Governor’s Camp nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, its waters teeming with hippo and crocodile. Some of the 38 tents line the riverbank, with uninterrupted views over the Mara River, others have views across the sweeping plains. Everything is under canvas, all tents have en-suit bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flushing toilets. Each morning a breakfast feast is prepared over blazing coals, mountains of bacon, eggs the way you like them, fresh milk flown-in daily, hot-baked croissants, exotic fruits, and freshly brewed Kenyan coffee. Lunch, like breakfast is a buffet of roast meats, fresh salads and delicious desserts. Evenings are devoted to cocktails around a bonfire and dinner by candlelight. Most meals are served on the shady riverbank with views across the Mara’s plains. The thrill of a brush with Africa’s big game is what brings people to the Masai Mara. Get up close to the big cats on a game drive in our custom-built four-wheel-drive vehicles. Take as many drives as you like, come face to face with nature in the raw on a walking safari or meet the people in a traditional Masai village. For the experience of a lifetime, drift with the dawn over the plains on a hot-air balloon safari then feast on a champagne breakfast in the bush (Optional Extra).