Governor’s Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve | Kenya Safari
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Governor’s Camp

Location: Masai Mara, Kenya Safari

Nestled in the forest by the Mara River banks, Governors’ Camp’s stunning setting was once reserved exclusively for Kenya’s colonial governors. Today, it is the largest and most popular of the three Governors’ Mara camps – yet still has only 37 tents to ensure a welcoming atmosphere.

This traditional camp is unfenced so grazing animals often pass through. Guides will be on hand to escort you to and from your tent after dark! There’s an open-sided bar tent with views over the Mara River and a restaurant tent for candlelit dinners. Breakfast and lunch buffets are served al fresco and the campfire is lit at sunset. You’ll be allocated an expert driver/guide who you’ll get to know during your game drives and who will know the very best places to spot wildlife, seeking out the likes of lion and leopard. They even know all the local lion by name


  • 10 kilometers from Maasai market
  • Next to the Mara river
  • 14 km from Intrepids Mara Hippo Point
  • Main Wildebeest Crossing is 20 km from the property

Amenities at Governor’s Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya Safari

  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Packed lunches
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bridal suite
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Room service

Tents at Governor’s Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya Safari

Tents: 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

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What to do at Governor’s Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya Safari

  • Game Drives: Governors’ Camp properties combine the best locations in the Masai Mara with the best-designed vehicles and exceptionally highly trained and experienced guides to give our clients unmatched game-viewing and photographic opportunities in the world’s prime wildlife area.
  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris: The adventure begins just before dawn. Departure is from a perfect natural launch site behind Little Governors’ Camp, and flames from the hot air balloon burners light the darkness as the crews inflate their craft. The first, pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the skies as the hot air balloon fills, then rises. Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow-colored canopy, you’re off for a game-viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective. What amazes most first-time balloonists is the absolute stillness: the silence as you float above the plains, the forest and the rivers of the Masai Mara