Little Governors' Camp

Little Governors' Camp

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543 Reviews
Guide Price €1,479 per person
Based on December 2019, staying for 2 nights full board in a Standard Tent (2 adults sharing). Flights not included.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

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

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

National park
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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
Location Highlights

Little Governors' Camp

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

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 478
  • Very Good 47
  • Average 12
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jul 21, 2019

The Safari of a lifetime

I cannot recommend Little Governor's Camp enough! From the moment we landed in the Masai Mara every little detail was taken care of. The tents themselves were lovely and the bed was really comfortable. The camp itself is situated around a hippo watering hole and this made the whole experience of staying there even more immersive - especially when you could hear the animals around the tents at night. The food was outstanding and the one thing that really stood out for us within the camp is that you have the same waiter, drinks waiter and game driver for your stay. This adds a real personal touch to the experience and we were very lucky to have Duncan (our waiter), Issa (our drinks waiter) and Oliver our game driver. On our game drives we saw not only the Big 5 but so many more animals and I am sure that is all down to Oliver's excellent local knowledge of the Masai Mara and where to look. We were also very impressed with his respect for the animals and their welfare, something that other drivers (from different camps) did not share. Having spoken to other people who have been on safari we are only now realising how lucky we were to see everything we did and like I said this was down to Oliver. If you are looking to do a Safari I would highly recommend Little Governor's Camp - you will not be disappointed.
Jul 20, 2019

Above and beyond expectation

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Luxury deep in the heart of the Masai Mara. The tents (only technically as they are beautifully appointed like a luxury hotel room, complete with with lots of little thoughtful touches like grab handles at the shower, a pot of detergent by the sink, hot water bags tucked between the sheets at turn down to name a few), were one of the pleasant surprises for a city person like me. Chef Daniel deserves a special mention for the superb vegetarian, low spice diet for my Mum. Food overall, including the picnic lunch for a long day out, is outstanding considering the location! Laundry was included and was promptly delivered. Access to the property is by a short boat ride to cross the river Mara. Thing to note though is that there are steep steps to climb on both sides - I mention this in case of the elderly travelling as was the case with me. My 80 year old Mum did it but did find it a bit daunting. On day two our driver brought us the long way in to avoid the crossing :) This is an unfenced property located at the edge of a large swamp which is inhabited by hippos, warthogs and lots of lovely birds who routinely walk around the tents! So, having tea in your verandah watching the hippos have a dip is quite routine :) There are plenty of guards who were ever watchful and kept us safe, day and night. Migrating wildebeest crossing the river Mara were only an hour's drive away and Bernard, our driver ensured that we missed nothing. We also took a trip on a hot air balloon over Masai Mara at sunrise and the only way to describe it is 'breathtaking'. Overall, the staff, service and location ensured that we had a fabulous start to our African adventure. Will certainly return!
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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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