The site of Governor’s camp was at one time reserved for the exclusive use of Kenya’s colonial governors and their royal guests. It’s truly a special location. Classic safari style tents with en-suite baths look out over the vast plains or onto the hippo and crocodile-crammed river.

The camp is not fenced so elephants may stop by for nocturnal munchies and hippos grazing make lawn mowing unnecessary. Weather permitting, breakfast and lunch are served outside and dinners alternate between the campfire or inside the dining tent. The bar tent is a favourite hang out and the gift shop allows for some serious retail therapy, it’s chock a block with Masai handicrafts and other treasures. The French chef provides the ultimate in bush cuisine, often serving Nile perch freshly caught in Lake Victoria the same day. Game drives are in Governor’s own 4WD vehicles and are offered in the early morning, mid-morning and again in the afternoon. Every game drive is a new adventure with the entire Masai Mara at your door.

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