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The finest of four sister properties in the Masai Mara, Governors’ Private Camp overlooks the Mara River and offers the traditional safari experience of days gone by, in peaceful, private surroundings.

Accommodation consists of eight spacious and luxurious tents (a mix of twins and doubles), all fitted out with handmade furniture and equipped with hot and cold running water shower, a basin and flush-toilet. Each tent is elevated on a wooden platform with an extended verandah which has a view of the river or dry creek with lots of animal activity, and has electric lighting and charging facilities. 

The camp is well placed overlooking the Mara River, in a spot frequented by hippo, elephant and other wildlife, and the surrounding forest is home to many beautiful birds – from rare trogons and turacos to nesting hornbills. 

The bar and dining tent overlook the Mara River; there is WiFi in the bar area. Meals are served on fine china and crystal, the food is delicious, and all drinks, with the exception of champagne, are included. Laundry is done daily at no extra cost.

Governors' Private Camp lies just 15 minutes drive from Musiara airstrip,

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Key info

  • Available*: Jan-Dec * The dates shown are when the accommodation is generally available. Please enquire for specific availability.

Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Big Cat Photography with Warren Samuels

Based at Governors’ Private Camp, renowned for its comfort and key location in the Masai Mara ecosystem, this photographic tour will give you the opportunity to capture Kenya’s incredible and prolific wildlife in the company of world-renowned photographer, filmmaker and wildlife guide Warren Samuels.

  • When to go: Jun-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,495 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Masai Mara National Reserve

Kenya’s finest wildlife sanctuary, the Masai Mara is a paradise of gently rolling grasslands studded with acacia trees. Remaining as the ancestral homelands of the Masai, a curious harmony between man and wildlife exists that allows a route for the large migrations and a home for predators and plains wildlife.

  • Where: Rift Valley Province
  • Ideal for viewing: cheetah, Grant’s gazelle, leopard, lion, Thompson’s gazelle
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Wildlife photography, Vehicle safaris