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.
Governors Camp has just been awarded a Silver Eco Rating from Eco- Tourism Kenya due to our sustainable tourism practices in place in camp.
Located in the very heart of Kenya’s fabled Maasai Mara National Reserve, Keekorok, meaning abundance in the local Maasai language, was constructed in 1962 on a choice eighty acre site inside the reserve surrounded by an area of permanent springs and lush grassland, habitually teeming with wildlife (hence its given name), much favoured by the local community and hunters in the by-gone days.
Over 700 square miles of lush, sun-drenched plains encircle Keekorok Lodge, the oldest property in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in southwest Kenya. The lodge was opened in 1962 and is ideally situated in the direct path of the spectacular animal migration that occurs every year from July to October. Guests can experience unparalleled safari adventures, and morning and evening game drives are a must for anyone visiting the reserve.
As your plane lands at the Keekorok airstrip, you will find yourself in the heart of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. You will be picked up in your own 4×4 Land Cruiser at the airstrip and, after passing a family of elephants or a herd of zebras on the short drive to the lodge, Keekorok Lodge will welcome you with open arms. Drop your bags in your room and then relax on the lodge’s terrace with a cup of Kenyan tea.
Keekorok Lodge has everything possible; no matter who you are, Keekorok will help you feel at home. With the largest gift store in the game park, spacious grounds, countless activities, a sparkling pool, fantastic food and beverage options, and a rich history as the oldest lodge in the Maasai Mara, Keekorok is an unforgettable experience in the Maasai Mara.
Situated within the home of the classic safari, Kichwa Tembo, Kenya is ideal for first time travellers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Safaris in Kenya are truly a wondrous wilderness experience. For first time safari traveller’s this is a place to see it all and truly marvel at some of Africa’s most prized possessions, Kenya’s wildlife. A safari in Kenya also marks the climax of the annual Great Migration, a truly special wilderness experience.
LUXURIOUS SAFARI CAMPS – STYLE AND GLAMOUR OF VINTAGE AFRICA
Intimately located, Bateleur Camp marks the spot below where the infamously iconic final scene of Out of Africa was filmed. Two intimate camps consisting of 9 suites each are elegant and cleverly tucked away within the very heart of Kenya’s wilderness, among the forests on the edge of the Masai Mara. Africa’s wilderness at its best makes for extraordinary scenery against the pure luxury of this romantically set camp. Private butlers, brass, silver and leather interiors, Bateleur Camp is classic and luxuriously comfortable.
Kenya’s best loved safari camp, Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp is located in the remote north western area of the Masai Mara Reserve. Views of both savanna and forest are breathtaking and truly give you a spectacular Kenya safari experience. These luxurious safari tents offer private verandas and are laid out on immaculate grounds for the ultimate luxury tented safari experience in the great outdoors.
Mara Sopa Lodge
Located on the slopes of Oloongams Hills, it is one of the first lodges to be built in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Guests are drawn to this lodge built in an ethnic design, surrounded by a rich landscape, covered in fauna, from huge desert cacti to sweet smelling jasmine flowers, all within the fabled Masai Mara game reserve,240 kms from Nairobi, approximately 5 hours on tarmac and all weather murram road, situated outside the park. Flying is one hour to the nearest airstrip which is 30 minutes drive to the lodge.