Governor’s Camp, Masai Mara: The Lowdown

 

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Governor’s Camp has, quite simply, one of the best game viewing areas in the Masai Mara. And when we’re talking about the best game viewing in the Mara, this really means one of the best spots for safari in all of Africa. Governor’s was named in honour of the colonial governors of Kenya who chose to take their safari in this area, and today the camp remains a much-loved favourite of the Masai Mara safari scene.

What’s Governor’s Camp really like?

There are 37 luxury tents, looking out over the plains or the Mara River. Tents are comfortable, with safari chairs on the verandah, a proper bed, and a simple ensuite bathroom.

What can I do at Governor’s Camp?

Like many of the very best safari camps, Governor’s is special more because of what you do outside your tent, than because of what’s inside it. There are shared morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara with your expert safari guide, evenings gazing into a campfire with a cool drink, and thrilling nights listening to the call of the wild outside. For an extra treat, we can arrange a hot air balloon safari over the plains, and a champagne breakfast to follow.

Giving back at Governor’s Camp: We’ve known the owners of Governor’s for many years, and have always been impressed by their commitment to the community and conservation of the surrounding area. They’ve an ongoing partnership with the Mara Rianda Charitable Trust to support Mara Rianda and Aitong schools, planting trees, and helping to set up a biogas project in one of the nearby  Maasai manyattas. Much of the camp waste is recycled, and Governor’s helps to introduce local children to the wonders of the bush. If you want to see just some of this in action, ask to visit a local manyatta during your stay at Governor’s.

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