Governors’ Camp Collection has been a pioneer in safaris for more than 40 years. When the group’s flagship, eponymous camp flapped back its canvas in the Masai Mara in 1972, it was Africa’s first luxury permanent tented camp. The idea grew out of the desire to offer guests the magical experience of staying in the bush, under canvas – an experience that had theretofore been available only to the ultra-wealthy.

Keeping the best traditions of the early days of safari, Governors’ gives guests the opportunity to live the authentic safari experience of being fully immersed in the wild. Establishing their properties in the heart of the best wildlife viewing areas of Kenya and Rwanda, and working closely with local communities, the camps offer unforgettable safari experiences that introduce travellers to the magnificent wildlife, unspoiled scenery and colourful people of these countries.

Being at the forefront of sustainable eco-tourism, Governors’ recognises that to conserve these unique wild areas of Africa, the local communities must benefit from tourism. Which is why the group works closely with the local people to help improve their standards of living, education and healthcare, while also seeking sustainable and innovative ways to help them meet their energy needs.

With this focus on conservation as well as more than four decades of safari industry experience, guests staying at any one of the Governors’ Camp Collection sites will be treated to the thrilling pleasures of some of the world’s most magnificent wildlife spectacles while helping to preserve the environment.

Since its inception in 1972, the group has grown to include four luxury camps, one farmhouse and a collection of cottages in Kenya, as well as a lodge on the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes in Rwanda. Most of all, though, Governors’ is proud to offer travellers the chance to unwind and tune into the rhythms of the African bush at some of the top hotels in the world.

Governors’ Camp Collection safaris

Browse our recommended tours and safaris – all of which include a stay at a Governors’ Camp Collection camp – or simply contact one of our Africa Safari Experts for assistance with planning the perfect tailor-made solution.

10 days
Gorilla trekking is truly a bucket-list experience; spend an hour watching the gorillas eat, sleep and play together. Volcanoes Virungas Lodge overlooks the vast lakes of the area, providing exceptional views of the beautiful Rwandan countryside. Your guides will thoroughly prep you before you head out on your gorilla trek. Make sure to take in as much as you can! Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge enjoys a spectacular location, with breath-taking mountain views. A male silverback mountain gorilla leans all his weight on his extremely strong forearms. Never look a silverback in his eye! Kigali Serena Hotel offers guests a comfortable stay as they prepare for their gorilla trekking adventure in the Virungas. This comfortable lodge is ideally located for gorilla trekking. After a day out gorilla trekking in the wet forest, returning to the crackling boma fire at Clouds Mountain Lodge is a delight.
Highlights

Cross Lake Mutanda by dugout canoe. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi & Volcanoes National Parks.

Destinations visited
Kigali Rwanda Uganda Volcanoes National Park

East Africa's Gorillas, Safari & Beach

From $16,000 per person sharing
14 days
Soul stirring encounters with mountain gorillas. Breakfast with sensational views at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, a luxury forest retreat. Enjoy unique wildlife encounters with the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. See golden monkeys. Volcanoes National Park provides a dramatic backdrop at Wilderness Sabyinyo. Follow the Great Wildebeest Migration.
Highlights

Trek mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in Rwanda. Stay in an exclusive beach villa on Zanzibar.

Destinations visited
Kigali Rwanda Serengeti Tanzania Zanzibar

Rwanda Gorilla Encounter

From $11,745 per person sharing
5 days
Tough jungle walks are well rewarded: unforgettable encounters with gorillas in their natural habitat. Exterior of Kigali Serena Hotel. Dine by the pool. Bedroom interior at Kigali Serena Hotel. Trek through ancient rainforests. Proud female gorillas & their endearing babies are always a highlight of a gorilla trek. Knowledgable guides & professional rangers lead every gorilla trek, assuring your safety & enjoyment. This tour allows time to explore the Rwandan landscape, visit villages & meet the friendly locals.
Highlights

Trek to the Dian Fossey Research Camp. Search for mountain gorillas & golden monkeys.

