Consisting of spacious luxury tents set among the lush forest lining the banks of the Mara River, Governors Camp was once, as its name suggests, a favourite safari spot for the country’s governors who came here to hunt and enjoy the spectacular scenery.
These days the camp allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty and wild nobility of the Masai Mara Reserve, while still enjoying a selection of must-have modern amenities to ensure your optimum comfort.
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There is also a dining tent and a bar tent, both of which offer similarly sweeping views over the landscape.
To get an even more close-up experience of the bush, walking safaris are also available. These excursions are led by highly trained guides and Maasai scouts, who will be able to inform you about Maasai culture, medicinal uses of local plants and even teach you how to track everything from buffalo and giraffe to zebra and lion. These safaris generally last between one and a half to two hours, and end with a lavish barbecue breakfast complete with champagne.
To gain a bird’s eye view of the breath-taking landscape you can opt for a Hot Air Balloon ride, which departs from Little Governors Camp, also on the banks of the Mara. Departing at sunrise, the ride lasts for an hour, and when you alight you will be treated to a delicious champagne breakfast.
During your stay in the reserve you will also have the chance to learn more about traditional Maasai culture by paying a visit to the Mara Rianda community of 48 homes. Here you can mingle with the Maasai and visit their colourful market, where you can purchase items of beautiful traditional beadwork – an enriching cultural experience you are guaranteed never to forget.