Governors’ has become synonymous with the Masai Mara. The camps, of which there are 4, are all superbly located to benefit from the annual migration herd of wildebeest that head North from Tanzania around the end of July and depart towards the end of October. The camps have also been the base for the famous BBC Big Cat diaries which have made the plains of East Africa so famous. The greatest point about Governors’ is that there's a regular a crossing point in view of the bar, so it is possible to sit and have a G&T while seeing probably the greatest spectacle offered in safari! The camp is comfortable and continues to offer very good value for money.
Governors Camp, Kenya
Located in the heart of Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve
, Governors Camp is approximately one hours flight from Nairobi
and is accessed by the Musiara airstrip which is located just inside the Northern border of the park. The camp is located directly on the Mara river itself, approximately 15 minutes from the airstrip.
There are 37 tents at Governors, all tucked into the forest the camp is based around. Many enjoy superb views over the Mara river whereas others look the other side of camp, with sweeping views across the plains of the Masai Mara
. The main area - dining tent, campfire and bar tent are the main focus of the camp with a fire lit every evening. The bar tent has a deck overlooking the Mara River and dinning tent with views over the plains.
Everything is under canvas with the accommodation in classic safari tents, fitted out to a very high level considering the cost of this camp. All tents have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flushing toilets as well as outside areas complete with a couple of directors chairs to enjoy the views. Governors is an Africa Safari
unparalleled by no other.
Due to the location of the camp inside the park the main activity is daytime game driving. No night driving is permitted inside the reserve. The camp can arrange various other activities at extra costs such as, game walks outside the park or balloon flights over the wide plains of the Masai Mara. Day excursions to the Lake Victoria are also on offer but an overnight stay is needed for Lake Victoria.
When staying in the Mara National Reserve, we always recommend some time in the surrounding conservancies as well. Here you can walk, night drive and even horse ride. The game may not be in the same density as you find in the National Reserve, but the extra activities make it worthwhile. Make sure you contact
one of our Africa experts to find out what camps in the surrounding conservancies combine well with Governors'.
The most popular time of year to visit Governors' is of course when the herds of wildebeest arrive from the Serengeti. Around twenty-five percent of these herbivores enter the grassy plains of the Mara between mid July and October. However any time outside of these months is still an incredible time to visit. The big cat population in the Mara is outstanding and the resident plains game does not migrate with the herds, so you can be sure that no matter what time of year you visit, an enthralling safari awaits.