Governors’ Camp was opened in 1972. Its comfort, service and food quality have set standards in Africa. Preserving and improving these high standards, Governors’ Camp has built up its good reputation over the years. Special attention has been paid to conserving the traditional camp ambiance, which has inspired renowned adventurers like Earnest Hemingway and many others. The camp is still in its original location, which, in the colonial days, was reserved for governors and royalty. 37 tents, stretching along the banks of Mara River, provide stunning views over the Mara plains. All guest tents are appointed with en-suite bathrooms, running cold and hot water and toilets.
All public areas are accommodated in big, luxurious safari tents, gas and kerosene lamps create an authentic safari ambiance. The reception area houses a souvenir shop and a small gallery where local artists sell their paintings and artwork.
After dinner, composed of several main courses and served in the restaurant tent, the camp fore invites to relax, have a drink and share the day’s experiences with others. It has a long tradition, just like tea or coffee served to the tents every morning.
The camp hosts lots of “repeaters” who enjoy the personal touch in this family owned gem and feel like “coming home” with each visit.