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Governors' Camp, Maasai Mara, Kenya
This is an iconic camp; one of the oldest in the world-renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Governors' Camp has a famous reputation for being a thriving wilderness haven is well deserved: it serves as the base for the BBC’s Big Cat Diaries and Disney’s African Cats documentaries, so be sure to look out for some of the ‘celebrities’ during your stay!
What once used to be hunting grounds, exclusively reserved for Kenya’s colonial Governors and their royal visitors almost a century ago, today sets new standards of tented camp luxury in the shape of Governors' Camp.
Governors’ Camp combines a traditional safari feel with an unmistakable touch of luxury. The camp offers the perfect base from which to observe the wildlife throughout the year, especially during the months of July through October.
Its 37 tented camps, set amongst the trees along the Mara River, have unrivalled views over the plains and come with en suite bathrooms that have flush loos, bidets and showers. If you’re a honeymooner, the privately located Justus Suite as well as tent 37, are both ideal spots.
Spend your time exploring the herds that roam free; embark on a walking safari; or take a balloon flight over the plains of the Maasai Mara.
Location & Getting There
On the banks of the Mara River in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya.
37 tents (74 beds), including family suites and honeymoon suites.
Game viewing, balloon safari, game walks, culture walks at nearby Masai Village, camping on Lake Victoria, bird watching, boat rides.
Mid July to late October are the best months to travel to Kenya due to the long rains during April and May and the short rains in November.
Children are most welcome at Governors' Camp.