- Beautiful riverside setting
- Prime wildlife viewing location
- Game drives and balloon safaris
Little Governors’ Camp is a well-established, tented safari camp situated in the northwest corner of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, southwest Kenya. Just 15 minutes’ drive from Musiara airstrip, the camp is approached by boat across the Mara River, and enjoys a tranquil setting amidst mature woodlands. The Masai Mara is renowned for excellent, year-round wildlife viewing. Giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hippo and the ‘Big 5’ are regularly spotted, with animal density intensifying during the July to October migration.
Guest areas in camp comprise a spacious, open fronted, tented lounge and bar area, and a dining tent with individual tables. All have great views of a large, adjacent watering hole which is regularly frequented by elephants, hippos and buffalos. Outside there is a campfire which is lit every evening, and additional tables laid out for alfresco eating. A well-stocked gift shop is also on site.
Activities on offer include game drives, hot air balloon safaris, and cultural visits to the nearby Masai community. Excursions to Lake Victoria are available, subject to prior booking. Bush dining and sundowners can be arranged, and spa treatments are available in camp. Note that vehicle congestion during game drives may be an issue, particularly during the peak July to October season. The high density of wildlife inevitably draws large numbers of visitors, including the BBC, who use this location for a number of nature documentaries.
Accommodation in camp comprises 17 meru-style tents with double or twin beds, comfortable furnishings and luggage storage. All have an ensuite bathroom with shower, basin with hot and cold running water, and flush toilet. Each tent has electric lighting and charging points. Outside, a private wooden veranda with seating provides ideal viewing for the wildlife activity around the water hole.
Children of all ages are welcome at Little Governors’. The camp is unfenced, and wild animals, including a resident family of warthogs, frequently wander through. Parents are therefore advised that supervision of children is essential at all times.
Little Governors’ Camp offers friendly service and comfortable accommodation in a beautiful riverside location. It is a great choice for travellers seeking an authentic safari experience within the heart of Kenya’s prime game viewing territory.
Service rating : Best family holiday ever - and we're fortunate to have had a few. Excellent organisation; very friendly and careful driver/guide. This holiday was itself re-booked after we cancelled two years ago; Tourdust were very supportive during the previous cancellation.
Product : We did Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara and Zanzibar; a superb combination.
verified review for Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara & Laikipia Safari on 13 September 2016
The holiday was amazing! Everything we wanted it to be! The safari was so we'll organized and our guide was very good. All the accommodation was superb. At the Masaai village we stayed in a mud hut which was different to the tent described in the itinerary, but so much better.
Pinewoods resort was lovely especially the staff who couldn't have looked after us any better. The food was exceptional.
pauline hasted reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 21 October 2015
Accommodation and food at Karen Rock House were good. It was very quiet there as we were the only guests. Our transport, guide (Elijah) and driver (Oliver) were excellent. Elijah was very informative and patiently answered our questions about everything we saw. Our first day was very full, a long drive to Hell’s Gate, bike ride and gorge walk. Elijah suggested that we postpone the boat trip on Lake Navaisha to the morning we left Nakuru rather doing it on the way and this worked well. On the bike ride, our youngest struggled with an adult sized bike with bald tyres. Fine for us and our eldest though. The gorge walk was great as was the boat trip on Lake Navaisha.
Lake Nakuru Lodge accommodation, food and setting was excellent - as were the game drives with Oliver and Elijah. We saw a lot more here and close up than we did in Ol Kinyei and the Masai Mara.
Maji Moto Camp was an interesting experience. Again, we were the only visitors and the facilities & food were good. We visited the school before travelling to the Mara Adventure Camp but could have spent longer as there was a lot to see and our children enjoyed playing football etc with the school children.
The Adventure Camp was brilliant. We had a packed schedule of game drives (up at 5.30 every morning) and George and Wilson (guide and driver) were a lot of fun. They played football with us and were very entertaining on bush walks and game drives. We felt all the staff at the Adventure Camp worked really hard to make the experience an enjoyable one - from preparing the food, supplying endless hot water and tea and making sure we got to see what we wanted. The Ol Kinyei conservancy is beautiful (although we saw more at Lake Nakuru).
Our itinerary was good - it was busy and varied which suited us very well. We felt a bit rushed on Day 1 - in hindsight, it really was too much for one day. The day we travelled to the Masai Adventure Camp was also time pressured and we had a to cut short our visit to the school.
Overall, 5/5 - an unforgettable experience.
Tim Sheppard reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 11 November 2014