Governors' Camp lies on the banks of the Mara River in the west of the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. The camp is in a spot once reserved for the colonial governors of Kenya and their royal visitors. Created in 1972, it set new standards in luxury as a tented camp, placing particular emphasis on comfort and service. Maintaining these qualities, the camp has been refined and improved over the years. However, special care has been taken to preserve an atmosphere in which today's traveler may share some of the experiences of classic safari and enjoy the landscape and wildlife that so inspired adventurers such as Hemingway. To this end all guest facilities are under canvas and all accommodation tents are carefully positioned for uninterrupted views from their verandahs of either the Mara River or the rolling plains of the Masai lands. However, living under canvas does not mean lack of comfort. Each tent is stylishly decorated and has a shower room with 24 hour hot water. Early morning tea and ginger biscuits are brought to your tent, meals are absolutely delicious - many people dress up for dinner - and fresh milk is flown in daily!
It is the wildlife that brings most visitors to the Mara. Governors' can send real zealots off on full day safaris with a picnic lunch - these are particularly popular during the great Wildebeest Migration. Others prefer to take an early morning game drive followed by mid-morning and afternoon drives. Mealtimes are flexible so you will not miss lunch because you spent too long watching lions. It will be served on your return. The camp is run for your convenience and pleasure.