Governors' Camp was once the exclusive setting for Kenya’s colonial governors but now offers guests a chance to enjoy old-world luxuries with modern amenities on the banks of the beautiful Mara River.
One of the larger tented camps, Governors’ Camp consists of thirty-seven luxury canvas tents perched on the riverbank. There are twenty-four twins, twelve doubles, and one suite, each offering comfortable beds and hot water bottles to keep guests warm at night. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water, shower, sink, and flush toilet. Other amenities include electric lights and wireless internet, and the best part of the tent is the comfortable, private veranda with views of either the Maasai Mara’s sweeping plains or the verdant banks of the Mara River.
Created in 1972, Governors’ Camp lies in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, whose waters swarming with hippo and crocodile, in the heart of Kenya’s grand Maasai Mara National Reserve. The reserve is well-known for its hilly grasslands fed by plentiful rains and home for a wide array of wildlife from the Big Five to herds of migrating wildebeest. For the last 10 years, the camps have been the base for the B.B.C.’s famous Big Cat diaries series which have made the plains of East Africa so famous. The camp also supports several conservation projects and community support programs.