Governors’ Camp possibly occupies the best wildlife viewing location in the Masai Mara Reserve. It is nestled in the riverine forest along the winding banks of the Mara River. Its waters teeming with bird life, hippo and crocodile. Governors’ Camp is perfect for couples, families and friends wanting to experience the best of what a safari in the Masai Mara has to offer. It is Africa’s first permanent luxury tented camp, remaining in its original site since 1972.
The entire camp is under canvas with all of the comforts of a luxury hotel. There is a bar tent with a deck overlooking the Mara River and a dining tent with amazing views over the plains. A Spa tent offers a range of treatments including facials, massages, manicures and pedicures.
Governors’ Camp has been awarded a Silver Eco Rating from Eco – Tourism Kenya due to our sustainable tourism practices in place in camp.
Governors’ Camp Accommodation
There are a total of 25 tents at Governors’ Camp.
Classic safari tents (32m2)
Governors’ Camp has 16 x classic safari tents (twins and doubles). The tents are big, bright and allow in lots of natural light. All tents have verandahs. Some with views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara. Others look over the banks of the meandering Mara River. All tents are classic safari style each with en-suite bathrooms and a private verandah.
Five of the classic safari tents have ramps for wheelchair access. The flooring inside the tents is level and the tents are spacious enough to be able to maneuver a wheelchair around comfortably. One tent has both a ramp and a specially modified bathroom to offer complete bathroom assistance.
Family Tents (40m2)
There are 8 x family tents at Governors’ Camp. They are the same as the classic safari tents except they have an extra children’s bedroom area. There is an en suite bathroom with a shower at the back of the tent. There is also a verandah overlooking the Mara plains.
Justus Suite (56m2)
There is 1 x suite that is perched on a bend of the Mara River. This is a lovely suite for honeymooners.
Family Safari at Governors’ Camp
Children of all ages are welcome at Governors’ Camp. You are never too little to experience your first African safari together with the family! Cot beds, high chairs and baby sitting service are available. Family tents sleeping up to four persons and a cot, are also available on request. Child rate on accommodation is available for children under the age of 16 years old. Infants under the age of 3 years are accommodated free of charge.
Special children’s meals and earlier mealtimes available. We can also book exclusive-use safari vehicles for the family to do their own private game drives. Let us know in advance if you would like this.
Governors’ Camp Activities
Best time to visit Governors’ Camp
Governors’ Camp is open throughout the year. Really, anytime is great to visit. However, if you want to see the wildebeest migration, then between the months of July and October is best. Although, there is abundant wildlife all year. The rainy seasons transform the scorched landscapes into an immediate green flush. This makes it great for photography. Rivers and waterholes are full and there’s new life in the form of baby animals and migratory birds. Birding is great all year round.
The driest months are from late June to October. The long rains in the Masai Mara are from April to May. While November (and the start of December) is known as the short rains. The warmest month is February with an average maximum temperature of 28°C (82°F). The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 24°C (75°F).
Due to the altitude, the climate in the Mara is slightly colder and wetter than might be expected this close to the equator. Daytime is pleasant with temperatures in the mid to upper twenties, while it cools off significantly at night. Mornings are chilly.
|2023 Indicative Rates in US Dollars||Per person sharing||Single||Child||Suite Supplement|
|July to October 2023||810||1013||527||110|
|1st November until 15th December 2023||565||367|
|16th – 31st December 2023||810||1013||527||100|
|Indicative Luxury Tent Rates in US Dollars||Per person sharing||Single||Child|
|1st January until 31st March||$605||$393|
|1st April until 31st May||$412||$268|
|1st – 30th June||$605||$393|
|1st July to 31st October||$891||$1114||$580|
|1st November until 15th December||$605||$393|
|16th – 31st December||$891||$1114||$580|
|2024 Indicative Suite Rates in US Dollars||1 x Guest||2 x Guests||3 x Guests|
|1st January until 31st March||$723||$1328||$1933|
|1st April until 31st May||$530||$942||$1354|
|1st – 30th June||$723||$1328||$1933|
|1st July to 31st October||$1235||$1903||$2794|
|1st November until 15th December||$723||$1328||$1933|
|16th – 31st December||$1235||$1903||$2794|
Rates include accommodation, meals, drinks including house wine, beers, soft drinks, local spirits and water. Laundry, and air strip transfers.
Up to 3 activities per night. From safaris into the Masai Mara National Reserve and surrounding areas, to local Masai Villages (Manyattas). Or local schools and other community and conservation projects.
Imported spirits, fine wines, premium drinks, liqueurs and champagne,
Manyatta entrance fees and Masai Mara Park Fees.
View our Governors’ Sky Safari for an incredible itinerary including all flights and accommodation at Loldia and the Masai Mara. Valid all year.
All offers & packages are valid from 1st October to 15th December 2023, 1st January to 31st May 2024 and from 1st October to 15th December 2024.
Flights must be booked with Governors Aviation (minimum 2 legs).
Park fees and conservation fee payable for all nights.
Cannot be combined with any other offers.
Governors’ Camp Family Offer
Come on safari as a family of four or more and the first child receives complimentary accommodation at Governors’ Camp in the Masai Mara.
Applicable to children under 16 years and when sharing accommodation with adults in a Family Tent.
Combine your stay in the Masai Mara with other Governors’ Camps in Kenya. All are 3 nights at the Masai Mara Camps (either Little Governors’ or Governors’ Camp) and combined with Mugie House and/or Governors’ Loldia House:
Stay 6 Nights And Pay For Five
3 nights at Mugie House or Governors’ Loldia House and 3 nights Masai Mara
Stay 8 Nights And Pay For Six
2 nights at Loldia House, 3 nights at Mugie House and 3 nights Masai Mara OR
4 nights at Loldia House and 4 nights Masai Mara.
Stay 10 Nights And Pay For Eight
3 nights at Loldia House, 3 nights at Mugie House and 4 nights in the Masai Mara OR
2 nights Governors’ Loldia House, 4 nights Mugie House and 4 nights in the Masai Mara.
The above offers T&C’s:
Applicable to adult and child rates.
Free nights are calculated on lowest priced property in the itinerary.
Must combine a minimum of two Governors’ Collection properties, with a minimum of two nights in each property.
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