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
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Tripadvisor rating 557 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
557 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 491
  • Very Good 48
  • Average 12
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Sep 16, 2019

A fantastic place to stay - would highly recommend.

St. Albans, United Kingdom

The camp has only 17 tents so the feel is intimate with space to reflect in the beautiful natural surroundings. Tents are luxurious and spacious with beds prepared with hot water bottles at night and hot drinks with morning wake up. There are three games drives per day with meals in between. Food was great and special diets catered for with ease. Parties have their assigned table and waiter and meals can be taken as preferred within the timeframe. A special mention to Stanley for looking after us. We had our own jeep and driver for the duration of our stay. He had excellent knowledge eg enabling us to track down a leopard devouring her kill before descending the tree and walking close by our vehicle. Thank you Soloman! Taking the option of linking morning drives allows for a sumptuous breakfast picnic and more time to travel further. The camp overlooks the watering hole so animals do come through, even at night. We were once awoken by munching behind our tent and discovered it had been a hippo. The family of warthogs wandering round very much at home! We had no need to be nervous of safety as there were so many staff patrolling and guarding the tents and pathways 24 hours a day. We were always escorted during the evenings. The tents are very eco friendly which fits with the ethos of the camp. Everyone was very friendly and enabled us to relax and make the most of the experience.
Sep 16, 2019

Superb Service

Shanghai Region, China

The management and staff went above and beyond to help make our stay there amazing. George arranged a private safari truck for our group of 4 and provided wine for our sundowners to celebrate their anniversary. The drivers, waitstaff, bartenders and room stewards were fabulous. I can't recommend this place enough. We will definitely be back. The camp is small - 17 tents. The food was fabulous and the setting is so peaceful. The range of animals we saw was incredible. Saw the big 5 in 2 days. The tents are comfortable and the public areas are comfortable and beautifully decorated. Felt like a princess!
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Little Governors' Camp

Room Types

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

Bar Tent

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

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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