- 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.
We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.
Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.
Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.
Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!
One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.
Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!
Brandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019
We had an amazing time thank you. The itinerary was great as we felt like we saw lots of different things and it kept it interesting for our daughter. She especially loved the gorge at Hells Gate.
Unfortunately the Menengai Crater walk was a bit hard for her although that probably had something to do with how hot it was!
We especially loved the Sunbird Lodge - it is such a beautiful place and all the staff were so incredibly welcoming and friendly.
Our guide, Joseph, was exceptional too and we can’t speak highly enough of him.
Suzanne S reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 30 April 2019
The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!
William K reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018