GlorySafaris Kenya

Governor's Camp

The first tented camp to be established in the Masai Mara, Governors' Camp stands on the banks of the famous Mara River. First opened in 1972, it stands on the site of Teddy Roosevelt's camp, where he entertained aristocracy, stars and royalty. Popular with American visitors, the camp now offers two additional camps, ‘Little Governors' and ‘Private Governors'.

Specialists in providing both luxury and comfort whilst retaining the authentic flavour of true safari life, Governors' is not fenced, thus the animals are free to wander close or even into the camp.


The Masai Mara is 270 miles from Nairobi (five hours by road).


The Camp offers 30 twin bedded tents and 8 double tents each with private verandah and shower room.

There is also a private and secluded honeymoon tent.

Each tent has a covered outdoor veranda with two safari chairs and a small table. Simple tent furnishings include twin beds, a wardrobe rack a desk and safari chairs. None of the camps uses electricity to light the tents, candles and lanterns are provided. All the tents have private tented bathrooms (with flush WC and hot showers), some have bidets.


Governors' prides itself on the high quality of its cuisine and retains a French Chef. The Private Camp has its own executive chef and meals are planned exactly to the specifications of the clients. Meals are served on a timbered deck overlooking the river. At night the area is lit by lanterns in true safari style. There is a comfortable and well-stocked bar.