Once the exclusive getaway of colonial governors and royal visitors, the Governors Camp is now highly ranked with international luxury campers in Kenya’s Masai Mara game reserve, just along the Mara River. With luxury tents, guests are privy to en-suite bathrooms and excellent water facilities. Truly, it possesses all of the comforts of home beneath one seemingly innocent canvas roof. Dining is taken outdoors, sometimes around a bonfire and other times in the bush, with locally prepared specialties. Also, enjoy the open plains of the Mara upon which the restaurant looks out. Activities are far and wide in scope, with trips to the sky via hot air balloon, to bird watching and fishing on Lake Victoria. The views across the rolling golden grasslands studded with acacia trees, rivers and forests are dazzling, the sense of space overwhelming. Staying in one of the Governors’ Camp properties puts you right in the heart of the action, closer than anyone else to its incredible sights and sounds.
Governors’ Camp boasts 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. All of the guest tents at Governors’ Camp have recently been renovated and upgraded. There guest tents are much bigger, lighter and brighter with new beige tents, larger bathrooms and extended verandahs. Some of the tents have 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.
Each morning a breakfast feast is prepared over blazing coals: mountains of bacon, eggs the way you like them, fresh milk flown in daily, hot baked croissants, exotic fruits and freshly brewed Kenya coffee. Lunch, like breakfast is a buffet, this time roast meats, fresh salads and delicious desserts. Both meals are served on the shady riverbank with views across the Mara’s Plains.
Activities include walking safaris, cultural visits, local school community talks, Lake Victoria day trips, hot air balloon safaris, Great Wildebeest Migration, spa, specialist guiding in ornithology and photography, meals and sundowner's in the bush and relaxation at the camp.