Governors' Camp

Location: Masai Mara | Kenya

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

The oldest camps in Africa might not be where you’ll find the plunge pools and air-conditioned tents, but they’ve certainly got the pick of the prime game viewing spots. Governor’s Camp is no exception. Set in one of the most wildlife-prolific areas of the Masai Mara, it’s not unknown for elephants to stroll through camp at teatime and the wildebeest migration to pass by during lunch.
Perfect forThose who want to see as much game as possible, particularly first-time safari goers.
In the knowIf you want to travel during September, book well in advance (a year is not too early): Governors’ has a prime location for spotting the wildebeest migration and fills up quickly.

Recommended for...

  • Family-friendly
  • Guiding
  • Setting & Views
  • Walking & Trekking

Hotel Overview


In the Musiara area of the Masai Mara, an area so abundant in game that the colonial governors of Kenya came to take their safaris here, and the Big Cat film crew are often stationed nearby.

Rooms at Governors' Camp

Governors' Camp is a relatively large camp with 37 luxury safari tents (including four family tents) on the banks of the Mara River. Most of the tents are stretched amongst the trees along the river, while a few look out over the plains. All are ensuite (these are luxury tents after all) and have a small verandah in front.

Food and facilities

Authenticity is the name of the game here, so light is by flickering paraffin lanterns, and meals are eaten outdoors as often as possible. There’s a dining tent for the cooler evenings, a bar, a small shop, and, most importantly, a crackling campfire that’s lit each night.

Activities at Governors' Camp

If you can’t get enough time in the bush, Governors’ Camp is ideal, as a stay here includes three rather than the usual two game drives each day. With this many animals around, you certainly won’t be short of wildlife to watch! For something different, Governors’ can also arrange dawn hot air balloon flights over the Mara, as well as walking safaris.

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