Created in 1972, Governors’ Camp set new standards in luxury for a tented camp and today it’s still considered one of Africa’s best. Governors Camp was erected on a a prime spot of land in the heart of Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve, which, almost a century ago, was first exclusively reserved for Kenya’s colonial Governors. The luxury tented camp nestles in a forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, its waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodiles. Some of the tents line the riverbank and enjoy uninterrupted views over the Mara River; others have views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara. All tents have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water, and flushing toilets. There is a bar tent with a deck overlooking the Mara River, and a dining tent with views over the plains. Home to the BBC’s Big Cat Diary series, the camp enjoys an unrivaled location with plenty of big cats and the annual wildebeest migration arriving on its doorstep every year.

Why we like it

Superb location during Great Migration; Sweeping river and plains views; Big cats hotspot; Old Africa safari camp

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Full Board
Rates from: More than $500 p.p.p.d.
Camp Size: Very Large
Max No of Guests: 74
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 0

Grading and Accreditation

Star Grading: Not Graded
Green Rating Accreditation: Yes
Responsible Tourism Certified: No


Details Distance (Km) Travel Time (Min)
Nearest Town Migori100150
Nearest Major City Nairobi260270
Nearest Major Airport Jomo Kenyatta International Airport270290
Nearest Hospital Migori100150

Park / Reserve

Masai Mara Please click to view



Game Drive


Guided Walk


Cultural Tour
Curio Shop
Hot Air Balloon Safaris
Lake Victoria day trips
Bush Breakfasts and Dinners



Bath and shower units
En-suite bathroom
37 Luxury Tented Suites


Laundry service
Fax facility
Wi-Fi internet
Credit cards accepted

This Experience

Safari type

Big 5 Safari

Specialist Species

Great Migration
Spotted Hyena

Malaria area


Suitable for

Solo Travellers
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