Governors' Main Camp
Governors' Camp sets new standards in luxury for a tented camp, and is today still one of Africa's best.
The setting is magical. Governors' Camp nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, it's waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile.
Some of the 37 tents line the riverbank, with uninterrupted views over the Mara River, and others have views across the sweeping plains.
Guests here can enjoy 3 game viewing excursions per day - departing early and mid morning as well as the afternoon with experienced driver guides in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Daily bush walks can also be arranged, with qualified guides in a private concession area adjacent to the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Or why not marvel at the game teeming on the Mara plains from the advantage point of a hot air balloon. For an additional charge, take to the skies at dawn for an hours flight, followed by a champagne bush breakfast and game viewing on return to camp.
The spacious and luxurious en-suite safari tents are entirely under canvas, and each have their own private verandah. You can watch and listen to birds, and you may even see larger animals which wander into camp. It is quite possible to wake up to the sound of hippo feeding on the grass outside your tent.
Gas and paraffin lamps are used for lighting.
The dining tent and the bar tent are the centre of the camp. 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.
Airstrip transfers; all meals; shared safari activities; and a laundry service are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Governors' Main Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.
At The Heart of the Migration
Spend 3 nights in one of the best wildlife viewing areas of the Masai Mara, at a luxury colonial camp nestled right on the banks of the Mara River. After the rains when the first flush of grass turns the Masai Mara’s golden savannah green, the most mesmerising wildlife spectacle anywhere takes place right here - the Great Wildebeest Migration.
3 day itinerary including Masai Mara.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 4 ratings
Absolutely a fabulous trip - will be booking it again! Service, people, just wonderful. Everything you could want.
Governors Camp - Just outstanding! I wouldn’t know where to start to tell you how amazing it really is. I was so emotional when I arrived as it was so overwhelming. The food, accommodation, game drives fantastic!
General Information For Guests
All tents have verandahs, some with views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara and others look over the banks of the meandering Mara River
All tents also have en-suite bathrooms with shower, bidet, hand basin, hot and cold running water and a flushing toilet.
Each tent has electric lights.
There is a curio shop and a bar tent with deck overlooking the Mara River and a dining tent with views over the plains.
Visa and Mastercard are accepted. US dollar bills older than the year 2000 are NOT accepted.
There is Wi-Fi and mobile phone coverage.
Governors Camp has been awarded a Silver Eco Rating from Eco-Tourism Kenya due to their sustainable tourism practices which are in place in camp.
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