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Little Governors' Camp

A excellent camp located right in the heart of the game

Little Governors - Campfire
Little Governors - Campfire

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As part of the Governors Portfolio, Little Governors' Camp is a smaller and more intimate camp than its neighbour, Governors' Main Camp. Similarly, the camp is all about its location location location! It sits in the heart of the Masai Mara Triangle, an area shared by just one other camp! As a base for well-known film and documentary productions, such as the Big Cat Diaries, Little Governors' Camp is truly one of the best places for game viewing and offers a little more intimacy than other larger camps.


In a more remote area of the Masai Mara Reserve, Little Governors' Camp is located in the Mara Triangle. This area is an ever-changing landscape, bordered by the Esoit Oloololo Escarpment, the Mara River and the Tanzania border of the Serengeti National Park. The endless grasslands, the bushy thickets, the riches of the river and the fertility it promises, offers a thriving home for the huge number of wildlife. This is heightened in the months of July to October, when the Great Migration herds pass through these plains.


Little Governors' Camp has 17 en-suite canvased tents, all tucked into the edge of the forest, overlooking a natural waterhole. At night, the camp is lit with lanterns and candles only, creating a soft and and simple safari atmosphere. The bar tent is often the place to gather after a long and exhilarating day, with a roaring log fire and the dining tent for dinner. Breakfast and lunch are served in the open air, embracing the warm Kenyan sun.


The tents are spacious, with a comfortable en-suite bathroom attached through the canvas tent. The furnishings are basic, homing a minimalistic and subtle African design. Outside of the tents, there is a polished wooden-decked verandah which guests can use and enjoy the underrated ‘armchair safari’, watching the ever day life of the Masai Mara over the game-filled plains.


The Governors' Camps combine the best locations, vehicles and guides to give the best game viewing experience in the world’s prime wildlife area. As an additional activity, the Governors Camps also offer their very own hot air balloon rides, which take off from the plains behind the camp. Taking off just before the sunrise, the balloon carefully hugs the meandering banks of the Mara River, with exceptional views over the Mara plains, the escarpment and the Serengeti in Tanzania.


Beautiful location on the river banks, suburb wildlife all year round

It's a little dated in terms of design and furnishings... a full refurbishment is coming soon!

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