The camp is intimate in character, with just 17 luxury en-suite tents tucked around a large watering hole teeming with both birds and wildlife.
Located on the edge of the Masai Mara National Reserve, the camp is accessed by a very short boat ride across the Mara River, then an escorted walk through the riverine forest. Vehicles are left on the far river bank and the camp is therefore quiet and undisturbed. The guest tents at Little Governors’ have wooden decks with large verandahs for guests to enjoy the constant game activity that takes place around the marsh 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 lunch time! In the evening, a warming log fire burns in front of the bar tent, and dinner is served in the nearby dining tent.
We do offer a range of spa treatments which can be done from the privacy and comfort of your tent – please view the full treatment list HERE.
Little Governors’ runs on 100% solar power and has been awarded a Gold Eco-Rating from Eco-Tourism Kenya due to our sustainable tourism practices in place in camp.
Little Governors’ Camp has a Covid-Compliant license to operate, for more details click HERE.
We are pleased to offer a very unique service of in-camp Covid testing for our guests, meaning extra nights in Nairobi at the end of a safari may not be necessary. You can read more about this HERE.
In the Riverine Forest, around a watering hole, close to the Mara River with views across to the Olololo Escarpment.
Mess tent with bar overlooking the waterhole, dining tent, souvenir shop and reception.
We offer a range of spa treatments at Little Governors’ Camp, which can be done within the comfort and privacy of your tent. Please view the full treatment list HERE.
During Covid-19, these are taking place at all properties with strict hygiene controls.
Breakfast is a continental and full English buffet, lunch is served as a buffet with fresh salads al fresco and dinner is a la carte in the dining tent. Picnics / packed meals can be provided for those who would like to head out on full or half day game drives (snacks are also provided in the cars). Bush meals are available to book at an extra cost. We cater for special diets on request. Bush meals are available to book at an extra cost.
We offer up to three game drives per full day, these depart from camp at sunrise, late morning and in the afternoon. Alternatively, guests can go on half-day or full-day extended game drives with picnic meals.
Spacious luxurious safari tents entirely under canvas. The guest tents at Little Governors’ are all tucked into the edge of the forest overlooking a natural waterhole frequented by many animals. They have polished wooden decks with large verandas to enable guests to relax and enjoy the panorama of animals visiting the watering hole in front. each with private verandah, ensuite bathrooms with shower basin, flush toilet, hot and cold running water.
Please note that we provide a lovely range of ‘Cinnabar Green’ toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap and body lotion) in the tents. These products are refilled into reusable metal canisters so as to reduce on plastic waste. They are also handmade in Kenya with natural ingredients and are therefore in keeping with the sensitive environment in which we operate. We urge you to please use our products rather than your own. These toiletries are supplied for the duration of your stay with us, and if you would like to buy some to take onwards with you, we sell the full range in the camp gift shop.
Electric lights in the tents. 220/240 Volt UK plugs in tents for charging cameras and phones. All power to camp is supplied by solar energy. Wifi available in camp.
Little Governors' Camp
Daily flights from Nairobi to the Masai Mara are available with Governors Aviation and other select airlines.
We welcome children of all ages to camp. Although Governors Camp is better suited to families with very young children. High chairs and baby sitting service available. Special children’s meals and early mealtimes available.
Room service is available on request. Tea and coffee is served in the tents with the morning wake up call.
Arranged daily at no extra cost.
We would strongly encourage you to please pack your own water bottle which can be refilled as often as you like – we have Reverse Osmosis filtered water dispensers throughout our camps and lodges, which is perfectly safe to drink. This would help us immensely by reducing the amount of plastic waste in these precious wildlife environments.
Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Please note we cannot accept US dollar bills older than the year 2000.
Open throughout the year. Peak season months August and September and 15th – 31st December. High season months January – March inclusive and June, July, October, November and 1st – 14th December. Green season – April and May
Musiara Airstrip transfers, accommodation, meals in camp, two game drives daily and laundry.
Flights, drinks, Park entrance fees
Preventative Malaria medication is recommended. More information is available on our Health Planning page. Please make sure you have fully comprehensive medical and travel insurance arranged before visiting Little Governors Camp.
Musiara Airstrip is the airstrip serving Little Governors’ Camp. Length 1.600 m, all weather gravel airstrip, Coordinates: S 0117.98 E 03503.92
Please note there is a strict 15 kg luggage allowance per person including hand luggage on all Masai Mara flights.
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Little Governors' Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya
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