Destinations visited
Kigali Rwanda
7 days
Exterior of the Loldia House. Governors Camp tent interior. Adventure to Lake Nakuru National Park. Colobus monkey. View from the Loldia House swimming pool. Walking safari. Wild animals roam freely around Governors Camp. Traditional game drives.
Highlights

Optional hot-air balloon safari. Incredible scenery and wide variety of game.

Destinations visited
Kenya Masai Mara

Governors’ Camp Collection accommodation

Governors began pioneering immersive and transformational safaris in 1972; they were the first operators to be permanently based inside the Masai Mara National Reserve. Since those early days, the portfolio has expanded to seven camps and lodges located in some of the best and most precious wildlife locations in East Africa.

Governors’ Mugie House

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Laikipia, Kenya
Bathroom with a view Swimming pool Romantic breakfast Twin and Double Cottages Bedroom Main lounge area Pool table
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Fishing Game drives Golf Guided walking safaris

Governors' Il Moran Camp

From $645 per person sharing
Masai Mara, Kenya
Intimate tented camp, situated within a forested area of the Masai Mara. Spacious and luxurious and offer a comfortable, private stay. En suite bathrooms. Lounge. Thrilling game drives. Cultural visits. Tuck into the same delicious meals.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Cultural visits Day tours Game drives Guided walking safaris Guided walks

Wilderness Sabyinyo

From $1,180 per person sharing
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
The Virungas are some of the highest in East Africa and form the backdrop to the lodge.
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge has a number of sumptuous suites with spacious, luxurious en-suite bathrooms.
Each room at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is luxurious, spacious and enjoys beautiful views of the virungas
Enjoy spectacular views of the Virungas while enjoying another delicious meal on the outdoor terrace.
Experience a thrilling gorilla trekking excursion through the Virunga forests.
The lodge is set amongst the Virunga Mountain Range in Rwanda.
Discover the incredible beauty of the Virungas and surrounding wilderness on hikes and excursions.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Biking Bird watching Cultural visits Gorilla tracking Guided walks

Loldia House

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Kenya, Kenya
Exterior of Loldia House. Views from the swimming pool. Afternoon tea in the garden. Elegantly decorated and spacious rooms. Family rooms. Indulge in a delicious range of delicacies either under the trees. Wildlife roam free.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Boat excursions Bush dining Cultural visits Day tours

Governors' Camp

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Masai Mara, Kenya
Cultural experience. Governors Camp tent exterior. Tucked away in a forest on the banks of the Mara River. Home to an incredible array of wildlife. Governors' Camp interior. Specially designed photographic safari vehicles. Hot air balloon safaris.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Bush dining Cultural visits Day tours Game drives

Governors' Private Camp

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Masai Mara, Kenya
Governors' Private Camp has a secluded location right on the banks of the Mara River. At the end of the day you can enjoy a chilled drink and swap stories around the campfire. Enjoy a meal in the bush overlooking the Mara River. Accommodation comes in the form of 8 private, spacious tents, furnished with tasteful handmade furniture. The bedrooms are light and airy, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Mara wilderness. Sleeping under canvas allows you to feel closer to nature, without skimping on comfort. All tents have en suite bathrooms with hot running water.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Bush dining Cultural visits Day tours Game drives

Little Governors' Camp

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Masai Mara, Kenya
Accommodation comes in the form of luxury tented suites located in a fringe of forest. Breakfast and lunch are enjoyed in the outdoor dining area, where you may be joined by a wandering elephant. Sip on a sundowner cocktail around a roaring fire. The evening is usually rounded off with drinks and story-swapping around the campfire. Enjoy a drink at the bar after a day filled with game-viewing. The rooms at little Governors' Camp are spacious, extremely comfotable and tastefully furnished. At Little Governors' Camp you will experience surroundings of outstanding natural beauty and regular big game sightings.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Bird watching Bush dining Cultural visits Game drives Guided walking safaris