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Little Governors' Camp

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 and peaceful feel due to its riverbank position. 

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 verandahs, perfect for enjoying the constant game activity that takes place around the watering hole.

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Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £2,699  per person
Hotel Category
Location Type
National park
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 573 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Tucked around a large watering hole
  • 100% solar powered and awarded a Gold Eco-Rating by Eco Tourism Kenya
  • Quiet and undisturbed
  • Resident family of warthogs

Hotel Features

General Information

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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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Little Governors' Camp

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

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 507
  • Very Good 48
  • Average 12
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

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


Dec 30, 2019

Incredible Experience

Liverpool, United Kingdom

From the minute we arrived, Little Governors delivered an exceptional experience. Amazing location and facilities with the staff ensuring your stay is the best it can be. Joshua could not do any more for us and always made an effort to interact with us each day, along with Issa on the bar. Our guide Bernard was surpassed all expectations offering advice and knowledge on the wildlife and landscape. Also ensuring we had as many amazing encounters with as much wildlife as possible, and seeing all of the Big 5 within our 4 days. We could not ask for any more, as he also offered his personal perspectives on the Mara, we enjoyed a few extended drives and breakfasts out in the savannah with him. Special mention to the rangers James and Moses who ensured our safety along with the other rangers of Little Governors. Lastly, Richard took care of our tent and refreshed our room a few times daily, along with ensuring our morning started off right with drinks and snacks each day. We also took a balloon safari at Little Governors, which was an incredible experience and offers an unmissable perspective of the wildlife and landscape of the Mara. Overall, an amazing experience in the Masai Mara with a great location and facilities which is only made better by the incredible people who make Little Governors a top destination.
Nov 19, 2019

Another Amazing Stay at Little Governors' Camp!

Edmonton, Canada

In the past three years I have taken four groups to Little Governors' Camp and one group to Governors' Camp. In the Mara there are somewhere around 100 safari camps to choose from, but I love this area! The camp has probably the best ambiance in all of the Mara. You can watch animals from your tent or dinner table as the animals wander through and around the camp. And the service is fantastic! Little Governors runs on solar power and they have distilled water taps in your tent. So rather than throwing out hundreds of plastic water bottles every day there is very little waste! I love staying at an environmentally responsible camp while I'm on safari. The animal viewing is fantastic too! Large herds of elephants can normally be seen in the area. My groups like to go on the hot air balloon flight that takes off from just behind the kitchen and floats over the Mara river. I could go on. Great people, great area. Great camp ambiance, great game viewing.
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Little Governors' Camp

Room Types

a bedroom with a bed and a chair in a room

Luxury Tent

The luxury tents at Little Governors' have been recently renovated with each now having polished wood decks with large verandahs which offer panoramic views of the the Masai Mara and the watering hole in front.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Safe
  • Shower over bath
  • Towels included
Little Governors' Camp

Food & Drink

a living room filled with furniture and a large window

Bar Tent

Enjoy views of the watering hole and open plains of the Masai Mara at the Bar Tent.

a dining room table

Dining Tent

Enjoy views of the watering hole and open plains of the Masai Mara as you dine.

Board Basis Options

Full Board

All meals (excluding drinks) and two daily game drives are included in the Full Board package.

Little Governors' Camp

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