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Little Governors' Camp
Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Prices From: $280
In 1976, Little Governors' Camp, with its own independent character, was built around a small watering hole that teems with birds and wildlife. The camp is reached by boat and the exquisite, romantic setting has a serenity all of its own.
Little Governors' casts its spell over all who visit, from honeymoon couples to Presidents. Intimate in character, there are just seventeen tents tucked away amongst the trees. From every verandah, the view changes constantly as giraffe, elephant, buffalo, hippo and warthog all come to drink and graze. Getting here is an adventure in itself. You first have to cross the Mara River by boat, then a short walk through the forest escorted by armed guards.
All the tents are comfortable and tasteful. Each has an en-suite bathroom, hot running water, even bidets. In keeping with safari tradition lighting is by gas and kerosene lanterns or by candlelight. As dusk falls, the flickering lights in the forest make the Camp a peaceful and atmospheric place.
Meals reach high standards, served in style, outdoors during the day and by candle light at night. Come the evening, it's time for chilled drinks and tall tales around the blazing campfire. Then finally, a delicious dinner and a hot-water bottle to keep you warm in bed.
The Masai Mara is a unique area with a constant and unrivalled flow of wildlife throughout the year. From July to October the Mara becomes a backdrop for one of the last great natural wonders of the world, when 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra surge up from the Serengeti plains in their annual search for the seasonal grasses that sustain them. The spectacle as the vast herds cross rivers and sweep through the golden grasses is punctuated by individual struggles with the predators, which are in turn drawn to take their part in this dramatic event. Whilst the migration is spectacular, game viewing at all other times of the year remains almost unrivalled anywhere in Africa.
There are various activities on offer: game drives in open vehicles, game walks or balloon flights over the wide plains of the Masai Mara. Excursions to Lake Victoria are also on offer.
Region: Africa - Eastern and Southern
Nearest Airport: NBO
Masai Mara Game Reserve
- Airstrip transfers, accommodation, meals, 3 game drives daily and laundry
- Flights, drinks, Park entrance fees (currently USD $30 per person / day)
Bookings cancelled or reduced in number from the date of arrival are as follows:
- 60-36 days = 80% refund
- 35-20 days = 50% refund
- 19 days-arrival = no refund