The setting is magical. So much so that almost a century ago it was reserved, exclusively, for Kenya’s colonial Governors. Governors’ Camp nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, it’s waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile, in the heart of Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.
Some of the 37 tents line the riverbank, tucked into the forest they enjoy uninterrupted views over the Mara River, others have views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara. Created in 1972 Governors’ Camp set new standards in luxury for a tented camp. Today it’s still Africa’s best.
Everything is under canvas, all tents have en-suit bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flushing toilets. There is a bar tent with deck overlooking the Mara River and dinning tent with views over the plains.
There are the following camps: Governors’ Camp, Little Governors’ Camp, Governors’ Private Camp, Governors’ IL Moran Camp
Your base for the adventure is the Mara Safari Club, which lies in the north west of the Masai Mara, at the foot of the Aitong Hills. The camp is positioned on an ox-bow of the Mara River, so that all en-suite tents have a view of the hippo-filled river. The lodge is surrounded by well-cultivated gardens dotted among indigenous trees. All tents have their own private viewing deck from where hippo and crocodile are regularly seen! Each room has four-poster beds with pillow-top mattresses and fine linens, 3-piece en-suite facilities with solar-heated hot, and cold running water, a refreshment centre, in-room safe and wireless telephone that allows you to set up dining on your deck or ensures no request is left unfulfilled.
The library, located in the main building, provides terminals to access your e-mail, for Internet browsing, picture upload and general bragging to friends back home. The Library is available 24 hours. Photocopying and general secretarial services are available through our Guest Services team.
Camp Oloshaiki is a small and exclusive tented camp nestled in the lush riverine woodlands of the Talek River overlooking the Posee plains of the magnificent Maasai Mara, the richest game reserve in Kenya and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, known for its rich wildlife and massive herds of migrating game. The camp features spacious and charming tented pavilions designed for ultimate privacy and comfort. Each tent has its own private verandah. The tents are tastefully and luxuriously furnished with handcrafted four poster beds, one kingsize and one queensize, dressed with fine linen and mosquito nets. An extra single bed can be added without compromising on space. One outstanding feature of the accommodation at Oloshaiki is the spacious and luxurious ensuite bathroom and dressing area with a large wardrobe. The bathroom is of stone construction and all floors are clad with local Talek stone. The showers are large with ample hot and cold water. The camp is proud to say that the bathrooms are the most tasteful in the Mara. All the furniture and fittings at Oloshaiki are hand crafted using local timbers and materials.
Nestled in a river glade in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, the area is a favourite for elephants coming to drink from the Talek River. Ilkeliani camp consists of only 17 tents each commanding views of the plains and the wildlife action throughout the day. The tented rooms are raised up slightly on earth mounds, overlooking the river and the plains. These mounds are covered in vegetation, and feel quite natural, and each one has been sited under its own cluster of shady indigenous trees and you do feel like you are out in the wildernes.
Keekorok is located within Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, which is at an altitude of 1,617 metres above sea level in the very heart of Kenya’s fabled Maasai Mara National Reserve, Keekorok, meaning motley abundance in the local Maasai language, was constructed in 1962 on a choice eighty-acre site in an area of permanent springs and lush grassland.