We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Governor's Camp

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Governor\\
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

852 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Governor's Camp
See the most recent reviews
Showing 766: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We stayed in Governor's Camp for 3 days and 2 nights and that is about the right time to do everything. The reception was very warm, we were all greeted with a fruit juice and told about the basic rules of an open (not fenced) camp in the Mara - do not feed the animals and do not walk alone...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank RitaOlive
Musiara, Manager at Governor's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for recommending Governors Camp. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the safari so much and hope to welcome you back again someday.

Broadmayne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2014

I loved every minute. Top class service, unrivalled location. The safari tour was beyond my expectations and we saw every animal except rhino, within 24 hours. Tents were great. Food and staff fantastic. Truly a magical place. Would without doubt recommend to anyone. I went with my husband and 4 young children. Perfect for all of us.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 141Emma
Musiara, Manager at Governor's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review, we are delighted that you enjoyed the safari and hope to welcome you back again one day.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2014

The choice to take my family to Governors Camp, for our once in a lifetime Safari trip, was based on agent advice and trip advisor comments. What a superb choice it was – this camp and its staff, far exceeded our expectations and truly made this a trip to remember. We travelled in April, with 3 children (14,12,10).There is much...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank David H
Musiara, Manager at Governor's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review of your Governors safari we are so happy to hear that you felt it was a "superb choice" and that the camp and staff, far exceeded your expectations and truly made this a trip to remember. We hope to welcome you back again one day.

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Wow what an amazing safari I have just returned from thanks to all at Governors Camp. It was truly spectacular. Great team, lovely food, amazing animals, highly knowledgable guides and an overall amazing time. I cannot recommend this place highly enough! My sleep quality lower score is only due to the lovely elephant snoring and chomping outside my tent and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Squirrellina
Musiara, Manager at Governor's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, its great you think the camp is truly spectacular. We hoe you have caught up on lost elephant sleep and hope to welcome you back again some day.

New Delhi
Reviewed 2 April 2014

I stayed in Governors camp for 4 days in Feb and it exceeded most of my expectations. The idea was to live close to nature and it was like a safari dream come true. The tents were neat & cosy with all the basics taken care of. I stayed in a tent facing vast lands and loved watching animals grazing...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank gaurav00
Musiara, Manager at Governor's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review of Governors Camp, we are delighted to hear that the safari exceeded your expectations and that you were able to see a cheetah hunt. We look forward to welcoming you back again one day.

Reviewed 25 March 2014

Me and my husband stayed in Governors camp for 3 nights in September and it exceeded all of our expectations! The tents were cosy and provided you with all your basics. We stayed in a tent facing the plains and it was beautiful watching the buffaloes grazing during the day. The food was great and the service was fabulous (a...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Krissykk
Musiara, Manager at Governor's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Governors Camp, we are very happy to hear that the camp exceeded all your expectations. We hope to welcome you back again one day.

Christchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Booked this safari through JTSafaris ( separate review) after reading the reviews on Tripadviser and I can only say they underestimated this fabulous experience. If you want the experience of a lifetime this is for you, luxury and adventure rolled into one. Thankyou to our our fantastic driver Dominic for getting us up close and personal with the big 5,...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Pauline31mhl
Musiara, Manager at Governor's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review of your Governors Camp safari, we are delighted that you found it be the experience of a lifetime. Thank you for recommending us and we hope to welcome you back again one day.

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We booked this safari with Julius JT safaris and I have to say this is the most memorable holiday we have had in a long time. After a two hour flight from Mombasa we were met at the airstrip by a 4 x 4 jeep, this is to be our vehicle for the next few days of game drives. We...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Margaret M
Musiara, Manager at Governor's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Governors Camp, we are delighted that you liked the tent, the food and the whole overall experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2014

I cannot praise this Camp enough. From the moment we arrived at Wilson Airport in Nairobi to fly to the Camp using their own plane, we were treated with such kindness, politeness and friendliness. It felt like I was an old friend returning to an often visited place. The food was of a high quality, and there was so much...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Leanne P
Musiara, Manager at Governor's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review of your Governors Safari. We are very happy that you enjoyed the safari and thank you for recommending us.

Christchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We stayed at the Boabab on Diani Beach with First Choice (reviewed separately). We chose to book our safari through the excellent JT (Julius Tact) Safaris run by Julius Nzumbi (reviewed separately) We had read the reviews of Governor's on tripadvisor and so had high expectatons of the camp. These contined to be exceeded throughout our two night three day...

 Report
Helpful?
6Thank john s
Musiara, Manager at Governor's Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review of Governors Camp. We are delighted that you enjoyed the safari.

1,150 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (1141)
Viewed
View from Room (49)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (125)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (7)
Viewed
Dining (74)
Viewed
Room/Suite (62)
Viewed
Bathroom (19)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (4)
Viewed
3:16
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (797)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (9)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Masai Mara National Reserve hotels
39.4 km away
Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels
Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels
#4 of 9 in Masai Mara National Reserve
898 reviews
1.9 km away
Little Governors' Camp
Little Governors' Camp
#16 of 138 in Masai Mara National Reserve
400 reviews
29.3 km away
Fairmont Mara Safari Club
Fairmont Mara Safari Club
#1 of 9 in Masai Mara National Reserve
466 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
19.0 km away
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
#19 of 138 in Masai Mara National Reserve
850 reviews
40.6 km away
Sarova Mara Game Camp
Sarova Mara Game Camp
#2 of 9 in Masai Mara National Reserve
946 reviews
1.3 km away
Governors' Il Moran Camp
Governors' Il Moran Camp
#32 of 138 in Masai Mara National Reserve
232 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Governors' Camp nestles on the banks of the Mara River in the heart of the most prolific game viewing area of the Masai Mara. One of only a handful of camps located within the Masai Mara Game Reserve the setting is magical. Half of the tents overlook the rolling grasslands of Africa, with views of elephant, zebra and gazelle; the rest are tucked away in the forest lining the banks of the Mara River. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Governor's Camp

Address: C14, Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $666 - $1,546 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Governor's Camp 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity, Jovago.com, Agoda and Odigeo so you can book your Governor's Camp reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Governor`s Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Governors Camp
Governor's Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Governor's Camp staff and other travellers.
11 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from Governor's Camp staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“tent no's 32 or higher have the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles webothluvthesun, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Worth The Price you Pay !!”
 of 5 bubbles Shilpjeet, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“River or Plains both good.”
 of 5 bubbles blackbottle57, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any tent will provide an enjoyable stay!”
 of 5 bubbles Mysterel, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Tent No. 28 is closest to dining and some can be quite a walk away!”
 of 5 bubbles 158rona, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay