Governors' Main Camp
Governors' Camp Governors' Camp
Governors' Camp
Governors' Camp

Governors' Main Camp

The setting is magical. So much so that almost a century ago it was reserved, exclusively, for Kenya’s colonial Governors. Governors’ Camp nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, it’s waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile, in the heart of Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve.

Some of the 37 tents line the riverbank, tucked into the forest they enjoy uninterrupted views over the Mara River, others have views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara. Created in 1972 Governors’ Camp set new standards in luxury for a tented camp. Today it’s still Africa’s best.

Everything is under canvas, all tents have en-suit bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flushing toilets. There is a bar tent with deck overlooking the Mara River and dinning tent with views over the plains.

Governors Camp has been awarded a Silver Eco Rating from Eco- Tourism Kenya due to our sustainable tourism practices in place in camp.




Governors Camp is located in the best game viewing area of the Masai Mara, highlights of a safari with us include the abundance of wildlife on your doorstep. Frequent animal visitors to camp, especially elelphant. Big Cat viewing including the Marsh Pride of lions and during the wildebeest migration we are located in the prime area for seeing the migration, in fact every year the migration crosses the Mara River in camp at least once in every migration season. 

Need to Know

Governors Camp is located in the Masai Mara National Reserve. To get to Masai Mara you will need to fly from Nairobi, Govenors Camp Collection operates flights on our own aircraft from Nairobi to Masai Mara and we offer Special Flying Safari Packages. We also operate a Hot Air Balloon Service, offering hot air balloon safaris over the plains, forest and Mara River finishing with a champagne breakfast on the plains of the Masai Mara. 


We offer flying safaris from Nairobi where we fly you from Wilson Airport to the Masai Mara on our Cessna Caravan Aircraft direct to our airstrip in Masai Mara where we will collect you and take you straight to camp for your Governors Camp Collection Safari. Flying you back out of the Masai Mara at the end of your safari.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

The Masai Mara National Reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife, flora and fauna. 

Lions, leopard, cheetah, hyenas, elephants, crocodiles, hippos, giraffes, buffalo, impala, warthogs, bat eared foxes, jackals, Topis, Water bucks, ostriches and all the plains game. 

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Activities on offer from camp include game drives in our custom built 4wd vehicles, Hot Air Balloon Safaris (charged at extra cost), walking Safaris, visit to local Masai Manyatta, visit to our community projects including Health Centre and Schools. 


The camp has a bar with deck over looking the Mara River, a camp fire, dining tent, reception and shop, massage and spa treatments is available, free wifi network. 


Governors' Camp has 37 luxury tents and is located right in the heart of the best game viewing area of the Masai Mara.The entire camp is under canvas with all of the comforts of a luxury hotel. The tents are big, bright and allow in lots of natural light. All tents have verandahs, some with views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara, others look over the banks of the meandering Mara River. All tents are classic safari style each with en-suite bathrooms and a private verandah. 


Over the years Governors Camp has won many accolades from being regularly listed on the Conde Nast Gold List, Conde Nast Traveller, Travel and Leisure Magazine and the World Travel Awards. 


Governors Camp is open year round. Wildebeest migration season is normally from Mid July to end of October. Green Seasons are April / May and November. 

Average StayAverage Stay

3 - 4 nights

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at Governors Camp, Children under 2 yrs are not charged for accommodation, Children aged 2-15 yrs are charged a child rate for accommodation. 

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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