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Governors' Camp

Discover Governors' Camp

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 25 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.  

Special offers: Book for 6 nights and only pay for 5 nights or book for 8 nights and only pay for 6 nights. These offers are only valid until 31 May 2024. Terms and conditions apply.

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Expert View

  • 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

  • 25 Tents
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive
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Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"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."

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Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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