Wilderness Basecamp

Governors' Camp

Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Prices From: $256

Governors' Camp is situated on the banks of the Mara River in the west of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Created in 1972, it set new standards in luxury as a tented camp, putting particular emphasis on comfort and service, complimented by the excellent cuisine. Maintaining these unique qualities as a tradition, the camp has been refined and improved through the years.Governors' Camp has taken special care to preserve an atmosphere in which today's traveler can share the same elemental landscape that inspired Hemingway and magnetized adventurers the world over. The site and size of a safari camp is critical to its vitality. Governors' Camp, with its 37 tents set amongst the trees along the Mara river, has unrivalled views over the plains and is visited and re-visited by guests who find its continued excellence, personal style and family feeling quietly reassuring.All guest facilities are under canvas and keep the authentic, traditional safari atmosphere. All guest tents have en-suite bathrooms with shower and basin, running cold and hot water as well as a flush toilet. Gas and paraffin lamps are used for lighting. The privately located Justus Suite is perfect for honeymoon couples, as is tent 37 which has incredible views over the Mara plains and its wildlife.The dining tent, campfire and bar tent are the centre of the camp. Next to the reception is a small gallery with local paintings and handicrafts as well as a small souvenir shop. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, alfresco. Dinner is served in the dining tent. For dinner, the menu offers a choice of four courses, including a choice of main courses. A traditional campfire is lit at sunset every evening and after dinner, clients enjoy sitting around the campfire reminiscing about their safari in its evocative light.The Masai Mara is a unique area with a constant and unrivalled flow of wildlife throughout the year. From July to October the Mara becomes a backdrop for one of the last great natural wonders of the world, when 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra surge up from the Serengeti plains in their annual search for the seasonal grasses that sustain them. The spectacle as the vast herds cross rivers and sweep through the golden grasses is punctuated by individual struggles with the predators, which are in turn drawn to take their part in this dramatic event. While the migration is spectacular, game viewing at all other times of the year remains almost unrivalled anywhere in Africa.There are various activities on offer: game drives in open Landrovers, game walks or balloon flights over the wide plains of the Masai Mara. Day excursions to the Lake Victoria are also on offer. However, it is highly recommend that you book these excursions well in advance and combine the Lake Victoria trip with an overnight stay.


Region: Africa - Eastern and Southern

Nearest Airport: NBO

Masai Mara Game Reserve


All Meals All Meals

Day Tours Day Tours

Hiking Trekking Hiking Trekking

Wildlife Wildlife

Archeology Indigenous Archeology Indigenous

Fishing Fishing

Family Friendly Family Friendly

Voluntour Activities Voluntour Activities

General Information

Rate includes:
- Airstrip transfers, accommodation, meals, 3 game drives daily and laundry

Rate excludes:
- Flights, drinks, Park entrance fees (currently USD $30 per person / day)

Cancellation Policies

Bookings cancelled or reduced in number from the date of arrival are as follows:
- 60-36 days = 80% refund
- 35-20 days = 50% refund
- 19 days-arrival = no refund