Governors' Camp

Accommodation Suppliers

Address:
PO Box 48217, Nairobi, 00100
Member Number: 2055 Tel: +254 (0) 20 273 4000/5

Governors has been pioneering immersive and transformational safaris in Kenya since 1972.

We were the first operators to be permanently based in the Mara, our site was chosen for its prime location and was the designed 'getaway' for the Governors of Kenya. Our camps are located in some of the best and most precious wildlife locations in the world.

We are a family with a colourful cast of characters that embodies the spirit of Safari, while placing the care of the environment, community and conservation at the heart of everything we do.

GOVERNORS` CAMP - The entire camp is under canvas, with all the comforts of a luxury hotel. The 37 tents are in the classic safari style. Some tents line the picturesque whilst others have spectacular views across the sweeping Mara Plains. Each tent has its own en-suite bathroom with constant hot and cold running water, flushing toilets,even bidets. Miles from civilization, our cordon-bleu dinners by candlelight under canvas are a truly unforgettable experience. Clients staying at Governors` enjoy the true safari experience.

LITTLE GOVERNORS` CAMP - Little Governors` Camp is intimate in character. It has only 17 tents set in a tranquil and secluded spot. The Camp is located around a small Lake that is teaming with both animals and birdlife. In the Governors` tradition, there are no fences and hippo and Elephant are regular visitors to the Camp. The spectacle of game viewing from you tent surpasses expectations: Giraffe, Elephant, Hippo and Warthog.

GOVERNORS` IL MORAN CAMP - Governors` IL Moran Camp is a small intimate camp with only ten luxury suite sized tents. Set under spreading Fig trees along the banks of the Mara River, in the heart of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Large comfortable tents feature super king size beds which are fashioned from ancient fallen Olive Trees, and bathrooms have Victorian style baths to soap each days dust away. No barriers exit around the Camp where one can feel the intimacy with the wild of nature.

LOLDIA HOUSE - Loldia House nestles under Acacia tress on one of Kenya`s oldest farms. It was built in the Second World War on the shores of Lake Naivasha and has breathtaking views of the dormant Volcano, Mt Longonot. The house has only 9 rooms. The service at Loldia is exceptional and mouthwatering meals are served on the lawn and in the original dinning room. Guests staying at Loldia are ideally situated to take advantage of the wide variety of activities offered in the Rift Valley, where the scenery is spectacular, their is excellent bird and wildlife. 

MFANGANO ISLAND CAMP is set in beautiful gardens on a secluded bay overlooking Lake Victoria. The six double rooms all offer spectacular vistas across the Lake, and they are very tastefully and newly decorated using local materials and crafts. Each morning fleets of brightly painted fishing boats glide past. Guests staying at Mfanagano can enjoy the abundant birdlife, the excellent Nile Perch fishing and can also experience the colorful local culture.

SABYINYO SILVERBACK LODGE is nestled underneath the peaks of Volcanoes National Park, home of the magnificent Mountain Gorilla. Nine cottages and suites are havens of warmth and coziness, with roaring log fires and bathtubs for an indulgent bubbly soak. Owned by the Sacola community, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is a success story of community conservation and partnership. 

Where we operate

  • Kenya
  • Rwanda

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Ballooning
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Riding Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Weddings

News

15 January 2019

Governors’ Welcomes In-House Photographer William Fortescue in the Masai Mara

Being situated in the richest wildlife area in the Masai Mara, we at Governors’ want to ensure our guests are offered the opportunity to capture their safari wildlife moments in the best way.From January to March 2019 Governors’ has Will Fortescue as our in-house professionalphotographer. He’ll be on hand to give any of our guests any photography assistance they might require.Will has a first class degree in Marine and Natural History Photography and is in to his 8th month wor…

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11 January 2019

Governors' Partners with Paul Joynson-Hicks for Photographic Safaris in the Masai Mara

Governors' enjoys the best location in one of the best wildlife areas in Africa. Our location is the wildlife area of choice for documentary filmmakers, such as the BBC, and professional photographers, as well as many keen and budding wildlife photographers!

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18 December 2018

Governors' Camp New Website is LIVE!

We are delighted to let you know that our new website is now live! We are really happy with our new site and hope that you will find the new look fresh and exciting, as well as informative! When you try out the new site, www.governorscamp.com, please remember to clear your cache first as your browser may have already stored and downloaded a version of our old website, which it will attempt to load and you may see a warning message.

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17 December 2018

Mara Rianta Trust and Governors’ Camp Build New Girls’ Dormitory and Installs Reverse Osmosis at Mara Rianta School in Masai Mara

Working hand in hand with our community neighbours to support development and conservation efforts has been at the heart of what we do at Governors Camp for over 40 years. We are proud to announce that building of a dormitory for 160 girls at Mara Rianda Primary School is complete, and the 2019 school year will open with the new girl students moving in.

