Little Governors’ Camp, is a fantastic safari camp overlooking a small watering hole that teems with birds and wildlife. Little Governors’ Camp, situated in the Masai Mara along the famous Mara River is reached by boat and the exquisite, romantic setting has a serenity all of its own. Little Governors’ Camp 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.
The view in front of camp changes constantly as giraffe, elephant, buffalo, hippo and warthog all come to drink or graze. Quite often elephant can be seen wondering through camp around lunchtime, with warthogs being ever present welcome guests in camp. Getting to Little Governors’ Camp is an adventure in itself, you first have to cross the Mara River by boat, then walk a short distance, escorted by armed guards, through the forest.
All the tents are comfortable and tasteful. Each has en-suite bathroom, hot water, even bidets. In keeping with safari tradition lighting is by gas and kerosene lantern or candlelight. As dusk falls the flickering lights in the forest make the camp a uniquely peaceful and atmospheric place. 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 1.4 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 and Little Governors’ Camp provides the perfect base from which to see this magnificent event.
There are various activities on offer at Little Governors’ Camp: game drives in open vehicles, game walks or balloon flights over the wide plains of the Masai Mara. Excursions to the Lake Victoria are also on offer.