Fodor's Expert Review Little Governors' Camp

Masai Mara National Reserve, Narok, Kenya

Getting to this camp is a mini 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 with elegantly furnished classic safari tents. If you're lucky enough to be here during a full moon, you can watch the game come and go at the large marshy area in front of the camp, which is a haven for bird-watching during the day. You'll eat superb house-cooked meals under a blue sky or at night in the dining and bar tent and relax afterward around a bonfire. Game drives, often with a picnic breakfast, go into the national reserve on the other side of the river, while one of the Mara's balloon launch sites is very close by in the Mara Triangle sector where Little Governors' is located—even if you don't go, you'll see the balloons take off in the morning. If you need to stretch your legs after a game drive, go on a guided walking safari or visit a nearby Maasai village and join in the ipid jumping dance with the warriors. Like all the Governors' camps, it's unfenced, but children of all ages are welcome here.


  • the camp sits directly in the path of the wildebeest migration
  • bathrooms are fitted with osmosis system taps making the water safe to drink
  • 15-minute from the Musiara Airstrip and transfers are included


  • the tents are close together, and there is not much privacy on the verandahs
  • there are steep flights of steps on both sides of the river crossing
  • rooms have no safe


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Phones: 020-273–4000-reservations


17 tents
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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