About The Lodge
Governors’ Camp, part of the Governors’ Camp Collection, has been setting the standard for Masai Mara safari camps since it opened in the early 1970s. Its location on the Mara River in the fabled Masai Mara places it front and centre for the annual migration, and its timeless style will never go out of fashion.
Governors’ Camp was created long before glamping was a thing, but, by elevating the standards for tented safari camps, it could be said to be one of the first examples of this trend.
This Masai Mara safari camp has been careful to retain all the best parts of the safari experience of yesteryear, while at the same time updating the service, amenities and dining experience to meet the needs of today’s discerning safari traveller.
The entire camp is under canvas, lending it a definite air of romance and making it all too easy to imagine encountering the ghosts of famous hunters and their glamourous clients.
The Mara River, on which Governors’ Camp is located, forms a formidable obstacle to the migrating herds, which must run the gauntlet of the giant crocodiles that lie in wait there.
While watching a river crossing, with its moments of high drama, is undoubtedly an annual highlight, guests at this Masai Mara safari camp are treated to incredible wildlife viewing year round, with the area’s plentiful resident game.
Closer to home, Governors’ Camp offers personal, attentive service and a familiar ambience that sees many guests return over and over – drawn by the almost limitless views over the Mara, the prospect of exciting animal action, or the opportunity to simply spend time in one of East Africa’s most important ( and most storied) game reserves. No Kenya safari is complete without several Mara days.