Little Governor’s Camp, Masai Mara: The Lowdown

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If you want one of the prettiest locations in all the Masai Mara, with some of the best game viewing on the planet, then Little Governors’ Camp is a remarkably good choice for your safari.

What’s Little Governor’s really like?

Little Governors’ Camp has a glorious location right beside a natural wetland. At breakfast time we spotted a kingfisher hovering nearby, and elephants and warthogs are regular visitors. With 17 tents Little Govs’ is a little larger than many of the tented camps in the Masai Mara, but they’re all very comfortable and we didn’t feel over crowded. Much of this is because the camp sits across the river from the busier part of the Mara, so once you’ve stepped out of the vehicle and walked across the rope bridge to camp, you’ve left much of the hustle and bustle behind. All tents have a bathroom with flushing loo at the back, and a verandah at the front where you can watch the world go by.

What can I do at Little Governor’s Camp?

Game viewing around Little Governors’ is consistently impressive. You’ll head out each morning and afternoon with your professional wildlife guide in 4×4 game viewing vehicles. We’ve had great lion sightings around here, ellies are often spotted right in camp, and there is plenty more wildlife besides. For an extra fee you can arrange hot air balloon safaris (these leave from right by the camp so the early morning roar you hear in camp might be the burners. Or a lion.) There are also visits visits to the local Maasai community which come at a small extra fee- utterly fascinating and well worth it in our book!

Giving back at Little Governors’ Camp:

In conjunction with its sister camps, Little Govs’ helps to support nearby Mara Rianda and Aitong schools, and helped to fund a biogas project which helps to reduce local deforestation (also helped by a tree-planting project). There’s also a very serious commitment to achieving zero waste in camp- as much as possible is recycled. If you want to get involved yourself, Little Governors’ works with Pack for a Purpose and we can advise you on practical things to bring which are desperately needed on the ground.

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