Governors' Camp is situated on the banks of the Mara River in the west of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. 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. We are in the heart of what is widely considered to be the best game viewing area of the Masai Mara.
The Masai Mara is a unique area with a constant and unequaled flow of wildlife throughout the year. From July to October the Mara becomes a backdrop for one of the last great natural wonders of the world, when 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra surge up from the Serengeti plains in their annual search for the seasonal grasses that sustain them.
The spectacle as the vast herds cross rivers and sweep through the golden grasses, is punctuated by individual struggles with the predators, which are in turn drawn to take their part in this dramatic event. Whilst the migration is spectacular, game viewing at all other times of the year remains almost unrivaled anywhere in Africa.
Governors' Camp, with its 37 tents set amongst the trees along the Mara river, has unrivaled views over the plains. All guest facilities are under canvas and keep the authentic, traditional safari atmosphere. 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.
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 are classic safari style each with en-suite bathrooms and a private verandah. There is a bar tent with deck overlooking the Mara River and dining tent with views over the plains.