families stay at Governors Camp with suitable activities, accommodation and meal menus. Family tents sleep up to a family of four, with the kids beds being in the front area of the tent.
Cot beds, high chairs and babysitting services are available, although it is best to advise the camp beforehand on what you think or know will be required.
Please note that this is a malaria area, though.
Governors Camp does offer up a small but stylish and well-equipped Spa and Wellness area for those looking for a bit of pampering and relaxation while on safari in the Masai Mara. A range of treatments including massages, facials, body scrubs, manicures and pedicures are on offer.
From US$ 470.00 pp
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollar
*Rates may vary according to season
Rates form part of a Kenya Safari itinerary
- Airstrip transfers
- 2 game viewing excursions daily
- Park entrance fees
- Items of a personal nature