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07 November 2018

On the weekend Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge celebrated its 10 year anniversary with much fanfare and festivities

On Saturday Romi and Dominic Grammaticas, co-founder and MD of Governors’ Camp Collection, were present as the SACOLA community unveiled their latest projects funded by revenue from Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge - 4 new houses built for widows of the Genocide and their families, 6 new school classrooms, and new water points making water available within a distance of a kilometre for up to 1000 people.

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23 October 2018

Governors’ Balloon Safaris Celebrates 40 Years of Hot Air Ballooning in the Masai Mara

Happy 40th Birthday to Governors’ Balloon Safaris! For forty years Governors’ Balloon Safaris have been flying hot air balloons, pioneering the enthralling experience of gliding over the Masai Mara’s expansive and game-rich scenery, launching at dawn just as the sun’s golden light starts radiating out over the landscape.

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18 September 2018

Community Revenue Earned from Governors’ Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Surpasses US$3.25 Million!

Governors' Camp’s Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge in Rwanda is a uniquely community-owned lodge, with revenue received by the surrounding SACOLA Community. In August, we reached an incredible milestone when revenue earned by the community surpassed $3.25 Million.  On 7th September Rwanda celebrated Kwita Izina, the annual national celebration where new baby gorillas are named in an event attended by heads of state, world conservation figures, and celebrities.

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25 June 2018

Happy Birthday Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge!

On the 21st July bottles of champagne were popped and happy cheers were shared as we celebrated Sabyinyo’s 10th birthday anniversary.

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21 June 2018

Governors’ Ready for High Season with a New Looks at Il Moran and Loldia House

Governors’ Loldia House and Il Moran Camp are launching into the upcoming busy high season with brand new looks after Phase 1 of a two-step refurbishment process was completed. Over April and May, the two properties received brand new soft furnishings and upgrade work, the results unveiled in early June.

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12 February 2018

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Guests Helping To Make the World a Little Brighter.

Governors’ Camp’s Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge was built 10 years ago as a uniquely community-owned lodge next to Volcanoes National Park. With our partners African Wildlife Fund (AWF) and International Gorilla Conservation Program (IGCP), the SACOLA Community Trust was created to hold ownership of the lodge. Through lease fees and a Community Levy incorporated into a guest’s stay, US$3.1 Million has been transferred from the Lodge to the SACOLA community in the last 10 years, providing them the means to achieve an incredible list of socio-economic projects.

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05 February 2018

Governors' Camp at ITB

This year Alex Millar will be at ITB for Governors' Camp. We have LOTS of news to update you on, including big and exciting refurbishment projects that have happened and will happen this year throughout our portfolio in Kenya and Rwanda. For an appointment please contact Alex at alex@governorscamp.com. See you at ITB!

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12 January 2018

Celebrating our 10th Year with a Brand New Look at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

2017 was a very busy year at Sabyinyo! Throughout the year extensive refurbishment works were going on at the lodge, upgrading both its front and back of house, to make the Sabyinyo guest experience even more exceptional. And now, to kick-off our 10th anniversary year, we are very excited to reveal the fabulous results, with the new look Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge!

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18 December 2017

Little Governors' Goes 100% Solar

Being eco-friendly and sustainable are important concerns to today's conscientious traveller. Governors’ properties have the privilege of being located in some of the world’s most precious wildlife locations, so having minimal impact on our pristine environments is incredibly important to us too. This is why we are on a mission to minimalize our carbon footprint as part of our wider ethos dedicated to conservation and positive impact on neighbouring rural communities. After recently eliminating plastic drinking bottles, we’ve taken the next important step and installed a solar system at Little Governors’ Camp.

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30 January 2014

An amazing story of survival and rescue

An amazing story unfurled in the Masai Mara this month, when a small lion cub was separated from its mother, survived nine days alone and then was successfully re-united with its mother and the rest of the pride. The incident began when two lionesses, called Lippy and Sila from the Marsh Pride of lions went hunting. Lippy and Sila brought down a hippo and together with Lippy’s three, three and a half month old cubs began to feed on the kill. Shortly afterwards a group of lionesses f…

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14 October 2013

Governors Camp Collection opens a new clinic at Mara Rianda

We are delighted to announce the opening on Friday 4 October 2013 of a new Health Centre at Mara Rianda just outside the Masai Mara National Reserve for our Masai community neighbours.

 The construction of the Health Centre  and the clinic fit out were funded by private UK donors. The organisation of the construction including fit out and provision of the infrastructure was carried out by The Mara Rianda Charitable Trust in conjunction with Governors Camp Collection. The clinic was …

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25 April 2012

BBC Planet Earth Film Crew arrive at Governors Camp

BBC's Planet Earth Live Film Crew have arrived and are setting up at Governors Camp, Masai Mara. The BBC's latest wildlife documentary Planet Earth Live will be broadcast live in the month of May and the team staying at Governors Camp will be focussing on the Marsh Pride of Lions of the Masai Mara for the series. We are delighted to he hosting the BBC film crew and look forward to the series when it airs.

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