Discover Africa Safaris Governors’ Camp

The Governors' Camp Collection is an award winning collection of safari camps and lodges in Kenya and Rwanda. They specialise in wildlife safaris and are located in some of Africa's most iconic wilderness areas.

The Governors' Camp Collection comprises seven award-winning properties across Kenya and Rwanda. Set in the heart of the very best wildlife areas and surrounded by beautiful scenery, 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.

Governors Camp Collection was started almost 50 years ago by Aris and Romi Grammaticas. Governors' Camp was the first permanent tented camp in Africa and since the early days, Governors' has been a pioneer in classic safaris - under canvas and immersed in the wild.

Governors Camp recognises that in order to conserve these unique wild areas of Africa, the local communities must benefit directly from tourism. It is therefore their policy to support local communities in their area of operations and for the last 49 years, the camp and their clients have been working hand in hand with their community neighbours, running community support programs that have delivered real results.

In order to reduce their environmental impact, they have implemented a zero-waste policy and recycling projects at all our properties and LittleGovernors’ Camp runs entirely on solar power.

In order to expand their guest offering, they opened Governors’ Mugie House in the Laikipia region of Kenya – a luxury property that offers a ‘behind the scenes safari experience’. They also created Rwanda’s first-ever, community-owned Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, in order to preserve the endangered mountain gorilla and its fragile habitat. They offer an exciting hot air balloon safari in the Masai Mara and Loldia House in the Great Rift Valley that provides the perfect stopover, either before or after your thrilling wildlife safari.

Governors’ is proud to have consistently been recognized with many travel awards and accolades such as Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards and Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards. In order to expand their guest offering, they opened Governors’ Mugie House in the Laikipia region of Kenya – a luxury property that offers a ‘behind the scenes safari experience’. We also created Rwanda’s first-ever, community-owned Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, in order to preserve the endangered mountain gorilla and its fragile habitat. We offer an exciting hot air balloon safari in the Masai Mara and Loldia House in the Great Rift Valley that provides the perfect stopover, either before or after your thrilling wildlife safari.

Governors’ is proud to have consistently been recognized with many travel awards and accolades such as Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards and Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

Updates

24 Jul 2021

Wildebeest migration scenes from 24th July at Lookout crossing point. They are now crossing the Mara River which is more challenging with incredibly steep banks and ferocious crocodiles laying low.
 

Mara River Crossings |  Governors Camp Collection
- Image by Simon Landolt and Governors Camp Collection
Mara River Crossings |  Governors Camp Collection
- Image by Simon Landolt and Governors Camp Collection
Mara River Crossings |  Governors Camp Collection
- Image by Simon Landolt and Governors Camp Collection
Mara River Crossings |  Governors Camp Collection
- Image by Simon Landolt and Governors Camp Collection
19 Jul 2021

"The wildebeest migration is with us and our guests have witnessed some truly impressive crossings over the Mara River, since about the 19th of July.
These images (taken by Little Governors' Camp guide Moses Manduku), are of a crossing taking place at the Lookout area. The herds were heading from the Reserve into the Mara Triangle; due to high grass levels in both parts, their movement was slow even after crossing"

- Image by (taken by Little Governors' Camp guide Moses Manduku)
- Image by (taken by Little Governors' Camp guide Moses Manduku)
- Image by (taken by Little Governors' Camp guide Moses Manduku)
- Image by (taken by Little Governors' Camp guide Moses Manduku)
05 Mar 2020

Resident Loita wildebeest are spread out in the northeast conservancies and no longer extend to the Loita Hills. The grass levels are palatable for the young calves in the northeast conservancies. 

There are no signs of the Serengeti wildebeest yet (still early days). They are more than likely still moving through the Serengeti, Naabi Hill and Maswa areas. The entire ecosystem has been regenerated to quite an extent due to heavy rainfalls from November 2019 until mid-February 2020. 

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