Africa’s first permanent tented camp, Governors’ Camp in Kenya’s Maasai Mara has remained on the original site since 1972. The camp has one of the best wildlife viewing locations in the Reserve and is nestled in a riverine forest along the banks of the Mara River. Some of the 30 tents have uninterrupted views over the Mara River and others have views across the sweeping Maasai Mara plains. From the camp you will enjoy thrilling game drives, walking safaris, hot air balloon safaris and Maasai Cultural Visits.
The tents are in the classic safari style with a private veranda. They are all en-suite with shower, flush toilet and hot and cold running water. 8 of the tents are for families and there is 1 suite tent. The mess tent has a bar and deck overlooking the Mara River. There is also a dining tent, souvenir shop, reception and spa tent. Breakfast is a continental and full English buffet. Lunch is served as a buffet with fresh salads al fresco and dinner is à la carte in the dining tent.
- Good Maasai Mara game viewing guaranteed
- Well established reputation and quality guiding
- Wildlife viewing from your tent
- Hot air ballooning, walking safaris and Maasai cultural interactions
At a glance
- 30 Tents
- All Ages
- Open All Year
- Family Rooms
- All Inclusive
"The camp’s position along the banks of the Mara River makes it a great spot for viewing the Great Migration between July and October."
Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.
Guided Walking Safari
Hot Air Balloon Flights
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vacation to Governors' Camp
This was a perfect choice for our family with great fixed tents and really good access to the wildlife. Good drivers and staff.Read full review
Honeymoon to Governors' Camp
We loved it, we saw everything we wanted on the game drives, the big five, a river crossing and much more. We had a great driver Dickson and were matched with another couple who were staying the same amount of time as us which worked out really well. Delighted with the accomodation and the food, we…Read full review