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Kenya Hotels

Little Governors' Camp

  • Casual Chic

Pros

  • The camp sits directly in the path of the wildebeest migration
  • The tents are enormous

Cons

  • You have to cross a river before departing on any game drives
  • There's no electricity at night

Updated 10/19/2012

Fodor's Review

Getting to this camp is an adventure in itself. First you take a small boat that ferries you across the Mara River followed by a short, escorted walk with armed guides (so you don't become lion food) before arriving at this gorgeous little camp that was described by BBCTV as "the prime wild life real estate in the world." You can be assured of superb service and comfortable accommodations. Each tent is built on a wooden platform and has an en-suite bathroom with constant

hot and cold running water and flush toilet—this may seem normal, but most places can provide hot water only at the end of the day (after solar power has heated it) or in the morning (after the donkey boiler has been lighted). Lighting, as at many of the traditional Masai Mara camps, is by gas, kerosene lantern, and candlelight. If you're lucky enough to be here during a full moon, you can watch the game come and go at the large water hole in front of the camp. You'll eat superb home-cooked meals under a blue sky or at night in a candlelit dining tent. If you need to stretch your legs after a muscle-clenching, nerve-wracking game drive, go on a guided walking safari or visit a nearby Masai village and join in the ipid jumping dance with the warriors.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya

Phone:

020-273–4000; 020-273–4001

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 17 tents
  • All meals

Updated 10/19/2012

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