Governors' Camp Collection

Luxury Safari holidays in East Africa

Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Governors’ Camps, set in some of the most beautiful parts of Africa, provide the old-fashioned pace of life accompanied by the best of 21st century support in the heart of some of East Africa’s Prime Wildlife Areas. Air services bring you to your camp effortlessly, and ingredients for gourmet meals are flown in daily.

Accommodation is in huge canvas tents in the Masai Mara, an farmhouse at Loldia and in individual stone cottages at both Governors’ Mugie House and on the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Service is personal, attentive and friendly. Security and safety are ensured with constant communications and medical back up.

Governors’ Camp Collection is proud to have consistently been recognized with many travel awards and accolades. A Governors’ Safari will introduce you to the thrilling pleasures of some of the world’s most magnificent wildlife spectacles, pampered in luxury, but in tune with the simple rhythms of life.

Good to know

  • Covid-compliant licenses & protocols
  • Flexible bookings
  • Multi award-winning safari camps

Key information

Destinations East Africa
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Responsible Travel, Community-led Tourism
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Accommodation Rating Accommodation
Season Season January - December

Governors' Camp Collection Reviews

What people are saying about Governors' Camp Collection


I loved my stay at Governor's Camp! The safari drives were amazing — we saw tons of lions, elephants, giraffes, and even a rhino! The setting of the camp is lovely — it's between the savannah and the river. I loved sitting in the bar area and looking out at the elephants in the savannah, who came down from the hills early in the day to munch on grass, then slowly marched back into the hills each evening. So lovely.

They have done an amazing job cultivating a sense of hospitality in every person, down to the guards who escort you back to the tent in the evening (in case there's a hippo wandering around the tents). As a solo female traveler, I felt very safe and very cared for by the people there.

Brandon Eastwood

We stayed 4 nights at the main Governors Camp. The tented accommodation exceeded all our expectations and the employees were some of the nicest people we ever met. From our tour guide (Ezikel), to our barman (Benjamin) and our waitress (Gladys), they couldn't do enough for us and every detail was thought of to make our stay memorable. It is one of the best experiences we have ever had and for first time safari goers, it couldn't have been any better. We will definitely be returning!

Sarah Archer

My husband and I stayed at the Main Camp for four nights as part of our honeymoon and were blown away by the location and friendliness of the staff. Our tent was overlooking the river and our morning alarm clock was the sound of our neighbours, the hippos. Our guide, Johnson, worked incredibly hard to ensure we had the best experience possible. He even managed to track down a leopard out in the open. He also never tired of our endless questions about various animals. Staff in the bar and restaurant knew you by name and could remember which of the big five you had ticked off your list. Thank you to the whole team for giving us memories we will treasure for the rest of our lives.

Governors' Camp Collection tours

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Safari

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda

4 days From $1,830
Destinations Volcanoes National Park
Activity Safari, Luxury, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism
Tour Type Private guided tour
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Preferred hotels

A small selection of Governors' Camp Collection's carefully-selected hotels. All hotels can be changed to suit your requirements and budget


Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is Rwanda’s first ever community owned lodge. The lodge was built and is operated by Governors’ Camp Collection, but the ownership rests with a Community Trust, SACOLA (Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association) which uses rentals and community fees from the lodge to drive socio-economic and conservation initiatives in the communities adjacent to the National Park.


Little Governors’ Camp

Located on the edge of the Masai Mara National Reserve, each of the 17 luxury en-suite tents have wooden decks with large verandahs for guests to enjoy the constant game activity that takes place around the large watering hole in front of camp.

Breakfast and lunch are served in the open air, and the resident family of warthogs frequently wander amongst the tables. Since all Governors’ properties are unfenced, animals are frequent visitors to camp — guests may need to make way for elephants which sometimes visit the camp at lunchtime! In the evening, a warming log fire burns in front of the bar tent, and dinner is served in the nearby dining tent.


Governors’ Camp

Created in 1972, this luxury tented camp is nestled in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, its waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile, in the heart of Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.

Governors’ Camp was the first permanent tented camp in the Masai Mara and it occupies the best wildlife viewing location in the National Park. The location of the camp was considered so good that during colonial times it was reserved for the colonial Governors of Kenya, hence the name Governors’ Camp. Today the camp enjoys the same prime location and is perfect for couples, families and friends wanting to experience the best of what a safari in the Masai Mara has to offer.


Il Moran Camp

The camp for those who want that extra bit of luxury — Governors’ Il Moran is small, peaceful and intimate, with added touches that place this camp at the top of the safari accommodation range. Widely regarded as the premiere camp in the Masai Mara, with the best game viewing right on your doorstep.

Hidden under ancient trees deep in the forest, are just ten tents which line the winding banks of the Mara River. Dark chunky wooden tables contrast with oversized blue couches and a central, colourfully beaded chandelier, while tribal portraits and African artefacts are dotted around. Meals are served on the raised wooden decking of the main mess and dining tent which offers a birds-eye view of the snorting hippos below. The main feature is a sunken fire pit which is lit in the evenings — the perfect spot to sit back with a cocktail of your choice.


Mugie House

Set in a 40,000 acre private wildlife conservancy, Mugie House offers a myriad of activities by which to explore and enjoy its vast open landscapes and abundant wildlife.

Perched on a hill are nine individual stone cottages, each with sweeping views of the Laikipia landscape. A large main house with open log fires will host guests for relaxing cocktails and scrumptious meals, prepared from a creative menu with ingredients sourced from their own vegetable garden. An infinity pool offers shaded areas and a casual alfresco dining area, while a large waterhole set in front of Mugie House attracts a variety of wildlife.


Loldia House

Built during WW2 by Italian Prisoners of War, Loldia House is an original Kenyan home set on an old farm on the shores of Lake Naivasha. Here, guests can experience the heritage of Kenya’s early settlers — with its gentle pace of life, one can drive, walk or horse ride among the herds of plains game which live alongside farm animals on the ranch.

Offering a choice of accommodation either in the old family house or in cottages in the grounds, Loldia House is surrounded by pretty gardens, with an outdoor pool and and incredible views across the lake to the extinct volcano, Mount Longonot.

What's included

All trips with Governors' Camp Collection include the following services. Get in touch to find out more.


Governors' Camp operate 7 camps and lodges located in some of the best wildlife locations in East Africa, ranging from luxury tents to traditional rooms in a historic Kenyan farmhouse.

Internal flights

Domestic/internal flights are included.

Governors’ Camp Collection operates Governors’ Aviation, a flight service using two Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft.
They are the only safari operator in Kenya able to offer both Cessna Caravan flights and accommodation in-house.

Some meals

Full board: all meals are included at accommodation. Extra lunch and drinks can be purchased.

Guided excursions

All game drives in the Masai Mara are included. Trips and excursions are accompanied by expert, bi-lingual guides.

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