- Lodge type; Safari Camp
- Location; Masai Mara
- Lodge size; 37 luxury tents
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Governors Camp is situated on the banks of the Mara River in the west of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Created in 1972, it set new standards in luxury as a tented camp, putting particular emphasis on comfort and service, complimented 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.
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 all other times of the year remains almost unrivalled anywhere in Africa.
The site and size of a safari camp is critical to its vitality. Governors Camp, with its 37 tents set amongst the trees along the Mara river, 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 as well as a flush toilet. Gas and paraffin lamps are used for lighting.
The privately located Justus Suite is perfect for honeymoon couples, as is tent 37 which has 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. 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 and after dinner clients enjoy sitting around the campfire, reminiscing about their safari in its evocative light.
Open-sided bar and dining tent with view over the Mara river and the open plains of the Masai Mara.
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 the Lake Victoria are also on offer.
However, it is recommend to book these excursions well in advance and combine the Lake Victoria trip with an overnight stay.
All ages are welcome and catered for.
Please note that this is a malaria area though.
- Game drives
- Balloon Safari
- Game walks
Rates on Request
Rates form part of Kenya Safari itinerary
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollar
*Rates may vary according to season
- Airstrip transfers
- 2 game viewing excursions daily
- Park entrance fees
- Items of a personal nature