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Little Governors' Camp

Intimate luxury in the Masai Mara

Discover the wonders of the Masai Mara at the Little Governors Camp. With just 17 luxury tents set around a large watering hole that teems with birds and wildlife, Little Governors' has an intimate feel. Breakfast and lunch are served in the open air - you may even be joined by one of the resident warthogs! Come evening, meals can be enjoyed in the dining tent which overlooks the open plains. The spacious guest tents have large wooden verandas perfect for enjoying the constant game activity that takes place around the watering hole.

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Guide Price

 €2,699  per person
Hotel Category
Location Type
National park
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Tripadvisor rating 580 Reviews
Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara

Hotel highlights

  • Tucked around a large watering hole
  • Awarded a Bronze Eco-Rating
  • Quiet and undisturbed
  • Resident family of warthog

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 17 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 15 minutes drive from Musiara airstrip
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Little Governors' Camp

  • National park
  • approx. 15 minutes drive from Musiara airstrip
580 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 514
  • Very Good 48
  • Average 12
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 4

What to Expect

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Feb 26, 2020

Unforgetable and magical

Orlando, Florida

We cannot say enough about The Little Governor’s Camp. Less than an hour’s flight from Nairobi, situated on a pretty marsh which is home to hippos, a nearby elephant herd and close to the Mara River on the Masai Mara Game Reserve, you cannot ask for a more unforgetable and magical safari experience. The tents are homely and extremely well equipped. Each has unobstructed views of the marsh, comfortable beds (a hot water bottle for the chilly nights), excellent Wi-Fi, and full bathrooms. Solar supplies hot water and electricity. Definitely "Glamping." Dining is out of this world and under the stars. Thanks to Chef Kenneth and Daniel and their team, the quality and variety of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner will satisfy all your gourmet tastes. Served on tables set on the edge of the marsh, you can eat and listen to the hippos grunting and watch the elephants who venture into the marsh to eat and cool off in the water. Not to mention the resident family of warthogs that wander the camp unperterbed by your presence In between meals, you are treated to 3 game drives a day, and hours of hunting the Big Five which we saw, and all the surprises the Masai Mara has to offer. All the vehicles are open on the sides, giving ample opportunity to get those incredible up close photos of the animals. All the drivers are very knowledgeable and patient, and do their utmost to ensure you have an opportunity to see everything the Mara has to offer. Ballooning from the camp is also offered and not to be missed. The camp is not fenced and Camp Guards will escort you to and from your tents at night and in the early morning and to the boat that takes you across the river to your safari vehicle. Animals frequently graze around the tents at night which adds to the excitement if you can stay awake long enough to spot them, as your days are very full, and sleep comes quickly. This was our second trip to the Little Governor's and it will not be our last. Our very many thanks to all the Camp Staff and Manager, George, who made our stay so comfortable and memorable. A special thanks to our driver, Jackson, who treated us to incredible game drives, much excitement and lots of laughs.
Feb 22, 2020

Fell in love with this place.

Farington, United Kingdom

Went here for my wife’s 40th. Best holiday yet! Did a fly in safari which I would highly recommend as you get a private open jeep safari experience. From landing we where met by lovely people, immediately saw wildlife on way to the camp, you have to cross a river in a boat which was great fun and added to the unique experience. This place is beautiful, all tents face the swamp where hippo live, elephants and wildlife drink, we ate our meal here too and sat watching baboons, elephants, giraffe, birds and the resident warthogs! The tents beautiful, we where given a hot water bottle for bed at night and woken with a hot drink in the morning before safari. The food and drinks are excellent. The wildlife in the mara is wonderful, to look out and not see another human litter or a building in the distance is good for the soul. We saw the marsh pride, a leopard, many elephants, hyena, giraffe and so much more. Our guide Jackson was amazing, so knowledgeable and funny at times. We did the balloon safari, this I would highly recommend, it’s an unforgettable experience, the pilot Ray was really funny and we saw a lot of wildlife, even a rhino with a baby, the landing was bumpy but great fun, we then had champagne breakfast in the bush and they sang happy birthday to my wife, the food was great! On the evening of my wife’s birthday they surprised her with a traditional Masai dance and song to which she joined in , it was fun and moving at the same time. This place wouldn’t be what it was without the fantastic 5* staff; ALL are friendly, happy knowledgeable people who anyone stopping here must take time to get to know, we made sure our birthday cake went to them and not the guests as they truly deserve it. One particular member of staff who stood out for us was a night security ranger called James, we wish him well and won’t forget him, he took us star gazing one night, never seen a sky like it. Nothing to complain about here, fell in love with this place.
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Little Governors' Camp

Room Types

Luxury Tent

The luxury tents at Little Governors have been recently renovated with each now having polished wood decks with large verandas which offer panoramic views of the the Masai Mara and the watering hole in front.

  • Safe
  • Shower over bath
  • Towels included
Little Governors' Camp

Food & Drink

Bar Tent

Enjoy views of the waterhole, open plains of the Masai Mara at the Bar Tent.

Dining Tent

Enjoy views of the waterhole and the open plains of the Masai Mara as you dine.

Board Basis Options

All meals (excluding drinks) and two daily game drives are included in the Full Board package.

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