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 come up from Tanzania around the end of July and depart towards the end of October. The camps have also, for the last 10 years or so, 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 - The Details
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 where as 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 unparalelled 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.